April 1, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Coming off a strong performance last weekend at the FSU Relays, the Florida State track and field teams will split up between two meets as the field athletes travel to the Texas Relays in Austin while the track athletes head to the Florida Relays in Gainesville. Both meets will kick off on Thursday, April 1 and go until Saturday.
“I think the lesson we take from indoor track is if we are not 100 percent healthy we are not going to go full force, so not all of our athletes will be competing this weekend,” FSU Head Coach Bob Braman said. “The most exciting thing to look for this weekend will be the women’s 4x100m relay with Candyce McGrone and Marecia Pemberton. They may be a top 10 all-time type relay team. Coach Harvey will also have some of her distance girls running at Florida.”
Slated to compete at the 70th Annual Florida Relays will be multi-event athlete Gonzalo Barroilhet, sprinter Pablo Navarrete, mid-distance runners Nathan Duby and Darrin Gibson and pole-vaulter Andrew LaHaye for the men.
On the women’s front, newcomer Marecia Pemberton looks to continue training after an incredible performance in the 100m last weekend alongside Danielle Jeffrey and Teona Rodgers, while Pasca Cheruiyot and Jennifer Dunn take care of business in the distance event. Taking the field will be Caila Coleman in throws and Callie Giffin in the pole vault.
As for the Seminoles headed to 83rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, NCAA Champions Kim Williams and Ngoni Makusha will be kicking-off their season alongside Amy Harris, Marlon Woods and Andrew Bachelor in jumps. Throwers Allyn Laughlin, Michael Putman and Bryan Howard will battle to improve their marks.
“On the men’s side we have Ngoni Makusha starting,” Coach Braman said. “We have a bunch of our field event athletes that will go to Texas Relays and try to get big marks like Marlon Woods and Andrew Bachelor.”
Fans can keep up with live stats on www.gatorzone.com and www.texassports.com. Fans can also check on www.seminoles.com for daily recaps.