March 6, 2004
Tallahassee – The Florida State men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded its first outdoor meet of the season with seven event wins to add to the four raked in on day one. The two-day meet took place at the Mike Long Track Complex in Tallahassee, FL on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6, 2004.
Freshman Lindsey Nelson (Jacksonville, FL/Mandarin) came out of the gates fresh, taking the shot put on a throw of 45’10.5″, winning her second event in as many days. Senior Mandy Kinney (Lawrenceville, GA/Wyoming) finished second with a throw of 44’6.75.
Junior Kim Walker (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago/Poly Technic) won the 100m dash and 400m dash in 11.74 and 57.96, respectively. In the 200m dash, sophomore LaKendra McColumn (Lithonia, GA/Southwest Dekalb) won in a time of 25 seconds. Freshman Dana Massiah (Trinidad and Tobago/Bishop Anesty) and sophomore Marla Jackson (Jacksonville, FL/Stanton College Prep) took second and third.
Reigning NCAA Indoor National Champion Lacy Janson (Sarasota, FL/Cardinal Mooney) saw action in her first meet of the 2004 season, finishing second in the pole vault with a height of 12’7.5″. Sophomore Deanna Lane (Marietta, GA/Alan C. Pope) and McColumn finished second and third in the 100m hurdles in 13.96 and 14.09, respectively.
Junior Sydney Mondragon (Pueblo, CO/ South) placed third in the 1500m run in a time of 4:47.77. Freshman Angelina Ramos (New Fairfield, CT/New Fairfield), seeded ninth in heat two, competed in her first intercollegiate outdoor track meet, running in the 1500m run in a time of 5:20.93.
The men’s and women’s 4x100m relays took the event title with a time of 40.40, 46.12. The women’s 1600m relay’s time of 3:50.56 was good for first while the men took second in 3:14.50.
In the men’s high jump, sophomore Shawn Allen (Crystal River, FL/Seven Rivers Christian) completed the day in second place with a mark of 6’4.75. Freshman Matt Hurley (Tallahassee, FL/Chiles) placed second in the pole vault with a height of 15’7″. Sophomore John Fallone (Rochester, N.Y./Virginia Tech) rounded out the top finishers for the day, posting a mark of 54’10.75″ in the shot put.
The Seminoles take a few days off for spring break before returning to action at the FAMU Relays, Saturday, March 12, 2004 in Tallahassee, FL. Florida State hosts the FSU Relays in two weeks, March 18-20, 2004.