SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012
Track & field returns to Gainesville Sunday for UF Invitational
The JU track & field team is back in action on Sunday to compete at the UF Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.
The Dolphins are back in Gainesville for the second straight weekend after opening the indoor season with the Jimmy Carnes Invitational on Jan. 14. JU also sits a month away from participating in the Atlantic Sun Indoor Track & Field Championships in Johnson City, Tenn. on Feb. 18.
“Our goal for each remaining competition is to make progress as we move towards the A-Sun Championship,” JU head coach Ron Grigg said. “We'll be at much closer to full strength this weekend with most of the athletes competing in their primary events.”
At the Jimmy Carnes Invitational, Freshmen Shanique Walker, Courtney Walker and Shadaey Campbell along with sophomore LaTonya Payne put together the biggest JU highlight by winning the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:50.96.
Senior Stacey Young was the top collegian in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.96 for third place and posted a leap of 18’7.75” in the long jump for fifth. Both of Young’s marks lead the A-Sun.
Junior Charlene Charles took third in the high jump (5’5.25”), while junior Akeela Bravo paced the throwers with a toss of 41’7” (3rd) in the shot put. Courtney Walker finished her busy first collegiate meet by placing fourth in the 55-meter dash (7.09).
Fans can follow the action through live results at www.halfmiletiming.com.