March 23, 2006
Tallahassee, Fla. – Junior Jacob Peacock (Pensacola, Fla./Washington) took third in the decathlon event to end day two of the four day meet on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at the FSU Relays at the Mike Long Track and Field Complex in Tallahassee, Fla. The highlight of the evening was the women’s 3000m race which was dominated by Seminoles with eight of the top nine runners donning Garnet and Gold.
Peacock, who totaled 5754 points, opened the day with a 16.71 in the 110m hurdles to finish first in his flight and fourth overall. In the discus, he picked up 393 points with a throw of 86’5″ (26.33m). Peacock’s top finish of the day came in the javelin where he threw 142’11” (43.56m) for second place. His height of 13’3.5″ (4.05m) in the pole vault earned him fourth place overall while his 1500m time of 5:27.73 was good for sixth place.
Three of the top 3000m runners finished within three, one-hundredths of a second of each other. Newcomer Susan Kuijken (Nijmejor, Netherlands/Steoelijk Gymnasium) led the sweep, running 9:49.87. Redshirt senior All-American and NCAA mile run runner-up Natalie Hughes (Grand Junction, Colo./Palisade) was two-hundredths of a second behind Kuijken, finishing in 9:49.89. Freshman Abi Wilshire (Bristol, England/Birmingham) was third in 9:49.90.
The next group to come across the finish line started with sophomore Kirsten Hagen (Blacksburg, Va./ Christiansburg) who was fourth in 9:57.79 while classmates Audrey Hand (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam) was right behind her in 10:13.26 (fifth) and Shannon Coates (Derlray Beach, Fla./Spanish River) ran 10:43.51 for sixth place. Newcomer Kaley Matthews was seventh in 11:17.03 and sophomore Angelina Ramos (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) rounded out the group in 11:43.13.
Sophomore Matt Frith (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles) competed in two events before pulling out of the event with a sore hamstring. He finished in third place in the 110m hurdles in a time of 16.60 and fifth place in the discus with a 102’11” (31.38m).
The bulk of the meet starts on Friday with the field events opening up at 10:00 am and the running events beginning at 2:00 p.m.