Jan. 24, 2004
Tallahassee – The Florida State men’s and women’s track team traveled to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the Clemson Invitational on Saturday, January 24. The women finished seventh out of 11 schools while the men were six of nine.
“This meet was a good mixture of ACC and SEC schools,” said first-year, head track and field coach Bob Braman. “It was a great measure of how well our team is doing this season and good preparation for the ACC Indoor Championships next month.”
Senior Brian Dzingai (Harare, Zimbabwe/Truman State) won his heat in the 60m dash in a time of 6.92, finishing seventh in the finals with a mark of 6.93. On the women’s side, junior Sharneka Brown (St. Petersburg, FL/Florida A&M) eclipsing her personal best mark by .11 seconds, setting a new one in the 60m event at 7.73, good for fourth place in the preliminaries ending with a seventh place finish in the finals. Sophomore John Fallone (Rochester, N.Y./Virginia Tech) followed last week’s winning performance by throwing a season best toss of 57’00” feet for fourth-place and five points for Florida State. In the 400m event, junior Greg Johnson (Miami, FL/FIU) finished in a career-high best time of 50.23.
Freshman Charlene Walker (Orlando, FL/Edgewater) set another collegiate best in the women’s long jump, finishing in fourth-place with a mark of 18’11.5″ scoring five points for FSU. Junior All-American Willie Johnson (Orlando, FL/Edgewater) also set a collegiate best mark with a 23’8″ in the men’s long jump competition.
Freshman Chris Nickinson (Pensacola, FL/Washington), one of five Tribe members to set personal best marks, finished third in a time of 4:18.03. Junior Ian Hornabrook rounded out the point scoring for the men, posting five in the 3000m event. The All-ACC cross country performer finished the 3000m run in a time of 8:35.37. Senior Rachel Evjen (Eau Claire, WI/Northwestern) added eight points to the women’s team performance completing the 3000m event in a time of 9:58.6.
The men’s distance medley set the Clemson Indoor record winning the event and ten points toward the final team score in 10:01.4 while the women’s team placed second (eight points) in a time of 11:38.01, missing a provisional qualification by .01 seconds.Men’s Team Results 1) Georgia (120 points) 2) Clemson (105.5 points) 3) Oklahoma (91 points) 4) UNC (77 points) 5) Georgia Tech (66 points) 6) Florida State (63 points) 7) UNC-Charlotte (36.50 points) 8) Wake Forest (18 points) 9) N.C. State (6 points)
Women’s Team Results 1) Clemson (93 points) 2) Georgia Tech (91.33 points) 3) UNC (85.50 points) 4) Oklahoma (56.50 points) 5) Georgia (51 points) 6) Alabama (48 points) 7) Florida State (43 points) 8) Wake Forest (39 points) 9) Coastal Carolina (29.33 points) 10) N.C. State 11) UNC-Charlotte