May 23, 1999
ATLANTA – The Florida State men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to the campus of Georgia Tech this weekend to compete in the Georgia Tech Invitational. The Lady Seminoles had two women post personal bests, while the men were led by the seventh place finishes of Mario Lowe in the triple jump and Zyris Hill in the long jump.
FSU’s Nikki Allen had her best pole vault of the season in Atlanta, vaulting 10’08.75 to finish in 11th place. Allen’s vault was the second best by a Lady Seminole this year. Fiona Norwood ran the 400m dash in her best time of the season. Norwood ran a 54.37 to capture the third best mark of the season by a Lady Seminole. Other top finishers for FSU at the Georgia Tech Invitational were Nakeya Crutchfield, fifth place in the 100m dash, Chinette Johnson who took seventh place in the 400m hurdles, and Sara White who earned a ninth place finish in the hammer competition. FSU’s Makiba Batten placed in the top 10 in two events. Batten was ninth in the shot put and eighth in the discus.
For the men, Zyris Hill jumped 24’02 to garner a seventh place finish in the long jump, and Mario Lowe finished seventh in the triple jump with a flight of 46’03. Jody Lawrence took 10th in the discus for FSU, with a toss of 167’07.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams for FSU will next see action at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to be held in Boise, Idaho, June 3-6.