April 1, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. - The Florida State track and field team will compete at the Georgia Tech Invitational from Friday, April 2 to Saturday, April 3, 2005.
Rained Out Relays... For the most part, the 2005 Florida Relays were cancelled when the area was hit hard by heavy rains and inclement weather over the four-day period, from March 23-26. The multi's events took place, despite scheduling delays, but not too many races after Friday took place. Several Seminoles made the best of the situation including junior Deanna Lane (Marietta, Ga./Pope) and freshman Matt Frith (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles) who won the heptathlon and pentathlon events, respectively. Lane went the extra mile and regionally qualified with a career-best point total of 5231 points.
Relays Lead the Way... The women's 4x400m and men's 400m- and 1600m- relays hold the fastest times in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The women's team recorded a mark of 3:46.38 on their home track (site of the 2005 ACC Outdoor Track Championships) at the FSU Relays. The men's 4x100m relay team regionally qualified with a time of 40.50 behind members of the FSU-school record-setting, All-American relay from the 2004 season. Junior Derrick Baker (Miami, Fla./Northwestern), junior Ricky Argro (Orlando, Fla./Lyman), sophomore Cedric Nabe (Geneva, Switzerland/Lycee-St. Joseph) and senior Rhoan Sterling (Ontario, Canada/Toledo). The 4x400m ran posted a season- and conference-best time of 3:11.96 at the FSU Relays.
FSU Among ACC Best... 20 Tribe men have 29 marks in the top-ten on the ACC Men's Top Performances list. Frith leads the way with four marks in as many events. On the women's side, 19 women hold 25 positions on the women's top-ten list. Lane is listed three times leading the heptathlon category and recording fourth-place in the 100m hurdles and ninth in the high jump.
At the 2004 GT Meet... Then-junior Kimberly Walker (Port of Spain, Trinidad/Polytechnic) regionally qualified for the 100m dash in a personal best time of 11.59. Current Seminole Matt Hurley (Tallahassee, Fla./Chiles) posted a personal best height of 16'4.75" in the pole vault competition. Lindsey Nelson (Jacksonville, FL/Mandarin) bettered her season-best mark in the shot put, posting a throw of 46'1.5". LaToya Legree (Lithonia, GA/Stephenson) took third in the triple jump with a mark of 40'4.25". The women's 4x100m relay team of Sharneka Brown (St. Petersburg, FL/Florida A&M), Evelyne-Cynthia Niako (Stone Mountain, GA/Stephenson), Marla Jackson (Jacksonville, FL/Stanton College Prep) and Walker qualified for regionals with a time of 45.12, en route to a second place finish.
Lemoncello Joins Nationals List... Junior Andrew Lemoncello (St. Andrews, Scotland/Stirling) came out of the 10K race at the Stanford Invitational with an automatic qualifying time of 28:44.97. Freshman Alex Miletich (Tallahassee, Fla./Chiles) earned a spot a Junior Outdoor Track Championships with his 10K time of 30:19.19.