March 25, 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The 57th Coca Cola Florida Relays concluded Saturday
and the Florida State track and field team continued their impressive
showing. The Seminoles garnered four top three finishes and seven top five
finishes by the time the meet came to a close.
The Lady Seminoles had another strong performance on the track Saturday.
The 4x100m relay team set an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark and NCAA
Champion Tonya Carter secured one more first-place finish. Carter, a senior
from Douglasville, Georgia, finished first in the invitational women’s 100m
dash with a time of 11.65. That mark was only .10 seconds shy of an NCAA
Provisional Qualifying. The women’s 4x100m relay team finished third and set
an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark with a time of 45.09.
The men secured two top five finishes Saturday. The Seminoles 4x800m
team placed fourth with a time of 7:35.87 and junior Joe Allen finished
third in the invitational men’s long jump with a mark of 24’08.50. Iain
Harnden, who set a Zimbabwe national record last week, placed seventh in the
invitational men’s 110m hurdles.
Makiba Batten boosted the Florida State women Saturday with another
impressive outing. The sophomore notched her third top ten finish of the
meet by placing third in the invitational women’s discus throw with a mark
of 165’03.00. Two Lady Seminole’s finished in the top five of the
invitational women’s long jump. Zuzette Mullings finished fourth with a jump
of 18’11.25 and Kim Jones placed fifth with a mark of 18’06.50.
The Seminoles return to action next week at Mike Long Track on the
campus of Florida State University. Next weekends home meet will feature a
visit from the Air Force Academy, the University of Kansas, and the
University of South Florida.