March 19, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, FL — The third day of the four-day FSU Relays came to a close this evening at Mike Long Track. The Lady Seminoles had a strong showing with several first place finishes. Most of the finals will be held tomorrow afternoon.
Nakeya Crutchfield won the 100m dash with a time of 11.67, just edging out teammate Tonya Carter (11.68). Freshman Makiba Batten took the FSU Relays discus title with a toss of 154-4. The FSU women also had a pair of NCAA provisional qualifying marks on the day in the long jump and women’s 4x100m relay. Zuzette Mullings won the long jump with a mark of 20-5.25. The FSU 4x100m relay team ran the fastest preliminary time at 44.96 with Florida A&M close behind at 45.29. The women’s 4x100m final will be held tomorrow at 12:35 p.m.
Junior Joseph Lawrence had the most impressive outing for the men, recording a second place throw of 183-0 in the hammer. Both the men and women are expected to collect several FSU Relay championships tomorrow with numerous athletes competing in Saturday’s finals.
Field events kick off tomorrow’s final day action with the men’s long jump and discus starting at 10:00 a.m. The track events will begin with the 110m open hurdles at 12:00 noon and conclude with the men’s 4x400m relay at 4:55 p.m. Admission is free to the public.