April 26, 2000
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Five members of the Florida State track and
field team will travel to Philadelphia, PA to compete in the 106th Penn
Relays this weekend. Members from the ACC’s top women’s outdoor team and
the ACC’s second-place men’s team will compete against a field of athletes
from all over the world.
Pennsylvania native, Nakeya Crutchfield, will compete in front of
her home crowd just one week after placing second in the 100m and 200m dash
at the ACC Outdoor Championships. The sophomore from Coatesville
contributed 16 points to the Seminoles team title at last week’s ACC
ACC women’s shot put champion Makiba Batten will also make the trip
to Philadelphia this weekend. Batten was a major part of the Lady
Seminole’s ACC team title by winning the shot put title (10 points) and
placing second in the women’s discus (8 points).
Junior Sara White rounds out the Lady Seminole contingent traveling
to Pennsylvania. White, from Port Charlotte, Fl, placed fourth in the
women’s hammer throw and 10th in the women’s discus at the ACC Outdoor
Joe Allen will represent the Seminoles at the Penn Relays for the
men. The junior from Toledo, Ohio is the reigning ACC Indoor and Outdoor
long jump champion. Allen also placed second in the triple jump at the ACC
Outdoor Championships last weekend and he led all Seminole men with 18
The final Seminole heading to Philadelphia is freshman hurdler
Danyne Brown. Brown, a freshman from New Jersey, finished sixth in the
men’s 110m high hurdles and sixth in the men’s 400m hurdles at the ACC
Outdoor Championships last weekend. His six-point effort was the fifth best
point total for the second-place Seminoles.
The Seminoles will return to action Saturday May 6th when they
travel to Life College in Atlanta, Ga for their third United States Track
Coaches Association Quad-Meet of the outdoor season. Florida State will
compete against East Carolina University, the University of Kansas and Life
College in the one-day event.