Natasha Harvey earns third Atlantic Sun "Track Athlete of the Week" honor

May 10, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Freshman Natasha Harvey earned Atlantic Sun Conference "Track Athlete of the Week" honors for the third time this season after recording the nation's best long jump at the FSU Twilight on May 6.

Harvey broke the school record in the long jump for the third consecutive meet by tallying a 21'5.25" (6.53m) to finish in first place.

Her jump ranks first in the NCAA, East Region and the World Juniors list, while also ranking fourth among all US women and 19th in the world. Harvey's jump at the meet is also tied for seventh all-time on the US juniors list.

"Tasha had a really good jump at FSU," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "It is statistically significant and has received a lot of positive attention. The goal now is to reproduce and improve upon that effort at regionals and beyond."

Harvey took third in the 100-meter hurdles with a 13.97 and fifth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:03.42).

This season, Harvey has also qualified for regionals in the 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles and 4X100-meter relay.

The Dolphins will race again on Friday when they travel to Atlanta, Ga. to compete in the Yellow Jacket Invitational.


After setting the national best mark in the long jump, Harvey sat down with nationally recognized to give her thoughts on track, school and other things that go on in her life. You can read what the stellar freshman had to say by clicking here: interview