Jan. 29, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The nationally-ranked Florida State men’s and women’s indoor track teams continued what has already been a great start to the 2011 season with an impressive showing this weekend at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
Highly-touted newcomer Violah Lagat earned her first victory as a Seminole. Lagat edged out TCU’s Briyanna Thomas for the win with a time of 2:10.65 in the women’s 800-meter run.
Fellow distance runner Amanda Winslow also had the same type of success over the weekend. The sophomore returns to Tallahassee with a win in the women’s one-mile run invite with a mark of 4:41.87.
Winslow’s teammate, Jessica Parry, finished 10th in the event with a time of 4:51.28.
Another member of FSU’s national runner-up women’s cross country team, Pasca Cheruiyot, came in first in the women’s 3000-meter run invite with a 9:13.51 clip. Astrid Leutert came in fifth in that event with a time of 9:29.88.
Lagat, Hannah Brooks, Parry and Winslow then combined to finish fourth in the women’s distance medley relay.
As for the women’s long jump, Florida State All-American Kim Williams came in second with a distance of 21 1/3 feet. Amy Harris’ came in sixth in the same event.
On the men’s side, Seminoles star Maurice Mitchell came in second in the men’s 60-meter dash with a time of 6.66.
A week after a memorable performance in Virginia, Brandon Byram followed that up with yet another triumph. The senior finished first in the men’s 200-meter dash with a 20.73.
And Byram wasn’t the only men’s track athlete to pick up a win.
Sophomore Darrin Gibson’s 1:50.29 time was good enough to beat all challengers in the men’s 800-meter run.
A complete list of all the results from the weekend can be found by clicking here.