March 28, 1998
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The FSU track and field team continued their outdoor
season as they traveled to Gainesville for the 1998 Coca-Cola Florida
Relays at Percy Beard Stadium.
All-American Zuzette Mullings brought home a first place finish in the
collegiate women’s 100m dash with a time of 11.85 to pace the Lady
Seminoles. Mullings added a fourth place effort in the women’s
invitational triple jump (40-9) and a sixth place finish in the women’s
invitational long jump (19-4.75).
Sophomore Shannon Steele had a solid day in both the women’s collegiate
high jump and javelin. Steele placed second in the high jump with a mark
of 5-4.25 and eighth in the javelin at 135-10.
On the men’s side, FSU had four of the top 16 finishers in the collegiate
100m dash. Two-sport standouts Travis Minor and Germaine Stringer were
sixth (10.71) and eighth (10.72), respectively, while Tavaris Spradley and
Patrick Hayes placed 14th (10.82) and 16th (10.83). Laveranues Coles added
a 24th place effort (10.98) in a men’s 100m field of over 50 runners.
Also scoring well for the men were Jason Dean and Barnard Francis. Dean
pole vaulted 15-9.25 to finish fourth while Francis triple jumped 47-11.25
to take second among collegiate athletes.
Other FSU athletes among the top ten: Teresa Bundy – 100m (6th – 12.00),
Ayana Townsend – 100m hurdles (ninth – 14.59), 400m hurdles (eighth –
1:02.66), Fiona Norwood – 40m hurdles (fifth – 1:02.31), women’s 4x400m
relay (third – 3:43.87), men’s 4x400m relay (fourth – 3:13.16), Michaela
Steele – high jump (sixth – 5-2.25), Chinette Johnson – triple jump (sixth
– 38-6.75), Chris Osborn – high jump (seventh – 6-7), Donald Heaven – shot
put (sixth – 49-3.50), Brad Hess – discus (10th – 152-8), Lakeisha Mose –
inv. shot put (seventh – 44-4.25), Darius Jones – inv. high jump (sixth –
6-8.75), Jody Lawrence – inv. discus (sixth – 168-0).
The outdoor season continues next weekend as both squads travel to
Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Invitational.