April 8, 2006
Tallahassee, Fla. – Junior All-American Tom Lancashire opened the season a high note, regionally qualifying and moving into third-place on FSU’s all-time list in the 800m, with a clip of 1:46.99, at the 2006 Seminole Invitational at the Mike Long Track and Field Complex in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, April 8, 2006.
Lancashire’s (Bolton, England/Turton) mark is better than the NCAA East Region standard of 1:50.40 and is the top 800m time in the NCAA this year. He joins Rhodes Scholar Garrett Johnson and Rafeeq Curry as the only other Seminoles to lead the country in their respective event.
Redshirt sophomore Travis Dane (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier) put together the best hammer outing of his career, taking the Seminole Invitational hammer throw crown with a personal best distance of 178’2″ (54.30m).
In continuing her stretch of individual event training for the upcoming heptathlon competition at the league championship meet, senior Deanna Lane (Marietta, Ga./Pope) narrowly missed the regional standard in the 100m hurdles, turning in a performance of 14.00 in finishing fourth overall. Lane also long jumped 18’2.25″ (5.54m) to finish in fifth place.
Junior Charlene Walker (Orlando, Fla./Edgewater) added to the list of Seminole Invitational event champions, tying for first in the long jump, hitting the sand in a season-best 18’10.75″ (5.76m) before running the open 100m and finishing in 13th in 12.28.
Senior javelin thrower Kate Purcell’s (West Point, Pa./Southern Illinois-Edwardsville) mark of 134’1″ (40.91m) ensured her a title in her best performance of the year.
Senior Kara Newell (Tallahassee, Fla./Chiles) won her second long distance event of the season on her home track, running 17:48.41 to take the 5K title. Junior Jessica Crate (Brights Grove, Ontario/Arizona State) finished right behind in second place in 17:58.85. Rounding out the top five were sophomore Amanda Hahn (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville) with a clip of 18:39.11 and junior Tina Biedenharn (Orange Park, Fla./Ridgeview) who completed the course in 18:49.89.
Sophomore Leilani Caraballo (Miami, Fla./Lourdes Academy) tied for second place in the pole vault clearing the bar at 10′ (3.05m). Freshman Brittany Janson (Sarasota, Fla./Cardinal Mooney) was fourth in the standings, also vaulting 10′ (3.05m).
Sophomore Kirsten Hagen (Blacksburg, Va./Christiansburg) was second in the 3000m running 10:05.40.
Newcomer Tim Reen (Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter) tied for fourth in the high jump, clearing 6’4″ (1.95m). Junior Charlie Cotton (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville) vaulted a personal-best height of 15’11” (4.85m) in taking third in the pole vault.
Sophomore thrower Erin Voss (Port Charlotte, Fla./Charlotte) recorded two top five performances on her home track, tossing 138’1″ (42.08m), for third in the discus throw and 149’7″ (45.59) for fifth in the hammer. Fellow thrower Sarah Reed (Port Charlotte, Fla./Illinois) finished two spots ahead of her in the hammer, tossing 169’1″ (51.54m).
Freshman Hshkeni Richemond (Suffern, NY/Suffern) took two seconds off her personal best 800m mark, taking fourth in 2:14.92. Junior transfer Hillary Palumbo (Itasca, Ill./Western Illinois) finished right behind her in fifth place in 2:15.64 just ahead of freshman Keyla Smith (Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland) who ran 2:16.39.
Junior Kennieth Allen (Colorado Springs, Colo./Rampart) had the second fastest overall 400m time and the top collegiate mark in the race in sprinting to a personal-best clip of 48.89.
Senior Sean Burris (Rockledge, Fla./USF) shaved three seconds off his personal best 1500m time, running 3:50.21 and earning third place.
Senior Ricky Argro (Orlando, Fla./Lyman) was fifth in the 100m clocking a season-best 10.64 while classmate Jean Baptist (Orlando, Fla./Florida A&M) was fifth in the 200m in 22.18.
Senior Kim Adams (Stone Mountain, Ga./Stone Mountain) opened her season today, running 57.71 in taking seventh place in the 400m. Fellow sprinter sophomore Naikeya Heath (Killeen, Tex./Killeen) ran a collegiate best 12.11 in the 100m to finish in tenth place.
Sophomore Audrey Hand (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam) recorded a mark of 4:47.61 to take seventh in the 1500m. Right behind her in 4:49.72 was sophomore Shannon Coates (Delray Beach, Fla./Spanish River).
FSU is back in action on Saturday, April 15, 2006 in Miami, Fla., at the Miami Gatorade Invitational. The meet will be the final outing for the Seminoles before heading to Winston-Salem, N.C. for the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.