March 23, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – Junior Deanna Lane (Marietta, Ga./Alan C. Pope) is in first place with 3381 points after day one (Wednesday, March 23) of the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla.
Lane finished first in the 200m dash and 100m hurdles in times of 25.28 and 13.34, respectively. She also won the shot put with a throw of 37’10.5″ (11.54m). She was third in the high jump recording a height of 5’5.75″ (1.67m).
Freshman Heather Leblanc (Live Oak, Fla./Suwannee) was second in the 200m dash and 100m hurdles in times of 26.00 and 14.17, respectively. In the high jump, LeBlanc cleared the bar at 5’3.25″ (1.61m) for fourth place. She also took fourth in the shot put, tossing 30’4.25″ (9.25m).
Rookie Matt Frith (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles) is in second place, after taking the top spots in two events. He won the 100m dash in 11.18 and the 400m dash in 52.21 in the decathlon events and took second in the long jump with a distance of 20’5.25″ (6.23m). In the shot put, his throw of 37’11.5″ (11.57m) was good for fourth place as well as his height of 5’10.5″ (1.79m).
The four-day meet showcases some of track and field’s best high school and college competitors in the region. The rest of the team will join Lane, LeBlanc and Frith tomorrow when the field and running events begin. For more information and updated results, check out www.seminoles.com.