April 7, 2007
Tallahassee, FL – The weather in the final day of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays was not a typical spring day as freezing temperatures and constant rain interrupted many events, including the finals of the men’s 100-meter dash, at the Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium in Austin, TX.
While the men’s 100-meter finals did not take place due to the weather, sprints coach Ken Harnden chose to not take any chances with his athletes’ health and they did not compete in the relays today.
The only member of the top-ranked Seminole men’s squads to compete on Saturday was John Fallone (Rochester, NY/Virginia Tech) in the shot put. The senior, who is already regionally qualified, threw 16.05m/52’8″ to place fifth in the A-section.
On the women’s side, the 4×200 meter relay and the triple jump were the only events Florida State competed in. The 4x200m relay finished fifth in 1:40.88 and was run by seniors Kamilah Salaam (Wilmington,DE/Penn State), Alyce Williams and Alycia Williams (Palm Coast, FL/George Mason), and freshman Cinnamon Johnson (Tallahassee, FL/Florida). Alyce was also the runner-up in the women’s triple jump with her 12.43m/40’9.50″ leap.
Over in Gainesville at the Pepsi Florida Relays, the weather was much more ideal for outdoor track and field. Junior Travis Dane (Naples, FL/Barron Collier) threw a personal record 53.59m/175’10” in the hammer throw and finished sixth.
This weekend overall was preparation for the ACC Championships in two weeks in College Park, Maryland. Florida State will host its final home meet, the Seminole Invitational, the weekend before the conference meet on Saturday, April 14.