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Men’s Track Team Finishes Second at USCT&F Meet

April 10, 1999



TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida State women’s track team took first in a
four-team scored meet at the University of South Florida. The Lady
Seminoles scored 209 points, 24 more than second place South Florida. The
men were second with 183 points, 15 short of USF. The event is one of
several scored meets in the United States Collegiate Track & Field Series
circuit.


The women’s team was led by a pair of two event winners in freshman
Makiba Batten and sophomore Chinette Johnson. Batten won the shot put and
the discus with throws of 45-0.25 and 148-3, respectively. Johnson placed
first in the long jump at 18-11.75 and the triple jump at 38-3. Samantha
George also had an impressive outing as she recorded an NCAA automatic
qualifying time of 51.98 in winning the 400m. Michaela Steele (high jump,
5-6), Laura Gerber (800m, 2:10.03), Sara White (hammer, 155-4) and Lindsay
Adkins (pole vault, 10-0) also contributed first place points in the team
victory.


Junior thrower Joseph Lawrence was the top performer on the men’s
side as he won both the discus (176-11) and the hammer (187-2). Other
Seminoles winning events were: Steve Augustine (400m, 52.71), Byron Taylor
(400m hurdles, 53.59), Christian Bland (high jump, 6-9.75) and Jason Dean
(pole vault, 15-11.75).


The FSU track teams continue their outdoor season at the ACC
Outdoor Championships in Clemson, SC next weekend.


FINAL TEAM SCORES

MEN:

1.  South Florida     198
2.  Florida State     183
3.  Ohio State        146
4.  Florida Int'l      77

WOMEN:

1.  Florida State     209
2.  South Florida     185
3.  Ohio State        150
4.  Florida Int'l      89
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