March 28, 1999
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida State track teams were in action
this weekend at the 56th annual Florida Relays. One of the biggest meets
in the Southeast, there were a total of 46 collegiate teams and 18
independent teams competing at Pearcy Beard Track.
Laura Gerber and Samantha George were the top performers for the
Lady Seminoles. Gerber won the invitational 800m with a time of 2:08.78
while George was first in the invitational 400m in 53.73, both just missing
NCAA provisional qualifying marks. Nakeya Crutchfield (3rd – collegiate
100m, 11.74), Michaela Steele (3rd – collegiate high jump, 5-7), Shelby
Cannon (5th – collegiate long jump, 18-7.25), Tonya Carter (5th –
invitational 100m, 11.82) and the women’s 4x100m relay team (4th, 45.98)
also had impressive outings on the women’s side.
The men’s team got top ten efforts from Mario Lowe (3rd –
invitational triple jump, 50-1.5), Christian Bland (6th -invitational high
jump, 6-10.25), Joseph Lawrence (9th – collegiate hammer, 183-2) and Danny
Smith (10th – invitational 800m, 1:54.87).
The FSU track teams will send athletes to both the Texas Relays and
the UNF Invitational this weekend.