FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
Track & Field Wins Big in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University indoor track & field team continued their winning ways for the second straight weekend, earning four individual wins once more at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational in Gainesville on Friday, Jan. 17.
"We had another good day today," said Head Coach Ron Grigg. "Wins by Shanique in the hurdles and Stormm in the pentathlon were solid performances. All three members of the distance group had personal bests in the mile today. I thought both Courtney and Shadaey had very strong days.
"We can now return to a good stretch of training before our last meet of the regular season in Birmingham."
Stormm Phillips won the most with two individual events and ultimately won the indoor pentathlon with a score of 3,479 points. She placed first in both the pentathlon shot put (10.78m) and the pentathlon long jump (5.62m), outpacing second-placed Jaymi White of Savannah State, who leapt 5.49m.
Petra Munkacsy finished sixth in the pentathlon, scoring 3,024 points. She won the pentathlon 55-meter hurdles, pacing in 8.37 seconds, just ahead of Phillips in second (8.53).
In the pentathlon high jump, Phillips finished fourth (1.54m) and Munkacsy ninth (1.39m).
Behind Phillips’ winning pentathlon shot put reach of 10.78m, Munkacsy earned third (9.88m). In the pentathlon long jump, Munkacsy earned sixth (5.13m).
Phillips earned second in the 800-meter run in 2:35.79 minutes, but was the top collegiate finisher. Munkacsy placed seventh in 2:46.98.
Rounding out the individual winners, Shanique Walker won the 55-meter hurdles in 7.83 seconds, ahead of second-place finisher Tyjah Eady from Florida, who crossed in 8.09 seconds.
Shadaey Campbell earned second in the 200-meter dash in 24.79, just behind Karene King who won in 24.46. Chynna Monica Chung took 20th in 26.65.
In the long jump, Courtney Walker earned second with 5.81m, followed by Kaitlyn Taylor’s fourth-place finish of 5.61m.
Courtney Walker and Shadaey Campbell took second and fourth, respectively, in the 400-meter dash, timing in 56.51 seconds and 57.10.
In the shot put, Samantha Turner earned third with 13.35m, while Kree Clark placed fifth (13.00m) and Sally Marie Futch took eighth (11.68m).
Clark earned third in the weight throw, tossing 16.17m, while Turner and Futch placed fifth and sixth, respectively.
In the mile, Svenja Meyer and Katy Solis finished back-to-back in third and fourth, respectively, as Meyer crossed in 5:07.05 minutes and Solis in 5:08.15. Caitlin Marino placed 11th in 5:21.03.
In the 800-meter run, Meyer finished sixth in 2:24.72, while Solis (2:26.01) and Marino (2:27.92) placed ninth and 10th, respectively.
Next, Jacksonville will travel to Birmingham, Ala. to compete in the Samford Invitational on Feb. 8, finishing competition before the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships on Feb. 21.