July 9, 2006
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Rising Florida State junior Ricardo Chambers (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Dwyer) picked up his second individual, post-NCAA Championships title of the summer, with a 45.09 performance in the 400m at the 2006 North American, Caribbean American (NACAC) Under-23 Championships at Panamerican Stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Chambers, who represented Jamaica at the Senior and Junior National Championships, was the top advancer in the preliminary race with a mark of 45.95. It is the second consecutive NACAC meet that an FSU student-athlete representing Jamaica has come home with a championship. Former Seminole Dorian Scott won the shot put championship in 2004 in Sherbrooke, Ontario, Canada.
The 2006 NCAA silver medalist won an additional title as anchor leg of the 4x400m relay. The quartet comprised of Huntley Thomas, Leford Green (Kingston College) and Brian Steele (LIU) ran a 3:03.86.
Redshirt junior Garrett Johnson (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Baptist Academy) became the second Seminole to win the shot put championship, shattering the meet record with his throw of 20.66m.
Fellow sprinter Greg Bolden (Morrow, Ga./Albany State) ran the second leg of the championship 4x100m. The American quartet of Gary Jones, Chris Hargrett (Florida A&M) and Carlos Moore ran 39.38 in finishing first.
The Seminoles take a break from competition on the track but will continue their post-title celebration. Commissioner Procter is chartering a proclamation to recognize the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Men’s Team Champions on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at the Leon County Courthouse.