April 25, 2003
Philadelphia, Penn. – Day two of competition came to a close on Friday at the 108th running of the Penn Relays. Junior Dorian Scott was the top Seminole finisher on the day placing second in the men’s shot put competition. Scott threw for a mark of 63′ 9″ (19.43m), which was a collegiate best for him in that event. But what is most impressive is that Scott’s mark breaks the all-time Florida State outdoor record in the shot put for the second time this year. Freshman Garrett Johnson set the record earlier this season at the Florida Relays when he established a mark of 61′ 11″ (18.87m).
Sophomore Dan Royal established a personal best and regional qualifying mark in the men’s discus at 165′ 11″ (50.57m), good for a third place finish. Johnson took part in two events on the day, placing fourth in the shot put with a mark of 61′ 3.5″ (18.68m). He later competed in the discus placing eighth at 160′ 2″ (48.83m).
In the women’s discus competition, senior Makiba Batten placed eighth after establishing a regional qualifying mark of 165′ 11″ (50.57m). Danyne Brown ran in the men’s 110m hurdles finishing in a time of 14.36, good for a ninth place finish in his heat.
In relay action, the women’s 4x200m team of Tamara Campbell, Evelyne Niako, Shauna Quinn and Kim Walker finished with a season best time of 1:35.07. They went on to place ninth overall in the event and just missed out on qualifying for the championship run on Saturday by nine hundredths of second.
The Seminoles will return to action on Saturday, April 26th for the final day of competition at the Penn Relays. Josh Bowling will compete in the men’s hammer throw, Danyne Brown will run in the men’s 400m hurdles and the men’s 4x800m relay team will battle it out amongst the nation’s best. For complete results stayed tuned to seminoles.com, the official athletic website of the Florida State Seminoles.