January 22, 2011 - by

Day 1 At The Hokie Invite

Jan. 22, 2011

 

 

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Florida State men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams performed well at the first day of the Hokie Invitational on the campus of Virginia Tech Friday night.

A week after a strong start to the indoor season in Blacksburg, Va., the Seminoles continued that trend as Brandon Byram finished in first place (33.19m) in the men’s 300-meter dash in what was the greatest performance in the event ever by an FSU student-athlete. It also is the best time in the entire nation. Kevin Williams earned an 18th place (35.23) finish.

In the 60-meter dash, Kemar Hyman (6.81) came in sixth place and David Ambler came in ninth with a time of 6.82.

Hyman also competed in the 60-yard dash and came in fourth with a mark of 6.73.

Tremaine Grant participated in the 60-meter hurdles and his 8.02 mark was good enough for a fifth-place finish. Daniel Salgado finished 28th in the same event. Grant then followed that up with an eighth-place slot in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles.

Warren Harper and and John Kennedy finished 12th and 13th, respectively, in the men’s pole vault and Phillip Young’s distance of 14.95 in the triple jump put him in sixth.

On the women’s side, Amy Harris came in 25th in the 60-meter dash on a time of 7.74. Lauren Giffin then performed well in the pole vault. Her second-place finish occurred after she got a mark of 3.70.

Harris was in action once again as she finished sixth in the triple jump. Her teammate, Michelle Jenije, achieved a third-place finish in the same event with a mark of 12.77.

FSU returns to action Saturday morning with the final day of the event set to start at 10 a.m.

 

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