WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
Fins Sweep For Second Straight Week
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the second consecutive week, the Jacksonville University indoor track & field team swept the Atlantic Sun weekly awards. Both junior Shanique Walker and freshman Stormm Phillips earned their first career awards; Walker was named the track performer of the week and Phillips was named the field performer of the week, the conference announced on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
The two student-athletes won three of the team's four individual events at last Friday's Jimmy Carnes Invitational in Gainesville.
Shanique Walker won the 55-meter hurdles in 7.83 seconds, which is good for 20th in the nation when converted to 60 meters.
Phillips won the most events of the evening for JU with two individual events and ultimately won the indoor pentathlon with a score of 3,479 points. She is ranked 14th in the country in the pentathlon.
Phillips placed first in both the pentathlon shot put (10.78m) and the pentathlon long jump (5.62m). In the pentathlon 55-meter hurdles she placed second in 8.53 seconds, in the pentathlon high jump she finished fourth with 1.54m, and in the 800-meter run Phillips took second overall and was the top collegiate finisher in 2:35.79 minutes.