August 10, 2001 - by
Running Tests Cancelled Due To Thunderstorm

Aug. 10, 2001

On a day that was supposed to signal the end of the mile-and-half run and usher in the new 110-yard dash running test, the Seminoles barely got started before the skies opened up and the running tests ended. The linemen got through 10 sprints before head coach Bobby Bowden called everyone in due to lightning and the Seminoles never got back out to finish the test.

New strength and conditioning coach Jon Jost instituted the 110-yard sprints instead of the mile-and-half run that had been used in the past. Each group of players, linemen, middleweights and skill players, was to run 16 110-yard dashes in 18, 16 and 14 seconds with a 45-second rest between each sprint. After the 30-minute rain delay, coach Bowden decided not to reschedule the running test as the Seminoles open up their first full practice of the season Saturday.

Florida State will begin two-a-days Saturday morning when the varsity and newcomers take the field together for the first time this season. The Seminoles will then hold their annual media day and fan day Sunday, August 12. Fan day will be held at the Leon County Civic Center from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and will feature an autograph session, fan interactive area and games. For more information on fan day, please visit

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