Track & field competes in the JU-UNF Dual on Thursday
The JU track & field team gets another chance to compete at the site of the A-Sun Outdoor Championship when the Dolphins participate in the second-annual JU-UNF Dual on Thursday at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.

The meet will begin with the throwing and jump events at 3 p.m. The running events start with the 2,000-meter steeple chase at 5 p.m. and go throughout the evening until the 4x400-meter relay rounds out the meet at 6:45 p.m.

“We look forward to the head-to-head matchup with UNF,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “This is the last full team event before the A-Sun Championships. We have some significant goals we want to accomplish and both the competition and venue that UNF will provide should help us achieve those goals. We look forward to being able to host the dual meet in the near future.”

Prior to taking the past week off for finals, the Dolphins recorded good marks at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational and the UNF Osprey Challenge on April 17th.

Freshman Joane Pierre won the 800-meter with a school record time of 2:08.17 at the Tom Jones Invitational to pace three different Dolphins with personal bests.

Sophomore Susanne Klungtveit finished with a personal best time of 11:17.49 (3rd) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while sophomore Anastasia Fokina set a new high in the 1,500-meter with a 4:31.02 for third place. Junior Unique Singleton rounded out the personal bests by setting new highs in the 200 (24.19, 7th) and the 400-meters (54.27, 5th).

At the UNF meet, junior Laura Phillips won the hammer with a school-record toss of 162’08” before placing third in the discus throw (132’07”). Junior Hillary Crook recorded a throw of 43’4.25” to place second in the shot put and took sixth in the discus with a 116’1”.

Sophomore Stacey Young won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.74 after finishing as the top collegian (second overall) in the 100-meter hurdles with a 14.33.