SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2014
T&F Breaks Three School Records at Samford Invite
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jacksonville University indoor track & field broke three school records over the weekend during its solid performance at the Samford Invitational.
The 4x400-meter relay, junior Shanique Walker and senior Svenja Meyer all recorded bests.
Shanique Walker, junior Shadaey Campbell, junior Courtney Walker and freshman Stormm Phillips recorded a Jacksonville University record of 3:41.76, besting the previous by four seconds.
Shanique Walker earned a record-setting win in the 60-meter hurdles A final in 8.30 seconds, improving from her qualifying time of 8.40 and narrowly distancing herself from Texas State’s Chelsea Stephen in second (8.49). Meyer rounded out the records by breaking time in her third-placed 3,000-meter run of 9:51.58.
“We took positive steps forward today,” said Track & Field Director, Ron Grigg. “School records are always great, but I most liked the determined efforts I saw across all events and all athletes."
Shanique Walker also placed sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 12.10m, while freshman Tia Smith finished 15th with 11.42m.
Courtney Walker was runner-up in the 200-meter dash, crossing in 24.44, just a stride behind Stephen F. Austin’s Brarysheyia Simpson in first (24.35). Phillips (24.68) and Shadaey Campbell (24.70) finished eighth and ninth, respectively.
Courtney Walker also placed seventh of eight in the 60-meter dash in 7.68 seconds.
In the 400-meter dash, Campbell placed fourth (56.22), while redshirt-freshman Samantha Turner finished the same in the shot put (13.69m).
Sophomore Kaitlyn Taylor’s leap of 5.64m in the long jump was good for sixth, while Phillips reached 5.49m for 12th.
In the weight throw, sophomore Kree Clark placed 10th (16.35m) and junior Sally Marie-Futch finished 13th (15.09m).
Next, Jacksonville heads to Winston-Salem, N.C. for the Atlantic Sun Championships on Feb. 21.