Jan. 15, 2010
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Florida State track and field teams (Men-No. 1/Women-No. 4) hit the field Friday, January 15, for their first indoor meet at the Virginia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. With a combination of several field event athletes and a lone distance runner, the Seminoles turned in a good showing at the Rector Fieldhouse.
“Amy Harris did a good job of earning an NCAA provisional mark in the first day,” FSU Associate Head Coach Harlis Meaders said. “Caila Coleman and Travis Whitfield had a good showing in the weight throw. Michelle Jenije debut as a Seminole was good.”
As the only athlete to earn an NCAA provisional mark, Amy Harris led the women with a triple jump of 12.80m to take third place. Fellow jumper Michelle Jenije showed good effort in her first meet as a Seminole with a mark of 12.31m to finish in sixth. Caila Coleman closed out the day for the ladies in the weight throw with a third place mark of 16.45m.
“In Jared’s first meet for us indoors he did well,” Coach Meaders said.
On the men’s front, distance runner Jared Bell showed his strength in the 1000m run with a second-place time of 2:28.57. Travis Whitfield finished seventh in the weight throw with a mark of 17.11m while triple jumper Aaron Steele took sixth with a mark of 14.85m.
“After a solid first day we are anxious to get back out there and keep things moving in the right direction,” Coach Meaders said. Florida State will close out the final day of competition Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.
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2. Jared Bell 2:28.57
6. Aaron Steele 14.85m/ 48-08.75
7. Travis Whitfield 17.11m/ 56-01.75
3. Amy Harris 12.81m/ 42.00-50 P
6. Michelle Jenije 12.31m/ 40-04.75
3. Caila Coleman 16.45m