April 18, 2007
College Park, MD – The men and women of Florida State track and field travel to the University of Maryland for the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships on April 19, 20, and 21. This season, the men’s squad looks to defend their conference title while the women hope to take home their first ACC title since 2000.
ACC Performer of the Week…
Senior sprinter Greg Bolden was the first outdoor male ACC Performer of the Week on March 25 after regionally qualifying in all three events he competed in over the weekend. Bolden racked-up two first place finishes and a runner-up finish at the Disney Track and Field Invitational on March 23 and 24. His 10.21 time in the 100m dash and 20.88 time in the 200m dash became new personal bests. The Morrow, Georgia native was also a member of the 4x100m relay, which posted the fastest time in the nation (39.55).
Hanging-on to that No. 1 spot…
As the outdoor season progresses, the TrackWire 25 lists the men of Florida State as repeat National Champions this season for three weeks in a row. The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association also predicts the Seminoles taking home the title in its first two polls of the the outdoor season.
Seven athletes honored for community involvement…
The Golden Nole Award is presented to individuals on each team who have exhibited the ideals of intercollegiate athletics. Head coach Bob Braman selected seven track and field student-athletes this year by evaluating athletic and academic success as well as their contribution to service to the university and in the community. Those honored for track and field were Alyce Williams, Alycia Williams, Barbara Parker, Greg Bolden, Tom Lancashire, John Fallone, and Matt Hurley. Seniors Andrew Lemoncello and Laura Bowerman were also awarded as members of the cross country teams.
Men predicted to repeat at NCAA outdoors…
In the December 2006 Issue of Track and Field News magazine, “The Bible of the Sport” predicted the Florida State men’s team to take home the title again in 2007 at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships. The Seminoles are slated to score 57 points while Arkansas and Texas are expected to tie for second with 37 points-apiece. The calculations include Walter Dix (200m), Ricardo Chambers (400m), Tom Lancashire (1500m) and FSU’s 4x100m relays team taking home individual titles at the meet.
Regional qualifiers galore…
Heading in the ACC Championship, the Seminoles have 13 women and 19 men regionally qualified in 13 events.
Kandia Batchelor : 400m (54.51), 4x400m Relay (3:37.25)
Valerie Flournoy : 100m Hurdles (13.53)
Debbie Huss : 10000m (NCAA Prov. – 33:56.38)
Cinnamon Johnson : 4x100m Relay (45.51)
Allyn Laughlin : Shot Put (50’10″/15.49m)
Dana Massiah : 400m (56.66)
Barbara Parker : 1500m (4:18.86), 5000m (16:20.56)
India Pettus : 400m (54.55), 4x400m Relay (3:37.25)
Sarah Reed : Shot Put (51’5.75″/15.69m)
Hshkeni Richemond : 4x400m Relay (3:37.25)
Kamilah Salaam : 100m Hurdles (13.92), 4x100m Relay (45.51)
Alyce Williams : 100m (11.69), 4x100m Relay (45.51), Triple Jump (41’10.50″/12.76m)
Alycia Williams : 400m (52.74), 4x100m relay (45.51), 4x400m Relay (3:37.25)
Greg Bolden : 100m (10.21), 200m (20.88), 4x100m Relay (39.24)
Drew Brunson : 110m Hurdles (13.93)
Tywayne Buchanan : 4x100m Relay (39.57), 4x400m Relay (3:09.74), 400m Hurdles (52.34)
Ricardo Chambers : 4x400m Relay (3:09.74)
Charles Clark : 200m (20.57), 4x100m Relay (39.24), 4x400m Relay (3:09.74)
Walter Dix : 100m (10.11), 4x100m Relay (39.24)
John Fallone : Shot Put (57’11.25″/17.66m)
Javier Garcia-Tunon : 110m Hurdles (14.07), 400m Hurdles (52.23)
Michael Ray Garvin : 100m (10.35), 4x100m Relay (39.24)
Bryan Howard : Javelin (207’3″/63.16m)
Matt Hurley : Pole Vault (17’2.75″/5.25m)
Tom Lancashire : 5000m (13:56.65)
Andrew Lemoncello : 10000m (NCAA Auto. – 28:28.04)
Hubert Mitchell : 4x400m Relay (3:09.74)
Cedric Nabe : 100m (10.42), 4x100m Relay (39.55)
Travis Whitfield : Hammer Throw (184’2″/56.14m)
Stephen Wilson : 800m (1:50.39)
Elliott Wood : 400m Hurdles (52.18)
Ronald Wright : 200m (21.08)
Lemoncello and Huss take on the 10K …
Senior Andrew Lemoncello automatically qualified for the NCAA Championship after running the 10,000 meters in 28:28.04 at the Stanford Invitational on March 31. At the same meet, junior Debbie Huss posted a time of 33:56.38 in the 10K and provisionally qualified for the national meet in June.
Dix looks to make big comeback at conference meet…
Elite sprinter Walter Dix will make his second appearance at the ACC Outdoor Championship this year after sitting out last season’s conference meets. The junior, who has already regionally qualified in the 200m dash and 4x100m relay, looks to reclaim his 200m and 4x100m conference titles in College Park, MD.
Seminole Invitational a success…
Although the last home meet of the season for the Seminoles was thought to be low-key, the Seminole Invitational turned out to be bigger than expected for Florida State. On their home turf, 14 `Noles came away with new personal bests in their events while 11 earned regional marks.