March 29, 2007
Tallahassee, FL – The first day of the FSU Relays track meet wrapped up on Thursday night with juniors Heather Leblanc (Live Oak, FL/Suwannee) in fourth place in the women’s heptathlon and Matt Frith (Jacksonville, FL/Bolles) finishing the day in ninth place of the decathlon.
LeBlanc saw her first action of the outdoor season today as she competed in the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200m dash of the women’s heptathlon. Also competing for the Seminoles in the multi-events was freshman Erin Simmons (Argyle, TX/Argyle) who finished out the day at No. 11. The ladies will compete in the long jump, javelin, and 800m to close-out the event on Friday.
For the men’s team, Frith also competed in the decathlon for the first time this season, finishing the day in ninth. Today’s events were the 100m dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, and 400m dash. The men wrap-up tomorrow with 110m hurdles, discus, javelin, pole vault, and 1,500m run.
The men’s and women’s b section of the 5,000m run also took place tonight. In the women’s race, Florida State senior Stephanie Bechler (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) was the first to cross the line in 19:49.64. Sophomore Ashley Montagnese (Tallmadge, OH/Tallmadge) finished fourth in 20:45.21, Meredith Kelly (Clermont, FL/East Ridge), also a sophomore, finished fifth in 21:03.29 and just behind in sixth was freshman Amanda Skillen (Seminole, FL/Seminole) with a time of 22:00.57.
The final event of the evening was the women’s 3,000m run in which junior Angelina Ramos (New Fairfield, CT/New Fairfield) finished in 12:00.36, good for fourth.
Day two of the FSU Relays begins tomorrow, Friday, March 30, at 10:00 a.m. with the continuation of the multi-events followed by the men’s collegiate hammer throw. For live results, visit www.halfmiletiming.com.