SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2008
FOLLOW THE DOLPHINS AT THE OLYMPIC TRIALS
Shaquania Lundy, Natasha Harvey and JU head coach Ron Grigg of the JU women's outdoor track & field team give us the low down on their trip to Eugene, Ore. and the Olympic Trials.
Coach Ron Grigg:
Yesterday, while picking up our credentials we watched the women's 100m final and I was commenting on how fast the track must be, or how prepared the athletes really are, because the times have been surprising even the most knowledgeable track fans.
Today we witnessed the fastest time ever run under any conditions in the men's 100m. It won't be a World Recotd because of an illegal wind, but it was breathtaking. That may sound cliche, but those really are the best words to describe it.
The girls had a nice session this morning at the practice track. We are currently in the athlete support building where they provide light refreshments, live feed of the event. There is Nintendo Wii Track and Field on the big screen if you care to partake and a chance to check email. Our hotel doesn't have wireless so we'll correspond from here each day and send the pictures from the McDonald's across the street from our hotel.
The weather has been warmer than usual for Eugene, but right on par for us as Floridians. We will get a good dinner, a nice nights rest and tomorrow we will head to the track in the morning for a shake out. Then at 7:05 p.m. it's show time.
2008-09 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD