THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2009
Track & field competes in Seminole Invitational starting Friday
The JU track & field team will get a good gauge on its progress towards another conference title starting Friday at the Seminole Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla.

The Dolphins will use their entire squad for the first time this season to see their progress in training for the Atlantic Sun Championships in May. The meet is a last second addition after JU was rained out of the FSU Relays on March 26.

“This is the first time all season we will have the full team running in their primary events,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “This meet should give us a good indication of where we stand as we prep for the conference and regional championships.”

The Dolphins posted a strong showing at the 65th-annual Pepsi Florida Relays on April 4 after having two NCAA regional qualifying marks, a new school record and a pair of freshman with good performances in their first 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Senior Natasha Harvey tallied regional qualifying marks in the long jump (20’2.5” (6.16m)-3rd) and in the 100-meter hurdles (13.73-11th), while junior Alyssa Deal broke the school record in the 1,500-meter with a time of 4:35.75.

In the 3000-meter steeplechase, freshman Susanne Klungtveit performed well for the Dolphins by running an 11:25.41 to take 10th place. Freshman Kelli Midden finished 14th in the same event with a time of 11:59.74.

Fan can keep up with the two-day Seminole Invitational through live stats on Halfmiletiming.com