April 23, 2004
Philadelphia, PA – The No. 25/21 Florida State men’s and women’s track and field teams ended the third day of the historic, 110th Penn Relays with another relay team in the finals. The men’s 4x400m relay team ran a 3:08.32 posting the seventh fastest time of the day, qualifying for the finals tomorrow. Seniors Tony Martin (Seminole, FL/Sanford Seminole) and Sean Campbell (Orlando, FL/Evans), sophomore Rafeeq Curry (Miami, FL/ACE Academy) and freshman Antonio Cromartie (Tallahassee, FL/Lincoln) comprised the 4x400m team that placed second in their heat.
Senior Marqus Johnson (Tampa, FL/Tampa Baptist) took second place in the discus with a throw of 169’2″ (51.57m), just three feet short of his season-best mark of 172’5″.
Sophomore LaToya Legree (Lithonia, GA/Stephenson) posted her second longest jump of the season, recording a mark of 39’3″ (11.96m) to take ninth place in the triple jump. Junior Kimberly Walker (Trinidad & Tobago/Polytechnic) placed fifth in her heat with a time of 11.82 while sophomore LaKendra McColumn (Lithonia, GA/Southwest Dekalb) took ninth in the 100m hurdles in 14.14.
The women’s 4x1500m team of seniors Vicky Gill (Lancashire, England/St. Andrews), Rachel Evjen (Eau Claire, WI/Northwestern) and Helen Hofstede (Hoogharspel, Netherlands/RSG Enhhuizen) and junior Natalie Hughes (Grand Junction, CO/Palisades) finished the race in a time of 17:46.26. The 4x200m team completed the course in third in their respective heat in a time of 1:36.48.
Junior Ian Hornabrook (Southport, Australia/Rend Lake), seniors Joe Paiva (Levittown, PA/Truman) and Giscard Titus (New York City, N.Y./Auburn) and freshman Tom Lancashire (Bolton, England/Turton) ran the distance medley relay, finishing eighth in 9:49.99.
The men’s 4x400m relay team will race at 5:25 p.m. while the women’s team will start at 5:20 p.m. Also competing on Saturday are sophomore Andrew Diakos (Naples, FL/Barron-Collier) in the hammer throw and Paiva in the 400m hurdles. Diakos starts at 12:15 p.m.m while the hurdles begin at 9:10 a.m.