Whalen leads final day charge as track qualifies 17 for championship meet
Track 'Noles close regular season with a host of highlights
'Noles roll behind MVP Locke and supporting cast; women a close second
FSU wins four of seven events Friday at ACC Championship meet
FSU track teams sharp on final day of Seminole Invitational
2013: Veteran sprinter will handle the leadoff leg duties for FSU's 4x100 relay team...qualified in 4x100m (39.58) at East Prelims... has been a member of two of the Seminoles' 10-fastest 4x100 relay teams in school history (39.06), including his leadoff leg contribution to the runner-up quartet at the 2010 NCAA Championship meet...native of the New Zealand where he won the 100-meter national title in 2008.
Key contributor to coach Ken Harnden's sprint contingent, focusing primarily on the 100 and 4x100 relay
Enters junior season as a valuable member of Ken Harnden's sprint contingent...one of five sprinters on the roster who has already earned All-American status...has worked hard to improve endurance and top-end speed...advanced to the finals of the 2012 ACC Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash, finishing eighth. 2011: Outdoor - qualified for the first round of the NCAA Championships in the 100-meter dash...was a member of FSU's ACC championship 4x100 meter relay team. Indoor - placed fourth in the 200-meter dash at the Virginia Tech Invitational. 2010: Outdoor - earned All-American status running the leadoff leg on FSU's NCAA Championship runner-up 4x100 meter relay that posted the sixth-fastest time (39.06) in school history...posted five victories, including his season-opening win in the 100 at the USF Bulls Invite. Indoor - placed fifth at the ACC Championship meet in the 60-meter dash. Personal: Majoring in international affairs/political science...won New Zealand national championship in 100 (2008)...attended Christchurch Boys School...outstanding juniors competitior both nationally and around the globe...born Sept.15, 1989.