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Four Qualify for Track Regionals
Junior Marqus Johnson took the discus throw at the FSU Relays, qualifying for the NCAA East Regional meet in Gainesville, FL.

Junior Marqus Johnson took the discus throw at the FSU Relays, qualifying for the NCAA East Regional meet in Gainesville, FL.

March 19, 2004

Complete Results

Tallahassee, FL - The Florida State men's and women's track team used its home court advantage, qualifying four athletes for the NCAA East Regional meet in Gainesville, Fl from May 28-29, 2004.

Junior Marqus Johnson (Tampa, FL/Tampa Baptist) and sophomore John Fallone (Rochester, N.Y./Virginia Tech) punched their tickets to regionals with qualifying marks. Johnson won the discus throw with a mark of 52.56m while Fallone placed fourth in the men's gold shot put with a throw of 16.87m.

The 2003 NCAA Indoor Pole Vault champion, junior Lacy Janson (Sarasota, FL/Cardinal Mooney) posted a third place finish, first intercollegiate, good for a spot at regionals. Janson's 3.90m height beat the qualifying standard of 3.75m.

Newcomer Kate Purcell (West Point, PA/Southern Illinois-Edwardsville) recorded a third place finish in the javelin throw gold, throwing for 44.12m. Purcell picked up the event win in the javelin in the heptathlon yesterday.

Redshirt junior Rachel Marsh (Kissimmee, FL/Osceola) missed qualifying in the 3000m-steeplechase event by .27 seconds. Competing in the event for the first time ever, her mark of 10:57.45 narrowly missed the NCAA East Regional qualifying mark of 10:57.18.

Sophomore Matt Hurley (Gainesville, Fl/Gainesville) vaulted to a collegiate best mark of 16'4.75", taking first place in the pole vault competition.

In the relay events for the men, the 4x200m gold 'A' team took first place in 1:23.42, behind sophomore Derrick Baker (Miami, FL/Northwestern), junior Rhoan Sterling (Ontario, Canada/Toledo), freshman Antonio Cromartie (Tallahassee, FL/Lincoln) and senior Brian Dzingai (Harare, Zimbabwe/Truman State).

The men's distance medley team relay picked up the first place finish in 9:54.64. Sophomore Duane Griffiths (Margate, FL/Taravella), junior Ian Hornabrook (Southport, Australia/Rend Lake College), freshman Tom Lancashire (Bolton, England/Turton) and senior Tony Martin (Sanford, FL/Seminole) comprised the winning squad.

Freshman Cedric Nabe (Geneva, Switzerland), junior Joclyn Worrell (Vero Beach, FL/Vero Beach), junior Willie Johnson (Orlando, FL/Edgewater) and sophomore Rafeeq Curry (Miami, FL/ACE Academy) ran the 4x200m relay team that placed second in 1:25.99.

The 4x800m team of sophomore Chris Potter (Port St. Lucie, FL/Lincoln Park Academy), sophomore Robert Cooper (Lake City, FL/Columbia), freshman Tom Lancashire (Bolton, England/Turton) and senior Giscard Titus (New York City, NY/Auburn) took third place in 7:31.18.

On the women's side, sophomore Marla Jackson (Jacksonville, FL/Stanton College Prep) captured the 400m dash title in a time of 56.88.

Other top finishes for the Seminoles: Junior Dan Royal (Ft. Myers, FL/Ft. Myers) placed third in the discus with a throw of 48.03m. Junior Joclyn Worrell (Vero Beach, FL/Vero Beach) posted a fourth place finish (14.69) in the 110m hurdles gold.

Junior Sharneka Brown (St. Petersburg, FL/Lakewood), competing in the garnet triple jump, posted a third place finish with a mark of 11.10m.

The women's 4x400m relay team finished first in the preliminary round with a time of 3:41.84. Senior Tamara Campbell (Orlando, FL/Evans), sophomore Kimberly Adams (Stone Mountain, GA/Stone Mountain), freshman Dana Massiah (Trinidad & Tobago/Bishop Anesty) and sophomore Evelyne Cynthia Niako (Stone Mountain, GA/Stephenson) were on the 'A' squad that topped the group.

The FSU Relays conclude tomorrow, March 20, 2004 at the Mike Long Track Complex. The field events begin at 9:30 a.m. with the men's gold hammer while the running events start at noon with the women's open 100m high hurdles.

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