WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
Natasha Harvey named Atlantic Sun Conference “Athlete of the Week”
Senior Natasha Harvey was named Atlantic Sun “Athlete of the Week” after being one of the usual table setters for the JU track & field team in another solid outdoor performance at the UNF Osprey Challenge on April 18.
Harvey won all three of the events she competed in, including recording two regional qualifying times and setting one school record.
She won the 100-meter hurdles with a school record and regional qualifying time of 13.46, while finishing first in the long jump with a leap of 19'0.5" (5.80m).
Harvey also teamed with sophomores Danielle Davenport, Louise Kiernan and Unique Singleton to win the 4x100-meter with a blistering NCAA regional time of 45.19. The 4x1 time is the second fastest foursome in school history and currently ranks in the top-20 nationally.
“I’m happy for Natasha to get this honor,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “She was one of the several pieces to our successful day last weekend. Natasha sets a great example for her team and we look forward to her posting more numbers like this as we head closer to the A-Sun Championship.”
Along with Harvey’s numbers, the Dolphins won eight events, recorded three NCAA regional qualifying times and set two school records on the site that will host the A-Sun Outdoor Championships on May 15.
JU is starting to its peak at the right time as the Dolphins have racked up 15 first-place finishes, six NCAA regional qualifying times, and three school records in the last two meets.
Harvey is the third Dolphin to earn the weekly accolade this season. Singleton won the honor last week, while sophomore J’Zotta Rolle earned the accolade on March 25.
The Dolphins return to action on Thursday, April 30 for the inaugural JU-UNF Duals across town.
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