May 11, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After an exciting weekend that saw several Seminoles set new records at the Seminole Twilight, the Florida State track and field teams (Men- No. 8/ Women- No. 9) were recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference for their efforts as both the men’s and women’s 4x100m relay squads were named ACC Performer’s of the Week Tuesday for the period ending May 9.
“What a phenomenal performance from both relay groups,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “To come out and run the second fastest times in the nation at the home meet is great. It’s the second fastest time in program history for the women. The men’s time is a group that lost Charles Clark and still ran the second fastest time in the country.”
Not only did each relay group run the nation’s second fastest times this season, they both engraved their names in the FSU records book by setting new Mike Long Track records.
The women’s foursome of sophomore Candyce McGrone, freshman Marecia Pemberton, sophomore Danielle Jeffrey and junior Teona Rodgers captured first place with an impressive time of 43.13. The time is also the second-fastest performance in FSU history.
“We’ve had phenomenal women’s sprints groups at Florida State and for this squad to have run the second best time in FSU history is a tip of the hat to those ladies,” Braman said. “On the guy’s side, we lost Clark and still managed without him. It was a great job for those ladies and men and what a great job by our assistant coaches.”
On the men’s front, the quarter composed of freshman David Ambler, junior Brandon Byram, sophomore Maurice Mitchell and junior Brian Chibudu dominated the event by posting a notable time of 39.06 to earn first place. The time is noted as the fifth-best time in program history.