January 28, 2010 - by
FSU Continues Push

Jan. 28, 2010

After a successful weekend in Virginia Tech, the Florida State track and field programs (Men-No. 1/ Women- No. 5) will split up between two meets this weekend in hopes of continuing the push upward. While most of the field performers travel to in-state rival Florida’s campus for the Jimmy Carnes Invite Saturday and Sunday, the track stars will take to the Nutter Field House at Kentucky for the Rod McCravy Invitational beginning Friday, January 29.

“We’re excited about this weekend as the distance runners will open up their indoor season,” FSU Head Coach Bob Braman said. “The sprinters and field athletes can build on their earlier performances against great competition.”

The distance squad will be looking to open their season on a high note with senior Daniel Roberts and junior Matt Leeder leading the men. Joining them on the track will be sprinters Brandon Byram and Maurice Mitchell.

Field performers Ngoni Makusha and Brian Chibudu look to earn their first NCAA auto mark as they both produced provisional marks last weekend in the long jump. Throwers Travis Whitfield and Michael Putman will also be vying for their first NCAA qualifying marks.

On the women’s front, All-Americans Pilar McShine and Amanda Winslow will be leading the distance events, while sprinter Candyce McGrone and hurdler Teona Rodgers look to better their NCAA provisional marks from last weekend.

Senior Allyn Laughlin and Caila Coleman will turn their attention to the throwing events as fellow field performer Latera Davis opens her season in jumps.

Keep up with how the Seminoles do over the weekend on www.seminoles.com.

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