SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
Track & field wraps days at Seminole Invitational
Senior Amalia Vogler
Senior Amalia Vogler
The JU track & field team had a good performance in its final meet before the A-Sun Championships at the Seminole Invitational Saturday afternoon.

Freshman Shanique Walker led JU by running the program’s fourth-highest 400-meter hurdle mark all-time in 1:00.59 (2nd). Fellow freshman Courtney Walker ran a time of 24.21 to finish second in the 200-meter.

“We needed to get a few things accomplished today,” JU head coach Ron Grigg said. “We did some nice work in the 400 hurdles. Now, we turn our focus to the team effort that will be required to contend for a championship.”

Senior Stacey Young was the next highest finisher in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.68 (5th). Freshman Alexis Taylor was 10th in 1:04.32, while junior Alana Walker ran a time of 1:05.83 for 12th.

Young (13.87) and junior Charlene Charles (14.12) were third and fourth, respectively, in the 100-meter hurdles. Freshman Petra Munkacsy finished sixth in 17.72.

In the 400-meter, junior LaTonya Payne led the Dolphins with a time of 56.03 (4th). Freshman Shadaey Campbell was sixth in 57.53, while senior Amalia Vogler ran a time of 59.02 (9th).

Junior Morgan Keel ran a time of 5:00.60 (15th) in the 1,500-meter to round out JU’s day.

The Dolphins will compete for their seventh straight conference outdoor title beginning Friday at the A-Sun Championships on the UNF campus in Jacksonville.