FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2007
Track and Field tied for second after first day of A-Sun Outdoor Championships

May 11, 2007

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

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Seniors Lindsay George, Lindsey Moffenbier and Janita Ocana set the tone for the JU track and field team at the Atlantic Sun Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships by helping the Dolphins place second after the first day of the competition on Friday night in Johnson City, Tenn.

The Dolphins, who won the 2006 outdoor title, and host East Tennessee State are tied in the second with 33 points, just one point shy of current leader Gardner-Webb (34).

"The kids handled their business today," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "They scored more points than expected, which puts us on pace to have a good finish. We are looking forward to the remaining running events and we will see what happens."

Natasha Harvey and Ocana finished first and second, respectively, in the long jump for the Dolphins. Harvey earned her second straight conference long jump title with a NCAA Regional qualifying leap of 20'3.5" (6.18m), while Ocana took the runner-up spot with a mark of 19'5.25" (5.92m). Sophomore Shaquania Lundy finished fourth in the long jump (18'5", 5.61m) to round out the Dolphin jumpers.

In the discus throw, George finished third to give JU some points with a throw of 119'09". Moffenbier ran a time of 38:49.88 to take fourth in the 10,000-meter run.

Freshman Tiffany Bromfield is currently in the lead of the heptathlon after winning the 100-meters hurdles (15.25) and taking second in the shot put with a toss of 34'11.75", while Fellow freshman Emelie Arvidsson is sixth in the heptathlon following the first day.

Hillary Crook recorded a throw of 122'04" to finish sixth, while Ashley Zilles ranked eighth (111'02") in the event to wrap up the Dolphins' first day.

JU will make push to win its second consecutive conference title on Saturday during the final day of the A-Sun Championships in Johnson City, Tenn. The meet will kick off with the women's heptathlon long jump at 8 a.m. CST.