SUNDAY, APRIL 03, 2005
Stephanie Jeffers Hits Regional Mark in Shot at USF Invitational

April 3, 2005

TAMPA, Fla. - Sophomore Stephanie Jeffers (Marston Mills, Mass.) set a new school record in the shot put to lead the JU track squad at the USF Invitational. Jeffers, who finished third in the event, threw the shot 47-6 ¼, setting a new school record by nearly 18 inches at the USF Soccer-Track Stadium while also qualifying for the NCAA East Regional in Manhattan, N.Y., in late May.

Freshman Fallon Heffernan (Neptune Beach, Fla.) won her first full-length steeplechase of the year, completing the 3000-meter event in 11:24.28, for the Dolphins' only event winner on the weekend.

Sophomore Keiona Frenche (Riverdale, Md.) finished seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.86, her best performance of the season, while sophomore Janita Ocana (Jacksonville/Ed White) inched closer to a regional qualifying mark in the long jump, leaping 19-4 to finish fifth in the event. Jeffers also rated 10th in the discus with a throw of 138-7.

JU has next weekend off before heading to the Atlantic Sun Championships in Nashville, Tenn., held on the Belmont University campus.

USF Invitational
USF Soccer/Track Stadium - April 1-2, 2005 - Tampa, Fla.

JU Individual Results 100-Meter Dash - t18. Janita Ocana, 12.31
200-Meter Dash - t10. Janita Ocana, 25.27; 23. Natasha Stevenson, 25.96; 27. Ashley Williams, 26.11
400-Meter Dash - 5. Ashley Williams, 57.11; 10. Natasha Stevenson, 58.22
800-Meter Run - 7. Keiona Frenche, 2:16.86
1500-Meter Run - 25. Jennifer Tyler, 5:11.11
5000-Meter Run - 10. Lindsey Moffenbier, 19:03.91; 14. Christina Bensi, 19:29.41; 16. Stacey Ollar, 19:38.56
3000-Meter Steeplechase - 1. Fallon Heffernan, 11:24.28; 12. Rachel Garvin, 13:23.40
4x400-Meter Relay - 7. Frenche, Ocana, Stevenson, Williams, 3:56.43
Long Jump - 5. Janita Ocana, 19-4; t25. Ashley Wicks, 16-2 ½
Triple Jump - t12. Ashley Wicks, 35-9 ¼
Shot Put - 3. Stephanie Jeffers, 47-6 ¼
Discus - 10. Stephanie Jeffers, 138-7
Javelin - 5. Andrea Clark, 127-5; 7. Stephanie Jeffers, 122-6; 14. Rebecca Montz, 103-11