March 18, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- In rainy conditions at Mike Long Track, the Florida State Relays completed the first half of the decathlon and heptathlon competitions this afternoon. A pair of Tallahassee athletes lead the way for FSU.
Freshman Chinette Johnson (Lincoln HS) stands in first place after day one with a point total of 2972 in the heptathlon. Tomorrow, Johnson will attempt to hold her lead with the long jump, javelin and 800m.
On the men's side, Sophomore Darius Jones (Godby HS) finished the first day in second place in the decathlon with 3688 points with the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m remaining. Todd Doughty (unattached) leads the decathlon with 3810 points.
Action continues tomorrow in Tallahassee with the decathlon starting at 10:00 a.m. and the heptathlon at 10:30 a.m. Field events will start tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. with the men's hammer. Friday's field events begin at 9:00 a.m. with running events at 11:30 a.m. with Saturday's field events starting at 10:00 a.m. and running events at 12:00 p.m. (last event @ 4:55 p.m.). Admission is free to the public.