Two Regional Qualifying Marks a "Unique" Feat

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MACON, Ga. - Sprinter Unique Singleton had a large hand in the Jacksonville track and field team's success at the Seminole Invitational over the weekend. She posted two NCAA regional qualifying marks to earn her Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.

The Kissimmee, Fla., native posted her qualifying times en route to winning three events to help pace the Dolphins. Singleton ran a leg of the 4x100-meter relay team that posted a regional qualifying time of 45.57 to take first. The accounting major also ran a regional qualifying time of 54.33 to take the top spot in the 400-meter and won the 200-meter by running a 24.14. All three of the events she in ran at the Seminole Invitational are currently first in the A-Sun rankings

The 2008A-Sun Outdoor Champion Dolphins return to the track on April 18 to compete in two meets in the same day. Half of the team will head across town for the UNF Relays, while the other half of the squad will travel to Baton Rouge, La. for the prestigious LSU Alumni Gold.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

Other Top Performers
Jessica Irizarry, Kennesaw State (Thrower - Marietta, Ga. - Jr. - International Business) -- Irizarry placed first in the javelin at the Seminole Twilight hosted by FSU, setting a regional mark with a throw of 46.00m, which leads the conference. In addition she placed third in the hammer with a throw of 46.00, third in conference, and seventh in the shot put with a throw of 12.15m, fourth in conference. Her performances in the javelin, shot put, and hammer were ALL new KSU records.

Emily Tangwar, USC Upstate (Distance - El Doret, Kenya - So. - Nursing) -- Tangwar knocked out another solid week at the Furman Invitational, she took first-place in the women's 1,500-meters with a finish in 4:45.46, pulling two other Upstate runners in finish in the top-five and set new record performances. Tangwar also posted a third-place finish in the 800-meters in 2:19.61.