April 29, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida State track and field team completed day one of the Penn Relays on April 28, 2005 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
Junior transfer Andrew Lemoncello (St. Andrews, Scotland/Stirling) regionally qualified in the 5000m run, with a fourth-place 14:07.54 performance. Lemoncello’s mark, which is the second best time in the conference, leads all Seminole times and places him in sixth place on the all-time FSU 5K list.
Both women’s relays competed with the 4x400m taking third in their heat and the 400m-relay posting the fourth fastest heat time. Senior Sharneka Brown (St. Petersburg, Fla./Florida A&M), junior Evelyne Cynthia Niako (Stone Mountain, Ga./Stone Mountain), senior Kimberly Walker (Port of Spain, Trinidad/Polytechnic) and junior LaKendra McColumn (Lithonia, Ga./Southwest Dekalb) crossed the line in 46.81.
In the 1600m relay, sophomore Dana Massiah (Trinidad & Tobago/Bishop Aenesty), Walker, McColumn and Niako comprised the team that posted a time of 3:51.92.
Freshman Kirsten Hagen (Blacksburg, Va./Christiansburg) downed the 3000m run in a time of 10:08.16, good for 13th place.
The Seminoles are entered in three events on Friday, beginning with freshman Elliott Wood (Sydney, Australia/Narrabean Sports) in the 400m hurdles at 9:00 a.m. the women’s 4×200 will run at 1:55 p.m. and Walker will compete in the 100m dash at 3:10 p.m.