Track & Field wins inaugural Atlantic Sun Indoor Championship

Feb. 18, 2006

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Jacksonville University Indoor Track and Field team continued its stellar performance on Saturday to win the inaugural Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Championship in Johnson City, Tenn.

The Dolphins held the team lead from the start of the meet and finished with 133 points, while Florida Atlantic rallied on Saturday to finish second with a score of 119.

The Dolphins also swept the individual honors as junior Janita Ocana took "Most Oustanding Track Performer" honors and freshman Shunisha McClinton earned "Most Outstanding Field Performer." Freshman Natasha Harvey earned "Most Outstanding Freshman Performer" honors, while head coach Ron Grigg earned "Coach of the Year" accolades.

"I'm really proud of how all the girls performed over these last two days," said Grigg. "We worked really hard over the last few weeks and our team handled their business. I also have to tip my hat to Florida Atlantic because they showed great effort today and gave us a run for our money."

Ocana earned her honors after earning the gold medal in four events. She won the 60-meter dash (7.53), 200-meter dash (24.60), long jump (19' 1.25"), and teamed with freshman Simone Clark, sophomore Janel Grooms and junior Ashley Williams to take the 4X400-meter relay for the Dolphins with a time of 3:53.86. On top of all of that, she finished fourth in the triple jump as well.

McClinton tossed a 51' 6.25" to finish first in the weight throw. She placed second in shot put with a mark of 42' 1.25" and junior Lindsey George placed sixth with a throw of 38' 7".

Harvey won the women's pentathlon on Friday and finished second in the long jump (18' 10.5") and third in the 60-meter hurdles to earn top freshman honors.

Other top Dolphin performers were senior Tissilli Rogers who placed third in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.61. Sophomore Fallon Heffernan finished sixth in the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:11.31, while senior Lindsey Moffenbier placed eighth (18:21.48). Senior Keiona Frenche placed sixth in the 800-meter run.