FRIDAY, APRIL 06, 2012
Track & field records good start at Pepsi Florida Relays
Junior Bienna Freeman
Junior Bienna Freeman
The JU track & field team had several strong efforts on the first day of the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla.

Junior Bienna Freeman paced the Dolphins by breaking the 800-meter program record in 2:07.16 (2nd), while junior LaTonya Payne had the second-fastest mark in school history for the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:00.45 (26th).

“We got a lot accomplished today,” JU head coach Ron Grigg said. “We are seeing consistency and predictable improvements.”

In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Svenja Meyer recorded a personal-best time of 10:51.64 for ninth. Junior Akeela Bravo led the Dolphins in the discus throw with a toss of 138’10” (15th). Senior Laura Phillips tallied of toss of 137’11” in the same event.

Freshman Sarah Bailey ran a time of 4:41.70 in the 1,500-meter. Junior Morgan Keel was not too far behind her in 4:58.66.

Freshman Shanique Walker posted a mark of 14.61 in the 100-meter hurdles, while freshman Courtney Walker had a time of 11.92 in the 100-meter to round out the Dolphins.

The Dolphins wrap the Pepsi Florida Relays tomorrow starting at 11:30 a.m.