Track & Field Closes Out Regular Season at North Florida Invite

Stormm Phillips competes in the javelin throw

MEET INFORMATION
MEET:
 2018 North Florida Invite
DATE: Friday, April 27
SITE:
 Hodges Stadium, University of North Florida | Jacksonville, Fla.
TIME:
 FIELD EVENTS – 10 am | TRACK EVENTS – 6 pm
MEET SCHEDULE
HEAT SHEETS (Coming Soon)
LIVE RESULTS: HalfMileTiming.com


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Wrapping up the regular season this weekend, Jacksonville University women's track and field heads to Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida this Friday, April 27 for the 2018 UNF Invite. Field events begin with the women's hammer throw at 10 a.m., while track events kicks off with the women's 4x100-meter relay at 6 p.m.

"This is the last regular season meet of the year; we should be fully tuned up and ready to go. We look forward to being measured," stated Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Ron Grigg.

Recapping the Last Meet – at Tom Jones Memorial Invitational (at the University of Florida)
The Dolphins set five new personal bests en route to one event win, five top-5 finishes, and 12 top-10 placings at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational on April 13.

Graduate student Stormm Phillips won the triple jump with a leap of 12.48 meters (40 feet, 11.5 inches), while junior Brittany Bowald placed third (12.44m/40 ft., 9.75 in.) and freshman Adja Sackor was just one inch off her personal best in the event to take home fifth (11.94m/39 ft., 2.25 in.).

Adding a runner-up finish was senior Michelle Howell in the 1,500-meter run in 4:21.89, while redshirt-senior Caitlin Marino took bronze in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11:06.96.

How Sweep It Is
Michelle Howell and Stormm Phillips swept the ASUN weekly honors on March 28 for their performances at the UNF Spring Break Invitational.

Phillips won the triple jump with a distance of 12.60 meters (41 feet, 4.25 inches), and placed in the top 10 in the long jump and the javelin throw. The Valdosta, Ga. native currently ranks 30th in the NCAA Division I East Region and 59th nationally in the triple jump. Howell's runner-up finish in the 1,500-meter run (2:40.84) currently ranks 29th in the NCAA Division I East Region and 52nd overall nationally.

ASUN Weekly Awards
Michelle Howell earned her second consecutive ASUN Track Athlete of the Week honor on April 4 for her performance at the 2018 Pepsi Florida Relays. Howell set a new personal best, closed in on the Dolphins' program record, and finished fourth overall – second among Division I competition – in the 800-meter run. Currently, her time of 2:04.61 also ranks 14th in the nation.

The senior also ran the anchor leg of the Dolphins' 4x400-meter relay, which ran the program's quickest time since 2011 – and second quickest time in program history – in 3:39.07 to place sixth overall.

Up Next
The Dolphins return to the track May 11 and 12 for the ASUN Conference Outdoor Championships, hosted by the University of North Florida.

Jacksonville's Lineup
100-Meter Dash
Victoria Guerra 

200-Meter Dash
Shalah Smiling 
Pashen Williams
Stormm Phillips 

400-Meter Dash
Savyon Toombs 

800-Meter Run
Mary Jeanne Assinzo 
Michelle Howell
Nora McUmber

1,500-Meter Run
Michelle Howell
Caitlin Marino
Nora McUmber 

400-Meter Hurdles
Lauren Polimeno  

4x400-Meter Relay
Shalah Smiling, Michelle Howell, Savyon Toombs, Pashen Williams 

High Jump
Lauren Polimeno
Adja Sackor
Tia Smith 

Long Jump
Brittany Bowald
Adja Sackor
Tia Smith

Triple Jump
Brittany Bowald  

Shot Put
Grace Artis
Erika Earwood
Sade Meeks
Noelle Parker  

Discus Throw
Grace Artis
Erika Earwood
Sade Meeks
Noelle Parker 

Hammer Throw
Grace Artis
Erika Earwood
Sade Meeks
Noelle Parker

Javelin Throw
Lauren Polimeno
Stormm Phillips
Tia Smith