SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008
Women's outdoor track & field delivers strong performance

May 11, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. - The JU women's outdoor track & field team delivered another strong performance this weekend at the UCF Invitational in Orlando, Fla.

Freshman Laura Phillips and sophomore Hillary Crook both bettered the previous school record in the hammer throw, with Phillips mark of 133-00 becoming the new standard. Crook's throw of 132-04 also bettered the previous school record of 129-11 set by Shunisha McClinton in 2006.

"All of the event groups showed we are ready for next weekend," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "Now we will rest and be sharp for the A-Sun Championships."

Freshman Unique Singleton finished as the top collegiate finisher in the 400-meter time of 55.61 earned her a fifth-place finish overall. Freshman Stephanie Brown finished 10th with a time of 58.51.

Singleton also placed 16th in the 200-meters with a time of 24.61. Junior Natasha Harvey was the leading Dolphin in the race, finishing ninth with a time of 23.99. Brown finished 15th with a time of 26.11.

Sophomore Alison Ritter placed sixth in the 800-meters after running the race in 2:20.20.

Sophomore Elsabeth Goshu also had a sixth place performance after running 4:59.06 in the 1500-meters. Senior Danielle Coyle placed 10th in the event with a time of 5:12.31.

The Dolphins went 5-6-7 in the 100-meter hurdles, as junior Simone Clark, sophomore Tiffany Bromfield and freshman J'Zotta Rolle finished with times of 14.27, 14.38 and 14.56 respectively.

Freshman Allison Salas was the lone Dolphin competitor in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing eighth with a time of 1:15.98.

Bromfield placed ninth in the high jump with a leap of 4-11.00.

Freshman Ashley Lave finished sixth in the pole vault with a mark of 9-06.25.

Phillips and Crook also competed in the discus, with Phillips taking eighth with a throw of 132-06 and Crook coming in 10th with a mark of 113-04.

Crook finished third in the shot put with a throw of 41-08.50. Phillips took seventh with a mark of 37-04.00.

Harvey finished fifth in the javelin throw with a mark of 99-01, while Bromfield took sixth after throwing 72-04.

The 4x100-meter team that consisted of Simone Clark, Danielle Davenport, Natasha Harvey and Shaquania Lundy finished third with a time of 46.13.

The Dolphins will be back in action this weekend as they travel to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the A-Sun Championships.