BOCA RATON, Fla. - Deja Jones, a Florida Atlantic University junior, highlighted Day Three of the Conference USA Meet, held in Murfreesboro, Tenn. and hosted by Middle Tennessee. Jones ran a time of 11.68 in the 100m prelims and qualified for Sunday’s final.
The next highest finisher was Regina Wilkerson in the 200m prelims. Wilkerson, also a junior, finished 10th a 24.39 time while Leila Elliott (24.41) and Jones (24.42) finished 11th and 12th, respectively.
- “Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, the results don’t reflect the effort, dedication and hard work our team members put in,” said Alex Smolka FAU’s head coach. “Today wasn’t a great day for us. We will learn from today and the experience will make us stronger. I’m very proud or our team members.”
- “We did have a few bright spots,” added Smolka. “Deja qualified for finals in the 100m dash, Leila set a new PR in the 200m dash and Mar’Rhea came very close to her PR in the long jump.”
FAU Day Three Results
- Long Jump – 13th Mar’Rhea Everheart 5.73
- 1500 Prelims – 20th Bethany Hardcastle 4:54.57
- 100m Hurdles Prelims – 15th Ashley Stewart 14.27
- 400m Prelims – 18th Sherline Valentin 57.93, 30th Berneta Boldin 59.40
- 100m Prelims – 13th Jada Massie 11.83, 18th Leila Elliott 12.01
- 800m Prelims – 20th Carydaliz Fontanez 2:21.38
- 400m Hurdles Prelims – 20 Crystal McDougle 1:05.27, 21st Cassidy Smith 1:05.92
- 200m Prelims – 10th Regina Wilkerson 24.39, 11th Leila Elliott 24.41, 12th Deja Jones 24.42
- 100m Prelims – 5th Deja Jones 11.68 (Qualifies for finals), 13th Jada Massie 11.83, 18th Leila Elliott 12.01
New Top-10 Times
New Personal Records
- Leila Elliott in 200m 24.41
FAU will complete the 2016 Conference USA Meet on May 15 and then qualifiers will begin preparing for the NCAA regional meet scheduled for May 26-29. To follow the team log onto www.fausports.com or on twitter @FAUOwlAthletics.