FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2006
Dolphins in second at A-Sun Outdoor Track & Field Championship
Janita Ocana and Natasha Harvey posted regional qualifying performances in the long jump to lead the Jacksonville Track and Field team after the first day of the Atlantic Sun Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Clermont, Fla.
Jacksonville, the winner of the A-Sun Indoor Championship earlier this year, sits in second place after the first day, trailing Gardner-Webb by 28.
"I'm happy with how we performed, but we have a lot of work to do tomorrow," said JU head coach Ron Grigg.
Harvey's jump of 20-09.00 broke Jacksonville's school record by 10 inches and set a new A-Sun Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship to lead the Dolphins at the National Training Center. Harvey's jump ranked second in the east region and fifth in the country.
Ocana finished second in the long jump with a mark of 19-09.50. Her jump ranks ninth in the east region and 32nd country. Ocana also posted the fastest time in the 100-meter preliminaries with a 12.06.
Other top Dolphin performances were Shunisha McClinton who finished 4th in the hammer throw. Senior Lindsey Moffenbier finished 5th in the 10000-meter run and Lindsay George placed 6th in the javelin.
The Dolphins will attempt to get the sweep of the track titles tomorrow as the Championship wraps up, starting at 8 a.m.
2005-06 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD