SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
Track & field wraps Georgia Tech Invitational
Junior Bienna Freeman set the new program 800-meter standard to pace the JU track & field team Saturday afternoon at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
Freeman broke her own mark by running a time of 2:07.07 for eighth place. Junior LaTonya Payne recorded a personal-best time of 59.91 in the 400-meter hurdles, while freshman Courtney Walker had a personal best in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.72.
The Dolphins recorded a pair of second place finishes in the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays.
Freshman Shanique Walker (56.0), freshman Courtney Walker (54.2), Payne (54.2) and freshman Shadaey Campball (55.1) recorded the program’s third fastest time in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:39.71.
In the 4x100-meter relay, Campbell, Shanique Walker, Courtney Walker and junior Charlene Charles had a time of 45.61.
Shanique Walker wrapped a busy day with a leap of 39’0.25” (13th) in the triple jump. Courtney Walker ran a time of 11.87 in the 100-meter, while Campbell posted a time of 12.10.
Senior Laura Phillips had a toss of 141’02” for fifth in the discus, while junior Akeela Bravo was seventh with a 140’7”.
Junior Joane Pierre ran a time of 4:53.93 (20th) in the 1,500-meter and senior Stacey Young recorded a time of 13.81 in the 100-meter hurdles for JU.
The Dolphins will now wait to see if they made the NCAA East Preliminary Round lists when they are announced Wednesday. The NCAA East Preliminary Round will be held at North Florida’s Hodges Stadium on May 24.