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FSU Women Finish Second At ACCs

April 17, 2010




CLEMSON, S.C. –

The Florida State women’s track and field squad picked up four individual wins Saturday to hold onto second place at the ACC Outdoor Championships in Clemson, S.C.

Triple jump extraordinaire Kim Williams won her third consecutive outdoor triple jump title by more than half a foot. Williams cleared 44-2.5 to claim the title with her very first jump. Joining Williams in the scoring column was Michelle Jenije who placed seventh in the triple jump (41-10) setting a new personal best in the process. Tiara Swanagan narrowly missed on scoring as she finished ninth with a top jump of 40-9.5.

Callie Giffin set a new personal best in the pole vault when she cleared 12-9.50, the third-highest jump in school history, en route to All-ACC honors. Giffin opened at 11-7.75 and hit the mark on her second attempt before clearing 12-1.5 in her first attempt and then cleared at 12-5.5 and 12-9.5 in her second attempt at each.

Freshman Marecia Pemberton continued her impressive outdoor season with a win in the 100m as the youngster clocked a wind-aided 11.12 to take the title, while senior Teona Rodgers earned the first of her two All-ACC honors with a third place showing in 11.34.

Rodgers would take a title of her own in the 200m as she stormed back on teammate Candyce McGrone to claim the title in 22.81. McGrone grabbed an All-ACC honor of her own with her time of 23.00.

Britany St. Louis claimed All-ACC honors in the 400m as the junior ran 54.32 to grab six team points.

All-American Pilar McShine turned in an impressive final lap in the 1500m to win her second straight ACC 1500m title in as many years. McShine trailed North Carolina’s Ashley Verplank and Brianna Felnagle heading into the bell lap but closed the gap in the first turn and grabbed the lead in the final 100m to win the crown.

Two days after scoring All-ACC honors in the 10000m Pasca Cheruiyot was in action once again in the 5000m and the junior turned in a time of 16:38.53 to earn five team points and a fourth-place finish.

The 4x100m relay squad of Cinnamon Johnson, Marecia Pemberton, Danielle Jeffrey and Teona Rodgers turned in a second-place showing as the group ran the 400m in a combined 44.72, less than a half second behind Clemson.

 

Caila Coleman contributed three points in the hammer throw as the junior recorded a top throw of 164-0 in her second attempt en route to a sixth-place finish.

The Seminoles combined for 124 team points which was good for second place behind Clemson who posted 177 points.

ACC Champions
Kim Williams – triple jump

All-ACC
Kim Williams – triple jump

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