BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Florida State women’s track and field teams, ranked 20th in the country, showed good effort in the last day of the 2010 ACC Indoor Championships by earning second place with 93 points and winning five medals.
“The girls competed in a great women’s meet,” FSU Head Coach Bob Braman said. “Field events had an unbelievable day. Triple jump was huge as well as the other field athletes. I think that women really did a good job today. I would have liked to see how close we could have come to winning it with all our athletes in top shape. The girls had a good meet.”
Highlighting the day was Kim Williams in the triple jump as the junior broke the ACC record, set a new Rector Field House mark and bettered her leading NCAA’s performance previously set at the Tyson Invitational with a new mark of 14.23m/46-08.25. Williams’ first place performance not only scored 10 points for FSU, but she also earned her second NCAA automatic qualification in the event.
Joining her in the event was a foursome of other Seminoles in Michelle Jenije, Amy Harris, Latera Davis and Tiara Swanagan. As Jenije leaped a NCAA provisional mark of 12.75m/41-10to take fifth place and score four points, Harris followed in seventh place with a jump of 12.73m/41-09.25 to contribute two points and earn an NCAA provisional qualification. Newcomer Davis finished in 11th with a mark of 12.35m/40-06.25, while Swanagan came in 12th with a 12.29m/40-04 mark.
Opening the day on the track were distance runners Pilar McShine and Amanda Winslow in the mile that saw both ‘Noles dominating the event with the top two spots and posting a combined 18 points. While McShine captured first place with a time of 4:44.62 to score ten points, Winslow earned second place with a time of 4:46.95 to post eight points. Winslow’s time is her second NCAA provisional qualification while McShine has already earned an NCAA automatic time in the event.
McGrone also competed in the 200m where the ‘Nole ran a season-best time with 23.75 that earned her a silver medal and contributed eight points. This is McGrone’s second NCAA provisional mark in the event.
Thrower Allyn Laughlin earned her second NCAA provisional mark in the shot put as the senior threw a personal record mark of 15.45m/50-08.25 earning the bronze medal and scoring six points.
Log on to www.theacc.com for complete results and information from the championship. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter @FSU_TRACK and check out www.seminoles.com for the meet recap, photo gallery and video highlights.
1. Pilar McShine 4:44.62, 10 pts P
2. Amanda Winslow 4:46.95, 8 pts P
5. Danielle Jeffrey 7.47 (7.462), 4 pts
6. Candyce McGrone 7.47 (7.469), 3 pts
3. Allyn Laughlin 15.45m/50-08.25, 6 pts P PR
2. Candyce McGrone 23.75, 8 pts P
6. Jennifer Dunn 9:36.41, 3 pts
13. Andrea Palen 9:55.83
1. Kim Williams 14.23m/46-08.25, 10 pts, PR, A, ACC Record
5. Michelle Jenije 12.75m/41-10, 4 pts, P
7. Amy Harris 12.73m/41-09.25, 2 pts, P
11. Latera Davis 12.35m/40-06.25
12. Tiara Swanagan 12.29m/40-04
A= NCAA Automatic
PR= Personal Record