Feb. 26, 2010
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The 20th ranked Florida State women’s track and field team opened its first day of the 2010 ACC Indoor Championships successfully by positioning itself in second place with 35 points as it heads into the final day of the meet Saturday, February 27. The Seminoles will hit the Rector Field House on the campus of Virginia Tech tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. with the women’s high jump.
“The long jump was unbelievable,” FSU Head Coach Bob Braman said. “Amy is going to nationals as well as Kim. They both did a great job. Caila Coleman did a great job by getting a lifetime best by two feet. A couple of injuries, but that was the only misfortune of the day. We had a good first day. Jennifer Dunn did a great job for her first ACC indoor meet. We are looking to keep fighting. I really like the way we fought.”
Led by both Kim Williams and Amy Harris in the long jump, FSU successfully finished the day by posting two NCAA automatic marks in the event so both ‘Noles could get their chance to battle at the national meet.
Matching her personal record was Williams as the Seminole earned her third indoor ACC medal with a second place mark of 6.51m/21-04.25 to score eight points. The junior’s jump is fourth in the nation.
Harris followed her teammates lead as she earned her first automatic qualification with a new personal record leap of 6.37m/ 20-10.75 to take fourth place and win five points. Her mark is the sixth’s best performance in the NCAA.
Earning a silver medal and scoring eight points to push FSU into second place was Liz Mabry in the pole vault with a mark of 4.05m/13-03.25.
Scoring FSU’s first points was senior Caila Coleman in the weight throw as the ‘Nole posted five points with a mark of 18.19m/ 59-08.25 that earned fourth place. Coleman’s mark is also a personal record.
Sophomore Jennifer Dunn posted a time of 16:47.68 in the 5000m run to take fourth place and contribute five points for the Seminoles.
Kicking off the day for the Garnet and Gold were distance runners Pilar McShine and Amanda Winslow in the mile run prelims. While McShine ran a notable 4:51.68 to qualify for the finals Sunday, Winslow took her lead as she too ran a qualifying time with 5:01.14.
A trio of ‘Noles dominated the women’s 60m dash with Candyce McGrone, Teona Rodgers and Danielle Jeffrey all earning spots in the finals Sunday at 1:30 p.m. McGrone and Rodgers both posted an NCAA provisional time of 7.44 to finish in third and fifth, respectively, while Jeffrey finished in eighth with a time of 7.48.
The same threesome went on to battle in the 200m which unfortunately saw Rodgers not finishing due to an injury. However, McGrone was successful in earning a qualifying time for the finals with 24.18 that took sixth place.
Follow the final day of competition with live stats on www.flashresults.com and check out www.seminoles.com for a recap, video diary and photo gallery. Fans can also keep up with the Seminoles on Twitter @FSU_Track.
Weight Throw Final
4. Caila Coleman 18.19m/ 59-08.25, 5 points PR
Long Jump Final 2. Kim Williams 6.51m/21-04.25, 8 points A
4. Amy Harris 6.37m/ 20-10.75, 5 points A
Pole Vault 2. Liz Mabry 4.05m/13-03.25, 8 points P
14. Callie Giffin 3.60m/11-09.75
14. Lauren Giffin 3.60m/11-09.75
2. Pilar McShine 4:51.68 Q
11. Amanda Winslow 5:01.14 Q
9. Brittany St. Louis 55.52
60m dash Prelim
3. Candyce McGrone 7.44 Q, P
5. Teona Rodgers 7.44 Q, P
8. Danielle Jeffrey 7.48 Q
200m dash Prelim
6. Candyce McGrone 24.18 Q
17. Danielle Jeffrey 24.73
Teona Rodgers DNF
5000m Final Prelim
3. Jennifer Dunn 16:47. 68, 6 points
10. Andrea Palen 17:16.26
Q=Qualified for finals
P= NCAA Provisional
PR= Personal Record