FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009
Laura Phillips wins discus throw on first day of Seminole Invitational
Sophomore Laura Phillips won the discus event to get the JU track & field team off to a good start at the Seminole Invitational on Friday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Phillips opened the first day of the meet with a personal best toss of 134' 6” to take the event. Her toss at the meet is more than two feet better than her last personal best of 132’6”, which was set at the UFC Invitational in 2008.

“Coach (Bambi) Carson has Laura and the rest of the throws group heading in the right direction,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “They are an extremely important part of our success.”

The Dolphins have a busy day ahead of them tomorrow on the final day of the invitational.

Phillips will kick things off for the Dolphins with the hammer throw at 11 a.m. and finish out the day with junior Tiffany Bromfield in the shot put.

Bromfield along with senior Natasha Harvey, sophomore J’Zotta Rolle and freshman Stacey Young open the running events with the 100-meter hurdles at 1:30 p.m. Rolle will also represent the Dolphins in the 400-meter hurdles.

In the sprints, sophomore Louise Kiernan will compete in the 100 and 200-meters events. Harvey will also run in the 100-meter, while sophomores Unique Singleton and Stephanie Brown are participating in the 200-meter. Singleton, Brown, sophomore Danielle Davenport and freshman Amalia Vogler are scheduled to compete in the 400-meter to round out the sprints.

Freshman Susanne Klungtveit and Kelli Midden will run for the Dolphins in the 1,500-meter distance event. Klungtveit and Midden will also compete in the 800-meter alongside juniors Alyssa Deal and Tiffanie Saxton.

Davenport, Kiernan, Singleton and Harvey will be in the 4x100-meter relay starting at 2:15 p.m. Young, Vogler, Bromfield and junior Tiffany Saxton are in the 4x400-meter relay, while Young will be in the triple jump to finish JU’s day.

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