TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida State track and field team began its outdoor season at the USF Invitational and the Tiger Track Classic on Friday. The Seminoles had a total of 17 student-athletes competing on the first day between both meets.
In Tampa, Fla. the throws squad arguably had some of the best performances on the day resulting in two event wins. Sanjae Lawrence appeared in competition for the first time this season and took first place in the men’s shot put with a mark of 17.77m. He wasn’t the only winner of the group as teammate Megan Cook won the women’s hammer throw in her first ever meet competing in the Garnet and Gold. In the women’s shot put Genesis Leggett placed eighth with a 12.63m mark. Rounding out the throws competition was Riley Ott who competed in the men’s javelin throw taking third with a PB of 50.31m.
On the track, the Noles saw success in the women’s 200m dash. Redshirt Savyon Toombs who competed unattached took home the first place finish clocking in a time of 23.80. Teammate Ashley Seymour placed second with a 23.93, followed by Shian Hyde at 24.14 to take fourth. Competing in the 200m dash for the men was Tshenolo Lemao who finished 14th in a time pf 22.69.
Closing out the first day of competition at both meets was the women’s 5,000m run. At USF, eight Seminoles competed with Rachel Johnson leading the pack with a 18:31.34 to earn fifth overall. In Auburn, Riley Bahr (17:42.83) and Abby Schrobilgen (17:50.49) came in at 5th and 6th overall.
Florida State returns to action tomorrow at the USF Invitational with the women’s javelin throw at 10:00 a.m. At the Tiger Track Classic, the Noles will start the day at 1:50 p.m. in the men’s 800m.
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