WEDNESDAY, MAY 05, 2010
Track & field competes at UCF Twilight on Thursday
The JU track & field team will have two more opportunities to get ready for the Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships starting Thursday at the UCF Twilight in Orlando, Fla.

The throws group of juniors Hillary Crook and Laura Phillips and freshman Sara Schunter will represent the Dolphins at the UCF Twilight.

On Saturday, the Dolphins will be at the FSU Twilight as sophomore Anastasia Fokina and freshman Joane Pierre run in the 1,500-meter. Freshman Charlene Charles along with juniors J’Zotta Rolle, Danielle Davenport and Unique Singleton will compete in the 4x400-meter relay to round out the meet.

“The throws group will get one last bit of work in on Thursday at UCF and we will take a group to FSU on Saturday in an attempt to improve our standing in the East region rankings,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “This will serve as our final tune up prior to the conference championship.”

The Dolphins come into the week after downing cross-town rival UNF, 109-75, in the second annual JU-UNF Dual on April 29.

Fokina paced six Dolphins with a personal best by setting the new school record in the 3,000-meter with a time of 9:54.90.

Davenport won the 400-meter with a new personal-best time of 54.60, while Crook (127’6”) and freshman Sara Schunter (121’10”) had new highs in the discus. Charles rounded out the personal bests for JU with new highs in the high jump (5’7.25”) and javelin (101’2”). Her high jump tally was also a new school record.

Sophomore Stacey Young won the 100-meter hurdles (14.65) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:06.11). She would also win the long jump with a leap of 18’1.5”, while finishing second in the triple jump (36’9.75”) with a 36’9.75” and third in the triple jump (33’4.75”).

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