A Season-in-Review: 2020 JWU Track & Field/Cross Country

A Season-in-Review: 2020 JWU Track & Field/Cross Country

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (May 18, 2020) – The 2019-2020 school year was shortened due to the COVID-19 Pandemic so we've decided to take a look back at this year and highlight the tremendous things our teams and student-athletes accomplished.  

Today we focus on the JWU track & field/cross country teams. In its first full season under Head Coach Yanique Booth, the Wildcats posted 20 PRs (personal records) with four Sun Conference Championship qualifying marks, despite the shortened campaign. The team also produced its first Sun Conference Champion of Character winner (Xavier Charles).  

2019-2020 Track & Field Results and Records (TFRRS)


Key Moments:

- 20 PRs record in the shortened 2020 season

- JWU posted four Sun Conference Championship qualifying marks in 2020

- Xavier Charles named this year's Sun Conference Champion of Character for Men's Track & Field (05/12/20)

- Martha Dauphin places first in the shot put to lead Wildcats at Bobcat/Shark Relays (03/11/20)

- Javon St. Firmin leads JWU to ninth-place finish at University of Tampa Invitational (03/02/20)

- Wildcats post seven PRs at NSU Shark Invitational (02/23/20)

- Alyssa Sturtevant qualifies for Sun Conference Championships in season-opening meet (01/25/20)

- Cross Country has strong individual showing in four meets during the fall



Darius Campbell
Men's Javelin – 31.80m (03/11/20)
Men's 100m Dash – 12.09 (03/02/11)
Men's 200m Dash – 24.86 (02/23/20)

Xavier Charles
Men's Shot Put – 8.17m (02/23/20)

Mia Distant
Women's 100m Dash – 14.37m (03/11/20)

Martha Dauphin
Women's Shot Put – 10.07m (03/11/20)

Nickalus Knight
Men's 100m Dash – 12.20 (03/02/11)
Men's 200m Dash – 24.23 (02/23/20)

Chelsea Lewis
Women's 400m – 1:08.33 (03/11/20)
Women's 800m – 2:41.93 (02/23/20)

Jobed Phanord
Men's Shot Put – 10.71m (03/11/20)
Men's Discus – 32.44m (03/11/20)

Leonardia Rolle
Women's 100m Dash – 13.32 (03/11/20)
Women's 200m Dash – 29.60 (03/02/11)

Jasen Santerre
Men's 110m Hurdles – 19.79 (03/11/20)
Men's 400m Hurdles – 1:08.18 (03/02/11)
Men's 200m Dash – 25.04 (01/25/20)

Javon St. Firmin
Men's 400m – 52.74 (03/02/20)

Alyssa Sturtevant
Women's Shot Put – 8.76m (03/11/20)
Women's Discus – 31.38m (01/25/20)

Sun Conference Qualifiers:

Martha Dauphin
Women's Shot Put – 10.07m (03/11/20)

Jobed Phanord
Men's Discus – 32.44m (03/11/20)

Alyssa Sturtevant
Women's Discus – 31.38m (01/25/20)

Men's 4x100m Relay – Darius Campbell, Javon St. Firmin, Jasen Santerre, Nickalus Knight – 45.80 (03/11/20)

Award Winners:

Sun Conference Champion of Character
Xavier Charles – Men's Track & Field


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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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