Feb. 26, 2010
BLACKSBURG, Va. – As junior Gonzalo Barroilhet closed out the heptathlon to post five points for FSU, the rest of the Florida State men’s track and field team, ranked No. 13, hit the Rector Field House for the second day of the 2010 ACC Indoor Championships. With Brian Chibudu’s long jump of 8.02m that leads the NCAA this season, the Seminoles are currently in third place and will battle to defend their 2009 title Saturday in the last day of the meet beginning at 11 a.m.
“Great job in the 200m guys,” FSU Head Coach Bob Braman said. “Marlon Woods was all over the place today and he was a fighter for us. Brian leads the nation in the long jump and he looked great doing it. Maurice looked great as well in the 60m dash as well as the other guys with him. I mean we really qualified well today. It was a bit of a bitter/sweet ending because one of our athletes got hurt in the last event which we thought we could have won. “
Barroilhet opened the day for the `Noles in the heptathlon where he posted a time of 8.22 in the 60m hurdles, jumped a mark of 4.90m/ 16-0.75 in the pole vault and closed out the event in the 1000m run with a time of 3:08.42. The junior concluded the event scoring 5238 points to take fourth place.
Jumpers Chibudu and Marlon Woods scored major points for the `Noles as both men posted top four finishes in the long jump. Chibudu captured first place as the junior leaped the NCAA’s top mark of the season with 8.02m/26-03.75 to score 10 points and win a gold medal. Woods took Chibudu’s lead as the newcomer jumped 7.32m/24-0.25 to take fourth place and give four points to FSU.
Posting eight points in the high jump was junior Andrew Bachelor as the `Nole leaped a mark of 2.10m/6-10.75 to take the silver medal.
Scoring a point for Florida State was Travis Whitfield in the weight throw as he earned eighth place with a toss of 17.50m/57-05.00 that is noted as a personal record for the senior.
Distance runners Matt Leeder and newcomer David Forrester both qualified for the mile run final as both `Noles posted a top five finish time with Forrester taking third place with 4:07.77 and Leeder finishing fifth with 4:07.94. Both men will take the track at 12 p.m. Sunday.
Woods continued qualifying for the Seminoles as the newcomer finished the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.12 to take eighth place and will compete in the finals Saturday at 12:40 p.m.
Junior Pablo Navarette ran a season-best 400m dash with 48.17 to finish in fourth place that qualified him for the finals Sunday at 1 p.m.
Making huge strides for the `Noles were sprinters Maurice Mitchell and David Ambler in the 60m dash where both men qualified for finals Sunday at 1:20 p.m. Mitchell’s third place time of 6.68 is noted as the 13th best performance this season for the NCAA while Ambler’s third place time of 6.71 is among the top 20 in the NCAA. Both times also qualify as NCAA provisional.
Mitchell alongside Charles Clark and Brandon Byram governed the track for the 200m as all three Seminoles earned not only qualifying times for the finals Sunday, but also scored NCAA provisional marks. Mitchell led the group with a first-place time of 21.17 with Clark quickly following in 21.18 to take second place and Byram running a time of 21.24 to finish in third. This is Clark’s and Mitchell’s first provisional time for the event as Byram already owns an automatic time from his performance at the Tyson Invitational.
Setting a personal record in the 800m and also qualifying for the finals was newcomer Darrin Gibson with a time of 1:51.88 that earned him third place.
“We competed really well,” Coach Braman added. “Everyone matched their seed or did better. We moved into a good position today. We need to just avoid the injuries.”
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4. Gonzalo Barroilhet 8.22
10. Collin Lomagistro 8.90
1. Gonzalo Barroilhet 4.90m/ 16-0.75
9. Collin Lomagistro 3.20m/10-06.00
10. Gonzalo Barroilhet 3:08.42
9. Collin Lomagistro 2:56.5
Long Jump Final
1. Brian Chibudu 8.02m/26-03.75, 10 points, A, PR
4. Marlon Woods 7.32m/24-0.25, 6 points
Weight Throw Final
8. Travis Whitfield 17.50m/57-05.00, PR 1 pt
High Jump Final
2. Andrew Bachelor 2.10m/ 6-10.75
Mile Run Prelim
3. David Forrester 4:07.77 Q
5. Matt Leeder 4:07.94 Q
60m hurdles Prelim
8. Marlon Woods 8.12 Q
4. Pablo Navarette 48.17 Q
60m dash Prelim
2. Maurice Mitchell 6.68 Q, P
3. David Ambler 6.71 Q, P
14. Logan Brafford 6.92
800m dash Prelim
3. Darrin Gibson 1:51.88 Q, PR
19. Nathan Duby 1:55.70
200m dash Prelim
1. Maurice Mitchell 21.17 Q, P
2. Charles Clark 21.18 Q, P
3. Brandon Byram 21.24 Q, P
5000m Final 10. Mike Fout 14:48.79
16. Ciaran O’Lionard 14:59.44
Q= qualified for finals
PR= Personal Record
A=NCAA Automatic Mark
P= NCAA Provisional Mark