Dec. 9, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s and women’s track and field teams opened the 2000-2001 season with a strong team-showing at the 2000 Clemson Opener. FSU had five athletes place in the top-10, including particularly strong performances in the women’s throws.
The `Noles started things off with sophomore Danyne Brown coming through with a sixth-place finish in the finals of the 60m high hurdles. Brown crossed the line in 8.25 for the Seminoles’ best finish in that event. FSU followed with two solid performances in the 60m dash, as Kolby Jones and Brown finished 13th and 34th, respectively. Jones led the duo, finishing in 6.98 while Brown crossed the finish line in 7.23.
Jones also made his mark in the long jump, as the sophomore from Waukee, Iowa went 6.76m (22-02.25) in the long jump to nail a fifth-place finish. Jones was the fourth-best collegiate athlete, as Rephel Martin, who finished fourth, was competing unattached. Juniors Shawn Brown and Ryan O’Donnell rounded out the men’s squad’s performances, as O’Donnell and Brown finished second and 11th in the high jump and the weight throw, respectively. Brown cleared 6-11.00 in the high jump while O’Donnell reached 48-01.25 in the weight.
On the women’s side, the story of the day was freshman Amanda Kinney. Kinney notched a second-place finish in the women’s shot put, tossing the implement 46-00.50 (14.03m). Kinney added her second, second-place finish of the day in the 20-pound weight throw, as the first-year Seminole threw the weight 49-08.25 (15.14m). Kinney was joined by senior Sara White, who finished third in the same event. White recorded a personal-best weight throw of 49-01.50 (14.97m).