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Noles Open Penn Relays

April 22, 2010

The Florida State women’s 4x100m relay team opened up the Penn Relays on Thursday in impressive fashion as the quartet ran the fifth-fastest heat time of the day to move on to Friday’s final at 1:05 p.m.

The group of Marecia Pemberton, Candyce McGrone, Danielle Jeffrey and Teona Rodgers clocked a 44.30 to earn first place in the fifth of 11 heats in the event.

The time was the fastest of the season for the Seminoles as they improved upon their mark of 44.57 set at the Florida Relays earlier in the season. The 44.30 also equals the ninth-fastest time in school history joining the 1990 squad that turned in an identical time.

The group will also compete in the 4x200m relay on Friday at 2:10 p.m. after battling for the title at 1:05 p.m. FSU claimed the women’s 4x100m relay two times in the illustrious history of the Penn Relays in back-to-back years in 1982 and 1983.

Wesley Rickman was also in action on Thursday as the freshman ran a 15:03.12 in the men’s 5000m championship.

Action begins at 10 a.m. on Friday as Kim Williams open competition in the women’s triple jump championship.

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