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FAU Takes 14 Top-Three Finishes at UM Invitational

March 24, 2013

CORAL GABLES, FL - The Florida Atlantic University track team competed in the University of Miami's second invitational of outdoor track season on Saturday. The team took 14 top-three finishes at the meet, including first-place finishes by Ronja Siekmann, Tanisha Coppin, and Michael Vidal.

Siekmann took first-place in the women's javelin throw with a final 37.22 m. The freshman beat the second-place finisher by over six meters.

Coppin finished in first for the 800 meter (2:19.88). She was followed by teammate Valerie Dixon who took second-place.

Sophomore Vidal competed in the 1500 meter run finishing in first-place with a final time of 3:55.09. Florida Atlantic took the second and third-place finish for the event as well with Sean Herring (4:03.98) and Eric Kessler (4:07.78).

The Owls had nine competitors place new personal records at the meet including Jessica Jetmore who placed second in the pole vault and Stacy Paton who placed second in the 1500 meter.

The following student-athletes also took top-three finishes at the meet:



Florida Atlantic will continue outdoor track season on Friday, March 29 at the two-day UNF Invitational in Jacksonville, Florida.

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