March 17, 2000 - by
FSU Track & Field Teams Earn First Place Finishes At FSU Relays

March 17, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State University track and field
team earned five first place finishes and twenty top five finishes during
the third day of competition at the FSU Relays.

Senior Iain Harnden took first place in the 110m high hurdles with
a time of 14.20. The FSU men’s 4x800m relay team also earned a first place
finish with a time of 7:38.84. The Seminole men’s relay teams had an
impressive day earning five top five finishes.

The Lady Seminoles also had a strong showing during Day 3. Karen
Rademeyer and Shannon Steele finished first and second in the women’s
javelin throw. Rademeyer, a junior from Oklahoma, took home first place
with a throw of 139’06.00″ and Steele’s throw of 138’01.00″ was good enough
for second.

The Lady Seminoles also garnered first and second place finishes in
the women’s pole vault. Senior Lindsay Adkins-Osborn finished in first
place with a mark of 11’07.75″. Nikki Allen, a senior from Tallahassee,
took second with a mark of 11’01.75″. Adkins-Osborn also finished third in
the women’s pole vault with a mark of 11’07.75″.

Makiba Batten also earned a first place finish Friday. Batten’s
mark of 155’07.00″ in the discus was more than 20 feet better than her
closest competitor. Several other Lady Seminoles had impressive
performances in the field events. Chinyelu Nwobu placed fifth in the
women’s triple jump with a mark of 37’02.2″. Michaela Steele finished
sixth in the women’s high jump with a mark of 5’04.25″.

The Lady Seminole’s were also impressive on the track Friday.
Freshman Kimberly Jones placed second in the 100m high hurdles with a time
of 13.81. Nekeya Crutchfield, a sophomore from Pennsylvania, placed fourth
in the 100m dash with a time of 12.15. Shauna Quinn placed sixth in the
200m dash with a time of 25.26.

The men’s track and field team had two top ten finishes in the
3,000m steeplechase. Zach Heissner finished fourth with a time of 9:25.35
and Danny Fritz finished ninth with a time of 9:40.71. Maarten van den
Huevel placed ninth in the 400m dash with a time of 50.72.

Saturday’s competition will be highlighted by the FSU relay teams.
NCAA 60m Champion Tonya Carter will lead the Lady Seminoles in the 4x400m
relay finals. The 4x400m team qualified in second with a time of 3:41.11
Friday. The women’s 4×100 relay team qualified for Saturday’s final with a
third place finish and a time of 45.45.

The FSU men will send three relay teams to the finals Saturday. The
men’s 4x100m team qualified in sixth place with a time of 41.45. The
Seminoles qualified two teams for the 4x400m relay finals. The first team
finished third and qualified with a mark of 3:10.11 and team “B” qualified
with a mark time of 3:13.09 and a fifth place finish.

The FSU relays will conclude Saturday at Mike Long Track on the
Florida State campus.

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