Track and field fares well on first day of Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational
Junior Unique Singleton broke the 400-meter school record, while junior Louise Kiernan qualified for the finals in two different events to lead the JU track & field team on the first day of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.

Singleton ran a time of 55.56 to finish sixth in preliminaries of the 400-meter to earn a spot in Saturday’s final. She breaks the mark that was previously held by Janel Grooms, who ran a 55.67 at the Atlantic Sun Championship is 2007.

Kiernan qualified for the finals of the 200-meter after running a 24.62 (3rd) and made the finals for the 60-meter with a time of 7.66 (4th).

“Day one had both ups and downs, but I thought Louise, Unique and J'Zotta (Rolle) had strong performances,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “I hope the middle distance runners, the shot putters and the 4x4 relay can produce some highlights tomorrow.”

Freshman Charlene Charles took fifth in the long jump with a leap of 19’2.75” (5.86m). She made the consolation finals of the 200-meter after running a time of 24.93 in the preliminaries for ninth place.

Charles (8.95, 14th) along with sophomore Stacey Young (8.94, 12th), junior J’Zotta Rolle (8.95, 15th) and senior Tiffany Bromfield (9.00, 16th) earned spots in the 60-meter hurdle consolation final for Saturday.

Junior Laura Phillips recorded a toss of 45’9.75 (13.96m) for 17th in the weight throw, while sophomore Susanne Klungtveit ran a time of 18:49.17 (15th) in the 5,000-meter to round out the day.

JU finishes the meet on today starting with the shot put and mile run at 1 p.m. ET.