Feb. 6, 2007
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released the week two indoor polls on Tuesday, February 6 with Florida State’s men seated in the first spot. This week’s poll has Arkansas, Auburn, Wisconsin, and Texas rounding out the top five.
“We’re definitely excited to be back on top,” Head coach Bob Braman said. “But with the nature of this sport, leaders can change weekly and we’ve already seen that.”
The Seminole men have danced from number one to number three for the past three weeks along with Arkansas and Auburn. Last week’s USTFCCCA poll had the men in the runner-up position while the first TrackWire 25 placed them ahead of the pack. They are now in the number two spot on TrackWire.com.
Last weekend’s New Balance Collegiate Invite was an exceptional meet for the men as they brought home some of the fastest sprinters in the nation along with a new school record.
Senior Greg Bolden (Morrow, GA) now holds the second fastest 60m time in the nation with 6.61 after placing first in the finals on Saturday, Feb. 4. Junior Walter Dix (Coral Springs, FL) and sophomore Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle River, NJ) hold the third and fifth fastest times with 6.63 and 6.66, respectively.
Junior Ricardo Chambers (Palm Beach County, FL) placed first in the 400m with his time of 46.23, making him the fastest in the nation.
Seniors Andrew Lemoncello (St. Andrew’s, Scotland) and Tom Lancashire (Bolton, England) both broke Florida State’s school record in the 3,000m, clocking in at 8:00.09 and 8:00.95. The previous record was 8:04.10 and was set by Herb Willis in 1982.
“I know we’re all ecstatic to be in the number one position again and we look forward to contending for our first indoor national championship,” Braman said.
The Division I men’s and women’s indoor rankings will be posted each week at www.ustfccca.org.
USTFCCCA Division I Men’s Indoor Rankings – Week 2 – Feb. 6, 2007
1. Florida State
9. South Carolina
18. Northern Iowa