SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2009
Track & field puts forth another excellent day to close out UNF Spring Break Open
The JU track & field team showed little signs of rust in the first outdoor meet as they put forth another stellar day to close out the UNF Spring Break Open on Saturday across at Hodges Stadium across town.

Sophomore J’Zotta Rolle lead the Dolphins on the day after winning the 400-meter hurdles in her first try this season with a regional qualifying time of 1:00.77.

“This is the way we should open our season,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “If we want to continue to improve as a program, we must excel every time we step into a facility to compete. The 1500-meter runners were excellent today and I can’t say enough about J’Zotta qualifying for regionals in her first attempt of the season.”

In the 1,500-meter, junior Elasbeth Goshu finished fifth win a time of 4:46.43, while freshman Susanne Klungtveit took 10th with a time of 4:54.89. Freshman Kelli Midden ran a 4:56.13 (13th) to round out the trio.

Sophomore Unique Singleton battled head winds in the 200-meter, but ran a 25.10 to place fourth. Sophomore Danielle Davenport finished 13th in the same event with a time of 25.75 and sophomore Stephanie Brown took 20th with a time of 26.19.

Sophomore Louise Kiernan, freshman Stacey Young, Singleton and Brown combined to run a 3:55.74 for a second place finish in the 4X400-meter relay.

Young also ran a 1:06.37 in the 400-meter hurdles to place eight and wrap up JU’s meet.

The Dolphins as a team will be back in action starting March 26 when they head to Tallahassee, Fla. for the FSU Relays. Senior Natasha Harvey competes again this week as she participates in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas on March 13.