FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Track & field starts strong at A-Sun Indoor Championships
The JU track & field team took three of the top four spots in the pentathlon to get off to a good start at the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships on Friday morning in Johnson City, Tenn.

Sophomore Stacey Young won the pentathlon with 3,490 points, while freshman Charlene Charles took third. Senior Tiffany Bromfield, 2009 pentathlon champion, took fourth and sophomore Alana Walker placed seventh to round out the group.

"The pentathlon was a roller coaster ride of good and not-so-good performances," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "I am very pleased with Stacey's conference record and win in the event. In the short term, we scored more team points than expected. In the long run there will be some valuable lessons to learn from the major mistakes that occurred."

Charles and Young battled each other throughout the morning by finishing first and second respectively in four of the five events.

Charles won the 60-meter hurdles (8.61), high jump (5’5.25”), long jump (19’8.75”) and 800-meter (2:23.33). She three fouls in the shot put, which kept her from securing the individual title.

Young placed second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.81), 800-meter (2:34.47), long jump (18’0.5”), high jump (5’1.75”) and placed sixth in the shot put (31’4.5”) to get the points necessary to take the top spot in the pentathlon.

Bromfield recorded a toss of 41’1” to win the shot put before placing third in the 60-meter hurdles (9.04) and long jump (16’10.75”). Walker took fourth in the long jump with a leap of 16’3”to wrap the morning.

The women’s afternoon session will begin at 5:15 p.m. with the 60-meter hurdles preliminaries. Fan can follow all of the results on live stats by logging onto JUDolphins.com.