March 18, 2010 - by
FSU Travels To Tampa

March 18, 2010




TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
With the indoor season officially done, the Florida State track and field team will hit the ground running this weekend at the Bulls Invitational in Tampa, Fla. in the squad’s third outdoor showing of the season. The `Noles will take to the USF Track and Field Stadium Friday, March 19 beginning at noon.


“We’re excited to get the outdoor season going and the USF meet will provide us with really good competition,” FSU Head Coach Bob Braman said. “We’re bringing most of our top ladies, while most of our top men will open up at FSU Relays next week. It’s especially exciting for me as it’s my first time back on the USF campus since I left nearly 10 years ago.”


Opening their season this weekend will be Michelle Jenije (jumps), Liz Mabry (pole vault), Candyce McGrone (sprints) and Teona Rodgers (sprints/hurdles) and distance duo Kacey Gibson and Kara Taylor.


Throwers Allyn Laughlin and Caila Coleman will return to the field to continue training, while pole vaulters Lauren and Callie Giffin look to build on last weekend’s performance that saw the two sisters capturing first and second place at the FAMU Relays, respectively.


On the men’s front, several men will look to kick-off their season on a high note with decathlete Gonzalo Barroilhet leading the way. Jumpers Marlon Woods and Andrew Bachelor will compete alongside throwers Travis Whitfield and Bryan Howard, while sprinter Pablo Navarette takes care of business on the track.


Pole vaulter Andrew LaHaye, distance runner Matthew Huckaby and sprinter Logan Brafford will be among the few Seminoles looking to better their marks from the past two weeks.

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