Track & field competes in FSU Relays on Friday
The JU track & field team will begin the heart of its outdoor schedule on Friday when the Dolphins head to Tallahassee, Fla. to compete in the FSU Relays at Mike Long Track.

The Dolphins are competing for the first time in more than three weeks after opening the season at the UNF Spring Break Open on March 7.

“The FSU Relays will serve as a good evaluation tool,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “We will run many athletes in events other than their specialties as we begin the process of building toward a championship season.”

Sophomore J’Zotta Rolle paced the Dolphins in the first meet of the season by winning the 400-meter hurdles with a NCAA regional qualifying time of 1:00.77 and placing first in the preliminaries of the 100-meter hurdles (14.31) to earn Atlantic Sun “Athlete of the Week” honors

Senior Natasha Harvey, along with sophomores Danielle Davenport, Unique Singleton and Louise Kiernan, ran a time of 45.71 to win the 4X100-meter relay in their first try this season.

Harvey also won the long jump without using her full approach by producing a leap a 19’3.5” (5.88m). Harvey used only three jumps because she was in her final preparations to complete in the long jump for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

In the sprints, sophomore Louise Kiernan qualified for the finals of the 100-meter dash by running an 11.82 to place second.

Singleton totaled a time of 12.42 to take ninth in the 100-meter to make the finals like Kiernan and battled head winds in the 200-meter to run time of 25.10 to place fourth.

JU throwers also had a good meet as sophomore Laura Phillips tossed a 128’6.25” (39.17m) to take seventh in the hammer and Cathy Agoris placed 13th with a mark of 111’9” (34.06m).