Lady Bucs Record Season-Best Marks at UNF Invite March 30, 2012
by CSU Sports Information
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A multitude of Buccaneers recorded season-best marks as the CSU women’s track and field team competed in the Best Western/University of North Florida Invitational, hosted by the Ospreys on Friday afternoon in Jacksonville.
Daisy Whitaker posted a throw of 45.43 meters to take 16th place in the hammer throw, while teammate Tenasia White was 23rd with a toss of 41.93 meters. Talei Tagavakatini recorded a season-best throw of 39.62 for 28th place, finishing one spot ahead of Joshlyn Noga who grabbed the 29th spot with a season-best 38.66 meters.
In the long jump, Deona Jones claimed the Bucs’ highest finish by taking sixth place with a distance of 5.61 meters. Sequoya Casey was right behind her, finishing eighth with a season-best 5.60-meter jump. Tamisha Foster took 38th place for the Bucs with a jump of 4.91 meters to round things out for CSU in the event.
Noga picked up an eight place finish in the shot put, recording a season-best by .01 meters with a throw of 12.79. Tagivakatini and Whitaker took 12th and 13th place, respectively. Tagivakatini finished with a season-best throw of 11.90-meters while Whitaker finished with a distance of 11.82-meters on her toss. Katelyn Brummett (19th place) recorded a mark of 9.89 meters while Heaven-Lee Tunavasa took 21st place with a throw of 8.57 meters.
Freshman Mulern Jean continued her success, taking third in the 100-meter hurdle preliminaries with a program-record time of 13.86 to earn a spot in the finals as one of just three runners to break the 14.00 mark. Jasmine King also produced a season-best time of 14.61 to take 14th place and also earn a spot in the finals. Rashida Dooling also made improvements, running a 14.87 to finish 22nd while Kerona Parnell placed 35th with a time of 15.96.
The women’s success continued into the preliminaries for the 100-meter dash where Gabrielle Houston also picked up a third-place finish. Houston ran an 11.72 to earn a spot in the finals, where she will be joined by teammate Brittney Greer. Greer ran a season-best 12.07 to finish 14th.
Eloisa Paredes was CSU’s lone competitor in the 1,500-meter run, taking 31st overall with a time of 4:59.70. A quartet of Bucs ran the 5,000-meter run, led by Adrienne Cuff’s eighth place finish. Cuff recorded a time of 19:11.40. Heidi Dean placed 18th, crossing the line in 20:10.93 and was followed by Hannah Burkholder in 21st place with a time of 20:45.15. Mary Davidson was right behind her, taking 22nd with a time of 20:56.04.
The Buccaneers will be back in action tomorrow morning, starting at 11 a.m. with the women’s high jump. Live results can be found HERE. Related Item: Box Score