April 6, 2000
AUSTIN, Texas – The Florida State men’s and women’s track and field
heading to Austin, TX Friday to take part in the 73rd Clyde Littlefield
Texas Relays. More than 40 members of the Seminole’s track and field team
qualified to take part in this weeks meet.
The Texas Relays is the nations second-largest annual track and
field meet and for the first time in its 73-year history it will feature
more than 5,000 entrants. Florida State will be well represented in this
large field. Hurdler Iain Harnden will compete in both the 400m and 110m
hurdles this weekend. Harnden has set two Zimbabwe national records and
garnered three NCAA Provisional Qualifying times in the last three weeks.
Emerging freshman hurdler Danyne Brown will join him in both events.
NCAA Champion Tonya Carter will attempt to set an NCAA Automatic
time in the 100m dash. The senior has been inching closer to the mark each
week and will be up against the nation’s best sprinters this weekend.
Lindsay Adkins-Osborn is expected to lead the Lady Seminoles in the
field events after finishing first and setting a Seminole season best mark
in the pole vault at last weekend’s quad-meet. The Lady Seminoles will also
be counting on a strong performance from Makiba Batten in the shot put and
Joe Allen heads to Texas after placing first in the long jump and
second in the triple jump at last weeks USTCA quad-meet. Christian Bland
and Darius Jones qualified to compete in the high jump.
The 2000 Texas Relays will also feature the “World’s Fastest Man”
Maurice Greene, 1996 Olympic 100m gold medalist Donovan Bailey, and 1996
Olympic silver medalist Jon Drummond. The Canadian National Team will be
using the Texas Relays as it’s outdoor opener in preparation for the 2000
Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.