Dolphins Earn #ASunTF Eight-Peat, Walker Posts MVP Outing

Saturday, February 23, 2013

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - For the eighth-straight year, Jacksonville left the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center with the Atlantic Sun Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship trophy. The Dolphins finished with five event wins overall and three in day two of the competition to total 173 points.

On day two, JU's Shanique Walker (60H), Bienna Freeman (800m) all finished first in their respective events. Freeman's time of 2:09.92 set a meet record as her teammate Joane Pierre also broke the previous mark with her time of 2:11.45. The Dolphins capped the meet with a win in the 4x400 relay in a time of 3:45.49.

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Lipscomb's Dani Walker, the A-Sun Championship Most Valuable Performer, started the day with a win in the mile run. Her time of 4:43.89 was the second-fastest in meet history and was her second individual event title this weekend (3,000). Walker continued her dominance on the track with a win in the 5,000m (16:59) and finished the day by running the anchor of the 4x400m team, which finished fourth. Her 31.25 points were the most of any competitor. The Lady Bisons finished with 101 points - an all-time high for LU.

ETSU set a program record with its second-place finish at the conference meet as the Buccaneers earned two event wins on day two and four overall for 127.5 points - a program record. Emani Harrison claimed the 60-meter dash in record-setting time of 7.49 for the Bucs first win on day two, while Kelly Monteleone added a meet record in the triple jump (12.54m).

North Florida's Brianna Frazier continued to shine at the conference meet as she swept the 200m and 400m dashes for the third-straight year. Frazier accounted for 25.5 of UNF's 106.5 points, while Lindsey Enders captured the pole vault title with a top height of 3.82m to set the conference record.

USC Upstate finished with 20 points at the championship, while Northern Kentucky made its A-Sun debut with twelve.

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