March 23, 2007
Lake Buena Vista, FL – Florida State’s men’s and women’s track and field teams finish off the second day of competition at the Disney Track and Field Invitational on Friday, March 23 with ten regional qualifiers. Those marks bring the total to 11 qualifiers to come from the meet so far.
On Thursday, newcomer Bryan Howard regionally qualified in the men’s javelin after throwing a season-best 203’9″/62.10m, almost 10 meters further than any other competitor.
On the women’s side, four Seminoles grabbed regional qualifying marks in three events. Senior Alyce Williams (Palm Coast, FL/George Mason) regionally qualified in the 100m dash after winning the event in 11.71. Twin sister Alycia (Palm Coast, FL/George Mason) earned her qualifying mark in the 400m with a first-place time of 52.74, a personal best.
Also qualifying in the 400m dash was junior Kandia Batchelor (Hillsborough, FL/Hillsborough) who finished third in 54.51. Freshman Valerie Flournoy (Gainesville, FL/PK Yonge) ran a collegiate best 13.53 and placed second in the 100m hurdles to earn her qualifying mark.
The men’s squad had six regionally qualify today in three events. Junior Drew Brunson (Snellville, GA/Tennessee) ran 13.93 and finished fourth in the 110m hurdles prelims. In the 100m dash finals, seniors Greg Bolden (Morrow, GA/Albany State) and Cedric Nabe (Geneva, Switzerland/Lycee St. Joseph) finished first and third, respectively. Bolden ran a personal best 10.21 while Nabe ran 10.42.
In the men’s 400m hurdle finals, the Seminoles finished first, second and third. Winning the race was junior Elliott Wood (Sydney, Australia/Narrabeen Sports) in 52.18, followed by sophomores Javier Garcia-Tunon (Miami, FL/Belen Jesuit) who finished in 52.32 and Tywayne Buchanan (Greater Portmore, Jamaica/Wolmer’s Boys’ School) who ran 52.34.
Complete results can be found at SteepleTiming.com and will be posted on Seminoles.com at the conclusion of the meet on Saturday, March 24.