Thursday, February 21, 2013
MACON, Ga. - The 2013 Atlantic Sun Indoor Track and Field Championship is set to get underway on Friday, February 22nd in Johnson City, Tenn.
Jacksonville is the seven-time A-Sun Women’s Indoor Track and Field returning Champion. The Dolphins are undefeated in the championship meet since the A-Sun picked up the sport in 2006.
A-Sun Women's Track & Field Notes (#ASunTF):
- JU’s Charlene Charles ranks No. 11 in the nation in the pentathlon. Charles is a two-time A-Sun Most Valuable Performer (2010, 2011) and has four first-place finishes in the A-Sun Championship in her career. Charles is a two-time champion in the long jump.
- North Florida’s Brianna Frazier was named the 2012 Most Valuable Performer after winning gold in the 200 meter, 400 meter and the 4x400 meter relay. Frazier currently hold the record for the fastest time in the 400m at the A-Sun Championship (53.79) that she set in 2012. This season, Frazier holds the fastest times in the conference in both the 200m (24.37) and the 400m (54.38).
- In last years championship, Kennesaw State claimed the runner-up spot with a 21-point deficit to JU; the smallest differential since the first year of the championship. The Owls return four of their five first place finishers from 2012; all competing in field events.
- ETSU’s Demeteria Edgecomb holds the fastest championship time in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.53 in 2012. Edgecombe returns as the returning champion and looks to repeat her title.
- Lipscomb’s Dani Walker ranks first in the A-Sun in the mile run this season with a time of 4:45.33.
- Northern Kentucky will compete in its first A-Sun Indoor Track and Field Championship since joining the conference.
- USC Upstate’s freshman Dominque Nock may be competing in her first championship but the newcomer may be in good contention to make the podium. The Spartan has been named both Track Athlete (12/5) of the Week and Field Athlete of the Week (1/23) this season and currently ranks No. 3 in the A-Sun in the long jump with a leap of 5.77m.
- The Dolphins hold top-marks in eight events in the 2013 season with the Owls following with four and Lipscomb and North Florida with two apiece.
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