SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
Dolphins In Striking Distance After Day One at A-Sun Championships
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville sits just five points back after day one of the 2013 Atlantic Sun Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Friday. The Dolphins helped build their 55 point total behind strong performances in the long jump, shot put and the hammer throw. Kennesaw State leads the overall competition with 60 points.

Taylor Story won in the long jump with her first leap in the finals, reaching a mark of 6.06m (19’10 ¾”). The Dolphins also claimed places 4, 6, 7 & 8 in the event to rack up 21 points. Charlene Charles was fourth at 5.90m followed by Shanique Walker in sixth (5.79m), Courtney Walker (5.75m) and Kaitlyn Taylor (5.61m).

Akeela Bravo was runner up in the shot put at 12.98m while Kree Clack places fifth at 12.69m. Sally Marie Futch followed in sixth at 12.67m and Sara Schunter claimed eighth at 12.60m for a total of 16 points by the Dolphins.

In the hammer throw, Futch earned a third-place finish at 50.09m. Bravo was fourth at 49.68m and Clark took fifth at 49.43m as Jacksonville totaled 15 points.

With four events completed in the heptahlon, Charles has compiled 2,998 points. The Dolphins’ senior secured wins in the 100-meter hurdles (14.51) and 200m dash (25.97) to build a 91-point lead on USC Upstate’s Brittany Walls. JU’s Petra Munkacsy sits in third place with 2,690 points.

Action continues on Saturday with the heptathlon at 10 a.m. starting with the long jump. The first field event begins at 3 p.m. with the women’s triple jump and discus.

Action continues on Saturday with the heptathlon at 10 a.m. starting with the long jump. The first field event begins at 3 p.m. with the women’s triple jump and discus.