Track and Field heads to Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Championships

Feb. 15, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After two solid weeks of training, the Jacksonville University track and field team travels to Johnson City, Tenn. for the second annual Atlantic Sun Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, which begins on Friday.

The Dolphins took the inaugural championship in 2006 and are slated to repeat as champions this year in the coach's poll released by the conference office.

"Everything is in place for a great weekend," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "Our last two weeks of training have really alleviated any concerns I might have had. I think we will have a significant impact on every event we enter and on the overall final standings."

In last season's championship, Janita Ocana earned "Most Outstanding Track Performer" honors after winning four events, while Natasha Harvey took home top freshman honors by winning the women's pentathlon to help lead the Dolphins to their first conference title in school history.

In JU's last meet on Jan. 27, Ocana produced three top-10 marks for the Dolphins at the Diet Pepsi Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. She placed seventh in the 200-meter dash with a 24.91 before finishing ninth in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.11. Ocana also recorded a long jump of 19'9.50 to rank fourth.

Sophomore Natasha Harvey finished second in the long jump with a tally of 20'5.25. She has yet to finish outside the top two marks in the long jump this indoor season, including recording the nation's second leading jump with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 20'9".

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