April 3, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. & AUSTIN, Texas –
After a busy day of track action on Friday the Seminole squads (Men: No.4/Women: No. 5) wrapped up a pair of meets on Saturday. The shot putters were in action at the Texas Relays while sprinters were competing at the Florida Relays.
“Today was a much quieter one but the women’s 4x100m turned in another season best after all four of them had great times on Friday,” head coach Bob Braman said. “We are going to keep moving forward and get ready for the Seminole Invite next weekend in our own backyard.”
The women’s 4x100m relay squad improved on their mark from a week ago as the group of Marecia Pemberton, Candyce McGrone, Danielle Jeffrey and Teona Rodgers clocked a 44.57 to claim fourth place and third place among college teams. The group’s time currently ranks among the top 10 in the East region.
Michelle Jenije claimed eighth place in the triple jump as she cleared 40-0.75, falling short of her previous season-high of 41-1.5.
Meanwhile at the Texas Relays, shot putters Allyn Laughlin and Michael Putman were in action. Laughlin finished eighth in the women’s shot put with a top toss of 51-0, a quarter of an inch shorter than her top throw of the season as the junior holds the eighth-best throw in the region this year.
Putman turned in a top throw of 59-6.25 to move into the top 5 in the region as he finished fourth overall and third among collegians at the Texas Relays.
The Seminoles will return to Tallahassee next weekend as they will host the second of three home meets this season with the Seminole Invite getting under way on Friday, April 9.