Track and Field starts well at FSU relays on Thursday

March 29, 2007

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sophomore Natasha Harvey currently ranks first in the heptathlon to help the JU track and field team kick off their first outdoor meet at the FSU relays in Tallahassee, Fla. on Thursday afternoon.

Harvey tallied 3,070 points to earn the top spot in her first collegiate heptathlon after the first day of competition, while Tiffany Bromfield ranks fifth (2,713 points) and Emelie Arvidsson is 10th (2,079 points).

"Natasha had a good start in her first ever heptathlon," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "She is in a position to meet the NCAA provisional qualifying standard if she has a similar day tomorrow.

"Tiffany is doing a good job as a freshman in her first collegiate multi event after a personal best in the hurdles, while Emelie is still finding her way through the event."

Harvey posted first-place finishes in the 100-meter hurdles (13.99), 200-meter dash (25:34) and shot put (36'11.75") to open the meet. She also recorded a personal-best in the high jump with a mark of 4'11".

Bromfield placed second in the 100-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 14.75 and took second in the shot put with a 34'3.50".

Arvidsson finished fourth in the high jump with 5'1.25" rounding out the Dolphins' first day.

The Dolphins will wrap up the FSU relays on Friday. Harvey, Bromfield and Arvidsson once again kick off the day for JU with the heptathlon long jump at 11:30 a.m.