April 4, 1999
AUSTIN, Texas/JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Florida State men’s and women’s
track teams split up this weekend, with select athletes going to the Texas
Relays and others heading over to the Jacksonville Invitational.
In Austin, FSU got strong performances from Mario Lowe and Zuzette
Mullings in the jumps. Lowe recorded a collegiate-best of 51-11 to take
fourth (second among college athletes) in the triple jump. The mark is an
NCAA provisional qualfier for Lowe. Mullings placed fourth in the long
jump with at 19-2 and also added a 14th place finish in the triple jump at
39-4. Freshman thrower Makiba Batten also performed well at the Texas
Relays, taking sixth in the discus (156-8) and ninth in the shot put
(44-6). Christian Bland was ninth in the high jump (6-10.75) while both
the men’s and women’s sprint medley teams were fourth overall (men –
3:21.69, women – 3:50.78).
FSU picked up eight first place finishes at the JU Invitational.
Winning for the garnet and gold were: Dana Glover in the 800m (2:22.54),
Shannon Steele in the high jump (5-4.25), Taressa Davis in the triple jump
(37-1), Terita Norton in the long jump (18-2.50), Chris Williams in the
200m (48.60), Todd Crannell in the pole vault (14-6), Marcus Odum in the
long jump (21-7.25) and the men’s 4x400m relay team (3:20.83).
Next up for the Florida State track & field team is a televised
tri-meet with Ohio State and Florida International on April 10th in Tampa,