MONDAY, APRIL 03, 2006
Track & Field posts several seasons bests at the Diet Pepsi Invitational

April 1, 2006

Final Results for Diet Pepsi Invitational

GAINESVILLE, Fla -

The Jacksonville University track and field team posts 13 season-bests finishes to complete a stellar day at the Diet Pepsi Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Gainesville, Fla.

"This was a good last meet before our conference championship," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "We had strong performances across the board. Now we will rest a little and see what happens in two weekends."

Junior Janita Ocana and freshman Shunisha McClinton led the Dolphins by posting season bests in three events.

Ocana tallied an 11.91 to finish 14th in the 100-meter dash. She also took 14th place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.25. In the Long Jump, she posted a jump of 19-01.25 to finish in eighth place. The marks in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes are now first in the Atlantic Sun conference, while the Long Jump ranks second in the conference.

McClinton finished with season best in the shot put, hammer throw and discus throw.

Freshman Natasha Harvey and senior Tissilli Rogers followed Ocana by each tallying a season best in two events.

Harvey took 15th place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.21, while finishing 11th in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.39).

Along with Ocana, Rogers also posted a season best in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.

Other Dolphins with season-best performances was Simone Clark who finished 18th in the 100-meter hurdles with a 14.32. Senior Lindsey Moffenbier tallied a season best in the 5000-meter run, while Danielle Coyle ran well in the 1500-meter run for her best of the season.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Harvey, Clark, Ashley Williams and Janel Grooms posted the second fastest time in school history with a 3:45.94 to finish in ninth place.

The Dolphins race again on Friday April 15 as they complete in the A-Sun championship in Clermont, Fla.