Track & Field use a strong showing to start the 2006 indoor season.

Jan. 16, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- - Final Results for Florida Intercollegiate

Freshman Natasha Harvey finished in the top-five in two events to help the Jacksonville track and field team complete a strong showing in their first indoor meet of the 2006 season at the Florida Intercollegiate in Gainesville, Fla. on Sunday afternoon.

"Today was a good start to our indoor season," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "This time of year you can expect the power events to perform well, and they did just that."

Harvey, in her collegiate debut, ran a career-best in the 55-meter hurdles with a 8.20 mark to finish in fifth place. She finished third in the long jump after posting a 19-4.75.

Senior Tissili Rogers also began the season well as she placed fifth in the 55-meters with a time of 7.07. Fellow teammate junior Janita Ocana finished ninth (7.19).

Other top Dolphin performers were freshman Shunisha McClinton who tossed a personal-best 40 feet to place 10th in the shot put. Despite battling illness, senior Lindsey Moffenbier placed third in the 5000-meter run. Sophomore Fallon Heffernan took fourth in the 3000- meter run.

"I was really impressed by the marks posted today by Natasha, Tissili and Shunisha," said Grigg. "The distance runners and long sprinters also gave good effort today. We just need to progress through the training schedule for each event group so that we can produce our best marks at the Atlantic Sun Championships."

The Dolphins will compete again this Saturday in the Florida Invitational in Gainesville.

JU Individual Results

55m dash

5. Tissilli Rogers 7.07

9. Janita Ocana 7.19

200m dash

20. Tissilli Rogers 26.07

23. Janita Ocana 26.28

31. Janel Grooms 26.85

400m dash

5. Ashley Williams 58.22

8. Janel Grooms 58.68

20. Simone Clark 1:02.80

1 mile run

14. Lindsey Moffenbier 5:28.32

18. Danielle Coyle 5:40.64

21. Keiona Frenche 5:46.05

23 Stacey Ollar 5:48.20

3000m run

4. Fallon Heffernan 10:48.56

5000m run

3. Lindsey Moffenbier 18:43.59

55m hurdles

6. Natasha Harvey 8.20

12. Simone Clark 8.40, prelims 8.23

Distance Medley

4. Jacksonville 13:24.65

(Frenche, Williams, Ollar, Coyle)

Long Jump

3. Natasha Harvey 19-04.75

8. Janita Ocana 18-03.25

Shot Put

10. Shunisha McClinton 40-00.00

15. Lindsay George 36-10.50

20. Natasha Harvey 31-09.25

Weight Throw

10. Shunisha McClinton 45-09.25