MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2008
Harvey and Lundy bow out at the Olympic Trials
The storybook season for Natasha Harvey and Shaquania Lundy of the JU women’s outdoor track & field team came to an end on Monday at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.
The junior teammates were competing for two of the three long jump spots on the U.S. Olympic Team that will travel to Beijing, China later this summer, but fell short in the qualifying round.
“We are proud of all their accomplishments,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “This has been an experience of a lifetime. Natasha has still earned the opportunity to represent the United States at the NACAC U-23 Championships in Mexico in the middle of July.”
After fouling on her first two attempts, Harvey recorded a mark of 19-09.50" in her final leap. Lundy's top leap in her three attempts was 19-01.25".
Harvey earned All-America honors twice this season in the long jump, taking the silver medal at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships and claiming bronze in the long jump in the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships. Harvey was named "Outstanding Field Performer" at both the Atlantic Sun Indoor and Outdoor Championships this year. At the indoor event, Harvey claimed gold in the long jump, triple jump and the 60-meter hurdles, while earning a bronze medal in the 60-meter dash and outdoors she won gold medals in the long jump, heptathlon and 100-meter hurdles, while also earning silver in the triple jump and a bronze as part of the 4x100-meter relay team.
Lundy earned three silver medals in the 2008 A-Sun Indoor Championships, taking second in the long jump, triple jump and the 60-meter dash, while claiming gold in the triple jump and a silver in the long jump in the Outdoor Championships.
The teammates placed one and two in the event in the NCAA East Regionals on March 30.
2008-09 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD