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Florida State Baseball Team Completes Physical Testing

Sept. 6, 2001


Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida State baseball team completed physical testing for the fall upon return to classes for the fall semester. The Seminoles, who advanced to NCAA Super Regional play last season, will hold their first full squad practice on Sunday, September 23. The 15th annual Garnet & Gold game, which marks the end of fall practice, is scheduled for Friday, October 12 at 6:00 pm. The Garnet & Gold game will be held at Dick Howser Stadium and is free to the public with all donations going to the Dick Howser Center, a United Way agency.


Freshman Stephen Drew totaled 676.5 points to lead all position players in the physical testing. Ryan Barthelemy (671.0 points), Scott Toole (666.5 points) and Tony McQuade (642.0 points) followed Drew in the position player standings. Only the top two (Drew and Barthelemy) earned top-conditioned athlete status.


Among pitchers, Robby Read (695.0 points) and Eric Roman (565.0 points) totaled the most points to earn the top-conditioned distinction. Chris Whidden (631.5 points) and Blair Varnes (608.5 points) were third and fourth, respectively.


Listed below are the top three performers in each of the physical testing categories:

 Vertical Leap
1. Stephen Drew 32.5"
2. Tony McQuade 31"
3. Robby Read 30"
3. Jeff Probst 30"


Shuttle Run
1. Scott Toole 8.13
2. Stephen Drew 8.14
3. Robby Read 8.19


30-Yard Dash (electronic timing)
1. Stephen Drew 3.80
2. Scott Toole 3.89
2. Bryan Zech 3.89


60-Yard Dash (electronic timing)
1. Stephen Drew 6.55
2. Bryan Zech 6.90
3. Robby Read 6.95


Jump Rope (30 seconds)
1. Scott Toole 95
2. Stephen Drew 85
3. Aaron Cheesman 84
3. Ryan Barthelemy 84


Sit-Ups (1 minute)
1. Robby Read 76
2. Trent Peterson 66
3. Scott Toole 64


Bench Press (position players)
1. Ryan Barthelemy 260
2. Tommy Stewart 260
3. Jeff Probst 255
3. Jared Brown 255


Dumbbell Press (pitchers)
1. Blair Varnes 110
1. Robby Read 110
3. Eric Roman 105


Explosion Jumps
1. Robby Read 29'6"
2. Stephen Drew 28'7"
3. Scott Toole 28'3"


One-Mile Run
1. Eric Roman 6:00
2. Ryan Barthelemy 6:05
3. Robby Read 6:16


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