SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
Track & field finishes the NCAA East Preliminary Round
The JU track & field team closed out the 2011 season with a school record in the 4x400-meter relay on Saturday at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.
Sophomore Bienna Freeman (55.9), senior Danielle Davenport (53.3), sophomore Joane Pierre (55.9) and senior Unique Singleton (53.0) tallied a new program-time of 3:38.24 to finish 14th, just two places outside of a spot into the national meet.
“The relay competed very well today,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “Setting the school record is a nice way to end the season. I know our seniors are disappointed that they couldn’t end their careers at nationals. Danielle, Unique and Ronnisha (Hall) have advanced our program to new levels and for that I can’t thank them enough. For our underclassmen, this was a valuable experience that will make us better for the future.”
Despite the end, the 2011 season was another strong year for the Dolphins after securing the A-Sun Indoor and Outdoor titles for the sixth year in a row.
Singleton (Outstanding Track Performer) and Hall (Outstanding Field Performer) took the top two honors at the outdoor championships, while Pierre was the “Most Outstanding Track Performer” at the indoor meet. Freeman set the 800-meter school record during the outdoor season and another JU regional competitor, junior Stacey Young, won MVP honors at the outdoor championships in Jacksonville.