March 22, 1998 - by


FSU Relays Wrap Up Final Day of Action

Seminoles add several first place finishes.

March 21, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida State hosted the final day of the FSU Relays
today at Mike Long Track. The Seminoles added several more first place
finishes before action concluded late this afternoon.

In the women’s 100m dash, two current Lady Seminoles were narrowly beaten
by a former FSU great. Olympic silver medalist and current 400m hurdle
world record holder Kim Batten took first place in 11.74 seconds with
freshman Teresa Bundy placing second at 11.77 and sophomore Tonya Carter
third at 11.82. Bundy and Carter were also members of the women’s 4x100m
relay team that won an FSU Relays title with a time of 45.61.

The men’s 4x100m relay team of Patrick Hayes, Travis Minor, Laveranues
Coles and Tavaris Spradley also finished first as they clocked in at 40.51,
edging out the Florida team who ran second at 40.74. Coles and Minor,
starters on the FSU football team at wide receiver and tailback, were
excused from this morning’s scrimmage for the meet.

The men grabbed three of the top four spots in the discus as the
Seminoles went 2-3-4. Jody Lawrence was second with a toss of 178-7 with
Donald Heaven (who also starts for the football team at offensive guard)
and Brad Hess checking in at 159-6 and 157-3, respectively. Darius Jones
added a second place finish in the high jump at 6-8.75 (he had fewer
attempts than teammate Chris Osborn who had the same mark and placed third)
and a third place effort in the long jump with a mark of 22-1.

Complete results are available on ACC Faxback, 910-854-5859, under the
FSU track code of 32450#. The FSU track teams continue their outdoor
season next weekend at the Florida Relays in Gainesville.

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