April 29, 2000
PHILADELPHIA, PA – A select group of Seminoles took part in one of the
world’s great sporting events, the 106th Penn Relays, which concluded
Saturday. This highly publicized event will be broadcast from 4-5 p.m. EST
on Sunday, April 30 on ESPN. Roughly 96,000 spectators attended the Penn
Relays in 1999, with more than 48,000 on Saturday alone.
Ten thousand athletes from around the world traveled to Philadelphia
to participate in the three-day Carnival. This year’s event featured some of
the world’s top athletes who attended the Penn Relays as a first step on
their road to the Olympic Games in Syndey, Australia. Marion Jones, Maurice
Greene, Michael Johnson, Gail Devers, and World Championships relay veterans
Jerome Davis, Angelo Taylor, and Calvin Harrison headlined the USA
Reigning ACC Indoor and Outdoor long jump champion Joe Allen placed
sixth in the college men’s long jump championship with a mark of 24’09.00″.
Freshman hurdler Danyne Brown, a New Jersey native, placed ninth in the
college men’s 110m hurdles with a time of 14.88 and posted a time of 56.12
in the men’s 400m hurdles. Pennsylvania native and Seminole sprinter, Nakeya
Crutchfield, traveled to Philadelphia and was able to compete in front of
her home crowd this weekend.
The Seminoles will return to action Saturday May 6th when they
travel to Life College in Atlanta, Ga for their third United States Track
Coaches Association Quad-Meet of the outdoor season. Florida State will
compete against East Carolina University, the University of Kansas and Life
College in the one-day event.