March 18, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The FSU Relays came to a close Saturday but not
before the Seminoles garnered six
more first place finishes and nine NCAA Provisional Qualifying times.
Senior Iain Harnden followed up his first place finish in the 110m
high hurdles with another first place finish in the 400m hurdles. Harnden
set NCAA Provisional Qualifying times and personal career best times in
both events. The FSU men finished with four of the top six times in the
400m hurdles. Freshman Patrick Gerberich’s mark of 16’00.75″ earned him a
first place finish in the men’s pole vault.
The Lady Seminoles also had an impressive performance Saturday.
LaKeisha Mose, a senior from Virginia, finished first in the women’s shot
put with a mark of 47’03.00. Makiba Batten garnered a first place finish
with a mark of 163’08.00 in women’s discus. The sophomore from Detroit, MI
also finished second in the women’s shot put with a mark of 44’06.00″.
Both of FSU’s 4x400m relay teams earned first place finishes
Saturday. The Lady Seminoles won with a time of 3:37.76 and set an NCAA
Provisional Qualifying mark. The men finished with a time of 3:08.73 and
just missed a NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark.
Wade Brett, a sophomore from Texas, set a NCAA Provisional
Qualifying time and finished third in the men’s 800m run with a mark of
1:52.27. Michael Jennings’ time of 46.93 in the 400m dash was good enough
for a third place finish and a NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark.
Several other Lady Seminoles had impressive outings Saturday.
Freshman Kimberly Jones finished fourth in the women’s long jump with a
mark of 18’06.50. Taressa Davis finished fourth in the women’s triple jump
with a mark of 39’01.25.
The FSU men got strong contributions from Danyne Brown, Christopher
Williams, and Christian Bland. Brown placed third in the 110m high hurdles
and earned an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark with a time of 14.37.
Williams placed fourth in the men’s 400m with a time of 47.68. Bland took
home a fourth place finish in the men’s high jump with a mark of 6’11.00.
The Florida State track and field team will head to Gainesville, FL
March 24th and 25th to compete in the Florida Relays.