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.