UNF Track & Field racks up medals in Conference Championship meet

Drew McDonald, Sports Editor

The Ospreys hosted the ASUN Track & Field Conference Championship and both the Men’s and Women’s team had impressive performances.

Khorri Newton
Freshman Austin Thompson goes up in the Pole Vault event.

Senior Audrey Carpenter placed third in the opening day of the meet with a time of 11:03 in the 1300 meter Steeplechase.

On the same day, Junior Noah Perkins of the Men’s team finished second in the 10,000 meter event with a personal record time of 10:39, earning silver. In the same race, Freshman Nathan Jubran crossed the finish line at 30:56, earning bronze.

In the 3,000 meter Steeplechase, Senior Fynn Timm crossed the finish line at 9:19, earning bronze.

On day two of the meet, the 4×400 team of Juniors Jenn Brunson, Crystal Liebenberg, Jade Sullivan and Sophomore Sydney Steele won bronze with a new school record time of 3:43.24.

Liebenberg and Sullivan weren’t done for the day as they medaled in the 400 meter Hurdles event as Sullivan earned silver with a new personal record of 1:00 and Liebenberg followed by finishing third with a new personal record of 1:01.

Freshman Lydia van Dijk earned the last medal for the Ospreys with a time of 4:44 in the 1500 meter event, earning bronze.

Sophomore Jared Vazquez won the 1,500 meter event with a time of 3:55.

Perkins and Jubran placed in the top three in the 10K event as Perkins finished in second with a time of 14:39 and Jubran crossed the finish line at 14:57.

In the 400 meter event, Junior George Escobar earned bronze with a personal record of 47.99.

For the field events, Freshman Jaasiel Torres earned Gold and Senior Bobby Harris won the high jump at 2.08 meters (6-09.75).

Some members of the Men’s team will compete at the NCAA East Preliminary meet on May 23-25 at UNF’s Hodges Stadium.


For more information or news tips, or if you see an error in this story or have any compliments or concerns, contact [email protected].