WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
Track & field starts FSU Relays on Thursday
The JU track & field team competes for the first time in nearly three weeks as the Dolphins travel to Tallahassee, Fla. for the FSU Relays beginning on Thursday.

The Dolphins, who started the outdoor season on March 25, completes in the first of three meets over the next two weeks.

“The FSU relays always provide strong competition and a good opportunity to gage our current level of preparedness,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “This weekend will be a good evaluation tool.”

The Dolphins began the outdoor campaign at the UNF Spring Break Open less than week after winning their fifth consecutive Atlantic Sun Indoor Track & Field title in Johnson City, Tenn.

Sophomore Anastasia Fokina took first in the 800-meter with a time of 2:15.12, while Junior J’Zotta Rolle won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.62.

Freshman Charlene Charles joined juniors Louise Kiernan, Unique Singleton and Danielle Davenport in the 4x100-meter relay to produce a time of 46.02 to win the event.

The throwers were another bright spot for the Dolphins as junior Laura 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".

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"). In the shot put, senior Tiffany Bromfield recorded a toss of 42’0” for third place and freshman Sara Schunter finished fourth with a throw of 39’8.75”. Phillips took fifth (39’5.25”) in the event to round out JU’s meet.

The FSU meet starts with the heptathlon on Thursday at noon before beginning the hammer (4 p.m.) and javelin (6:30 p.m.) events. Fans can follow the results on halfmiletiming.com.