TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2008
Women's outdoor track & field heading to NCAA Championships
Natasha Harvey and Shaquania Lundy of the JU women's outdoor track & field team will both be competing in the long jump at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday.
The junior teammates went 1-2 in the long jump at the NCAA East Regionals, with Harvey claiming the event with a leap of 21-03.75" on March 30. Lundy's mark of 21-00.00" placed her second. Harvey has already earned All-American honors after claiming third in the long jump in the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships.
"We have continued to see improvement throughout the season with both Natasha and Shaq," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "They have performed well for us every step along the way and they both expect to continue that trend on Wednesday at the NCAA Championships."
This will be the third consecutive NCAA Outdoor Championship for Harvey and the first for Lundy. Harvey has qualified for the championships twice indoors, with Lundy making her first appearance at this year's event.
Harvey and Lundy will compete with 26 other athletes across the nation in the qualifying round on Wednesday. The top 12 finishers will compete in the finals on Thursday.
2008-09 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD