FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010
Track & field is back in action with two meets on Saturday
The Dolphins have another busy weekend ahead of them as the JU track & field team competes in two different meets on Saturday.

A portion of the team will head back to Gainesville, Fla. for the second time this season to participate in the Tom Jones Invitational while the other half of the squad competes at the site of the A-Sun Outdoor Championship across town for the UNF Osprey Challenge.

“Training sessions have been excellent so I look forward to good performances across the board this weekend,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg.

Less than two weeks ago, the Dolphins were at the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. and the Spike’s Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The relay groups broke school records in the 4x400-meter relay and Distance Medley Relay at the Pepsi Florida Relays, while also setting a season-high in the 4x100-meter relay.

Freshman Charlene Charles along with juniors Danielle Davenport, Unique Singleton and J’Zotta Rolle ran a time of 3:39.32 (12th) to break the 4x400-meter relay record. In the Distance Medley Relay, sophomores Anastasia Fokina and Amalia Vogler combined with seniors Alyssa Deal and Ali Ritter to run a new program mark of 12:02.26 for a seventh place finish in the event.

Charles, Singleton and Davenport also teamed with junior Louise Kiernan to run a season-best time of 45.87 in the 4x100-meter relay to finish 12th.

At the Spike’s Classic, junior Laure Phillips helped lead the Dolphins after recording a toss of 136’11” to finish second in the discus and fourth in the shot put with a distance of 39’8.75”. Junior Hillary Crook won the shot put with a toss of 43’7”.

Phillips also won the hammer toss on April 10th at the Seminole Invitational with a throw of 149’8” while Crook recorded a toss of 44’9.5” (2nd) in the shot put.

Fans can follow both meets with live results by logging onto halfmiletiming.com.