Jan. 16, 2010
BLACKSBURG, Va. –
The Florida State track and field teams (Men – No. 1/Women – No. 4) wrapped up competition at the Virginia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. in the first meet of the indoor season. Sophomore Amy Harris picked up her second NCAA provisional mark of the weekend with a leap of 20-1.75 in the long jump.
Harris also earned a provisional mark in the triple jump on Friday.
“The first meet was everything we expected,” associate head coach Harlis Meaders said. “The kids were energetic and enthusiastic as expected in the first meet of the season.”
Also in action on Saturday on the women’s side were a pair of pole vaulters in Abbey Sutton and Lizbeth Mabry. Sutton cleared 11-1.75 in the unseeded section which was good for third place, while Mabry’s top vault came at 12-0.5 earning her 10th place.
Joining Harris in the jump events was Danielle Williams and Andrew Bachelor as Williams cleared 5-7 in the high jump for seventh place, while Bachelor cleared 6-6.75 for eighth place on the men’s side.
Shot putters Michael Putman and Allyn Laughlin were also in action for the Seminoles as Putman finished fifth for the men with a top throw of 53-10.5. Laughlin claimed second place as her top throw reached 47-8.5.
“We have some very talented kids and as the season goes on I think that the results will continue to show how talented they really are,” Meaders added.
The Seminoles will return to Blacksburg, Va. on Friday when they take part in the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational (Jan. 22-23).
Pole Vault (Unseeded) – 6. Abbey Sutton – 3.40m – 11-1.75
Long Jump – 3. Amy Harris – 6.14m – 20-1.75 (NCAA Provisional)
High Jump – 7. Danielle Williams – 1.70m – 5-7
Pole Vault – 10. Lizbeth Mabry – 3.67m – 12-0.5
Shot Put – 2. Allyn Laughlin – 14.54m – 47-8.5