March 24, 2004
Tallahassee – The Florida State men’s and women’s track and field squads head to Gainesville, FL this weekend to compete at the Florida Relays on the campus of the Florida Gators. The Seminoles will compete in events over three days at the four-day event.
FSU opened the outdoor season with event wins and top places in the Atlantic Coast Conferences Top Performers list. On the men’s side, 28 Seminoles hold places in the top ten in 16 of 20 events. Five Tribe members sit in the top spots in addition to the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Six more Garnet and Gold members are second in the conference in their respective events.
Six Seminole women are in the lead their events while eleven are right on the heels of the performance lists, sitting in second or third place. Redshirt junior Rachel Marsh (Kissimmee, FL/Osceola) and sophomore Deanna Lane (Marietta, GA/Alan C. Pope) sit alone in their respective evnts. Marsh narrowly missed qualifying for the 3000m steeplechase at the FSU Relays, her first time competing in the event. Lane posted her 4,874 points in the heptathlon also at the FSU Relays.
After competing at the Florida Relays, the Tribe will travel to the Georgia Tech Relays in Atlanta, GA from April 2-3, 2004. Some members of the Garnet and Gold may travel to the Texas Relays in Austin, TX from April 1-3, 2004.