Track and Field prepares for inaugural Atlantic Sun Indoor Track Championship

Feb. 16, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- - The Jacksonville University indoor track team is heading to Johnson City, Tenn., to compete in the inaugural Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Championship starting tomorrow.

"There are a few key times during a season where all the physical and mental preparation come together to produce great performances," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "This weekend is one of those times. We feel confident in our preparation and I look forward to watching their execution."

The Dolphins have been steadily improving since their first meet of the season in January. In the first meet, freshman Natasha Harvey placed third among collegians in the 550-meter dash with a personal-best 8.20 and ranked second among collegians in the long jump (19-04.25) to earn A-Sun "Track Athlete of the Week" accolades.

At the Gator Invitational, senior Tissilli Rogers ran a 7.00 in the 55-meter dash to improve on her previous conference leading mark (7.07). Freshman Shunisha McClinton placed eighth in the shot put at the Pepsi Invitational last weekend after tallying a 43.11-25. She finished 12th in the weight throw by tossing a personal best 49.11-75. Both throws currently lead the conference standings.

At the Florida Intercollegiate, senior Lindsey Moffenbier produced a time of 18:22.69 in the 5000-meter run to finish 10th.

"The athletes are aware that it is in their hands now," said Grigg. "I'm excited about our possibilities for success."