FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
Track & field puts forth another good day the FSU Relays
The Dolphins continue to show steady improvement as the JU track & field team recorded another solid effort at the FSU Relays on Friday in Tallahassee, Fla.
Freshman Charlene Charles finished second overall in the heptathlon with a NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 5,325 points after placing first in the long jump (19’4.25”) and second in the 800-meter (2:19.34). Senior Tiffany Bromfield placed fifth overall (4,484 points), while sophomore Alana Walker tallied 3,780 points in her first heptathlon.
Freshman Joane Pierre (4:30.49) and sophomore Anastasia Fokina (4:34.78) each broke the school record with their times in the 1,500-meter.
"I thought all three women in the heptathlon competed very well over the two days,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “As with any combined event, there are ups and downs. But overall they did a really nice job. Charlene's score is an exceptional score for a freshmen, it will surely be a top five national mark after this weekend and could very well be the national leader. But she has more work to do in the throws.
"Anastasia and Joane ran a special race today. It gives a chance to gauge their fitness level and see what we need to improve on."
Junior Unique Singleton finished second overall in the 400-meter after running a time of 54.87 and junior Danielle Davenport took fifth in the event with a 56.69. Freshman Amalia Vogler rounded out the event with a time of 1:00.07.
In the discus, junior Laura Phillips recorded a toss of 126’08” (13th), while freshman Sara Schunter had a 116’8” for 15th to close out JU’s day.
The final day of the FSU Relays begins tomorrow with the high jump at 1 p.m.
2009-10 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD