Women's outdoor track & field has strong first day of Florida Pepsi Relays

April 5, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The JU women's outdoor track & field team had a strong first day at the Florida Pepsi Relays in Gainesville, Fla. on Friday.

Junior Natasha Harvey broke the school record in the 100-meter hurdles, running 13.50, earning herself a trip to the NCAA East Regionals. Harvey followed that performance with a 19'10.25 mark in the long jump, another regional qualifying mark.

"We has some impressive performances today by Tasha in the hurdles and Shaq in the long jump," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "They are clearly the leaders by example for our program. I am looking forward to see how our relays do tomorrow."

Junior Shaquania Lundy also qualified for regionals in the long jump, with her mark of 20'10.75 earning her a third-place overall finish.

Sophomore Tiffany Bromfield and junior Simone Clark also competed in the 100-meter hurdles, recording times of 14.34 and 14.37, respectively.

Freshman J'Zotta Rolle finished 31st after running 1:03.80 in the 400-meter hurdles, while Clark finished 34th with a time of 1:04.44.

Dolphins freshmen Unique Singleton, Danielle Davenport and Stephanie Brown all ran in the 400-meters, finishing with times of 56.78, 57.99 and 58.40, respectively.

Junior Janel Grooms finished 22nd in the 800-meters with a time of 2:15.95 and sophomore Hillary Crook took 10th in the shot put with a mark of 41-01.25

The Dolphins will look to continue their good form in day two tomorrow.