May 7, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State track and field teams closed out the first day of the Seminole Twilight with successful performances that saw four top three finishes. The final day of competition, including the Elite Section, will begin Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mike Long Track.
“We are off to a very good start for day one,” Associate Head Coach Harlis Meaders said. “Bryan Howard and Michael Putman had fantastic starts. We are really excited about the races tomorrow and we look forward to seeing everyone come out.”
Opening the day for the `Noles were throwers Michael Putman and Sharif Small in the discus. Putman led the squad with a second-place throw of 54.92m, while Small came in fourth place with a mark of 45.05m.
Bryan Howard closed out the day for the men in the javelin as he threw a second-place mark of 65.04m which is noted as a personal best.
As for the women, jumpers Kim Williams were the lone competitors for the `Noles. Harris led the long jump as she captured first place with a leap of 6.18m, while Williams recorded the same mark to take second place as Harris’ second attempt was farther.
Fans are encouraged to come out to the Elite Section starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday as numerous Olympians will be competing including former `Nole Walter Dix.
“The Elite Section is going to be the most talented group of athletes assembled on the track at one time in Tallahassee,” Coach Meaders added. “There are over 12 Olympians and World Champions including Walter Dix competing Saturday. It’s going to be an event you don’t want to miss.”
For all information regarding the Seminole Twilight please go to www.seminoles.com. Fans can follow the track and field team on Facebook on the Florida State Track and Field Team fan page and Twitter @FSU_TRACK.