THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
Track & field wins second annual JU-UNF Dual
The JU track & field had six personal bests and a new school record en route to winning the second annual JU-UNF Dual on Thursday night at Hodges Stadium.

Sophomore Anastasia Fokina paced the Dolphins, who won the meet 109-75, by setting the new school record in the 3,000-meter with a time of 9:54.90.

“We had a very good day today,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “We set some goals and we achieved most of them. We have put ourselves in good positions heading into the A-Sun Championship meet. We had a number of lifetime bests in many event areas. The 4x1 was very impressive as well. Coach Van Alstyne and UNF hosted a great meet at a great facility and for that we are appreciative.”

Junior Danielle Davenport won the 400-meter with a new personal-best time of 54.60, while junior Hillary Crook (127’6”) and freshman Sara Schunter (121’10”) had new highs in the discus.

Freshman Charlene Charles rounded out the personal bests for JU with new highs in the high jump (5’7.25”) and javelin (101’2”).

In the sprints, Charles (12.18) and junior Louise Kiernan took the top two spots in the 100-meter. Kiernan also finished third in the 200-meter with a time of 24.97, while junior Unique Singleton won the event after registering a time of 24.10.

Junior J’Zotta Rolle (58.33) and sophomore Amalia Vogler (58.56) finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 400-meter to round out the sprint groups.

Davenport, Kiernan, Singleton and Charles recorded a time of 44.86 to win the 4x100-meter relay. Singleton also combined with Rolle, Vogler and Pierre to win the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:47.13.

In the distance, freshman Joane Pierre won the 800-meter with a time of 2:11.09, while freshman Morgan Keel (2:23.59) and senior Tiffanie Saxton (2:26.55) finished third and fourth.

Senior Alyssa Deal (4:38.23) and senior Ali Ritter (4:40.83) took the top two spots in the 1,500-meter. Senior Elsabeth Goshu (10:17.33) was second in the 3,000-meter after Fokina’s top finish.

Sophomore Stacey Young won the 100-meter hurdles (14.65) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:06.11). Senior Tiffany Bromfield finished second in the 100-meter hurdles (14.85), while sophomore Alana Walker was second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:06.75).

Young would also win the long jump with a leap of 18’1.5” and finished second in the triple jump with a 36’9.75”. Young took third in the triple jump with a leap of 33’4.75”.

In the throws, Crook (43’1.75”) and Bromfield (41’3.25”) finished in the top two positions of the shot put. Crook also won the hammer with a toss of 128’8”.

The Dolphins return to action for their final regular season meet on May 6 in Orlando, Fla. for the UCF Twilight.