Jacksonville Wins 11th Straight #ASUNTF Women's Outdoor Championship

Jacksonville Wins 11th Straight #ASUNTF Women's Outdoor Championship

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Jacksonville, Fla. - Jacksonville won the 2016 Atlantic Sun Track and Field Women's Outdoor Championship for the 11th consecutive year with a team total of 309 and 11 gold medals. Stormm Phillips shined for the Dolphins and was named Most Valuable Performer for the first time in her career. 

Jordan Gray won gold in the Heptathlon for Kennesaw State with a total score of 4,988. The freshman placed in the top-three in four events including winning the Long Jump with a distance of 5.73 meters. Gray also won gold in February in the Pentathlon at the Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Owls picked up 18 team points in the event thanks to a third place finish as well. Current leader Jacksonville earned 17 team points with three finishers in the top-five. 

JU's Kree Clark won her third gold of the Championship and set her second Championship record of the weekend with a Discus throw of 52.58 meters. It marks her fourth consecutive gold in the event. Her record-breaking throw bested her previous mark of 51.94 meters, set last year. 

Stormm Phillips of Jacksonville took the Triple Jump with a Championship Record leap of 12.91 meters. Her jump was .39 meters further than the previous record of 12.52 set by JU's Shaquania Lundy in 2008. Last year, Phillips jumped 12.45 meters and now holds two of the top-four best jumps in ASUN Championship history. 

The Dolphins continued their day two dominance when their 4x100 relay team of Chyna Chung, Jacquelyn Baldwin, Ja'Mesha Richard and Stormm Phillips won the gold with a time of 44.74. Jacksonville has now won the event in back-to-back years and six of the last eight years. 

Michelle Howell of Jacksonville claimed the gold in 1500 Meters with a time of 4:25.95.Teammate Nora McUmber joined her on the podium with a third-place finish of 4:33.64. Howell is the first Dolphin to win the event since 2013 when Joane Pierre won it three years in a row. 

The Dolphins earned a clean sweep in the 100 Meter Hurdles with Ja'Mesha Richard claiming the gold with a time of 13.71. Brittney Webley earned the silver with a time of 13.90 while Lyric Schmalz joined them on the podium with a time of 13.99. 

Kennesaw State grabbed the top two spots in the 400 Meter dash with North Florida rounding out the top-three. Maileka Slayton won the gold with a time of 55.54 while teammate Laytoya Hunt came in at 56.28. It marks the first time that the Owls have taken home the gold in the 400 Meter dash. 

Gray continued her success from the Heptathlon with a gold-medal victory in the High Jump. She jumped 1.73 meters to earn the win, marking back-to-back event titles for the Owls. Alyssa Young of North Florida (1.69m) and Shakedra Robinson of Kennesaw State (1.69m) rounded out the top-three. 

Jacquelyn Baldwin of Jacksonville (11.48) took home the 100 Meter dash title with an impressive .37 victory over teammate Stormm Phillips (11.85). It is the first victory for the Dolphins in this event in three years. 

JU's Michelle Howell claimed the gold medal in the 800 Meters with a time of 2:09.38, just two seconds shy of the Championship Record. It is the first Dolphin win in the event since 2013 when Bienna Freeman won it in three consecutive years. 

Kennesaw State's Jocselyn Powell set a Championship Record in the 400 Meter Hurdles with a time of 58.52. It marks the first time an ASUN competitor has ever ran sub-59-seconds as the previous record was 59.20 by JU's Latoney Payne in 2014.  

Baldin earned her second gold of the night with a victory in the 200 Meters. She clocked a 23.78, .26 ahead of KSU's Maileka Slayton. Stormm Phillips continued her success and rounded out the top-three with a 24.57. It is the Dolphins first victory in the event since 2013 when Courtney Walker took home the gold.  

Kennesaw State's Marija Bogavac demolished the previous Javelin Championship record of 45.66 with a toss of 49.42 meters. The Owl freshman's throw was 10.61 meters further than second place, Jacksonville's Emily Myslinksi (38.81). It marks the first time since 2012 that an Owl has claimed gold in the Javelin. 

Lipscomb swept the 5,000 Meters and earned the gold for the fifth straight year. Madi Talbert finished at the front of the pack to claim her third consecutive gold with a time of 16:50.02. Teammates Katie Bianchini (16:53.18) and Brooke Kingma (16:53.98) also joined her on the podium.

Jacksonville capped off its impressive Championship performance with a victory in the 4x400 relay for the first time since 2013. The team of Chyna Chung, Tatyana Hodnett, Michelle Howell and Lyric Schmalz clocked a time of 3:44.69, over three seconds better than second place North Florida. 

Stormm Phillips was named Most Valuable Performer after winning gold medals in the Triple Jump and as a member of the Dolphins champion 4x100 relay team. Her 12.91 Triple Jump mark set a new Championship Record. She earned silver medals in the 100 Meter dash and the Long Jump and in all compiled 41.5 points for JU.

Jacksonville won the Championship with a combination of success in both the track and field events. While they didn't take the gold in the Heptathlon they did earn silver and bronze in the event. They won nine gold medals in the final day after Kree Clark earned two herself in the opening day of competition. The Dolphins set three Championship Records, Clark set two in the Discus and the Hammer throw while Phillips earned a record in the Triple Jump. Jacksonville's 11 straight titles represents the longest title streak in the history of ASUN Outdoor Championships. 

Kennesaw State finished as the runner-up with a team score of 212 and six gold medals, including Jordan Gray claiming the gold in the Heptathlon. 

2016 ASUN Women's Outdoor Championship Top-Three Results (Saturday)
Event / Times (ET) / Championship Record Student-Athlete, School (Performance)
Heptathlon - Long Jump
ASUN Heptathlon Superlative: 6.15m

Jordan Gray, Kennesaw State (5.73m)
Tiaona Smith, Jacksonville (5.61m)
Jenira Shufford, Jacksonville (5.32m) 

Heptathlon - Javelin Throw
ASUN Heptathlon Superlative: 36.70m

 Emily Myslinksi, Jacksonville (34.94m)
Shakedra Robinson, Kennesaw State (33.91m)
Jenira Shufford, Jacksonville (33.82m) 

Heptathlon - 800 Meters
ASUN Heptathlon Superlative: 2:24.86

Shakedra Robinson, Kennesaw State (2:26.96)
Jenira Shufford, Jacksonville (2:28.42)
Jordan Gray, Kennesaw State (2:28.96) 

ASUN Heptathlon Superlative: 5152

Jordan Gray, Kennesaw State (4988)
Jenira Shufford, Jacksonville (4869)
Tiaona Smith, Jacksonville (4835) 

Women's Triple Jump
ASUN Record: 12.52m*
Stormm Phillips, Jacksonville (12.91m)*
Morgan Campbell, Kennesaw State (12.46m)
Brittany Bowald, Jacksonville (12.07m) 
Women's Discus
ASUN Record: 51.94m*

Kree Clark, Jacksonville (52.58m)*
Samantha Turner, Jacksonville (50.26m)
Shermaine Pinkard, Kennesaw State (45.02m) 

Women's 4x100 Relay 
ASUN Record: 44.63
Jacksonville (44.74)
Kennesaw State (45.75)
USC Upstate (46.35) 
Women's 1500 Meters
ASUN Record: 4:18.08
Michelle Howell, Jacksonville (4:25.95)
Katie Bianchini, Lipscomb (4:27.93)
Nora McUmber, Jacksonville (4:33.64) 
Women's 100 Hurdles
ASUN Record: 13.16
Ja'Mesha Richard, Jacksonville (13.71)
Brittney Webley, Jacksonville (13.90)
Lyric Schmalz, Jacksonville (13.99) 
Women's High Jump
ASUN Record: 1.81m
 Jordan Gray, Kennesaw State (1.73m)
Alyssa Young, North Florida (1.69m)
Shakedra Robinson, Kennesaw State (1.69m) 
Women's 400 Meters
ASUN Record: 53.60
 Maileka Slayton, Kennesaw State (55.54)
Latoya Hunt, Kennesaw State (56.28)
Hallit Grimes, North Florida (56.51) 
Women's 100 Meters
ASUN Record: 11.25
Jacquelyn Baldwin, Jacksonville (11.48)
Stormm Phillips, Jacksonville (11.85)
Brenicke Johnson, USC Upstate (12.09) 
Women's 800 Meters
ASUN Record: 2:07.34
Michelle Howell, Jacksonville (2:09.38)
Samantha Woodford, Lipscomb (2:10.52)
Tatyana Hodnett, Jacksonville (2:11.15) 
Women's Javelin
ASUN Record: 45.66m*
Marija Bogavac, Kennesaw State (49.42m)*
Emily Myslinksi, Jacksonville (38.81m)
Karen David, NJIT (36.40m) 
Women's 400 Hurdles
ASUN Record: 59.20*
Jocselyn Powell, Kennesaw State (58.52)*
Lyric Schmalz, Jacksonville (59.46)
Brittney Webley, Jacksonville (59.96) 
Women's 200 Meters
ASUN Record: 22.99

Jacquelyn Baldwin, Jacksonville (23.78)
Maileka Slayton, Kennesaw State (24.04)
Stormm Phillips, Jacksonville (24.57)

Women's 5,000 Meters
ASUN Record: 16:21.96
Madi Talbert, Lipscomb (16:50.02)
Katie Bianchini, Lipscomb (16:53.18)
Brooke Kingma, Lipscomb (16:53.98) 
Women's 4x400 Relay
ASUN Record: 3:40.69

 Jacksonville (3:44.69)
North Florida (3:47.78)
USC Upstate (3:49.91) 

*: set or tied Championship Record

2016 ASUN Women's Outdoor Championship Team Scores
Team Point Total
Event Wins
Jacksonville 309 11
Kennesaw State 212 6
Lipscomb 128 2
North Florida 76 2
USC Upstate 62