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Thirteen Top-5 Finishes For Track Team To Begin Outdoor Season

March 17, 2012

CORAL GABLES, FL – The Florida Atlantic track team began their outdoor season at the Miami Hurricane Invitational with 13 top-five finishes, including placing each of the top four in the women’s triple jump.

Senior Ashani Roberts saw her indoor success continue with another first-place finish in the triple jump, with a long leap of 12.28 meters. Teammates Tatiana David (11.72m), Joelle Etienne (11.56m) and Demitria Brown (11.22m) finished 2-3-4, respectively.

David added two more top finishes, fourth place in the 100-meter hurdles (16.39) and third in the long jump, at 5.45 meters. Etienne finished eighth in the latter event, while Brown was ninth.

Danielle Aromashodu had a runner-up finish in the 400-meter hurdles. The senior finished just .18 seconds behind the event winner, at 1:01.95. Lauren Walton finished fifth in the race at 1:03.60, while Caitlin Jackson was eighth and Emily Stetzer ninth.

In the high jump, junior Anna-Lisa Myers finished second at 1.55 meters. The squad also added a second- and third-place finish in the 1,500 meters, by Michelle Jax (4:37.57) and Rebecca Hallam (4:38.94).

Rounding out the FAU women’s top-10 finishes were:



The team also sent eight men’s distance runners to the event. The top finishers in the two events that were entered into were Eric Kessler (7th in the 1,500 meters, 4:02.06) and Ryan Davis (9th in the 5,000 meters, 16:05.43).

Next weekend’s outdoor competition for the Owls will be held in Orlando, the UCF Black and Gold Challenge. Events will begin on Friday, March 23.

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