Feb. 13, 2010
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. & SEATTLE, Wash. –
Kim Williams made a big splash in her first action of the 2010 season when she improved on her FSU record in the triple jump when she cleared 46-6. Williams’ mark was the best in Tyson Invitational history and the best in the NCAA this season.
Williams won the event by more than a foot and fell just three inches shy of tying the Collegiate record in the triple jump. Williams’ impressive jump was the third-longest in NCAA history and helped to punch her ticket for the NCAA Indoor Championships as the mark earned was an NCAA Automatic.
Michelle Jenije added a provisional mark of her own in the triple jump when she leaped 41-11.5. Joining Jenije with a provisional mark was Allyn Laughlin who tossed the shot 50-7.5 to finish seventh overall in a strong field.
In other field events, Andrew Bachelor cleared the seven foot mark for the second time this season as he earned another NCAA Provisional mark as he topped out at 7-0.5, while Marlon Woods cleared 6-8.75.
Aaron Steele finished in the top 10 in the men’s triple jump as he had a top jump of 48-3.25 to finish in ninth place. Also finishing with a ninth place finish Saturday in Arkansas was Michael Putman with his toss of 55-7 in the shot put.
On the track Teona Rodgers finished 20th overall in the 200m as she ran a 24.09, falling just shy of the provisional mark of 23.90. Meanwhile in the men’s 200m, Brandon Byram ran the sixth-fastest time in the country this season as he improved on his provisional mark.
In the relays the women’s 4x400m squad finished 19th overall in a time of 3:43.16, while the men’s crew finished 11th in 3:12.15.
The Husky Invitational in Seattle, Wash. also saw several strong Seminole performance over the weekend as Pilar McShine punched her ticket for the NCAA Indoor Championships with an NCAA automatic mark in the mile run. McShine clocked a 4:35.99 posting the sixth-fastest time this season in the collegiate ranks.
Freshman Amanda Winslow held her own in the mile run as well as she posted a 4:43.01 earning an NCAA Provisional mark.
Matt Leeder also picked up a provisional mark in the 3000m run with a time of 7:56.40 finishing 12th overall.
The Seminoles will have a week off before the ACC Championships the final weekend in February in Blacksburg, Va.