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FSU Wraps Up Last Chance Meets and UNF Open

March 6, 2010


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In its last effort to qualify additional ‘Noles for the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Florida State track and field teams wrapped up competition today between three meets. A total of four Seminoles earned provisional marks while Maurice Mitchell posted FSU’s only NCAA automatic qualification of the day.

“The last chance meets were fantastic,” FSU Head Coach Bob Braman said. “Both Candyce and Brandon should be able to qualify in the 200m now. Winslow did a great job in the mile with a lifetime best. She can be unbelievable when it counts. Marlon Woods is getting better in the long jump. Maurice’s time is fourth in the country and that is unbelievably good. We got a lot done today. I am really pleased with how everything went.”

Mitchell dominated the 60m dash at the Virginia Tech Challenge where the he posted the nation’s fourth fastest performance of the year with a time of 6.61 that captured first place.

The only other Seminole on the men’s squad to win a provisional mark today was Brandon Byram in the 200m dash as he ran a time of 20.89 to take first place.

As for the provisional qualifying women, newcomer Amanda Winslow shattered her previous personal record in the mile with a new time of 4:41.08 that won first place. J

Joining Winslow on the qualifying list was Candyce McGrone in the 200m with a first-place time of 23.53 and Michelle Jenije with a triple jump mark of 12.69m that finished in the top three.

“We got a lot of things done today,” Coach Braman said. “We got some personal bests. Both Nathan and Nicholas Maedel in the 1500m were huge personal records. We had a pretty good meet at North Florida.”

In the squad’s outdoor showing at the UNF Spring Break Open, the Seminoles posted 12 top five finishes including four first place spots.

As the only Seminole to win his event, Michael Putman posted a winning mark of 17.16m in the shot put.

Joining Putman on the field was Aaron Steele in the triple jump where the ‘Nole took second place with a mark of 14.54m.

Andrew Jacobs finished in the top three of the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.35, while Logan Brafford battle in the 100m (10.81) and the 200m (22.10) where he posted a top 8 finish in both events.

Distance duo Nathan Duby and Matthew Huckaby had good showings in the 1500m as Duby led with a third place finish in 3:56.03 with Huckaby following in 3:58.71 to finish in fourth place. Both times are noted as personal records.

Leading the women with first place finishes were Valerie Flournoy in the 100m hurdles (14.24), Allyn Laughlin in the shot put (15.47m) and Callie Giffin in the pole vault (3.65m).

Other notable performances were Latera Davis in the triple jump with a mark of 11.78m to take third place and Lauren Giffin in the pole vault with a mark of 3.55m that earned a top three finish.


Last Chance Meets

Women Mile Run

2. Amanda Winslow 4:41.08 P, PR

Women 200m

1. Candyce McGrone 23.53 P

Women Triple Jump

3. Michelle Jenije 12.69m/41-07.75 P

Women’s Pole Vault

10. Liz Mabry 3.85m/12-07.50

Men’s 60m Dash

1. Maurice Mitchell 6.61 A

Men’s 200m Dash

1. Brandon Byram 20.89 P

Men’s Long Jump

9. Marlon Woods 7.21m/23-08

UNF Outdoor Meet

Women Triple Jump

3. Latera Davis 11.78m/38-07.75

4. LaSonya Rodgers 11.46m/37-07.75

Women 100m Dash

4. LaSonya Rodgers 12.39

Women 100m hurdles

1. Valerie Flournoy 14.24

7. Sarah Mackey 15.23

Women 200m Dash

6. Cinnamon Johnson 24.92

Women Shot Put

1. Allyn Laughlin 15.47m/50-09.75

Women Pole Vault

1. Callie Giffin 3.65m/ 11-11.75

3. Lauren Giffin 3.55m/ 11-07.75

11. Brittany Janson 2.90m/ 9-06.25

Men Shot Put

1. Michael Putman 17.16m/ 53-03.75

Men 100m Dash

8. Logan Brafford 10.81

Men 200m Dash

6. Logan Brafford 22.10

Men 400m Hurdles

3. Andrew Jacobs 54.35

Men 1500m

3. Nathan Duby 3:56.03

4. Matthew Huckaby 3:58.71

Men Triple Jump

2. Aaron Steele 14.54m/ 47-08.50

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