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Brooks, Proctor Star at UNC

May 15, 2011




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CHAPEL HILL, NC (Seminoles.com) – While the rest of the Florida State men’s and women’s track and field team members were finishing out the UNF Osprey Invitational, several of the Seminoles’ top distance runners were preparing for action in Chapel Hill, NC at the Kent Taylor Relays.

And just as the ‘Noles on North Florida’s campus were performing well, so too did the team members on North Carolina’s campus late Saturday.

Hannah Brooks stole the show with wins in the 800m and 1500m runs. In the 800, Brooks very nearly matched her personal record with a quick time of 2:04.88. In the 1500, she did the same thing; coming within a few hundredths of a second to matching her personal record. Brooks finished her second race of the night in 4:16.92.

With Brooks taking the top spot in the 800m run, Amanda Winslow and Violah Lagat finished in spots three and four, respectively. Winslow ran a personal record 2:06.61 and Lagat ran a 2:06.65.

The 800m also saw Jessica Parry (2:07.69) and Christal Washington (2:13.75) finish seventh and ninth, respectively.

In the 1500m run, Winslow finished second to Brooks with a time of 4:17.50. Parry was fourth with a personal record 4:17.90 and Lagat was sixth with a 4:24.03. Washington ran a 4:45.59 to place 17th.

“The ladies all executed two races in one hour very well,” FSU women’s distance coach Karen Harvey said. “We have been looking forward to this challenge since conference. Hannah was on fire. Pushing Hannah through both finish lines were her teammates Amanda Winslow and Jessica Parry. This group is gearing up and catching some fire at the right time with NCAA Regionals two weeks away. It is going to take great fitness and determination to qualify for NCAA this year.” 

As for the men, Seth Proctor had his best meet of the year with a win in the 5000m run. Proctor’s time of 14:07.15 is a personal record while Nicholas Maedel also had his best time ever in the race with a 14:13.35 and second-place finish.

Jacob Brooks finished fourth in the 5000m run with a time of 15:22.89.

In the men’s 1500m run, David Forrester finished fourth on a time of 3:44.89 and Alex Smyth ran a personal record 3:45.61 to end up in the sixth position.

“We had a really good meet,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “Those were probable regional marks for Seth, Nick and Alex. I thought the guys competed really well against really good competition.”  

 

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