Hawkeyes Conclude John Jacobs Invitational

April 14, 2007


The University of Iowa women’s track team concluded competition at the John Jacobs Invitational today, in Norman, OK. Three Hawkeye student-athletes set collegiate bests during the meet.

Aditya Jones bettered her collegiate mark in the 400 meter-hurdles with a time of 1:01.80, less than one second away from a regional qualifying time. Joining Jones with a new collegiate best was Sophia Ponce in the 800 meters (2:15.50), and Kara-Aretha Graham in the 200 meters (25.05).

Becca Franklin and Renee White each finished fourth in their respected events. Franklin had a respectable toss of 178-2 in the hammer throw and White had a leap of 18-9 in the long jump.

The Hawkeyes next competition will be in Iowa City on Saturday, April 21, as The University of Iowa will be hosting the Musco Twilight IX meet.


Hammer Throw
1. Zlata Tarasova (KU) 199-2
4. Becca Franklin (I) 178-2
16. Mandy Chandler (I) 132-2

1. Andrea Kvetova (SMU) 149-9
5. Tammilee Kerr (I) 133-6

Long Jump
1. Portia Nash (OU) 19-2
4. Renee White (I) 18-9

200 Meters
1. Yolanda Goff (OU) 24.09
7. Kara-Aretha Graham (I) 25.05

400 Meters
1. Ebonie Floyd (Houston) 53.69
14. Monica Mims (I) 58.51

800 Meters
1. Morgan Bonds (KSU) 2:10.32
7. Sophia Ponce (I) 2:15.50

400 Meter Hurdles
1. Sheryl Morgan (NU) 59.43
5. Aditya Jones (I) 1:01.80

1,600 Meter Relay
1. Oklahoma 3:39.90
6. Iowa 3:51.89
(Jones, Mims, Ponce, Johnson)

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