February 6, 2009 - by
Seminoles Find Success In Day One Of New Balance Collegiate Invitational

Feb. 6, 2009


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Florida State enjoyed success in the first day of the 2009 New Balance Collegiate Invitational Friday at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York, N.Y. Senior Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle Riddle, N.J.) recorded an NCAA Automatic Qualifying mark in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.63 while sophomore Teona Rodgers (Tampa, Fla.) placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a lifetime best time of 8.22, an NCAA provisional mark.  Rodgers provisionally qualified in the event at the VT Hokie Invitational back in January with a time of 8.30.

“That’s what you try to do here, knock out some qualifiers for nationals,” head coach Bob Braman said.  “It was a good first day.  No one got injured and we got some lifetime bests and punched some tickets to nationals.  We hope to get more of that tomorrow.”

Also recording a lifetime best was Christina Woytalewicz (Brandon, Fla.) in the 3000-meter run.  The junior placed first at the meet with a time of 9:51.23, shaving more than 10 seconds off her previous best mark of 10:05.62.   

“Each week we train and compete to get better so we can by physically ready and peak at the right time,” Braman said.  “We still don’t have all our runners competing but it’s early February and we feel pretty good that we’ve got some kids who we already know will be on the starting lines at nationals.”

Heading into Day Two of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Florida State has now automatically or provisionally qualified for nationals in nine events.





Women 3000 Meter Run
1 Woytalewicz, Christina      Florida State        9:51.23
22 Gibson, Kacey                Florida State        10:17.28
Women 500 Meter Dash Championship
10 Smith, Keyla                 Florida State        1:15.77   
Men 3000 Meter Run College
42 Lakritz, Jason               Florida State        8:51.87
Women 400 Meter Dash Championship
15 St. Louis, Brittany          Florida State        54.88 
64 Pughsley, Auja              Florida State        58.42 
Men 400 Meter Dash
21 Williams, Kevin              Florida State        48.30 
60 Garcia-Tunon, Javier       Florida State        49.47 
Women 60 Meter Hurdles Prelims
2 Rodgers, Teona               Florida State        8.24q
Women 60 Meter Hurdles Finals
4 Rodgers, Teona               Florida State        8.22
Men 60 Meter Hurdles 
10 Barroilhet, Gonzalo        Florida State        8.06 
27 Rietveld, Pelle              Florida State        8.24 
Women 60 Meter Dash
46 Jeffery, Danielle            Florida State        7.65   
Men 60 Meter Dash Prelims
3 Garvin, Michael Ray          Florida State         6.67q  
Men 60 Meter Dash Championship
3 Garvin, Michael Ray          Florida State         6.63a
Men 60 Meter Hurdles Consolation
4 Barroilhet, Gonzalo          Florida State         8.04
Men Long Jump College
13 Rietveld, Pelle              Florida State        6.90m   22-07.75

Related Articles