THURSDAY, MAY 08, 2008
Women's outdoor track & field begin final preparations for A-Sun Championships

May 8, 2008

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After two weeks off, the JU women's outdoor track & field team returns to action on Saturday as the Dolphins travel to Orlando, Fla. to take part in the UCF Invitational.

The Dolphins, who haven't been in action since April 19, will compete in their final meet before they travel to the Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships in an attempt to win their third consecutive title.

"We are placing a lot of importance on this weekend's meet at UCF," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "We have been off for a number of weekends due to finals and graduation. It is important that we put up some quality marks as we prepare for next week's A-Sun Championships."

The Dolphins had a successful meet their last time out, delivering four regional qualifying performances at the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge, La. For her efforts in the long jump and 100-meter hurdles, which accounted for two of the Dolphins' four regional qualifying marks, junior Natasha Harvey was named A-Sun "Athlete of the Week".

The A-Sun Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held on May 16 and will take place in Clemson, S.C. for the first time in meet history.