May 29, 2011

FORTUNE’S MAGICAL SEASON ENDS IN NCAA QUARTERFINALS IN 200-METER DASH

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Leaving a legacy is something that is truly special and something that everyone strives to do in all walks of life.

There's no doubt that senior Quina Fortune left her legacy on the VCU women's track & field program during her three years at the Black & Gold.

That legacy came to an end on Saturday evening at the NCAA Quarterfinals, where she finished 15th in the 200-meter dash. Only the top 12 times advance to the NCAA Championships. Her time of 23.87 was just .03 seconds away from a trip to Drake in June.

"Sure it would have been great to advance and that's ultimately what we all wanted, but when you step back and look what Quina accomplished during her time at VCU, it's incredible," Head Coach Jon Riley said. "She has definitely helped set a new standard for VCU women's track & field sprinters."

Fortune will leave Richmond as the best sprinter in VCU women's track & field history.

She is the current record holder in both the indoor and outdoor 200-meter dashes, as well as being a part of record holding 4x1 meter relay squads. She also has numerous times in the top-10 all-time in the 100-meter dash at VCU.

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