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Track team has successful first meet
Distance runner Michelle Jax finished second overall in the 1-mile run

Jan. 17, 2012

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The Florida Atlantic track team compiled 15 top-10 finishes in their season opening meet Saturday in Gainesville at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational.

The team's highest finisher was Ashani Roberts, who won the triple jump at the meet with a long leap of 11.99 meters. She was one of four Owls to in the top 10 in the event, including the third-place finisher, Tatiana David (11.38m).

Also finishing near the top of their event on Saturday was distance runner Michelle Jax, who was runner-up in the 1-mile run. Her time of 5:03.82 was just a little over two seconds behind the winner.

Other top 10 finishers in the meet were:

The squad will compete again this Sunday in the Gator Invitational. It will be held at the same venue, the Stephen C. O'Connell Center at the University of Florida.

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