Track & Field starts season with same winning ways at the Yale Season Opener

Dec. 9, 2006

NEW HAVEN, CT. - Sophomore Natasha Harvey won the 60-meter dash, while freshman Tiffany Bromfield placed first in the 60-meter hurdles to represent the defending Atlantic Sun Conference champion Jacksonville track and field team at the Yale Season Opener in their hometown on New Haven, Ct. on Saturday afternoon.

"It was nice that Tasha and Tiffany were able to compete in their home town of New Haven, CT," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "Given where we are in our training, I couldn't be any happier with their performances. It will be fun to watch the progression of the team throughout the season leading up to the A-Sun Championships."

Harvey posted a 7.69 to place first in the preliminaries of the 60-meter dash before running a time of 7.72 in the finals to take the event. She also took second in the 200-meter dash (25.52) and recorded a personal-best in the shot put with a 10.96m to finish eighth.

Bromfield, who joined JU after a successful career at Hill House High School, ran a time of 9.18 in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles. She took first in the finals with a mark of 9.24.

Bromfield finished ninth, behind Harvey, in the shot put with a 9.71m and ran a time of 27.70 in the 200-meter dash to place 15th.

After the holidays, the Dolphins will compete at the Florida Intercolliegates on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Gainesville, Fla.