SATURDAY, MARCH 06, 2010
Track & field completes first day of UNF Spring Break Open
A first, second and third place finish in the 800-meter was one of the highlights for the JU track & field team at the UNF Spring Break Open on Friday in Jacksonville, Fla.

Sophomore Anastasia Fokina won the 800-meter with a time of 2:15.12, while sophomore Amalia Vogler (2:16.78) and senior Ali Ritter (2:18.27) were not too far behind.

The Dolphins also got their first victory from the 4x100-meter relay squad, while junior Laura Phillips put on a good showing for the JU throwers in the hammer and discus throws.

“Laura Phillips had a really nice opening meet in the throws,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “The 800 meter group looked good, with Anastasia running a nice aggressive race. The 4 x 100m relay got the job done in windy conditions. I hope we have an equally good day tomorrow in the shot put and 400 hurdles.”

Phillips recorded a toss of 149’09” to finish third overall and as the second highest collegian in the hammer. She also second in the discus toss with a throw of 136'10".

Freshman Charlene Charles joined juniors Louise Kiernan, Unique Singleton and Danielle Davenport in the relay to produce a time of 46.02 to win the event.

Charles also placed 10th in the javelin with a throw of 93'0", while sophomore Cathy Agoris was ninth in the discus throw (112'4")

Other top performers included senior Tiffany Bromfield, who earned a spot in the 100-meter hurdle finals after running a time of 14.64 (4th) in the preliminaries. Freshman Morgan Keel ran a time of 2:24.20 (9th) in the 800-meter.

The Dolphins begin the final day of the meet tomorrow at 2 p.m. with the shot put.