FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2006
Natasha Harvey ranks third in the long jump on's Dandy Dozen

May 19, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Freshman Natasha Harvey moved up to third in the long jump according to's Dandy Dozen poll after her recording-setting jump at the FSU Twilight on May 6.

"Tasha has made significant improvement in her freshman year," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "The East Region has a lot of very good jumpers and it will be fun to watch here compete against a deep and talented field."

At the FSU Twilight, Harvey produced the nation's best jump at the time with a 21'5.25" (6.53m) to finish in first place. After the completion of all the major conference championships, her mark ranks fourth in the NCAA and is the second longest wind-legal jump the nation.

Harvey's jump at the FSU Twilight leads the World Juniors list, while also ranking fifth among all US women and 25th in the world. The mark is also tied for seventh all-time on the US juniors list.

This season, Harvey has also qualified for regionals in the 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay.

The Dolphins will race again starting Friday, May 26 in Greensboro, N.C. as they compete in the NCAA East Regionals.