THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
Track & field competes at UNF Invitational starting Friday
The JU track & field team will once again be back at the site of the A-Sun Outdoor Championships Friday for the North Florida Invitational at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville.

The Dolphins are only two meets away from competing for their seventh straight conference outdoor tile which begins April 20. This is the second outdoor meet for the Dolphins this season after competing at the UNF Spring Break Open on March 2.

“This is the time of year where we expect to see performances improve,” JU head coach Ron Grigg said. “There will be an excellent level of competition and ideal weather conditions for quality performances.”

Last time out, junior Akeela Bravo led the Dolphins at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge on March 17 by winning the discus throw with a toss of 147’8” and finishing second in the hammer (171’0”). Junior Charlene Charles (20’0.25”) and freshman Courtney Walker (19’0.75”) each posted personal bests in the long jump.

Walker also placed fifth in the 100-meter (11:84), while Charles ran a time of 13.90 for second in the 100-meter hurdles. Shanique Walker was fourth in the triple jump (39’4”) and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.10).

Sophomore Svenja Meyer led the Dolphins in the 1,500-meter with a time of 4:44.93 (5th). Freshman Sarah Bailey was sixth in the 1,500-meter during her first outdoor meet with a time of 4:45.10. Freeman (56.38) and junior Joane Pierre (56.52) were third and fourth, respectively, in the 400-meter.

In the throws, senior Laura Phillips placed fourth in the discus (135’5”) and hammer (157’9”). Freshman Sally Marie Futch recorded a toss of 133’11 for fifth in the discus.

Fans can follow the action through the live results at halfmiletiming.com.