Murfreesboro, Tenn. -
On the final day of the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship the Owls competed in the high jump, 100m finals, javelin, and the 4x400m relay. Junior Deja Jones continued to shine after a strong performance yesterday in the prelims, finishing fourth in the 100m finals. Sophomore Frida Thorsås finished sixth in the javelin finals.
The next highest finisher was the team of Sitia Martinez, Regina Wilkerson, Berneta Boldin and Sherline Valentine who placed 8th in the 4x400m relay with their best time of the season 3:46.86. Senior Ashley Stewart competed in the high jump and placed 13th overall, and sophomore Christina Schultz placed 31st in the 5000m final.
“The 2016 C-USA champs didn’t really go our way; however, the true sign of a championship caliber team is what happens after adversity hits!" said Alex Smolka FAU’s head coach. "It’s easy to do the right things when everything goes your way, it’s the true sign of character to get up after falling down and move forward.”
“We did have some great performances! Deja and Frida showed true championship grit and performed very well!" added Smolka. "Our 4x400m relay team ran it’s season best time when it counted most and also scored points for us.”
Full Day Four Results
FAU Day Four Results
- High Jump – 13th Ashley Stewart 1.60 meters
- 100m Finals – 4th Deja Jones 11.77 seconds
- Javelin Finals – 6th Frida Thorsås 40.01 meters
- 4x400m Relay – 8th (Sitia, Regina, Berneta, Sherline) 3:46.86
- 5000m Final - 31st Christina Shultz 18:48.15
New Top-10 Times
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New Personal Records
NCAA 1st round in Jacksonville, May 26-29, team is waiting to see who qualifies. To follow the team log onto www.fausports.com or on twitter @FAUOwlAthletics.