FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
Track & field rounds out day two of NCAA East Preliminary Round
Sophomore Bienna Freeman and senior Ronnisha Hall competed well for the JU track & field team, but missed spots into the national meet on Friday at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.
After making the 800-meter quarterfinals yesterday, Freeman ran a time of 2:08.94 (21st) in the event, falling outside of a top 12 place needed to qualify for the national meet. Hall broke the school record in the shot put with a toss of 49-01.50 in the preliminaries, but it wasn’t enough to move her to the finals.
Seniors Danielle Davenport (54.66) and Unique Singleton (54.67) fell shy in the 400-meter after finishing 18th and 19th respectively.
“Ronnisha and Bienna each competed well,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “They beat a lot of people who came to this meet ranked ahead of them and they should be proud of their accomplishments. We have one more shot tomorrow, and I think our best shot, to qualify for the NCAA Championships with the 4x400 relay.”
Freeman, Davenport, Singleton and sophomore Joane Pierre will try to earn a national meet berth in the 4x400-meter relay tomorrow at 9:25 p.m. The group posted a school record time of 3:39.18 at the Penn Relays this season. Singleton and Davenport are looking for redemption after finishing four spots shy of a berth in the relay last season.
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