March 15, 2019 - by

Outdoor Season Opens With Saturday’s FAMU Relays

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The outdoor track & field waits for no one, so just a week after capping a successful indoor campaign, the Florida State track & field teams will open the spring season Saturday at the 67th Annual FAMU Relays.

A wide cross-section of Seminole men and women are entered to compete at the Pete Griffin Track Complex on the Florida A&M University campus, with action getting underway at 10 a.m. when All-American Shanice Love will launch her highly anticipated junior season in the women’s discus.

The morning session will also feature men’s sprinters Andre Ewers, Darryl Gay, Jhevaughn Matherson and Michael Timpson Jr. competing in the 400-meter dash (11:35 a.m.), while DaeQwan Butler and Roodolph Antoine will race in the 100-meter dash (12:10 p.m.). Butler is scheduled to come back in the 200 during the afternoon rolling schedule, beginning around 2 p.m.

Olivia Ogles will make her outdoor season debut in the pole vault (2 p.m.).

Also slated for afternoon session action are 26 runners in the women’s 1500-meter run, with All-ACC performer Jodie Judd leading the group.

A complete recap of the meet will be published on later Saturday.

The meet will serve as a rust-buster for many as the Seminoles prepare to host the FSU Relays, March 22-23 at Mike Long Track. The collegiate competition will be contested Friday only at Mike Long Track and include seven other schools: Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Pitt and Liberty.

In addition to the action on the track, Florida State will recognize its seniors at 11:30 a.m. and at 6:10 p.m. the women’s track & field/cross country alumnae will be recognized on the track as we continue our year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of FSU women’s athletics.

There will be a sign-in table for all former FSU women’s cross country and track & field athletes located on the plaza at the track. A social will be held from 4-6 p.m. for those alumnae who have signed in, leading up to the recognition.

Athletes from the inaugural 1969 women’s track & field and 1974 women’s cross country teams are scheduled to attend team, along with members of the 1984 NCAA Outdoor and 1985 NCAA Indoor national championship teams.

Admission to the FSU Relays is free.

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