THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2010
Track & Field competes in the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Friday
The JU track & field team will look to top its first meet of the season as the Dolphins compete in the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Friday.

The Dolphins will battle against a new set of squads in their final regular season indoor meet, which include Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, UTEP and Wyoming.

“The team is excited to travel to a part of the country that we don’t often visit,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “We look forward to carrying the momentum from last meets competition and we expect to see improved performances against a higher caliber of competition.”

The Dolphins are coming off of a very strong meet last weekend at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. to start the 2010 season.

Freshman Charlene Charles paced JU by winning the pentathlon with a school record and NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 3,861 points. She also took first in the long jump with a leap of 19’10.75” (6.06m), which helped her secure Atlantic Sun Field “Athlete of the Week” honors.

In the sprints, junior Unique Singleton finished as the top collegian in the 200 (24.83, 3rd) and 400-meters (55.87, 4th) before running a time of 7.26 in the 55-meter.

Other top performers included freshman Joane Pierre, who won the mile with a time of 5:01.01 and finished sixth in the 800-meter (2:19.17). Sophomore Amalia Vogler led JU in the 800-meter with a time of 2:18.96 (4th), while junior Hillary Crook recorded a toss of 45’3.5” (13.80m) to win the shot put after taking third in the weight throw (47’7” (14.50m)).

Fans can follow the results on live stats by clicking the link at the top of the page.