March 25, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Travis Whitfield opened up the FSU Relays in impressive fashion Thursday afternoon as the Jay, Fla., native posted the top mark in the hammer throw with a toss of 193-8 to earn the title. Lightning postponed the final two events of the day as the majority of action gets underway Friday beginning at 10 a.m.
Joining Whitfield in the hammer throw top five was Trevor Andrews who registered a top throw of 148-00 to claim fourth place. Whitfield’s mark was the second-longest of his career and season.
Collin Lomagistro opened up competition in the men’s decathlon on Thursday as he finished the opening five events in fourth place. Lomagistro posted his highest point total in the final event of the day, the 400m, as he ran a 50.93 to score 772 points.
The Miami native opened the day with 732 points in the 100m dash with a time of 11.60 before adding on 684 points with a long jump of 6.44m. Lomagistro then went 31-6 in the shot put for 462 points and then cleared 5-1 in the high jump for 426 points and a day one total of 3,076 points.
Meanwhile, in the women’s heptathlon Sarah Mackey was the lone Nole in action as she currently sits in sixth place after four of the seven events with 2,687 points. Mackey opened strong with 872 points in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.77. She then cleared 4-11.75 in the high jump for 644 points before registering 445 points in the shot put with a top toss of 28-7.
Mackey then closed the day’s competition with 726 points in the 200m as the Orlando, Fla., native posted a time of 26.83. Competition will get under way at 10 a.m. on Friday as the decathlon and heptathlon will conclude.
Stay tuned to Seminoles.com for all schedule changes and recaps of Friday and Saturday’s action.