May 14, 2011
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State men’s and women’s track and field teams capped off the final day of the UNF Osprey Invitational Saturday.
A day after winning the men’s shot put, junior Michael Putman did the same in the men’s discus throw with a distance of 177’05”.
The next Seminole to pull out a victory in Jacksonville happened to be a group of ’Noles. The quartet of Teona Rodgers, Stephanie Simpson, Danielle Jeffery and Brittany St. Louis won the women’s 4x100m relay behind a time of 44.30 to edge out the squad from Coastal Carolina.
Rodgers would then go on to capture another victory; this time in the women’s 200m dash. Rodgers posted a wind-aided 23.21 to take the top spot.
Also posting a victory on Saturday was Chelsea Whalen. The talented freshman won the women’s javelin throw with a hurl of 150’05”.
In the men’s 800m run, Darrin Gibson ran a 1:51.74 to finish second.
The 400m hurdles, Marsha Ariol finished the race 1:03.95 to earn a sixth-place finish. The men’s 400m hurdles saw a fifth-place finish from Brix Gomez (53.96) and a ninth-place finish from Maxwell Hyman (54.42). Trevor Andrews ran a 55.22 to come in 13th and Phillip Young was 19th with a 57.55.
In the men’s 200m dash, senior Charles Clark achieved a wind-aided 21.08 that resulted in a fourth-place finish.
Kevin Williams finished 17th in the men’s 400m dash with a mark of 50.51.
In what was the second-to-last event of the day, Davis, St. Louis, Simpson and freshman Elizabeth Ichite came in second place in the women’s 4x400m relay. The four Seminoles completed the race and the day in a time of 3:43.71.
While many of the FSU throwers, jumpers and sprinters were in action in Jacksonville, several the ’Noles’ distance runners were slated to compete at North Carolina in the Kent Taylor Relays.
The distance events were scheduled to begin late Saturday and Seminoles.com will have a recap of the outcomes in the near future.