January 25, 1999
GAINESVILLE, FL — The Florida State men’s and women’s track teams competed in their second meet of the 1999 season at the NationsBank Invitational in the O’Connell Center. With no team scoring kept, FSU did have several impressive performances including Makiba Batten in the women’s shot put and Jody Lawrence in the men’s weight throw.
Battten, a true freshman who is the cousin of world record holder Kim Batten, finished first among collegiate competitors in the women’s shot with a toss of 44-2.50. Lawrence led the way for the men with a win in the men’s weight throw. His mark of 60-5.25 was the best of the day by almost three feet.
Along with the above mentioned, other top three finishers for the Seminoles included: Tonya Carter (200m, 2nd, 6.90); Samantha George (800m, 3rd, 2:10.11); Zyris Hill (400m, 3rd, 48.07); 4x400m relay (2nd, 3:15.48); Darius Jones (high jump, 3rd, 6-10.75), (long jump, 24-0.75); Jason Dean (pole vault, 2nd, 16-2.75) and Mario Lowe (triple jump, 3rd, 48-0).
Next on the schedule for both teams is the ACC/SEC Challenge in Gainesville.