MIRAMAR, Fla. (February 23, 2020) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) track & field team posted five Top-5 finishes and recorded seven PRs during the NSU Shark Invitational on Saturday, February 22.
Held at the Ansin Sports Complex, the NSU Shark Invitational featured a field of five schools.
On the women's side in the field events, freshman Alyssa Sturtevant posted a sixth-place finish in the discus throw with a mark of 30.93m. Freshman Martha Dauphin placed fourth in the shot put, recording a PR with a throw of 9.84m.
In the track events, junior Chelsea Lewis, place seventh in 800m with a PR of 2:41.93.
In the men's field events, freshman Jobed Phanord placed third in the discus with a PR throw of 30.34m. Sophomore Xavier Charles placed seventh in the shot put with, setting a new PR with a mark of 8.17m.
In the track events, freshman Javon St. Firmin placed fourth in the 400m Dash with a time of 53.05 (PR). Freshman Nickalus Knight posted a fifth-place finish in the 200m Dash with a time of 24.23 (PR) followed by junior Darius Campbell's time of 24.86 (PR) good for 11th place.
JWU will next take part in the UT Track Invitational in Tampa, Florida, on Friday, February 28.
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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