Natasha Harvey earns Atlantic Sun Conference "Athlete of the Week"

Jan. 17, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sophomore Natasha Harvey was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Indoor track and field "Athlete of the Week" on Wednesday after recording the nation's second best long jump at Florida Intercollegiate on Jan 13.

Harvey, who earned her fourth career "Athlete of the Week" honor, finished as the top collegian (second overall) with her provisional qualifying mark of 20'9".

Her mark also surpassed the league's indoor record (19-01.25, 5.82m) by nearly 20 inches and earned her a fourth place ranking in the Dandy Dozen poll.

"Tasha had a good opening weekend," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "She jumped from her short approach and still put up an All-America caliber mark."

She also ran a time of 8.16 to finish sixth in the 55-meter hurdles and recorded a personal-best throw of 38'3.5" in the shot put to place 13th.

"Her hurdles were right at her personal best and the shot put was a personal best by more than two feet," said Grigg. "I am excited to see how she will do in the pentathlon at Arkansas this week and how far she will jump later in the season."

The Dolphins are back in action on Friday as they travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to compete in the Razorback Invitational.