Track and Field opens 2007 outdoor season at FSU Relays on Thursday

March 28, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After two months of training, the JU track and field team will start their 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference Outdoor Track title defense on Thursday as they open the outdoor season at the FSU relays in Tallahassee, Fla.

"We are all anxious to get the outdoor season underway," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "This first meet will be a good evaluation tool that will guide our training for the remainder of the season."

The last time the Dolphins were on the track they tallied 150 points to take their second straight A-Sun Indoor Track and Field Championship in Johnson City, Tenn. on Feb. 17.

Senior Janita Ocana was named "Most Outstanding Field Performer" after winning the long jump with championship record jump of 19'06.75", while Alyssa Deal was the second Dolphin in two conference indoor meets to earn "Most Outstanding Freshman Performer". Grigg was named "Coach of the Year" for the second consecutive indoor season to round out the JU individual honors.

Sophomore Natasha Harvey preps for her second outdoor track campaign after becoming the third Dolphin track athlete in school history to earn All-America accolades by finishing fourth in the long jump with a mark of 20'10.75" (6.37m) at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 9th

The meet is set to begin 11 a.m. with the heptathlon for the women.