SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
Track & Field Races to Its Ninth Consecutive Atlantic Sun Title
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. – Another year, another title for the Jacksonville University track & field team as they earned their ninth consecutive Atlantic Sun Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship.
After recording 70 points in day one of the two-day event, the Dolphins racked up another 105 points from three event titles on Saturday, finishing with 175 points ahead of Kennesaw State (141), ETSU (96) and North Florida (94).
Saturday’s best finishes came from Courtney Walker in the 400-meter (55.67) and Svenja Meyer winning the 5,000-meter run, breaking her second school record of the weekend. The former 5,000-meter best at JU was set by Robyn Wilson in 1996 (17:41.27), but Meyer broke that time with a final of 17:18.12. JU also swept the women's weight throw behind the top effort of Kree Clark and her 17.32-meter top toss.
Also competing in the weight throw were Samantha Turner and Sally Marie Futch, who heaved 15.97m and 15.62m to place second and third, respecitvely.
Shanique Walker and Tatianna Wolfe recorded a 2-3 finish in the 60M hurdles with times of 8.48 seconds and 8.85 seconds, respectively.
In the 400-meter run, Courtney Walker claimed the top spot, while Shadaey Campbell crossed the line in second-place with a time of 56.27 seconds.
East Tennessee State’s Lexie Burley recorded the best triple jump at 12.29 meters, while Kaitlin Taylor was just shy of the mark at 12.27 (2nd). Shanique Walker ranked third at 12.05 meters.
In total, JU had 18 top-three performances in the two-day event.
The Fins now have a quick turnaround to begin their outdoor program, which is scheduled to begin on March 22 at Central Florida.