Florida State Men's Track & Field - 2007-08 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bob Braman, Head Coach
Althea Belgrave, Graduate Assistant
Ken Harnden, Sprints & Relays, Hurdles
Sean McManus, Volunteer Assistant
Harlis Meaders, Associate Head Coach
Dennis Nobles, Pole Vault, Jumps, Javelin
Jackie Richards, Sprints & Relays, Hurdles
Joey Zins, Graduate Assistant

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2007-08 Men's Track & Field


2007-08 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Gonzalo Barroilhet, DEC, Santiago, Chile

Brandon Byram, S-LJ, Gallatin, TN

William Castro, H, Fort Walton Beach

Jair Francis, S, Manchester, Jamaica

Luke Gunn, SC-D, Forest Gate, England

Justin Harbor, D, Bunnell

David Huckaby, 5-9, D, Fort Mill, SC

Andrew Jacobs, H, Miami

Kevin Jones, 5-8, D, Dover

Matt Leeder, D, Brockville, Ontario, Canada

Ngoni Makusha, S-LJ, Harare, Zimbabwe

Pablo Navarette, S-MD, Santiago, Chile

Timothy Odie, S, Killeen, TX

Tyler Price, D, Tallahassee

Seth Proctor, D, Orlando

Michael Putnam, T, Miami

Daniel Roberts, D, Vicksburg, MI

Daniel Silva, D, Miami

Kevin Williams, S, Miami


2007-08 Roster - By Name

L
T                                    PY
R Name                  Pos     Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Trey Andrews          D       So-R      Titusville (Astronaut)
* Andrew Bachelor       HJ      So        Pompano Beach (Coral Springs Charter)
* Gonzalo Barroilhet    DEC     Fr        Santiago, Chile (Cordillera)
  Tommy Beltz           JAV     Jr        Lehighton, PA (Lehighton Area)
  Jonathan Blocker      D       Fr-R      Tallahassee (Chiles)
* Drew Brunson          H-J     Sr   *    Snellville, GA (Shiloh/Tennessee)
* Tywayne Buchanan      H       Jr   **   Greater Portmore, Jamaica (Wolmer's Boys School)
* Mark Buckingham       D       Sr        Huddersfield, England (Sheffield Hallam)
* Brandon Byram         S-LJ    Fr        Gallatin, TN (Station Camp)
  William Castro        H       Fr        Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee)
* Brian Chibudu         J       Fr-R      Harare, Zimbabwe (Saint John's)
* Charles Clark         S-R     So   *    Virginia Beach, VA (Bayside)
  Andrew Cleland        HJ-PV   Jr        Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* Sean Conrecode        JAV     So-R      Naples (Gulf Coast)
  Javier Cruz           D       Jr-R      Miami (Belen Jesuit Prep)
* Walter Dix            S       Sr   ***  Coral Springs (Coral Springs)
  Michael Fingado       H       So-R      Lake Orion, MI (Lake Orion)
  Jair Francis          S       Fr        Manchester, Jamaica (Manchester)
  Matt Frith            M       Sr   *    Jacksonville (Bolles)
* Steeve Gabart         D       Jr        Miami (North Miami/Rend Lake College)
* Javier Garcia-Tunon   H-S     Jr-R *    Miami (Belen Jesuit Prep)
* Michael Ray Garvin    S       Jr   **   Upper Saddle River, NJ (Dom Bosco Prep)
* Luke Gunn             SC-D    Jr   *    Forest Gate, England (Birmingham)
  Justin Harbor         D       Fr-R      Bunnell (Flager-Palm Coast/Oregon)
  Warren Harper         PV      So        Tallahassee (Chiles)
  Bryan Howard          JAV     Jr   *    Warminster, PA (Archbishop Wood/Albright College)
  David Huckaby         D       Fr        Fort Mill, SC (Fort Mill)
  Andrew Jacobs         H       Fr        Miami (Belen Jesuit Prep)
  Kenny Jesensky        D       Sr-R      Orlando (Doctor Phillips/Coastal Carolina/Coastal Carolina)
  Kevin Jones           D       Fr        Dover (Durant)
* Andrew Krumins        D       Sr   *    Melbourne, Australia (Scotch College/Swinburne)
  Jason Lakritz         D       So-R      New Windsor, NY (Newburgh Free Academy)
* Matt Leeder           D       Fr        Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Thousand Island Secondary)
  Collin Lomagistre     H       So        Miami (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* Ngoni Makusha         S-LJ    Fr        Harare, Zimbabwe (Mandedza)
  Christian Minor       D       Jr        Rockledge (Rockledge)
  Hubert Mitchell       S       Sr   *    West Palm Beach (Palm Beach Lakes)
* Pablo Navarette       S-MD    Fr        Santiago, Chile (SS. CC. Manquehue)
* Chris Nickinson       D       Sr-R **   Pensacola (Washington)
* Tommy Noyes           MD      Sr-R *    North Canton, OH (Hoover)
  Timothy Odie          S       So        Killeen, TX (Prairie View A&M)
  Rod Owens             H       So-R      Jacksonville (Wolfson)
  Tyler Price           D       Fr        Tallahassee (Wakulla)
  Seth Proctor          D       Fr        Orlando (Edgewater)
  Michael Putnam        T       Fr        Miami (Columbus)
* Tim Reen              HJ      Jr   *    Jupiter (Jupiter)
* Daniel Roberts        D       So        Vicksburg, MI (Crested Butte Academy/Cedarville)
  Patrick Robinson      S       So        Miami (Gulliver Prep)
  Daniel Silva          D       Fr        Miami (Belen Jesuit Prep)
  Sharif Small          T       So        Kingston, Jamaica (Jamaica)
  Antone Smith          S       Jr   *    Pahokee (Pahokee)
  Michael Snowden       H       Jr        Coopersburg, PA (Southern Lehigh)
  Aaron Steele          J       Fr        Newburgh, NY (Newburgh Free Academy)
  Nick Sunseri          D       Jr        Raleigh, NC (Cardinal Gibbons/UNC-Charlotte)
* Rayon Taylor          J       Sr        Sanguinetti, Jamaica (Seton Hall Prep/Cornell)
* Matt Wernke           T       Sr   *    Tallahassee (Chiles)
  Christopher White     TJ      Jr        Jacksonville (Wolfson)
* Travis Whitfield      T       So   *    Jay (Jay)
  Kevin Williams        S       Fr        Miami (Ardenne)
  Stephen Wilson        D       So-R      Brandon (Riverview)
* Elliott Wood          H       Sr   **   Sydney, Australia (Narrabeen Sports)

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Track Boss Bob Braman Named USTFCCCA National Coach Of The Year.

Seminole track mentor wins the award for the third year in a row.

June 17, 2008

NEW ORLEANS, LA - For the last three years, the June ritual has been the same for Florida State track and field head coach Bob Braman: Win the Men's NCAA Outdoor National Championship, get doused with ice water and then earn his sport's top honor. With two of the three already secured, the third was inevitable and on Tuesday (June 17) it was confirmed as Braman was named Division I National Men's Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association.

Over the last four years Braman's mantle has been overflowing with coaching awards. The national award is his third honor of the year and runs his total to 19 since 2005. Ironically, Braman did not earn either ACC Indoor or Outdoor Coach of the Year honors despite leading FSU to the team title in both and finishing first during the NCAA Outdoor Championships, second at the NCAA Indoor meet and won the East Regional for a fourth year in a row.

"To be named the top collegiate track coach in country is quite an honor and I am very appreciative of it," Braman said. "While my name may be the only one on the award, it's really a tribute to the work of the entire staff. They don't have the opportunity to get recognized as often as they should, but I feel that I have the best coaching staff in the country and their hard work and dedication to our student-athletes is reflected in this award."

The award comes on the heels of the Seminoles' third-straight national championship that was won last weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. A fourth title next year would narrow Florida State's elite status to one of four teams (Arkansas, USC and UTEP) as the only programs to win four in a row. Florida State's title gives the conference its fourth national championship of the year, joining Boston College (men's hockey), North Carolina (field hockey) and Wake Forest (men's soccer).

Unlike last year when the Seminoles only took seven athletes to the championship and all seven had to score in order for FSU to win, Florida State had a much more balanced team in 2008. This year Florida State had 16 athletes qualify for the meet and nine brought home All-America awards for scoring points.

Sprinter Walter Dix put the finishing touches on his historic career. He won his third national title in the 200m - making him only the second man to win the event three times - while earning All-America honors for finishing fourth in the 100m and running on the fourth-place 4x100m relay. His six outdoor national championships are the third-most in NCAA history and he capped his career with 18 All-America certificates.

A fourth-straight title is certainly in the realm of possibility for Florida State next year. The Seminoles got 22 of their points from underclassmen, including long jumper Ngoni Makusha who won the event with a school-record leap of 8.30m/27-02.75. Classmate Gonzalo Barroilhet reset his own school record in the decathlon on his way to a third-place finish. Bolstering the team next year is one of the top signing classes in the country.


2007-08 All-Americans

Name                     NCAA Championships
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Gonzalo Barroilhet       Heptathlon (1st) - Indoor
                         Decathlon (3rd) - Outdoor

Drew Brunson             60-Yard High Hurdles (1st) - Indoor
                         110 Meter Hurdles (5th) - Outdoor

Tywayne Buchanan         4x400-Meter Relay (6th) - Indoor

Brandon Byram            4x400-Meter Relay (6th) - Indoor

Brian Chibudu            4x100-Meter Relay (4th) - Outdoor

Charles Clark            200 Meters (2nd) - Indoor
                         4x400-Meter Relay (6th) - Indoor
                         200 Meters (8th) - Outdoor

Walter Dix               200 Meters (1st) - Outdoor
                         100 Meters (4th) - Outdoor
                         4x100-Meter Relay (4th) - Outdoor

Michael Ray Garvin       200 Meters (7th) - Indoor
                         60 Meters (8th) - Indoor
                         4x100-Meter Relay (4th) - Outdoor

Luke Gunn                3000 Meter Steeplechase (3rd) - Outdoor

Ngoni Makusha            Long Jump (3rd) - Indoor
                         Long Jump (1st) - Outdoor
                         4x100-Meter Relay (4th) - Outdoor

Pablo Navarette          4x400-Meter Relay (6th) - Indoor

Rayon Taylor             Triple Jump (8th) - Indoor
                         Triple Jump (4th) - Outdoor

All-Americans - 12

2007-08 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
01/19
Ref
N
CLEMSON INVITATIONAL
January 18-19, 2008, Clemson, SC
10th Place
01/26
Ref
N
TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC
Gainesville, Fl
 
02/02
Ref
N
FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE
February 1-2, 2008, Lincoln, Ne
 
02/09
Ref
N
NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE
February 8-9, 2008, New York, NY
 
02/16
Ref
N
TYSON INVITATIONAL
February 15-16, 2008, Fayetteville, Ar
 
02/16
Ref
N
HUSKY CLASSIC
February 14-16, 2008, Seattle, Wa
 
03/01
Ref
N
ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 29-March 1, 2008, Chapel Hill, NC
1st Place
03/07
Ref
N
ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE
Fayetteville, Ar
 
03/08
Ref
N
IOWA STATE LAST CHANCE MEET
Ames, Ia
 
03/15
Ref
N
NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
March 14-15, 2008, Fayetteville, Ar
2nd Place
03/22
Ref
H
SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL
March 21-22, 2008
 
03/29
Ref
H
FSU RELAYS
March 27-29, 2008
 
04/05
Ref
N
TEXAS RELAYS
April 3-5, 2008, Austin, Tx
 
04/05
Ref
N
FLORIDA RELAYS
April 4-5, 2008, Gainesville, Fl
 
04/05
Ref
N
STANFORD INVITATIONAL
April 4-5, 2008, Stanford, Ca
 
04/12
Ref
H
SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL
April 11-12, 2008
 
04/19
Ref
N
ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 17-19, 2008, Atlanta, Ga
1st Place
04/26
Ref
N
PENN RELAYS
April 24-26, 2008, Philadelphia, Pa
 
05/06
Ref
N
PAYTON JORDAN CARDINAL INVITE
Stanford, Ca
 
05/10
Ref
H
SEMINOLE TWILIGHT  
05/17
Ref
N
GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL
May 16-17, 2008, Atlanta, Ga
 
05/31
Ref
H
NCAA REGIONALS
May 30-31, 2008
1st Place
06/14
Ref
N
NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
June 11-14, 2008, Des Moines, Ia
1st Place
06/28
Ref
N
IAAF MEET
Solihull, England
 
07/06
Ref
N
US OLYMPIC TRIALS
June 27-July 6, 2008, Eugene, Or
 
08/16
Ref
N
OLYMPICS
Beijing, China
 
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


2008 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
INDOOR
 1  FLORIDA STATE         135.5
 2  GEORGIA TECH           85
 3  CLEMSON                83
 4  NORTH CAROLINA         78
 5  VIRGINIA               76.5
 6  NORTH CAROLINA STATE   67
 7  MARYLAND               41
 8  MIAMI                  34
 9  VIRGINIA TECH          30
10  WAKE FOREST            24
11  DUKE                    7
12  BOSTON COLLEGE          1
 
OUTDOOR
 1  FLORIDA STATE         141
 2  CLEMSON               124
 3  NORTH CAROLINA STATE   96.5
 4  VIRGINIA               94.5
 5  NORTH CAROLINA         93
 6  VIRGINIA TECH          67
 7  GEORGIA TECH           66
 8  MARYLAND               54
 9t MIAMI                  36
 9t DUKE                   36
11  WAKE FOREST             7

CLEMSON INVITATIONAL, 10th place
01/19/2008, January 18-19, 2008, Clemson, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Track & Field Completes First Indoor Meet At Clemson Invitational.

Women's team comes away with four first-place finishes.

CLEMSON, SC - On a day when the voters in the state were helping shape the political landscape of the country, the Florida State women's and men's track teams were starting to shape the indoor season. The Seminoles kicked off the 2008 campaign at the Clemson Invitational.

Backed by a pair of first place finishes from freshmen, a limited women's team took third at the event with 67 points. The men's team only took field athletes and had several good showings during the two-day event.

Winning her first collegiate race was rookie Brittany St. Louis (Arima, Trinidad and Tobago) as she led a dominated Florida State performance in the 400-meter dash. St. Louis was one of three Seminoles in the finals as her winning time of 56.7 was followed by senior Kandia Batchelor (Hillsborough, Fla.) in third at 56.95 and sophomore Auja Pughsley came in seventh with a 57.83.

Also winning an event on the track was junior Keyla Smith (Daytona Beach, Fla.) as her time of 2:18.14 won the 800-meter run. Just tenths of a second behind her was junior Hshkeni Richemond (Sufferin, N.Y.) with a time of 2:18.36. St. Louis, Batchelor, Smith and Richemond ran the winning 4x400m relay in a time of 3:46.00.

Another highly-touted freshman, Kamorean Hayes (Charlotte, N.C.), came away a winner in her collegiate debut. She took top honors in the shot put with a winning distance of 14.61m/47'11.25" on her last throw.

Florida State got valuable points in another field event as Tori Allen (Indianapolis, Ind.) cleared a height of 3.80m/12'5.5" to take second in the pole vault. Pughsley was the only Seminole to score in two individual events as she also took seventh in the 200-meter dash in 25.18. Rounding out the point scorers was another promising freshman, Teona Rodgers (Tampa, Fla.), as she crossed the line in eighth place of the 60-meter dash at 7.69.

The men's team had a trio of athletes score points in the field events. FSU's best event of the weekend was the high jump. Junior Timothy Reen (Jupiter, Fla.) cleared a height of 2.04m/6'8.25" on his second jump to tie for second. Sophomore Andrew Bachelor (Pompano Beach, Fla.) cleared the same height on his third jump to come in fourth. Senior Matt Wernke (Tallahassee, Fla.) took third in the weight throw with a top hurl of 17.44m/57'2.75".

The Seminoles are back in action next weekend when they travel to Gainesville for the Tom Jones Memorial on January 26.

Event 1 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Tim Reen                       6- 8.25    2.04m    7
  4    Andrew Bachelor                6- 8.25    2.04m    5

Event 2 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  9    Warren Harper                 14- 1.25    4.30m   

Event 3 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  9    Aaron Steele                  46- 1.25   14.05m   
 10    Christopher White             45-11.75   14.01m   

Event 4 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 10    Michael Putnam                47- 9.75   14.57m   

Event 5 - Weight Throw
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  3    Matt Wernke                   57- 2.75   17.44m    6


TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC
01/26/2008, Gainesville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sets One Automatic And Two Provisional NCAA Marks In Gainesville.

Seminole freshman Kimberly Williams automatically qualifies for the NCAA Indoor Championships in her first collegiate meet.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Deep in rival territory at the University of Florida's Tom Jones Memorial Classic, Florida State's track and field squads demonstrated why they have one of the top-ranked recruiting classes in the country. In just the second meet of the indoor season, freshman Kim Williams automatically qualified in the triple jump for the NCAA Indoor Championships while fellow freshman Ngonidzashe Makusha provisionally qualified in the long jump. Florida State's 4x400m women's relay team also picked up a provisional qualifying mark today, Jan. 26, in Gainesville, Fla.

In her third collegiate attempt at the triple jump, Williams took earned herself a spot as the top women's triple jumper this season with a first-place leap of 44'0.7" for an automatic bid to the national indoor meet in March and a spot at No. 3 in Florida State's all-time triple jump records.

Makusha also made a promising debut as he unleashed a 25'8.7" leap on his first long jump attempt, picking up a provisional qualifying mark and tying for the top long jump spot in the nation this season. In addition, Makusha's powerful jump also earned him a place at No. 3 on Florida State's all-time long jump list.

Another strong early season performance today came from the women's 4x400m relay team who finished with a third-place time of 4:40.10, enough to earn themselves a provisional qualifying spot for the national indoor meet. The relay team's success is largely attributed to returning All-Americans Kandia Batchelor and Keyla Smith, who joined forces in the event with junior Hshkeni Richemond and freshman Brittany St. Louis.

"We're starting to put the pieces together," said head coach Bob Braman. "It was a solid effort--a better effort than Clemson, but it's not as good as it's going to be when we get to the New Balance and Tyson Invites.

"Still, we're definitely moving forward."

Elsewhere in the men's events, 15-time All-American and seven-time National Champion Walter Dix began his final season with the Seminoles with a third-place, 6.26 mark in the 55m dash, the top collegiate time of the meet. Fellow All-American Michael Ray Garvin finished fifth in the event with a time of 6.31, while Makusha took sixth at 6.33. Sophomore Andrew Bachelor also had a strong showing as he notched a second-place mark in the high jump with a 6'10.7" leap.

On the women's side, junior Tori Allen placed third in the pole vault finals with a 12'1.7" mark. Relay teammates Smith and Richemond took fifth and eighth place in the 800m run with times of 2:13.97 and 2:18.43, respectively. Freshman Brittany St. Louis also had a good showing in her second collegiate affair as she ran a sixth-place time of 24.65 in the 200m dash.

Florida State will be back in action next weekend at the Nebraska Invitational Feb. 1-2.

Event 2 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Andrew Bachelor                6-10.75    2.10m    8
  7    Tim Reen                       6- 6.75    2.00m    2

Event 6 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Ngoni Makusha                 25- 8.75    7.84m   10

Event 8 - Triple Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 12    Aaron Steele                  46- 2.50   14.08m   

Event 10 - Shot Put
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Michael Putnam                53- 4.50   16.27m    3

Event 12 - Weight Throw
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Matt Wernke                   59- 5.75   18.13m    5

Event 14 - 55-Meter Dash
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Walter Dix                         6.23    6
  6    Michael Ray Garvin                 6.28    3
  9    Ngoni Makusha                      6.30   
 14    Patrick Robinson                   6.39   
 25    Brandon Byram                      6.55   

Event 16 - 55-Meter High Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 46    Matt Frith                         8.53   

Event 18 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Brandon Byram                     21.68    2

Event 20 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Tywayne Buchanan                  48.20    4
 15    Hubert Mitchell                   49.05   

Event 26 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Relay Team A                    3:13.88    5
       1) Walter Dix
       2) Hubert Mitchell
       3) Tywayne Buchanan
       4) Michael Ray Garvin


FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE
02/02/2008, February 1-2, 2008, Lincoln, Ne

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Men's Track & Field Team Posts Two NCAA Provisional Times at Husker Invitational.

Lydia Willemse wins a pair of distance events on the women's side.

LINCOLN, NE - Two more Florida State men's track and field runners put their names down on the NCAA Indoor Championship provisional list to highlight two days of competition by both teams at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational.

Senior Drew Brunson (Snellville, Ga.) posted a pair of provisional times in the 60 meter hurdles. On Friday, he ran a 7.78 in the prelims, only to come back in Saturday's final and shave a hundredth off for a second-place, career-best time of 7.77 that is tied for the fourth-fastest in the NCAA.

Sophomore Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, Va.) moved up two spots in the finals of the 400-meter dash with his provisional and career-best time of 47.03 to take second place. Clark's time is the seventh-fastest in the country and tops in the ACC.

"We had a pretty good weekend," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "For Drew to run the fourth-best time in the country was big. The 400 is not Charles' main event and he beat two All-Americans. He really held his own for running out of his event."

The women's team had several strong performances, particularly in the distance events. Headlining the two-day affair was junior Lydia Willemse (Forest, Ontario) as she won a pair of events. Her first victory came in the mile run where her winning 4:51.14 led the FSU contingency that took the first four spots. She was followed by Pilar McShine (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) at 4:54.02, a 4:56.30 by Audrey Hand (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Kirsten Hagen (Blacksburg, Va.) with a 5:00.69.

"Lydia Williamese had a great double in the 3000m and mile," Braman added. "I thought Brittany St. Louis did a nice job as a freshman and the women in the 400 ran solid races for this time of the year that were close to their indoor bests."

Later in the afternoon, Williemse came back to win the 3000m run by three seconds with a top time of 9:39.03. Also cracking the top five of the event was McShine with a mark of 9:51.59. In the men's 3000m, sophomore Daniel Roberts (Vicksburg, Mich.) took second with a time of 8:12.96 while rookie Matt Leeder (Brookville, Ontario) was two spots back at 8:13.30. Rounding out the solid distance performances was senior Andrew Krumins (Melbourne, Australia) with a second-place time 2:25.32 in the 1000m run that set the Australian National Indoor Record in the event.

"This was a good learning experience for a lot of people because it was their first indoor meet on a banked track," Braman noted. "We've got a long way to go to be in a position to win a national championship but we're making some good progress."

The 200m dash was very fruitful for both teams. Rookie Brittany St. Louis (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago) ran a 24.15 in the finals of the women's meet for a third-place finish. Classmate Brandon Byram (Gallatin, Tenn.) was third in the prelims then took fifth in the finals with a time of 21.49. Also posting a top-five finish in the sprints was Keyla Smith (Daytona Beach, Fla.) as she crossed the line in 55.36 in the 400m dash.

Up next for the Seminoles is a trip to New York City for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on February 8-9.

Event 4 - 60 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Drew Brunson                       7.77    8

Event 12 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Charles Clark                     47.03    8

Event 14 - 600-Yard Run
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Pablo Navarette                 1:11.72    2

Event 16 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 15    Stephen Wilson                  2:01.89   

Event 18 - 1000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Andrew Krumins                  2:25.32    8

Event 20 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Brandon Byram                     21.49    4
 13    Drew Brunson                      22.17   

Event 26 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Relay Team A                    3:15.51    8
       1) Pablo Navarette
       2) Brandon Byram
       3) Tywayne Buchanan
       4) Andrew Krumins

Event 28 - Weight Throw
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Matt Wernke                   60- 4      18.39m    3

Event 30 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Gonzalo Barroilhet            16-10.75    5.15m    5

Event 36 - High Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 11    Tim Reen                       6- 6.25    1.99m   

Event 44 - 3000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Daniel Roberts                  8:12.96    8
  4    Matt Leeder                     8:13.30    5


NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE
02/09/2008, February 8-9, 2008, New York, NY

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Williams, Taylor Help FSU Track & Field Leap To Success in New York.

Freshman Kimberly Williams sets the best triple jump mark in the nation.

NEW YORK, NY - Florida State topped off two days of competition at the New Balance Invitational with two career-best, first-place performances from Jamaican natives Kimberly Williams and Ray Taylor in the triple jump. In all the Seminoles notched two automatic and three provisional qualifying marks at the Armory Track in New York City.

Two weeks after freshman Williams launched herself to the top of the national triple jump standings in Gainesville, she bested her own mark with a distance of 45' 0.25". The outstanding leap gave Williams first place in the event as well as an automatic qualifying mark. It also earned her the all-time FSU indoor triple jump record.

All-American transfer Taylor also picked up an automatic qualifying mark in his first jump of the season, notching his best indoor triple jump to date with a 53' 2.75". Taylor, the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Triple Jump Champion, now holds the fourth-best mark in the nation as well as the fourth-best mark in FSU history.

In addition to its success in the field, Florida State had a great showing on the track as well, posting three provisional marks for the NCAA Indoor Championships next month. All-American junior Michael Ray Garvin provisionally qualified in the 60m dash with a fourth-place time of 6.70. Fellow All-American junior Tywayne Buchanan picked up a fourth-place qualifying time of 47.32 in the 400m dash. Freshman Brandon Byram picked up his first provisional mark in the 200m with a seventh-place time of 21.44.

The Seminole women's 4x400m relay team also had a successful day, posting a fourth-place, 3:42.55 performance. Freshman Ngoni Makusha leapt to a second-place victory in the long jump with a 25'4.5" mark.

Florida State will head to Arkansas next week for the Tyson Invitational, which will be the team's final meet before heading to ACC Indoors in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Feb. 29.

Event 1 - 3000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 52    Jason Lakritz                   8:55.58   

Event 2 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Tywayne Buchanan                  47.32    5
 19    Pablo Navarette                   48.04   
 31    Hubert Mitchell                   48.53   
 36    Kevin Williams                    48.78   

Event 3 - 60 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 21    Gonzalo Barroilhet                 8.06   

Event 4 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Michael Ray Garvin                 6.70    2
 25    Patrick Robinson                   6.90   
 44    Brandon Byram                      7.00   
 64    Rod Owens                          7.08   

Event 5 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 45    Gonzalo Barroilhet            43- 0.25   13.11m   

Event 6 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Ngoni Makusha                 25- 4.50    7.73m    8

Event 7 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Brandon Byram                     21.44    2
 15    Michael Ray Garvin                21.63   
 28    Patrick Robinson                  22.03   

Event 8 - Mile Run
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 18    Chris Nickinson                 4:10.46   

Event 9 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Rayon Taylor                  53- 2.75   16.22m   10
 22    Rod Owens                     46- 1.50   14.06m   

Event 10 - Weight Throw
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 29    Travis Whitfield              47- 9.75   14.57m   


TYSON INVITATIONAL
02/16/2008, February 15-16, 2008, Fayetteville, Ar

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Track and Field Starts Strong in First Day of Tyson Invitational.

The Seminoles begin Arkansas meet with new indoor long jump school record.

Feb. 15, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - A frosty morning in Arkansas gave way to a heated day of success as the Florida State track and field squad turned one automatic and three provisional qualifying marks at the Tyson Invitational. Among the day's highlights was a school record-breaking performance in the long jump from freshman Ngoni Makusha and two top 60m dash performances from All-Americans Walter Dix and Michael Ray Garvin.

"Of course the two big highlights on the guys side were Ngoni Makusha and Michael Ray Garvin dominating their events," said head coach Bob Braman. "Those are important pieces for us getting ready for nationals. On the women's side, Teona Rodgers ran a great race and Amanda Quick had her second-best time in the mile this morning. We also had Brian Chibudu competing in his first meet in two years. All in all it was a good first day, but we've got a lot more work to do tomorrow."

Newcomer Makusha shattered the Florida State indoor long jump record with a distance of 26'00.25". The Zimbabwe-native's career-best jump also gave him his first career automatic qualifying mark and something else.

"I improved on my personal-best and I also improved my country's record," said Makusha, who now holds the all-time Zimbabwe long jump record. As for his automatic bid to the national championships, Makusha added, "Going to nationals is a big step for me, it was one of my goals."

Like Makusha, Garvin also bested his top career mark in the finals of the 60m dash, clocking in at 6.65. Garvin improved on his provisional mark earlier in the season by five-hundredths of a second. Dix finished ahead of Garvin by a hair in the 60m prelims to receive his first provisional qualifying mark of the season with a time of 6.68, but chose not to compete in the finals in order to prepare for tomorrow's races.

Senior Drew Brunson and freshman Teona Rodgers both put forth a stellar set of performances in the 60m hurdles. Brunson picked up his second provisional mark of the season as he finished fifth in the men's 60m hurdles prelims with a 7.83 to advance to tomorrow's finals.

Rodgers also advanced to the finals with a tenth-place time of 8.44, her best mark of the season. Later in the afternoon, the Tampa, Fla.-native notched a 7.47 in the 60m dash to move on to the consolation finals where she finished eighth.

Including today's performances, Florida State now holds three automatic and eight provisional qualifying marks for the NCAA Indoor Championships next month, which will also be held in Fayetteville.


Record-Breaking Day Two For Florida State Track & Field in Arkansas.

Freshman breaks school shot put record, Dix earns automatic NCAA bid in 200m.

Feb. 16, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - In day two of competition at the Tyson Invitational, the Florida State track and field squad took another step closer to NCAA competition with one automatic and five provisional marks in addition to a new school record.

Freshman Kamorean Hayes shattered the Florida State all-time shot put record with a 53'05.50" mark, enough for a provisional bid to the national championships. In the 200m, senior Walter Dix posted an automatic qualifying time while junior Michael Ray Garvin picked up a provisional mark with his career-best indoor performance. Senior Drew Brunson posted a career-best provisional time in the finals for the 60m hurdles while Teona Rodgers notched her first career provisional mark in the same event.

"Outstanding performance from Kameron [Hayes]," said head coach Bob Braman. "She probably punched her ticket to nationals with that one. In the sprints, getting Michael Ray [Garvin] back has been great--that really is important to us as we get ready for nationals. Teona Rodgers had a big race, her time in the 200m will probably put her in the top five at conference. Tim [Reen] did a great job, he tied his lifetime best and that puts him in the top three or four at conference, as well."

The Seminole men's sprinters dominated the oval in the 200m, winning all three heats they competed in. All-Americans Dix and Garvin were the only two competitors to crack the 21-second mark as Dix finished first in heat one with a 20.77 and Garvin clocked a 20.94 in the second heat. Freshman Brandon Byram met his personal-best mark in heat three with a 21.44, while sophomore Charles Clark finished 12th overall with a 21.48.

"Everything was on point," said Dix. "I got that automatic qualifying time and I'm glad that's out of the way."

In the hurdles, Brunson came within four-hundredths of a second of an automatic bid to NCAAs, posting his career-best in the 60m hurdle finals with a time of 7.74. Brunson now holds the sixth-fastest 60mh mark in the country this season.

Also in the 60m hurdles, Rodgers posted a career-best time of 8.40, giving the newcomer her first NCAA provisional mark as well as one of the top ten times in the ACC. Earlier in the day, Rodgers won her heat in the 200m preliminaries with a time of 24.14 to finish 18th overall.

In the 4x400m relay Dix, Byram, freshman Brian Chibudu and senior Hubert Mitchell finished third with a time of 3:10.29 for the top mark in the ACC and a provisional bid to nationals.

Junior Tim Reen put forth his career-best performance, clearing the bar at 6'10.75" to win the men's high jump competition.

Florida State will take the next week off in preparation for the ACC Indoor Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C. Feb. 29-March 1.

Event 1 - 3000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Luke Gunn                       7:53.97   

Event 21 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Michael Ray Garvin                 6.65    6
 ---   Walter Dix                         6.68   

Event 22 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Walter Dix                        20.70   10
  2    Michael Ray Garvin                20.94    8
  9    Brandon Byram                     21.42   
 12    Charles Clark                     21.48   

Event 23 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 47    Hubert Mitchell                   48.31   

Event 28 - 60 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Drew Brunson                       7.74    6
 23    Gonzalo Barroilhet                 8.10   

Event 31 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Tim Reen                       6-10.75    2.10m   10
 11    Andrew Bachelor                6- 6.75    2.00m   

Event 35 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  9    Michael Putnam                54- 2      16.51m   

Event 36 - Weight Throw
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 15    Matt Wernke                   57- 9      17.60m   

Event 42 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 16    Pablo Navarette                 1:59.59   

Event 55 - 3000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Matt Leeder                     8:12.19    8
  3    Daniel Roberts                  8:13.10    6

Event 57 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  8    Steeve Gabart                  14:50.07    1
  9    Trey Andrews                   14:53.65   

Event 65 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Ngoni Makusha                 26- 0.25    7.93m   10
 15    Brian Chibudu                 23- 8       7.21m   

Event 67 - Triple Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  9    Rayon Taylor                  51- 7.75   15.74m   


HUSKY CLASSIC
02/16/2008, February 14-16, 2008, Seattle, Wa

Event 1 - 3000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Luke Gunn                       7:53.97    5
  6    Mark Buckingham                 7:55.98    2

Event 2 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Andrew Krumins                  1:49.66    2


ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1st place
03/01/2008, February 29-March 1, 2008, Chapel Hill, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Successful at First Day of ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Tallahassee-native Wernke scores first for Seminoles with second-place weight throw.

Feb. 28, 2008.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Florida State kicked off the first day of the 2008 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships with standout performances from freshman Gonzalo Barroilhet in the men's heptathlon and senior Matt Wernke who gave the Seminoles their first points of the tournament with a second-place finish in the weight throw.

With just three events officially completed, the FSU men are in third behind Clemson and North Carolina while the women have yet to score in the conference tournament, which runs through Saturday, March 1 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Through the first four stages of the heptathlon, Barroilhet (Santiago, Chile) is in first place with 3,062 points. The newcomer came away with a first-place, 22'11.25" finish in the long jump; a second-place 45'01.50" finish in the shot put and two third-place finishes in the 55m dash (6.79) and the high jump (6'04.25"). The men will complete the event tomorrow with the 55m hurdles, pole vault and 1000m run.

"Gonzalo did a great job," said head coach Bob Braman. "He's on pace for an NCAA automatic qualifying mark. He's got the lead in the event but he and the defending champion Matteo Sossa from North Carolina are running away and hiding from everybody and they're going to have a battle. Of the seven events, his best two are the pole vault and the high hurdles tomorrow."

Wernke (Tallahassee, Fla.) finished second in the men's weight throw with a 59'08.50" toss, the second-best mark of his career. The Chiles High graduate picked up his best throw of the night on his first try as he fell in behind UNC's Walter Henning.

On the women's side, sophomores Allyn Laughlin (Ambridge, Pa.) and Caila Coleman (Tallahassee, Fla.) competed in the women's weight throw at the Eddie Smith Field House earlier this afternoon. Laughlin tossed a career-best mark of 52'04.50" to finish 10th while Coleman fouled out.

Sophomore Valerie Flournoy (Gainesville, Fla.) finished in 12th place with 2,837 points in the women's heptathlon after an injury kept her from completing the 800m race, the last section of the event. Flournoy finished seventh in the shot put with a 36'02.75" toss, eighth in the long jump with a 17'03.50" leap, ninth in the 55m hurdles with an 8.33 and ninth in the high jump with a 5'00.25" mark.

"We're about where we expect to be right now," said Braman. "But we have 48 hours of incredibly high-level competition coming up."

Florida State's No. 2-ranked men's squad is looking for a sixth-straight conference title while the No. 14-ranked women are seeking a program-first ACC championship.


Record-Breaking Day for FSU at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Florida State broke two conference records and three FSU indoor records today.

Feb. 29, 2008.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - In just eight hours of competition on the second day of the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships, Florida State managed to shatter two conference championship records, three school records, claim their seventh automatic NCAA bid of the season and seat the men in first place with 35 points and the women into sixth place with 22.5 points heading into the final round of competition tomorrow.

The first conference record to fall to the defending-champion Seminoles was the men's indoor heptathlon record, captured by FSU freshman Gonazalo Barriolhet. The Chilean-native captured his first individual ACC title and earned the Seminoles' seventh automatic bid to the NCAA Indoor Championships next month. Barroilhet's top score, the third-best in the nation this season, also earned him the new FSU indoor record. His 17'03.50" mark in the pole vault gave Barroilhet a provisional mark as well.

"Phenomenal performance by Gonzalo," said head coach Bob Braman. "That's just fantastic what he did--it was almost a perfect day for him. He had personal-bests in two events and picked up a provisional mark in the pole vault."

Florida State picked up its second conference record in the women's distance medley relay as Hannah England, Kandia Batchelor, Lydia Willemse and Susan Kuijken clocked a time of 11:11.03 to beat the previous ACC record set by Duke last year by more than 13 seconds. The four women also claimed the new Florida State school record in the event and came within three hundredths of a second from an automatic qualifying mark.

Not to be outdone, the men's distance relay also posted a new school record with a 9:49.86. The team of Mark Buckingham, Jair Francis, Tommy Noyes and Luke Gunn finished in second place to put the Seminole men on top. Both Florida State and Virginia, who took first, broke the ACC record in the event. The men also earned a provisional nod for the NCAA tournament.

The Florida State men moved from second place into a tie with host-school North Carolina early in the day after a sixth-place performance from junior Steeve Gabart in the 5000m run. Gabart posted his career-best time of 14:39.65 to claim three points for FSU.

"Many highlights today," said head coach Braman. "We did a really good job of qualifying on the men's side with four in the mile, three in the 400m and two in the 200m, so we're in a really good position to defend our title. We put some big points on the board so were just about where we thought we would be."

Junior Tori Allen and freshmen Kim Williams and Brian Chibudu also scored in pushing Florida State closer to an ACC Championship. Allen finished in a tie for fourth with a 10'0.75" mark in the pole vault to score 4.5 points. Williams and Chibudu finished second and third respectively in the long jump. Williams punched a 20'01.00" leap for the women while Chibudu turned in a career-best 24'04.25" jump for the men.

The Seminoles also advanced 16 runners into their respective event finals tomorrow.

Freshman Matt Leeder finished first in the men's one mile with a time of 4:10.87 followed by sophomore Daniel Roberts in fifth with a time of 4:12.30, senior Mark Buckingham in seventh at 4:11.24 and senior Chris Nickinson in eighth with a 4:12.98 mark.

In the women's mile, junior Susan Kuijken topped the list with a 4:54.77. Sophomore Hannah England finished in fourth with a time of 4:55.22 and sophomore Amanda Quick rounded out the top eight with a 4:56.93 mark.

Junior Michael Ray Garvin topped the ACC competition in the men's 200m dash prelims with a time of 21.56, followed by teammate freshman Brandon Byram in second with a 21.65 mark. Garvin will also advance in the 60m dash where he finished with a fourth-place time of 6.73.

In the 60m hurdles, senior Drew Brunson finished first for the men with a time of 7.82 while freshman Teona Rodgers clocked an 8.42 to advance for the women. Rodgers also qualified in the 200m finals with a seventh-place time of 24.60 and the 60m finals with a second-place time of 7.52.

"Teona qualified for three events in her first conference championship," said Braman. "That makes her a prime candidate for ACC Freshman of the Year, in my opinion."

Senior Hubert Mitchell, sophomore Charles Clark and freshman Pablo Navarette all finished the 400m dash in third, fourth and fifth place respectively. Mitchell clocked a 48.41, Clark notched a 48.98 and Navarette crossed the line in 49.13. In the men's 800m prelims, senior Andrew Krummins finished first with a 1:53.29 mark that will put him through to tomorrow's finals.

Junior Keyla Smith will also advance to the 400m finals on day three after finishing eighth in the prelims with a time of 56.62.

The final day of competition for Florida State will begin tomorrow, March 1, at 12:00 p.m. at the University of North Carolina. A win for the men, currently in first place, would give the school its sixth-straight conference indoor track title.


Seminole Men Claim Sixth-Straight ACC Indoor Track & Field Title.

Women match all-time best performance in second place.

March 1, 2008.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Call it a back-to-back three-peat, a sextuple success, or a six-time sensation. Any way you put it, the fact remains that the No. 2-ranked Florida State men's track and field squad is the team to beat in the ACC with their sixth-straight indoor conference championship. The men won six events and finished the day with 138 points. Florida State's No. 14-ranked women matched their best ACC finish in a second-place time with North Carolina at 88.5 points and four first-place finishes.

In total, the Seminoles claimed ten individual ACC titles, posted five automatic qualifying marks and broke four conference records in three days' work inside the Eddie Smith Field House on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The men's 50.5-point victory is their second largest during their six-meet winning streak.

"The guys get fired up for the meet and it's a big deal for them to win," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "Sometimes as a coach you come to the meet and you're worried guys getting hurt but kids really enjoy it. It's not the national championship, but they still get up for it. For a lot of the athletes it's their last race until April so they're going to give it everything they've got."

FSU set the tone for its best conference performances to date in the first race of the day - the women's one-mile run. Junior Susan Kuijken and sophomore Hannah England both bested the previous ACC Championship Record and earned automatic bids to the NCAA tournament as Kuijken took first with the third-best time in the nation of 4:36.91 and England took second with the fifth-best time in the nation of 4:37.35. Sophomore Amanda Quick also scored for the Seminoles, finishing in seventh place with a 4:57.48 mark. The trio gave Florida State first place in the meet by .50 points.

"The women ran well and Karen's (Harvey) distance girls were ridiculously good," Braman noted. "Lydia ran a great race and Amanda Quick picked up big points that were need and then there was the mile. To go one-two over the defending national champion on her home track, I can't begin to describe how big that was."

The Seminole men stepped to the line minutes later for their mile run and posted three more scoring times. Sophomore Daniel Roberts took first with a time of 4:10.80, just ahead of senior Mark Buckingham who finished second-place time of 4:11.00. Freshman Matt Leeder scored in sixth place as well with a 4:12.87 mark.

Senior Drew Brunson won his first ACC title with a new conference record time of 7.69 in the men's 60m hurdles, moving the men into first place by more than 27 points. Brunson's new career-best time also gave him FSU its third automatic qualifying mark of the day.

"On the national scale I think we got the things accomplished that we wanted to," Braman added. "I think we made some huge steps forward with Drew Brunson and Gonzalo Barriolhet. I think this meet showed how deep we are. I think we did some things to set us up for the future and we're better off now than we were coming into the meet."

Junior Charles Clark won the men's 400m dash with a time of 47.77 while freshman Pablo Navarette finished with a fifth-place time of 49.10. Senior Luke Gunn captured the men's 3000m title with a time of 8:13.32. Senior Andrew Krummins came from behind to take second in the men's 800m dash with a time of 1:51.79 to put the Seminoles up by 52.5 points with two events remaining.

In the jump events, freshman Kim Williams claimed her first ACC title with a leap of 44'00.75" in the triple jump for her second automatic qualifying mark of the season. Sophomore Tiara Swanagan finished third in event with a 41'06.00" jump in her first competition of the indoor campaign. On the men's side, junior Tim Reen finished the men's high jump in third place. Reen cleared a 6'08.25" mark to earn six points for the Seminoles.

Back on the track, junior Michael Ray Garvin won the men's 200m finals with a 21.55, followed immediately by freshman Brandon Byram with a second-place time of 21.64. Garvin also finished third in the 60m dash with a time of 6.75.

Freshman Kamorean Hayes picked up a fourth-place finish in the women's shot put with a 50'00.75" mark, immediately followed by sophomore Allyn Laughlin with her career-best indoor toss of 49'06.50" for fifth. For the men in the field, freshman Michael Putman finished in sixth place with a best toss of 54'10.75".

On the track for the women, Junior Lydia Willemse finished fourth in the women's 3000m race with a provisional-qualifying time of 9:33.85, her career-best mark of the season. Fellow junior Keyla Smith finished third in the 400m dash finals for six points. Freshman Teona Rodgers picked up another four points for the Seminoles with a fifth-place, 7.50 finish in the 60m hurdles. Rodgers also finished eighth in the women's 200m finals with a time of 25.23.

"Keyla Smith was outstanding in the 400," Braman said. "She won the consolation heat to get into the finals then moved up to third to get on the podium. That kind of effort is unbelievable. This gives the women a chance to go to outdoors, get close and make a run."

Many Seminoles will be back on the track next weekend as they try one more time to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships. A number of athletes, including seven-time national champion Walter Dix, will be at the Iowa State Last Chance Meet while others will go to the Alex Wilson Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                    Men - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored                                                                                                                                              
===============================================================================                                                                                                                         
    1) Florida State              135.50     2) Georgia Tech               85                                                                                                                           
    3) Clemson                     83        4) North Carolina             78                                                                                                                           
    5) Virginia                    76.50     6) NC State                   67                                                                                                                           
    7) Maryland                    41        8) Miami                      34                                                                                                                           
    9) Virginia Tech               30       10) Wake Forest                24                                                                                                                           
   11) Duke                         7       12) Boston College              1                                                                                                                           
Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Michael Ray Garvin                 6.73    6
 11    Patrick Robinson                   6.96   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Michael Ray Garvin                21.55   10
  2    Brandon Byram                     21.64    8
 13    Patrick Robinson                  22.35   

Event 3 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Charles Clark                     47.77   10
  5    Pablo Navarette                   49.10    4
  9    Hubert Mitchell                   48.41   

Event 4 - Mile Run
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Daniel Roberts                  4:10.80   10
  2    Mark Buckingham                 4:11.00    8
  6    Matt Leeder                     4:10.87    3
  9    Chris Nickinson                 4:12.98   

Event 5 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Andrew Krumins                  1:51.79    8

Event 6 - 3000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Luke Gunn                       8:13.32   10

Event 7 - 5000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Steeve Gabart                  14:39.65    3
 14    Trey Andrews                   15:15.74   

Event 8 - 60-Yard High Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Drew Brunson                       7.69   10

Event 9 - Distance Medley Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Relay Team A                    9:49.86    8
       1) Mark Buckingham
       2) Jair Francis
       3) Tommy Noyes
       4) Luke Gunn

Event 10 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Tim Reen                       6- 8.25    2.04m    6
  4T   Andrew Bachelor                6- 8.25    2.04m    4.50

Event 11 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Brian Chibudu                 24- 4.25    7.42m    6
 10    Ngoni Makusha                 22- 9.25    6.94m   

Event 12 - Triple Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 12    Rod Owens                     45- 1      13.74m   

Event 13 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Michael Putnam                54-10.75   16.73m    3

Event 14 - Weight Throw
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Matt Wernke                   59- 8.50   18.20m    8

Event 15 - Heptathlon
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet                 5765   10
 12    Matt Frith                         3584   

Event 16 - 55-Meter Dash
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  3    Gonzalo Barroilhet                 6.79   
 12    Matt Frith                         6.99   

Event 17 - 1000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  8    Gonzalo Barroilhet              2:54.30   
 ---   Matt Frith                                

Event 18 - 55-Meter High Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet                 7.49   
 12    Matt Frith                         9.13   

Event 19 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  4    Gonzalo Barroilhet             6- 4.25    1.94m   
 11    Matt Frith                     5- 8       1.73m   

Event 20 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet            17- 3.50    5.27m   
 10    Matt Frith                    13- 0.25    3.97m   

Event 21 - Long Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet            22-11.25    6.99m   
 12    Matt Frith                    18-10       5.74m   

Event 22 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  2    Gonzalo Barroilhet            45- 1.50   13.75m   
  9    Matt Frith                    37-10      11.53m   


ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE
03/07/2008, Fayetteville, Ar

Event 1 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Brian Chibudu                 25- 1.75    7.66m   


IOWA STATE LAST CHANCE MEET
03/08/2008, Ames, Ia

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Track & Field Successful At Last Chance Meets.

The Seminoles pick up three automatic and four provisional marks.

AMES, IA - With a week left before the NCAA Indoor Championships, Florida State track and field took advantage of two last chance meets in the Midwest to secure three more automatic bids and four provisional marks. Including the results from this weekend's Iowa State and Arkansas last chance meets, the Seminoles will most likely be sending 12 men and three women to Fayetteville, Ark. March 13 to try and win the program's first national indoor title.

"It was a pretty good weekend for us," said head coach Bob Braman. "Everyone gave it a good shot. We got done what we had to get done, which was to get Walt [Dix], Charles [Clark] and the men's relay into the national championships."

At Iowa State, senior seven-time national champion and 15-time All-American Dix posted his best 60m mark of the season in the semi-finals as he clocked a first-place time of 6.63 for his second automatic bid to NCAA Indoors. Sophomore and fellow All-American Clark flew through the 200m dash to post a first-place, automatic qualifying time of 20.83, his best of the season. Dix and Clark also notched a fourth-place automatic mark in the men's 4x400m relay with teammates Tywayne Buchanan and Pablo Navarette, as they crossed the line in 3:07.41.

"It was great to have Tywayne back running the leadoff leg in the relay," said Braman. The race in Iowa was Buchanan's first competition since injuring himself at the New Balance Invite in February.

Elsewhere in competition, senior Andrew Krummins improved on his provisional mark from earlier in the season with a 1:49.23 in the men's 800m run. Freshmen Brandon Byram and Kamorean Hayes also posted provisional marks. Byram notched a third-place 21.20 in the 200m, his collegiate best while Hayes tossed a fifth-place 50'08.25" in the women's shot put.

In Arkansas at the site of next week's championships, freshman Brian Chibudu posted his career-best long jump of 25'01.75" for his first provisional mark of the season.

"Going into the national championships, we've got 12 athletes on the men's side which should give us a decent advantage--we will probably be co-favorites," said Braman. "For the women, we will be relying on three powerhouses--Susan [Kuijken], Hannah [England] and Kim [Williams]. So we are definitely looking at two top ten teams here."

The Seminoles will head back to Fayetteville for the national meet March 14-15. Last year the men finished second while the women ended the meet tied for 30th.

Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Walter Dix                         6.63   10

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Charles Clark                     20.83   10
  3    Brandon Byram                     21.20    6

Event 3 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  4    Relay Team A                    3:07.41    5
       1) Tywayne Buchanan
       2) Pablo Navarette
       3) Charles Clark
       4) Walter Dix

Event 4 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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       Andrew Krumins                  1:49.23   


NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP, 2nd place
03/15/2008, March 14-15, 2008, Fayetteville, Ar

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Track & Field Comes Close To Indoor NCAA Title With Second-Place Finish.

Florida State edged out by Arizona State in final two events.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - For the second year in a row the Florida State men's track and field team put together a strong performance at the NCAA Indoor Championships, only to come up just short. Arizona State scored 16 points in the final two events on Saturday's (March 15) to edge the Seminoles by three points. The Seminoles finished runner-up with a point total of 41.

"It almost hurts worse that we got close," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "It almost hurts more because (4x400m relay) ran so well and gave us a chance up until the last race.

"I think this shows that we're not a one-trick pony. We had a great meet. It's one thing to get second and have some ups and downs, it's another thing to get second and have a whale of a meet like we did."

The day started with Florida State getting 10 big points from freshman Gonzalo Barroilhet (Santiago, Chile) in the heptathlon. He reset his own school mark with a top score of 5,951. That gave Florida State 36 points with four athletes and the 4x400 relay remaining, but the Seminoles only managed to get five more points the rest of the meet.

Florida State got a point each from Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) in the 60m with a time of 6.74. Senior Ray Taylor (Sanguinetti, Jamaica) also put a point on the board with his leap of 52-01.75 in the triple jump.

The Seminoles got their final three points from the 4x400m relay of Twyayne Buchanan (Greater Portmore, Jamaica), Pablo Navarette (Santiago, Chile), Brandon Byram (Gallatin, Tenn.) and Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, Va.). The quartet ran a sixth-place time of 3:07.47 that was just off FSU's best time of the year. Byram ran in place of Walter Dix (Coral Springs, Fla.) who remained in Tallahassee with strep throat.

During the two-day competition nearly every men's competitor finished in the top eight of their event. Florida State got a pair of individual champions - Drew Brunson (Snellville, Fla.) won the 60m hurdles - and Clark was the runner-up in the 200m.

Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  8    Michael Ray Garvin                 6.67    1

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Charles Clark                     20.50    8
  7    Michael Ray Garvin                20.79    2

Event 6 - 3000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 11    Luke Gunn                       8:07.98   
 12    Mark Buckingham                 8:09.98   

Event 8 - 60 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Drew Brunson                       7.53   10

Event 12 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    Relay Team A                    3:07.47    3
       1) Tywayne Buchanan
       2) Pablo Navarette
       3) Brandon Byram
       4) Charles Clark

Event 13 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  3    Ngoni Makusha                 26- 1.75    7.97m    6

Event 14 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  8    Rayon Taylor                  52- 1.75   15.89m    1

Event 30 - Heptathlon
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet                 5951   10

Event 31 - 60 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
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       Gonzalo Barroilhet                 7.98   

Event 32 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
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       Gonzalo Barroilhet            16- 6.75    5.05m   

Event 33 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
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       Gonzalo Barroilhet            24- 4.25    7.42m   

Event 34 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
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       Gonzalo Barroilhet             6- 7.50    2.02m   

Event 35 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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       Gonzalo Barroilhet                 7.19   

Event 36 - 1000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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       Gonzalo Barroilhet              2:49.30   

Event 37 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
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       Gonzalo Barroilhet            45- 1      13.74m   


SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL
03/22/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, March 21-22, 2008

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Track & Field Qualifies Four In Day Two of Snowbird Invite.

Three Seminoles earned regional marks in day two of outdoor competition.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State track and field squad wasted no time jumping into the outdoor season as the team posted four regional qualifying marks at the home-hosted Snowbird Invitational. Senior Matt Wernke, freshman Teona Rodgers and sophomore Tiara Swanagan and the men's 4x400m relay team earned regional marks today, March 22 at the Mike Long Track.

Florida State closed out its first home meet of the outdoor season with a talent-filled men's 4x400m relay. The Seminoles ran two squads in the race. The "A" team of Tywayne Buchanan, Walter Dix, Elliot Wood and Kevin Williams crossed the line as the top collegiate finishers of the meet with a regional qualifying time of 3:08.16. Hubert Mitchell, Brandon Byram, Tommy Noyes and Stephen Wilson finished third overall as the Seminoles' "B" team with a 3:12.63 mark.

"That was the highlight of the day," head coach Bob Braman said of the men's relay. "What a difference a week makes. Having Walter Dix back was great, he ran 45.6 which was his lifetime best."

In the men's hammer throw, Wernke took first place with a 187'6" mark, as he bested his previous career high and cemented himself at No. 6 on the Seminoles' all-time top 10 list in the hammer throw.

Also in the field, Swanagan topped the collegiate women's performers in the triple jump with a 40'11.50" mark to finish third overall. The distance not only qualified Swanagan for the regional competition, it surpassed the previous meet record set last year at Mike Long Track.

In the women's 100m hurdles, Rodgers picked up the Seminoles' fourth regional nod of the day as she finished second with a time of 13.35, her career-best mark. Rodgers also finished third in the 200m dash, crossing the line in 24.17, just ahead of senior Dana Massiah who finished fourth with a time of 24.25.

"This meet was probably more competitive than we expected for this early in the season," said Braman. "I felt like the men and the women really had some great performances."

Elsewhere on the track, sophomore Pilar McShine shattered her personal-bests in both the 1500m and 800m. McShine won the women's 1500m competition with a time of 4:31.04 and crossed the line in 2:10.81 for second in the 800m. Senior Audrey Hand also posted her career-best time in the 800m with a 2:13.55 mark for third place and finished in second behind McShine in the 1500m with a time of 4:34.32. Junior Hshkeni Richemond rounded out the top five in the women's 800m with a 2:15.58 mark.

In other men's events, junior Tim Reen finished second in the high jump with a top leap of 6'6" while Noyes took third in the men's 1500m run, clocking a 3:56.50.

"I think we're going to have a very large contingent for the regional championships at home," said Braman. "We will probably have 35-40 athletes out there competing, which would be phenomenal."

Florida State host the FSU Relays, its second home meet of the season, next week starting Thursday, March 27 at the Mike Long Track. NCAA East Regional Championships will also be held at Mike Long Track on May 30-31 in Tallahassee.

Event 2 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Tim Reen                       6- 6.75    2.00m    8

Event 6 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Brian Chibudu                 24- 3.50    7.40m    8
  8    Matt Frith                    20- 5.75    6.24m    1

Event 8 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  6    Christopher White             45- 6.25   13.87m    3

Event 10 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results     
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 10    Travis Whitfield             131- 1      39.95m   

Event 12 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Matt Wernke                  187- 6      57.15m   10
  3    Travis Whitfield             171- 4      52.22m    6

Event 14 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Sean Conrecode               174- 5      53.16m    3

Event 22 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Relay Team A                    3:08.16    8
       1) Tywayne Buchanan
       2) Walter Dix
       3) Elliott Wood
       4) Kevin Williams

Event 38 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    Tommy Noyes                     3:56.50    6

Event 42 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Steeve Gabart                  14:16.06   10
  3    Daniel Roberts                 14:29.63    6
  5    Trey Andrews                   14:37.01    4
  6    Chris Nickinson                14:41.91    3


FSU RELAYS
03/29/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, March 27-29, 2008

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Senior Success For Track and Field In Day One of FSU Relays.

Seminole Matt Wernke posted his career-best hammer throw at Mike Long Track.

March 27, 2008.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the second week in a row, Florida State's track and field squad has the home field advantage and for the second week in a row, they used it to their benefit. Senior Matt Wernke made the hometown crowd proud as he tossed his personal-best in the hammer throw on day one of the FSU Relays at Mike Long Track.

Wernke (Tallahassee, Fla.) bested the regional mark he posted last weekend at the Snowbird Invite with a career-best 192'09.00" toss to finish first. The toss shattered his previous top mark by more than seven inches. Sophomore Travis Whitfield (Jay, Fla.) finished second in the event with a 180'02.00" mark.

On the track, senior Ryann Matthews took first place in section one of the women's 5000m run with a time of 19:44.92. Junior Ashley Montagnese was the next Seminole finisher in fourth place with a time of 20:15.69. Fellow juniors Mary Magee and Laura Cullen crossed the line sixth and seventh respectively.

Senior Debbie Huss took third in the 3000m run as she clocked a 9:56.48. Shannon Coates, also a senior, crossed the line next for the Seminoles in sixth place with a time of 10:27.34.

Competition will continue in the 29th annual FSU Relays beginning tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. with the decathlon and the men's collegiate high jump. The event is scheduled to conclude on Saturday, March 29 when the Seminoles' 15-time All-American and seven-time national champion Walter Dix will run his first individual race of the outdoor season.


Seminoles Post Three Regional Marks; Break Meet Record At FSU Relays.

Williams, Massiah and Reen punch their tickets for East Regional.

March 28, 2008.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Even though the outdoor season is young, the Florida State track and field teams are already putting themselves in a position for a strong contingency at the NCAA East Regional meet in May. Two more Seminoles qualified for regionals and a meet record fell on day two (March 28) of the FSU Relays at Mike Long Track.

"I'm pretty pleased with the effort today, considering that most of our athletes were not fresh," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "We had several athletes step up and get some regional marks and I expect several more tomorrow.

"Something we haven't had in the past was some world class athletes competing, particularly in the shot put and the mile. That gave the meet a new twist and was really interesting for the fans to see."

One of the oldest records in the books went down during the afternoon in the 4x200m relay. The Florida State quartet of Drew Brunson (Snellville, Ga.), Brandon Byram (Gallatin, Tenn.), Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle Rivers, N.J.) and Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, Va.) posted a winning time of 1:22.09. The women's 4x200 team clocked in at 1:37.16 to take third.

In the first collegiate event of the day, junior Tim Reen (Jupiter, Fla.) posted a career-best jump of 2.10 (6-10.75) to take second and qualify for the NCAA Regional meet in the high jump. It is also the top jump in the conference during the outdoor season.

Notching the best jump in the ACC this season was freshman phenom Kim Williams (Kingston, Jamaica) in the long jump. The rookie posted an NCAA regional qualifying mark and personal-best leap of 6.22m (20-05.00) that is the eighth-longest in school history.

Senior sprinter Dana Massiah (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago) just missed her personal best in the 400m, clocking a second-place time of 53.85 that qualified her for NCAA Regionals. Also breaking into the top eight was Hshkeni Richmond (Sufferin, N.Y.) at 55.02 and Kandia Batchelor (Tampa, Fla.) with a 55.06.

Making his FSU outdoor debut was freshman Kevin Williams (Miami, Fla.). He had the Seminoles' best time in the 400m, finishing fourth-place with time of 47.50, which is just 0.30 off the regional mark and the second-best in the league so far this year.

Florida State put a pair of runners in the top four of the women's 10,000m. Coming across the line in third place was Tina Biedenharn (Orange Park, Fla.) with a time of 38:38.60 while Ashley Andress (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) was a spot back at 38:57.51.Both times are lifetime bests.

A personal-best throw of 57.55m (188-10) got Sean Comrecole (Naples, Fla.) a fifth-place finish in the javelin.

Running unattached, freshman Tyler Price (Tallahassee, Fla.) qualified for the US Junior National Championships with a time of 323:44.15 in the 10,000m.

A pair of former Seminole had big throws in the shot putt. World Champion finalist Dorian Scott uncorked a throw of 21.45m (70-04.50) that is the farthest outdoor throw in the world this season. Checking in with a personal-best heave of 20.94 (68-08.50) was Garrett Johnson with the third-best throw on Earth.

Florida State volunteer assistant Kevin Sullivan broke the track record in the 1500m during the Invitational run. His time of 3:41.63 is just off the Olympic "B" standard of 3:39.0.

The three-day competition concludes on Saturday with field events starting at 10 a.m. and track races beginning at 11:00 a.m.


Four More Regional Times Record For Home Team At FSU Relays.

Men's 4x100m & 4x400, women's 4x400 and Pilar McShine set for East Regionals in Tallahassee.

March 29, 2008.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Numerous Florida State track and field athletes are having so much success on their home track that they're setting themselves up to compete on it in two months at the NCAA East Regional meet. The Seminoles recorded four more regional qualifying marks on Saturday (March 29) during the final day of the 29th Annual FSU Relays.

"It was a really good weekend across the board," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "There were a lot of great races and really fast times in both the collegiate and high school meets. This was a good chance for us to showcase our facility to a lot of top athletes."

For the second day in a row, the quartet of Drew Brunson (Snellville, Ga.), Brandon Byram (Gallatin, Tenn.), Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle Rivers, N.J.) and Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, Va.) had an impressive run. The relay posted a time of 39.38 to take second and qualify for the NCAA Regionals.

Notching an impressive mark in the final event of the meet was the women's 4x400m relay. The group of Hshkeni Richmond (Sufferin, N.Y.), Dana Massiah (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago), Kandia Batchelor (Tampa, Fla.) and Keyla Smith (Daytona Beach, Fla.) ran a regional time of 4:36.02 that was just edged out for first place.

Also putting down a mark in that event was the group of Hubert Mitchell (West Palm Beach, Fla.), Pablo Naverette (Santiago, Chile), Kevin Williams (Kingston, Jamaica) and Brian Chibudu (Harare, Zimbabwe) ran a time of 3:07.54 to take second.

During the women's meet, the team of Ashley Cruder (Denver, Colo.), Teona Rodgers (Tampa, Fla.), Auja Pughsley (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Nicole Marcus just missed qualifying with a time of 45.79.

The NCAA Indoor champion in the pentathlon, freshman Gonzalo Barroilhet (Santiago, Chile) acquired an NCAA regional mark in the pole vault. He posted a career-best height of 5.35m (17-06.5) to take second.

Winning the 800m with an NCAA Regional mark was freshman Pilar McShine (Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago). She crossed the line with a top time of 2:06.59 - which is the second-fastest in the nation so far during the outdoor campaign and first in the ACC - that is more than three seconds under the regional mark. The 800m was good race on the men's side as Stephen Wilson (Brandon, Fla.) posted a time of 1:50.51, just missing the regional mark by .11 to take fourth.

"We're starting to build a good list of regional qualifiers and a lot of them have been training hard so we're excited to see some of their performances that are down the road when they've had some rest," Braman added. "We have a lot of athletes who are right there and if they can stay healthy and continue to work hard we could have a big group competing at home during regionals."

The Seminoles had a pair of good races in 1500m run. Freshman Justin Harbor (Bunnell, Fla.) crossed the line in 3:57.52 to take fourth. In the women's competition, junior Lydia Willemse (Forest, Ontario) took sixth in a time of 4:35.44.

Competing unattached, freshman Michael Putnam (Miami, Fla.) took fourth in the discus with a mark of 48.29 (158-05). Former Seminole Rafeeq Curry uncorked the second-longest triple jump in the world with at leap of 17.22m (56-06.0) that reset the meet and track records.

The Seminoles are in three different locations next weekend, taking part in the Texas, Stanford and Florida Relays.

Event 1 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 10    Pablo Navarette                   48.68   

Event 2 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  4    Stephen Wilson                  1:50.51    5

Event 3 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Chris Nickinson                 3:53.13   10
  4    Justin Harbor                   3:57.52    5
  7    Jason Lakritz                   4:00.25    2

Event 4 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 16    William Castro                    16.97   

Event 5 - 400 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 14    Collin Lomagistre                 59.31   

Event 6 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Tim Reen                       6-10.75    2.10m    8

Event 7 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Gonzalo Barroilhet            17- 6.50    5.35m    8
 12    Warren Harper                 14- 1.25    4.30m   

Event 8 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  8    Aaron Steele                  46-10      14.27m    1
  9    Christopher White             45- 9.25   13.95m   

Event 9 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Matt Wernke                  192- 9      58.75m   10
  2    Travis Whitfield             180- 2      54.91m    8

Event 10 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  5    Sean Conrecode               188-10      57.56m    4
 13    Tommy Beltz                  151- 2      46.08m   


TEXAS RELAYS
04/05/2008, April 3-5, 2008, Austin, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Freshman Breaks School Record, FSU Track & Field Continues Tri-City Weekend.

All-America Gonzalo Barroilhet bested the school decathlon record with an NCAA automatic mark.

April 4, 2008

From one coast to the other, Florida State track and field opened its busy weekend abroad with top performances in Florida, Texas and California. Leading the pack in day one of competition was freshman indoor national champion Gonzalo Barroilhet (Santiago, Chile) who shattered the school record in the men's decathlon with an NCAA automatic mark as well as an Olympic "B" standard.

In addition to Barroilhet's all-star mark in Texas, the Seminoles also posted three regional times in California and came close to a few more in Florida.

"Gonzalo's decathlon score was big time," said head coach Bob Braman. "But he's got more. In some of his top events like the long jump, he's got so much more to show. He probably punched his ticket to the Olympics to represent Chile, but he's still looking for that Olympic 'A' standard and he'll probably get it at nationals."

Taking part in the decathlon for the first time as a collegiate, Barroilhet obliterated Rohn Stark's 27 year-old record of 7,612 with a second-place mark of 7,828. His score is the sixth-highest in the world during the outdoor season and tops in the collegiate ranks.

The 2008 NCAA Indoor champion in the heptathlon, Barroilhet won the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.92 that is just outside the FSU all-time top ten. He took second in the pole vault, clearing 5.15m (16-10.75) and his javelin throw of 57.50m (188-08) is ninth in FSU history. He also posted top five finishes in the long jump and high jump.

The only competitor to beat Barroilhet was Trey Hardy, the 2006 NCAA decathlon champion and NCAA record holder. His scored would have placed third at last year's NCAA Outdoor Championships and is 92 points off the ACC record set in 1992 by Virginia's Stephen Dunphy. The mark also gave Barroilhet an Olympic "B" standard for the 2008 Games in Beijing, China.

Also in Austin, senior Drew Brunson (Snellville, Ga.) took first in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.92. Although the mark exceeded the time needed for a regional bid in the event, excess wind kept the 2008 NCAA Champion from qualifying. The same was true for junior Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) who finished second in the 100m dash. Garvin crossed the line in 10.36, which would have given him a regional bid were it not for the wind.

The men's 4x100m relay team did pick up a regional mark, their second of the season with a third-place time of 39.84 in the prelims.

In the women's events, sophomore Tiara Swanagan (Orange Park, Fla.) finished ninth in the triple jump with a 40'11.00" leap.

Further west in California at the Stanford Invitational, the Seminoles picked up two regional marks on the women's side an a host of lifetime bests in the distance events.

Junior Lydia Willemse (Forest, Ontario) posted her lifetime best in the women's 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:24 to qualify her for the regional meet next month in Tallahassee. Senior Debbie Huss (Wyomissing, Pa.) also picked up a regional mark with a 16:48 mark in the 5,000m run. Also in the 5,000m, sophomore Daniel Roberts (Vicksburg, Mich.) posted a regional time of 14:12 for the men's squad.

In the men's 10,000m, junior Steeve Gabart picked up his second win of the outdoor season with a 29:48 lifetime best. Gabart won the 5k at the Snowbird Invite last month. In the same race in California, sophomore Trey Andrews (Titusville, Fla.) posted his lifetime best time of 31:03.

Closer to home in Gainesville, Fla. at the UF Relays, senior Tommy Noyes (North Canton, Ohio) headlined Seminole competition in rival territory with a sixth-place finish in the 800m run. Noyes posted a time of 1:50.87, just ahead of teammate Stephen Wilson (Brandon, Fla.) who took ninth with a 1:51.22 mark.

Freshman Teona Rodgers (Tampa, Fla.) captured a pair of 15th place finishes in the 100m hurdles (14.03) and the 100m dash (11.78). Also in the 100m dash, junior transfer Nicole Marcus finished 17th with a 55.06 time.

In the 400m dash, junior Keyla Smith (Daytona Beach, Fla.) led the Seminole pack in 14th place with a 54.69 mark. Senior Dana Massiah (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago) finished next in 17th with a time of 55.06, followed by Hshkeni Richemond (Sufferin, N.Y.) took 22nd in 55.36 and senior Kandia Batchelor (Hillsborough, Fla.) took 23rd in 55.45.

Junior Shannon Stuckman (Gainesville, Fla.) finished 15th in the 400m hurdles, ahead of fellow junior and Gainesville native, Quiana Holsey who took 39th with a 1:05.45 mark. Sophomore Collin Lomagistro (Miami, Fla.) competed in the men's 400m hurdles where he took 26th with a time of 55.19. "All in all we had some pretty good things going on," said Braman. "It's a typical track and field weekend--we're in three different places, but we're all trying to get the same thing done."The Seminoles will be back in action in all three locations again tomorrow, April 5.


Seminole Track And Field Puts Up Five Regional Marks Across The Country.

Williams, Brunson and Garvin get marks at Texas, Hagen adds time in California.

April 5, 2008

With each passing day of competition the Florida State track and field keeps adding to its warchest of NCAA East Regional qualifying marks. The Seminoles added four new marks and improved on one with athletes at the Texas, Florida and Stanford Relays on Saturday (April 5).

"We got some things done this weekend, but we've got a ways to go," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "We've got a long ways to go in order to three-peat. We've got to get guys healthy, at the same time, and we need to get Walt (Dix) back."

Four of the five marks were turned in at the 81st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Leading the way was freshman sensation Kim Williams (Kingston, Jamaica) as she leaped 13.65 (44-09.50) in the triple jump - the best jump during the collegiate outdoor season - to win the event with a regional mark.

In addition to Williams, Florida State recorded three more regional marks at the 81st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. NCAA Indoor 60m hurdle champion Drew Brunson (Snellville, Ga.) posted the second-fastest 110m hurdle time in the country. He ran a personal-best 13.61 to win the race. Junior Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) stamped his name in the regional meet with a season-best 10.33 to take third in the 100m dash.

Brunson and Garvin ran on the 4x100m relay that lowered FSU's season-best time in the event to 39.16 in a third-place effort. Also running in the quartet was Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Brandon Byram (Gallatin, Tenn.). The Seminoles took seventh in the 4x400m relay as the team of Kevin Williams (Kingston, Jamaica), Clark, Pablo Navarrete (Santiago, Chile) and Byram ran a time of 3:10.32.

The Seminoles' distance crew was in action at Stanford. Senior Kirsten Hagen (Blacksburg, Va.) regionally qualified in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:48.19 that is the fourth-fastest in school history. Sophomore Pilar McShine (Port-o-Prince, Trinidad & Tobago) just missed qualifying in the 1500m, running at time of 4:28.41.

Inclement weather shortened the Florida Pepsi Relays before its conclusion. Posting a victory in the pole vault was junior Tori Allen (Indianapolis, Ind.) with a top height of 3.65m (11-11.75). Placing third in the event was Liz Mabry (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) at 3.50m (11-05.75). The women's 4x100m relay came in eighth with a time of 45.79.

Florida State got a pair of top five finishes in the men's hammer throw. Senior Matt Wernke (Tallahassee, Fla.) took third with a toss of 57.92m (190-0). Establishing a season-best throw was sophomore Travis Whitfield (Jay, Fla.) with a throw of 55.52m (182-2). Also getting a top five mark was junior Chris White (Jacksonville, Fla.) as he leaped 13.62m (44-08.25) in the triple jump.

The Seminoles are back at home next weekend as they play host to the Seminole Invitational, April 11-12, at Mike Long Track.

Event 1 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Drew Brunson                      13.61   10

Event 2 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    Michael Ray Garvin                10.33    6

Event 3 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    Relay Team A                      39.16    6
       1) Drew Brunson
       2) Michael Ray Garvin
       3) Charles Clark
       4) Brandon Byram

Event 4 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  7    Relay Team A                    3:10.32    2
       1) Kevin Williams
       2) Charles Clark
       3) Pablo Navarette
       4) Brandon Byram

Event 5 - Decathlon
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Gonzalo Barroilhet                 7828    8

Event 6 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
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       Gonzalo Barroilhet                13.92   

Event 7 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
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       Gonzalo Barroilhet            16-10.75    5.15m   

Event 8 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results     
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       Gonzalo Barroilhet           188- 8      57.51m   


FLORIDA RELAYS
04/05/2008, April 4-5, 2008, Gainesville, Fl

Event 1 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  6    Tommy Noyes                     1:50.87    3

Event 2 - 400 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
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 26    Collin Lomagistre                 55.19   

Event 3 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  3    Matt Wernke                  190- 0      57.91m    6
  5    Travis Whitfield             182- 2      55.52m    4

Event 4 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  5    Christopher White             44- 8.25   13.62m    4


STANFORD INVITATIONAL
04/05/2008, April 4-5, 2008, Stanford, Ca

Event 1 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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       Daniel Roberts                 14:12      

Event 2 - 10000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Steeve Gabart                  29:48      10
 ---   Trey Andrews                   31:03      


SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL
04/12/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, April 11-12, 2008

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hosts Tack On 11 More Regional Marks At Seminole Invitational Track And Field Meet.

Charles Clark runs the best 400m time in the country.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In one day, the Florida State men's track and field team more than doubled its entries into the NCAA East Regional Championships. FSU added 11 more times and distances to its stockpile on Saturday (April 12) at the Seminole Invitational. The Seminoles now have 20 marks for the meet to be held May 30-31, at Mike Long Track.

In his first non-relay action of the outdoor season, sophomore Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, Va.) ran the fastest time in the country with a time of 45.30 that broke assistant coach Ken Harnden's track record time of 45.32. Also running a regional qualifying mark was Kevin Williams (Miami, Fla.) with a time of 47.18.

Running a regional qualifying mark of 20.68 that is the best in the conference this season and third in the nation was junior Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) as he took second in the 200m. He came in behind former Seminole Brian Dzingai. Rookie Brandon Byram (Gallatin, Tenn.) also posted a regional mark in the 200m, running a time of 20.89.

"We talked about coming in that we had a chance to get more regional marks today than we did in the whole season," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "We got a lot of good things done; it was the perfect set up for the conference championship. It was a great, great day for Michael Ray and Charles. The men's distance group in the 1500 meters did a real good job as well."

Three Seminoles got regional marks during the men's 1500m run. Senior Luke Gunn (Derby, England) opened the outdoor season with a time of 3:45.31 - the fastest in the ACC - to take second in the event. Right behind him was sophomore Daniel Roberts (Vicksburg, Mich.) at 3:47.06. Just getting in under the mark by four one-hundredths of second was Mark Buckingham (Huddersfield, England) at 3:47.76.

Making his first appearance in an individual event and only the second of the outdoor season was 2007 USTFCCCA Division I Athlete of the Year Walter Dix (Coral Springs, Fla.). Even though he pulled up short of the finish line in the 100m, the seven-time NCAA Champion scored a regional qualifying mark of 10.41 to take second. Former Seminole Greg Bolden won the event in 10.34.

A pair of Seminoles notched regional marks in the 400m hurdles. Running his first race of the year was senior Elliott Wood (Sydney, Australia) with a winning-time of 51.79. Right behind him in second place was junior Javier Garcia-Tunon (Miami, Fla.) at 52.09.

Also appearing for the first time during the outdoor campaign was freshman Ngoni Makusha (Mandedza, Zimbabwe). The put his name down on the regional qualifying list with a leap of 7.50m/24-07.25 in the long jump.

"We have the kind of team and the kind of post-collegians here in Tallahassee that are trying to make Olympic teams or be professional runners, that kind of talent in this area that we don't need to go to LSU or Texas A&M to get done what we need to get done," Braman added. "That's the nice thing; we've got great competition with our own kids."

Florida State raced to a first-place finish in the men's 4x400m relay with a quartet of runners who had previously run regional qualifying marks in earlier races. The team of Williams, Byram, Garvin and Wood crossed the tape first in 3:12.28.

Picking up Florida State's first victory of the day was Irayiza Andrews (Tampa, Fla.) as she took the 100m hurdles with a top time of 14.46. FSU also got a blue ribbon in the final event of the night as Christina Woytalewicz (Brandon, Fla.) took the 5,000m run in a time of 17:21.04.

The Seminoles had two of the top three finishers in the women's 100-meter dash. Kim Williams (Kingston, Jamaica) ran a time of 12.03 to take second, while Naikeya Heath (Killeen, Texas) took third at 12.30.

The Seminoles went one-two in the men's hammer throw. Senior Matt Wernke (Tallahassee, Fla.) had a winning toss of 55.47m/182-02 with teammate Travis Whitfield (Jay, Fla.) second with a distance of 54.86/180-08. Junior Tim Reen (Jupiter, Fla.) cleared a height of 2.05m/6-08 to take second in the high jump. Senior Matt Frith (Jacksonville, Fla.) took third in the javelin with a toss of 51.22m/168-0.

Competing unattached, freshman Michael Putnam (Miami, Fla.) won the discus with a distance of 51.51m/168-11. The rookie doubled up by winning the shot put with a throw of 16.57m/54-04.50.

Freshman Brittany St. Louis (Arima, Trinidad and Tobago) ran her first race of the outdoor season, coming in second with a time of 55.57 in the 400m dash. Classmate Bree-Arne McArdle (Queensland, Australia) took second in the 1500m at 4:38.37. Taking the event was former Seminole Barbara Parker with a time of 4:16.87.

Florida State women's team grabbed four top three place finishes in variety of events. Heath tallied her second top three finish as she came across the line in the 200m dash with a time of 25.17. Sophomore Erin Simmons (Argyle, Texas) was third in the javelin as she notched a throw of 33.41m/109-07. Her classmate Rosanna Bell (Gainesville, Fla.) ran a time of 11:18.71 to take third in the 3,000m steeplechase.

The Seminoles are back in action next weekend at the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships, hosted by Georgia Tech. The men's team is going for its fourth-straight Outdoor title and eight consecutive championships between indoor and outdoor. The women's team finished second last season and it seeking its first title since 2000.

Event 2 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Tim Reen                       6- 8.75    2.05m    8

Event 6 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Ngoni Makusha                 24- 7.25    7.50m    8

Event 8 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  3    Rayon Taylor                  48-11.75   14.93m    6
  6    Aaron Steele                  45-10.75   13.99m    3
  7    Christopher White             43-10.75   13.38m    2

Event 10 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  6    Gonzalo Barroilhet           141- 3      43.05m    3
  8    Travis Whitfield             128-11      39.29m    1
  9    Sharif Small                 111- 9      34.06m   

Event 12 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Matt Wernke                  182- 2      55.52m   10
  2    Travis Whitfield             180- 8      55.07m    8

Event 14 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  3    Matt Frith                   168- 0      51.21m    6
  4    Sean Conrecode               166- 8      50.80m    5
  5    Tommy Beltz                  158- 2      48.21m    4

Event 16 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  6    Gonzalo Barroilhet            44- 5.25   13.54m    3

Event 22 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Walter Dix                        10.41    8
 14    Matt Frith                        11.78   

Event 24 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Michael Ray Garvin                20.68    8
  3    Brandon Byram                     20.89    6

Event 26 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Charles Clark                     45.30   10
  5    Kevin Williams                    47.18    4
  8    Pablo Navarette                   48.10    1

Event 30 - 400 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Elliott Wood                      51.79   10
  2    Javier Garcia-Tunon               52.09    8
  6    Collin Lomagistre                 56.12    3

Event 34 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Luke Gunn                       3:45.31    8
  3    Daniel Roberts                  3:47.06    6
  4    Mark Buckingham                 3:47.76    5
  7    Justin Harbor                   3:55.29    2
  8    Chris Nickinson                 3:56.10    1

Event 40 - 3000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Christian Minor                 8:46.07    4


ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1st place
04/19/2008, April 17-19, 2008, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Steeve Gabart Earns All-ACC Honors On Day One Of ACC Track & Field Championships.

Junior just misses NCAA provisional time in the 10,000 meters.

April 17, 2008

ATLANTA, GA - With a limited amount of athletes in competition on the first day of the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, there isn't much fanfare for the Florida State track and field teams. However, junior Steeve Gabart gave the Seminoles a boost as he took third in the 10,000 meters to earn All-Acc honors on Thursday's (April 17) at George C. Griffin Track on the campus of Georgia Tech.

Gabart (Miami, Fla.) ran a career-best time of 29:47.37, the ninth-fastest in school history.The three-time defending champion men are in fifth place with 13 points. North Carolina leads the meet after one day at 26 points. The women are ninth with five points, trailing Virginia Tech's day-one best 52 points.

"Steve earned All-ACC honors, ran a lifetime best and that's all you can ask of kids at a championship meet is run a lifetime best and we had two of them," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "On the men's side, the bottom line is that a lot of the teams we're in contention with, Clemson and North Carolina in particular, had outstanding days with lifetime bests and we did not."

Already in the NCAA Championship with the best decathlon score in the country, freshman Gonzalo Barroilhet (Santiago, Chile) is working on individual events during the league summit. His first endeavor was the javelin where his throw of 54.38m/178-05 took seventh. Also taking part in the javelin was sophomore Sean Comrecode (Naples, Fla.) who came in 10th with a throw of 53.20m/174-06 and senior Matt Frith (Jacksonville, Fla.) was a spot back at 49.90m/163-08.

"The first day doesn't set up well for us and we've never lead after the first day, but we're in a little deeper hole than I would have liked," Braman added. "We're going to have to have a typical Florida State rally, be really scrappy and get those points on Friday and Saturday."

The Seminoles got their first points of the meet on the men's side during the hammer throw. Senior Matt Wernke (Tallahassee, Fla.) had his best toss in the next to last round of the finals. His throw of 55.45m/181-11 placed him seventh. Sophomore Travis Whitfield (Jay, Fla.) got his best throw in the very last round to finish a spot behind Wernke at 54.02m/177-03.

Equaling her best pole vault performance of the year was junior Tori Allen (Indianapolis, Ind.) She cleared a height of 3.70m/12-01.50 to take sixth. Sophomore Liz Mabry (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) also cleared 3.70m/12-1.50 - a career-best for her - but needed more attempts than Allen as she took eighth.

Also getting a point for the women was senior Debbie Huss (Wyomissing, Pa.) as she ran a 36:12.45 to take eighth in the women's 10,000m run. During the women's hammer throw competition, sophomore Calia Coleman (Tallahassee, Fla.) had a throw of 47.19/154-10 to take 13th.

The second day of competition kicks off with Florida State's first competitors in action at noon on Friday. Live stats can be found at www.theacc.com.


FSU Track And Field Brings Home Three Titles On Day Two Of ACC Championships.

Gunn breaks track record to win steeplechase, Williams & Makusha take long jump crowns.

April 18, 2008

ATLANTA, GA - If the Florida State men's track and field team is going to wins its fourth Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor title in a row, it's going to need some of the last day magic it has used to capture the last two NCAA Outdoor Championships.

After two days of competition, the Seminoles - who have won the last seven ACC track titles and nine of the last 10 - find themselves in third place after Friday's (April 18) action at the at George C. Griffin Track on the campus of Georgia Tech. FSU has 38 points, which is 15.5 behind leader NC State and 10 back of North Carolina. The Seminoles are a point ahead of Clemson.

"We're a little disappointed with the men," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "We're a few strides, a few gut checks, a few squeezing it out at the end efforts from being in the driver's seat. We shouldn't be wondering about what's going to happen tomorrow.

"Now you put yourself in a position where you get a key injury or something weird happens then all of sudden you don't win the meet, no matter how hard your kids compete. We put ourselves in harm's way and we are too good of a team to do that."

While they are in fifth place with 32.5 points, the women's team is only six points from moving up to third. Virginia Tech continues to lead the meet with 72 points, followed by Virginia at 45.

"The women had a really good day, they did about as good as we could expect," Braman added. "The women didn't leave a lot out there, they got after it pretty well. Kim had a lifetime best to win the long jump, we have half the field in the 400m and the top two in the 800 so those are just some of the great performances today."

Highlighting Friday's action was a trio of championships performances. Senior Luke Gunn (Derby, England) broke the track record with a winning time of 8:38.33 that is the fastest time in the country so far this season. Classmate Mark Buckingham (Huddersfield, England) took fifth with a regional qualifying time of 9:00.12.

The Seminoles won the long jump in both the men's and women's meets by a pair of freshman. Ngoni Makusha (Mandedza, Zimbabwe) took the men's title while Kim Williams (Kingston, Jamaica) took the gold in the women's meet after a runner-up showing during indoors.

On his fourth attempt, the rookie launched a season-best jump of 7.91m/ 25-11.5 that ties the second-longest jump in school history and is the third best in the nation during outdoors. Makusha's jump is the longest since Joe Allen set the school record of 7.94 in 2001 and equals Mark Freeman from 1983 for the number two spot.

While she didn't know it at the time, Williams won the long jump title during her first jump. The rookie had identical jumps of 6.30m/20-08.00 in her first two attempts. Her winning mark rates as the sixth-best jump in school history.

At the end of the day, the Seminoles added four new NCAA East Regional qualifying marks and improved on four others. Florida State advanced 20 runners, 10 from both teams, into Saturday's finals.

On the men's side, the Seminoles top qualifying race of the day was the 200m dash. Running the event for the first time this season, sophomore Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, Va.) notched the eighth-best time in the nation with his top time of 20.78. Junior Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) came in second at 20.86 and rookie Brandon Byram (Gallatin, Tenn.) took fifth with a 21.00.

Even though FSU only had two runners in the women's 800m run it pushed both of them through to the finals. Posting the fourth fastest time in the nation this year was sophomore Hannah England (Oxford, England) with a time of 2:05.85 to earn the top spot for the finals. Coming in fifth during the prelims was Pilar McShine (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) at 2:07.52.

The women's best event of the day was the 400m dash where FSU took half of the eight spots in the finals. Posting a career-best time of 53.61 was senior Dana Massiah (Arima, Trinidad and Tobago) to win her heat and finish second overall. Winning her heat and coming in fourth overall was senior Kandia Batchelor (Hillsborough, Fla.) in a season-best time of 54.66.

Running her best time of the season was freshman Brittany St. Louis (Arima, Trinidad and Tobago), who posted a 54.58 to qualify fifth. A spot behind her was senior Keyla Smith (Daytona Beach, Fla.) in a time of 54.70.

Florida State has two of the top four runners in the finals of tomorrow's 110m high hurdles. Senior Drew Brunson (Snellville, Ga.), who grew up 20 miles from Georgia Tech - won the prelims with a time of 13.77. Coming in fourth was freshman Gonzalo Barroilhet (Santiago, Chile) at 13.97.

Sophomore Daniel Roberts (Vicksburg, Mich.) - who won the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships - posted a time of 3:49.07 to finish first in the 1500m run. Also getting into the finals was senior Chris Nickinson (Pensacola, Fla.) as he ran a career-best time of 3:50.33 to take sixth in the preliminaries. The women put one runner in the 1500m finals as Audrey Hand (Virginia Beach, Va.) ran a season-best time of 4:33.83 to win her heat and move on Saturday's final.

Getting closer to the form that made him an NCAA participant as a freshman, junior Javier Garcia-Tunon (Miami, Fla.) won the prelims of the men's 400m hurdles in a time of 51.75. Also making it to the finals was senior Elliott Wood (Sydney, Australia) in 52.10 that ranked him sixth.

The Seminoles also got two in the finals of the men's 800m run. Senior Tommy Noyes (North Canton, Ohio) won his heat and finished third overall at 1:51.13. Running the event for the first time this year, Andrew Krummins (Melbourne, Australia) posted a time of 1:50.62 that was the second fastest in the prelims.

Junior transfer Nicole Marcus (Tallahassee, Fla.) had the third-fastest time in the women's 100m dash. She ran a 11.72 to move on to Saturday. Getting the last spot in the finals of the 100m was freshman Teona Rodgers (Tampa, Fla.) with a time of 11.93.

The women got points out of the high jump from sophomore Tiara Swanagan (Orange Park, Fla.). She tied Clemson's Anastasia Wilson for fourth by clearing a height of 1.72m/5-07.75. The first competitor of the day for the Seminoles was junior Tim Reen (Jupiter, Fla.). He took eighth in the high jump, clearing a height of 2.01m/ 6-05.00 on his final attempt.

The final day of competition kicks off with Florida State's first competitors in action at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Live stats can be found at www.theacc.com.


Four-Peat! FSU Men's Track & Field Comes From Behind To Win Outdoor ACC Title.

Seminoles win fourth outdoor title in a row, eighth track conference title overall.

April 19, 2008

ATLANTA, GA - During its run of three-straight Atlantic Coast Conference Championships Outdoor titles coming into this weekend, the Florida State men's track and field team has had a comfortable margin going into the final events. The quest for number four wasn't as easy as the Seminoles had to come from in the final four events on Saturday (April 19) to claim the outdoor title. It is also the eighth ACC Championship, indoor and outdoor, for Florida State.

The Seminoles scored 141 points to beat Clemson, who posted 124. Florida State's 141 points is the lowest by a winning team since Maryland scored 124.5 in 1976, the same year FSU assistant coach Dennis Nobles was a freshman on the track team. The 17-point margin is the fewest since the Tigers beat the Seminoles, 189-183, in 2001.

"I really believe that when we got to the 400 hurdles, the 200 and the 5,000 that it would have been real easy to give up," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "The momentum was going the wrong way and we were getting back breaks, but those guys just sucked it up and got it done."

After the 100m dash - which FSU did not have any competitors - the Seminoles found themselves down 27 points to Clemson, 100-73. Florida State made up 21 points in the 800m run and 400m hurdles to pull within 100-94. The Seminoles had three of the top four finishes in the 200m dash to give FSU a 115-113 lead. FSU put the meet away with 16 points in the 5000m run then won the 4x400m relay to finish the meet.

Despite missing several key athletes, the women's team came in fourth to continue its streak of finishing fourth or higher at every outdoor meet since the school joined the ACC in 1992. The women tallied 105.5 points, finishing less than 10 behind third-place North Carolina. Virginia Tech won the meet with 172 points.

"The women's 400 was awesome, the women's 4x100 was big time, Hannah's the national leader in the 800 and Pilar was fighting like crazy; I thought we did a whale of job," Braman said of the women. "We always forget about Kimberly Williams because she dominates. Twenty points for a freshman who wasn't pressed was huge and we take that for granted."

Giving the Seminoles the push they need to take over first place was the men's 200m dash. Sophomore Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, Va.) ran the second-fastest time in the country, turning in a 20.59 to win the event. Junior Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) was third at 20.89 and rookie Brandon Byram (Gallatin, Tenn.) took fourth at 21.23.

Those three plus freshman Kevin Williams (Miami, Fla.) won the 4x400m relay with a season-best time of 3:05.38. That time rates sixth in the nation, sixth-fastest in school history and the fastest since the school record was set in 1986.

The event that put them over the top was the men's 5,000 meter run. With five runners who had been in either the finals of the 1500m run, 3000m steeplechase or 10,000 meter run, the Seminoles had three of the top six finishers. Senior Luke Gunn (Derby, England) came back from winning the steeplechase on Friday night to post a career-best time of 14:14.57 that earned him All-ACC honors in second.

"I thought we had rebounded, we had some good signs on Friday and I thought we'd rebound on Saturday and win by 30 points," Braman added. "We were only up two points going into the 5k and these guys did not want to lose. Mark Buckingham is sick, Steeve Gabart has run 15k in 48 hours under hot conditions and less than 24 hours ago Gunn sets the best mark in the country in the steeplechase so I couldn't be prouder of those guys."

Finishing two spots back despite battling a cold was senior Mark Buckingham (Huddersfield, England) in a time of 14.20.72. All-ACC runner in the 10,000m Steeve Gabart (Miami, Fla.) caught several runners in the last 100 meters to finish sixth at 14:25.11.

Turning in the best time in the country in the women's 800m was sophomore Hannah England (Oxford, England). She came on strong in the last 250 meters of the race to win with a time of 2:03.65 that is the third-fastest in school history. Improving on her time was sophomore Pilar McShine (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) as she ran 2:05.97, which puts her seventh in FSU lore.

Getting the Seminoles' first individual title of the day was senior Drew Brunson (Snellville, Ga.). Brunson, who grew up 20 miles from Georgia Tech, won the 110m high hurdles by just .06 as his lean at the finish gave him the top time of 13.94.

Winning her second event of the championships was freshman Kim Williams (Kingston, Jamaica). She took the triple jump with a top jump of 13.47m/44-02.50. Also earning All-ACC honors was sophomore Tiara Swanagan (Orange Park, Fla.) as she took third in career-best 12.86m/42-02.25 that rates her seventh in school history and qualified her for the NCAA East Regional meet.

In only his second race of the outdoor season, senior Andrew Krumins (Melbourne, Australia) posted a regional mark in the 800m. He ran a time of 1:49.87 that was second while senior Tommy Noyes (North Canton, Ohio) took eighth in 1:57.02.

Senior Elliott Wood (Sydney, Australia) overcame a bad hurdle down the back stretch by making his move in the last 100 meters to take second in the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 51.37. Junior Javier Garcia-Tunon (Miami, Fla.) came in fifth in 52.01.

Florida State had both of its 4x100m relays finish in the top three. The men's squad of Brunson, Byram, Garvin and Clark ran a time of 39.46, but came in just .06 behind Clemson. The women posted its first regional mark in the event as the team of freshman Ashley Cruder (Denver, Colo.), freshman Teona Rogers (Tampa, Fla.), sophomore Auju Pugshley (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and junior Nicole Marcus (Tallahassee, Fla.) recorded a time of 45.16.

The women's squad dominated the 400m dash with four of the top six places. Running a career-best 53.38 to take second place and earn All-ACC honors was senior Dania Massiah (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago). Also capturing an all-conference award was freshman Brittany St. Louis (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago) as her regional qualifying mark of 53.65 put her third. Also getting into the regional meet was junior Keyla Smith (Daytona Beach, Fla.) as she took fourth in 53.73. Senior Kandia Batchelor (Hillsborough, Fla.) ran 54.75 to take sixth.

Securing the final points of the day for the women was the 4x400m relay. The team of Smith, Hskeni Richemond (Sufferin, N.Y.), Batchelor and Massiah were just edged out at the finish line for a third-place time of 3:34.84. The time is FSU's best of the year.

Earning All-ACC honors in the 1500m run was sophomore Daniel Roberts (Vicksburg, Mich.). He qualified for the regional meet with a third-place time of 3:47.50. Scoring points for the women in the 1500m was Audrey Hand (Virginia Beach, Va.) as she ran a season-best 4:28.85 to take seventh.

The day started for the Seminoles with some unexpected points in the triple jump. Senior Ray Taylor (Sanguinetti, Jamaica) came in fourth, notching a regional qualifying mark of 15.50m/50-10.25. That jump is the eighth-longest jump in school history. The surprise came from freshman Aaron Steele (Newburgh, N.Y.) who leaped to a career-best 14.85m/48-08.75 to take seventh.

There were two Seminoles in the finals of the women's 100m dash. Marcus came in fourth with a time of 11.94, while Rogers grabbed a point in eighth place at 12.12.

A small contingency of athletes will compete in the Penn Relays next week, but the majority of Seminoles will be back in action May 10 when FSU plays hot to the Seminole Twilight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                    Men - Team Rankings - 21 Events Scored                                                                                                                                              
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    1) Florida State              141        2) Clemson                   124                                                                                                                           
    3) NC State                    96.50     4) Virginia                   94.50                                                                                                                        
    5) North Carolina              93        6) Virginia Tech              67                                                                                                                           
    7) Georgia Tech                66        8) Maryland                   54                                                                                                                           
    9) Miami                       36        9) Duke                       36                                                                                                                           
   11) Wake Forest                  7                                                                                                                                                                   
Event 22 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Charles Clark                     20.59   10
  3    Michael Ray Garvin                20.89    6
  4    Brandon Byram                     21.23    5

Event 24 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Andrew Krumins                  1:49.87    8
  8    Tommy Noyes                     1:57.02    1
  3    Daniel Roberts                  3:47.50    6

Event 26 - 3000 Meter Steeplechase
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Luke Gunn                       8:38.33   10
  5    Mark Buckingham                 9:00.12    4

Event 27 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Luke Gunn                      14:14.57    8
  4    Mark Buckingham                14:20.72    5
  6    Steeve Gabart                  14:25.11    3

Event 28 - 10000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Steeve Gabart                  29:47.37    6

Event 29 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Drew Brunson                      13.94   10

Event 30 - 400 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Elliott Wood                      51.37    8
  5    Javier Garcia-Tunon               52.01    4

Event 31 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Relay Team A                      39.46    8
       1) Drew Brunson
       2) Brandon Byram
       3) Michael Ray Garvin
       4) Charles Clark

Event 32 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Relay Team A                    3:05.38   10
       1) Kevin Williams
       2) Michael Ray Garvin
       3) Charles Clark
       4) Brandon Byram

Event 33 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  8    Tim Reen                       6- 7       2.01m    1

Event 34 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Gonzalo Barroilhet            16- 2.75    4.95m    4

Event 35 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Ngoni Makusha                 25-11.50    7.91m   10

Event 36 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Rayon Taylor                  50-10.25   15.50m    5
  7    Aaron Steele                  48- 8.75   14.85m    2

Event 39 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Matt Wernke                  181-11      55.45m    3
  7    Travis Whitfield             177- 3      54.03m    2

Event 40 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Gonzalo Barroilhet           178- 5      54.38m    2


PENN RELAYS
04/26/2008, April 24-26, 2008, Philadelphia, Pa

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Titles by Williams and England Highlight FSU's Trip To Penn Relays.

Freshman wins her fourth-straight Penn Relays title, jumps into Relays' top ten.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - In the City of Brotherly Love it was a pair of Florida State female track and field athletes that were getting the admiration. At one of the world's biggest weekends for track and field, the Seminoles' Kim Williams and Hannah England came away with victories during the 115th Penn Relays at Franklin Field.

The duo each brought home a title to highlight Florida State's three-day trip. Williams (Kingston, Jamaica) was victorious in the championship division of the collegiate women's triple jump. England (Oxford, England) captured the mile championship in the Olympic Development race.

For Williams this was her fourth-straight Penn Relays title in the triple jump. Prior to enrolling at Florida State, she won three consecutive titles in the high school ranks. Her leap of 13.42m/44-0.5 won by nearly a foot and put in her in the Penn Relays' all-time top ten.

England made her first Penn Relays a memorable one. Her race came down to the wire as she beat out North Carolina's Brie Felnagle by 0.6 with a winning time of 4:40.22.

The Seminoles were just edged out in the Championship of the America's men's 4x200m relay by Tennessee. The team of Drew Brunson (Snellville, Ga.), Brandon Byram (Gallatin, Tenn.), Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) and Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, Va.) posted a second-place time of 1:23.01.

Senior Ray Taylor (Sanguinetti, Jamaica) put his name down in the Florida State annals with his performance in the triple jump. He leaped to a season-best 15.91m/52-2.5 to take fourth. His jump is the eighth-longest in school history. Also earning a fourth place finish was Brunson with a time of 14.07 in the Championship of the America's 110m hurdles.

During the prelims, the Florida State team of Auja Pughsley (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Nicole Marcus (Tallahassee, Fla.), Dana Massiah (Arima, Trinidad and Tobago) and Hshkeni Richmond (Sufferin, N.Y.) posted a time of 1:36.69. Florida State was disqualified in the men's 4x100m relay and women's 4x400m relay.

The Seminoles had a pair of runners in the distance events. Coming in 21st in the women's 10,000m run was junior Christina Woytalewicz (Brandon, Fla.) with a mark of 37:31.86. Junior Steeve Gabart (Miami, Fla.) finished 25th in the 5,000m run at 14:31.09.

Florida State is back in action in two weeks when it plays host to the Seminole Twilight, May 9-10.

Event 1 - 4x200-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Relay Team A                    1:23.01    8
       1) Drew Brunson
       2) Brandon Byram
       3) Michael Ray Garvin
       4) Charles Clark

Event 2 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Rayon Taylor                  52- 2.50   15.91m    5

Event 3 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 25    Steeve Gabart                  14:31.09   


PAYTON JORDAN CARDINAL INVITE
05/06/2008, Stanford, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gunn Lowers Nation's Best Steeplechase Time At Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

Senior runs the 12th-fastest time in world this year to win the event.

STANFORD, CA - With the NCAA East Regional Track and Field Championships less than a month away on their home track, it appears that the Florida State distance duo of Luke Gunn and Mark Buckingham is going to put on quite a show.

For the second time in as many races, Gunn (Derby, England) posted the fastest 3,000m steeplechase time in the country as he ran a time of 8:31.17 to win the race at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational. His personal-best mark also improves his number two time in school history as he trails only record holder Andrew Lemoncello's 8:27.29 and is the 12th-best in the world this season.

At last year's NCAA Championships, Gunn placed eighth with a then-best time of 8:37.30. His time of 8:31.17 would have placed third at last year's meet. Two weeks ago he made his season debut in the event by running a time of 8:38.33 to win the ACC Championship and establish the best time in the country.

Also running his lifetime-best during the meet was Buckingham (Huddersfield, England). He dropped 11 seconds off his fastest race to take fifth in the second section of the steeplechase. His time of 8:49.23 vaulted him up to number three in Seminole lore and is in the top 15 nationally. Buckingham's time would have qualified him for the finals of the race at the national summit.

"Both Luke and Mark had a great race and are really setting themselves up for great meet at regionals and hopefully nationals," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "They've really been pushing each other very hard during the outdoor season and really want to score points for the team at nationals. Luke was in the mix at last year's NCAA meet so he knows what it takes to win a championship and he's been so focused in his training. Mark made a big break through by breaking through that 8:50 barrier and he's got the potential to score at the national meet."

Florida State is back in action this weekend when it plays host to the Seminole Twilight, May 9-10, at Mike Long Track.

Event 1 - 3000 Meter Steeplechase
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Luke Gunn                       8:31.17   10
  5    Mark Buckingham                 8:49.23    4


SEMINOLE TWILIGHT
05/10/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Makusha's School Record Jump Highlights Day One of Seminole Twilight.

Freshman's record-breaking jump is the second-longest in the nation this season.

May 9, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Given that there were a limited number of events on day one of the Seminole Twilight meet, there was a small chance for anything noteworthy. However, freshman Ngoni Makusha changed all that with his first jump of the day on Friday (May 9).

The rookie Makusha (Mandedza, Zimbabwe) propelled himself to a jump of 8.16m/26-09.25 to break the Florida State record by nearly nine inches. It is the second longest jump in the NCAA and the 11th-best in the world. His leap also resets Makusha's own Zimbabwe national record. He broke the FSU record of 7.94m/26-00.5 set by Joe Allen in 2001.

"Ngoni came into the meet ranked eight in the country and then pops off the second longest jump in the country, just one centimeter of the national leader," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "It's right off the Olympic "A" standard and was a school record so that's huge for us. That was big and the bigger thing is that he's healthy."

Just missing the regional qualifying mark in the 3,000m steeplechase was sophomore Amanda Quick (Tampa, Fla.). Her winning time of 10:54.00 - which rates her sixth in school history - is just off the standard of 10:52.25. Coming in third in the event was Rossanna Bell (Gainesville, Fla.) with a 12:12.11.

Also in the women's distance events, junior Christina Woytalewicz (Brandon, Fla.) led nearly the whole time on her way to a 17:44.62 victory in the 5,000m. Close behind in second place was teammate Amanda Hahn (Gainesville, Fla.) with a time of 17:48.26.

The men's team won three of the four field events that were competed on Friday. Joining Makusha in the winner's circle was freshman Gonzalo Barroilhet (Santiago, Chile). He cleared a height of 5.20m/17-00.75 to tie for the top honors in the pole vault. Junior Tim Reen (Jupiter, Fla.) was the only jumper to clear 2.00m/6-06.75 as he won the high jump.

"We're just getting this thing kicked off, we've got a lot of work to do tomorrow," Braman added. "We've really got to try to get some momentum going. The sprint races, 800 and 1500m are set up for some good races and hopefully the 400 hurdle guys can lay it down and the 4x400."

Coming in fifth in the men's javelin was junior Sean Conrecode (Naples, Fla.) with a throw of 54.77m/179-08. Junior Brian Howard competed unattached and took second with a hurl of 58.89m/193-02. Also recording a fifth-place mark was sophomore Sharif Small (Kingston, Jamaica) with a toss of 46.00m/150-11 in the discus.

Competing unattached, a pair of Seminoles went one-two in the women's shot put. Allyn Laughlin was first with a throw of 14.78m/48-06.00 while Kamorean Hayes was close behind at 14.74m/48-04.50.

The second day of the meet will feature a schedule similar to that of the NCAA East Regional. Field events commence at 10 a.m. with the men's hammer throw while the track events start at 4:30 p.m. with the men's 4x100m relay.


England, Women's 4x400m and Taylor Post Top 10 National Marks At Seminole Twilight.

Hannah England runs nation's fastest 1500m time.

May 10, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In the past, the Florida State track and field teams were known for having great athletes in specific areas, but not much depth across the board. That appears to be changing in the Seminoles' favor as they got several new regional qualifying marks and improved on a number of others during Saturday's (May 10) competition of the Seminole Twilight.

On the day, Florida State added eight new NCAA East Regional marks and improved on eight more. FSU will serve as the host of this year's regional meet.

"We got a lot done and I was pleased with the effort the last two days," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "I was really happy to see some seniors step up in their last home meet and have some great performances. You can see the beginnings of us starting to set ourselves up for regionals and nationals."

Having already run at the time was the best 800m mark in the nation, which currently ranks second, sophomore Hannah England (Oxford, England) ran the best 1500m time in the NCAA. She posted a time of 4:12.24 - which bests the previous top time by a second and a half - to take second. She came in .07 behind former Seminole Barbara Parker, who set the track record with a time of 4:12.07.

Had it not been for the battle between England and Parker, the highlight of the race would have been the run of junior Susan Kuijken (Nijmegen, Netherlands). The NCAA runner-up last year in the event, she opened the outdoor season with a regional qualifying time of 4:22.85 to take third. Like England, sophomore Pilar McShine (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) added a regional mark in the 1500m to ago along with one in the 800m. She posted a fourth-place time of 4:23.46.

Not to be outdone, the women's 4x400m relay bolstered its status with the eighth-best time in the country. The team of Keyla Smith (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Brittany St. Louis (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago), Kandia Batchelor (Hillsborough, Fla.) and Dana Masiah (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago) trailed the Florida contingency for nearly the entire race. Down the final stretch Massiah found another gear and passed the Gators for the victory in a time of 3:33.31.

"I think the women had a great meet today," Braman added. "Hannah was great in that battle with Barbara Parker and Susan looked good for her first time out. The 4x400 was really strong and there is more there. Coach (Jackie) Richards has always been a stickler for technique and she'll clean that up and get them even faster. It was a good set of four runs, but the handoffs were dicey."

Posting his best jump of the outdoor season was senior Ray Taylor (Sanguinetti, Jamaica). He uncorcked a leap of 16.13m/52-11.00 to take second and move up to fourth in FSU history. Taylor's jump is the seventh-best in the NCAA. In the women's triple jump, sophomore Tiara Swanagan (Orange Park, Fla.) also improved on her regional mark as she jumped a personal-best 12.99m/42-07.50 to move up to sixth in FSU lore.

Scoring a new regional mark was sophomore Stephen Wilson (Brandon, Fla.) he posted a time of 1:50.23 to get in just under the 1:50.40 standard. Joining him in the 800m will be senior Tommy Noyes (North Canton, Ohio) with his fourth-place time of 1:05.37.

In the men's 1500m run, one Seminole improved on his mark and another qualified for his first regional. Sophomore Daniel Roberts (Vicksburg, Mich) raced the fifth-best time in school history with his time of 3:44.31 to win the event. Running in what would have been the final home meet of his FSU career, senior Chris Nickinson (Pensacola, Fla.) notching a fourth-place time of 3:46.61 that rates him eighth in Seminole lore and qualifies him for his first regional meet.

Running the 400m for the first time in his collegiate career was junior Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle River, N.J.). All he did was posting a winning, regional qualifying mark of 46.61.

After nearly missing in the 100m dash, redshirt freshman Brian Chibudu (Harare, Zimbabwe) got a regional mark in the 200m dash. He posted a time of 21.08 to take third in the event. Coming in fifth with a time of 21.23 was freshman Brandon Byram (Gallatin, Tenn.).

"Chibudu had a nice day and Ngoni (Makusha) did some decent sprinting," Braman noted. "We've got some options there when those guys are healthy. I'm pleased because we got a lot of things done and we didn't run our big guys like Charles (Clark), Gunny (Luke Gunn) or Bucky (Mark Buckingham) and Drew Brunson ran some different events."

Putting down a regional qualifying mark in the men's 110m hurdles was freshman Gonzalo Barroilhet (Santiago, Chile). He posted a time of 13.85 that is the ninth-fastest in school history to take third in the event.

Improving her regional qualifying time in the 100m dash was junior Nicole Marcus (Tallahassee, Fla.). She ran a time of 11.66 to win the event. Coming in third was freshman Ashley Cruder (Denver, Colo.) at 12.24 while Auja Pughsley (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) was fourth 12.24.

A pair of Seminoles moved up on the 400m hurdle list. Senior Elliott Wood (Sydney, Australia) improved to 50.98 to win the race while junior Javier Garica-Tunon (Miami, Fla.) lowered his time to 51.31.

Junior Matt Wernke (Tallahassee, Fla.) opened the day's competition by capturing the hammer throw title with a top mark of 58.00m/190-03 which is just off his best throw of the year. Sophomore Travis Whitfield (Jay, Fla.) came in second at 54.71m/179-06.

Florida State had three of the top five spots in the women's pole vault. Junior Tori Allen (Indianapolis, Ind.) was third with a height of 3.70m/12-01.50. Tying her at that height was sophomore Lizbeth Mabry (Gulf Breeze, Fla.). Rounding out the top five was senior Jacintha Anderson (Largo, Fla.) at 3.40m/11-01.75.

Sophomore Caila Coleman (Tallahassee, Fla.) took second in the hammer throw as she tossed 47.09/154-06. Competing unattached was Allyn Laughlin with a second-place mark of 41.09/134-10 in the discus.

Also competing unattached was freshman Michael Putnam. He took second in the men's shot put with a toss of 16.95m/55-07.50 that would have qualified him for the regional meet.

A third-place effort was turned in the 200m by Auja Pughsley (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) at 24.10. Marcus was fourth with a time of 21.13. Turning in a fourth-place time in the women's 400 meters was Hskeni Richemond (Sufferin, N.Y.) with a time of 54.73.

The Seminoles will have one more chance to qualify for the NCAA East Regional meet at the Georgia Tech Invitational, May 16-17.

Event 2 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Tim Reen                       6- 6.75    2.00m   10

Event 4 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet            17- 0.75    5.20m   10

Event 6 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Ngoni Makusha                 26- 9.25    8.16m   10

Event 8 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Christopher White             46-10.75   14.29m    3

Event 10 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Sharif Small                 150-11      46.00m    4
  8    Matt Wernke                  139- 7      42.55m    1
  9    Travis Whitfield             139- 3      42.44m   

Event 12 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Matt Wernke                  190- 3      57.99m   10
  2    Travis Whitfield             179- 6      54.71m    8

Event 14 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Sean Conrecode               179- 8      54.76m    4

Event 18 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Relay Team A                    3:13.07   10
       1) Hubert Mitchell
       2) Pablo Navarette
       3) Javier Garcia-Tunon
       4) Elliott Wood

Event 20 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Relay Team A                      40.33   10
       1) Brandon Byram
       2) Brian Chibudu
       3) Drew Brunson
       4) Ngoni Makusha

Event 22 - 100 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 10    Brian Chibudu                     10.63   
 12    Drew Brunson                      10.71   

Event 24 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Brian Chibudu                     21.08    6
  5    Brandon Byram                     21.23    4

Event 26 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Michael Ray Garvin                46.61   10

Event 28 - 110 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Gonzalo Barroilhet                13.85    6

Event 30 - 400 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Elliott Wood                      50.98   10
  2    Javier Garcia-Tunon               51.31    8
  7    Collin Lomagistre                 56.00    2

Event 32 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Stephen Wilson                  1:50.23    3
  7    Tommy Noyes                     1:50.37    2
  8    Andrew Krumins                  1:51.53    1

Event 34 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Daniel Roberts                  3:44.31   10
  4    Chris Nickinson                 3:46.61    5
  7    Justin Harbor                   3:52.16    2


GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL
05/17/2008, May 16-17, 2008, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Track & Field Ends Regular Season At Georgia Tech Invite.

The Seminoles finished their last meet prior to the NCAA East Regional Championships today, May 17.

ATLANTA, GA - With two weeks remaining until the NCAA East Regional Championships, Florida State capped the regular outdoor season off with a big showing at the Georgia Tech Invitational. The Seminoles picked up a new regional mark from senior Walter Dix and bested or repeated 21 more in Atlanta at the two-day competition.

In his first race since injuring his hamstring at the Seminole Invitational, Dix set his second regional mark of the season--his first in the 200m dash. Dix was the top collegiate finisher in the event with a third-place 20.90 mark.

"We had some good things today," said head coach Bob Braman. "We're starting to put the pieces together."

Along with the new marks from this weekend, the Seminoles locked in their participants for the regional championships set for May 30-31 in Tallahassee, Fla. at 33 for the men and 19 for the women.

Freshman Gonzalo Barroilhet went 2-for-2 in the pole vault and the 110m hurdles. Barroilhet qualified in both for the second time this season with a 17'00.25" mark in the pole vault and a 14.25 in the hurdles.

Also in the 110m hurdles, senior Drew Brunson qualified once more with a first-place time of 13.73 in the prelims. Barroilhet took third in the prelims and second in the finals.

Senior Elliott Wood took fifth-place in the 400m hurdles with a regional time of 50.91, a few hundredths of a second better than his previous regional mark of the season. Fellow senior Javier Garcia-Tunon also regionally qualified in the event with a 51.83.

In the distance events, senior Luke Gunn finished sixth in the 1500m race with a 3:45.14, his lifetime best.

On the sprints side, junior Michael Ray Garvin posted a first-place regional mark of 10.34 in the 100m dash, which is just a second off his previous regional time. In the 400m, sophomore Charles Clark set his second mark of the season with a second-place time of 45.42 as did freshman Kevin Williams with a 12th-place 46.83 mark.

Williams also competed in the men's 4x400m relay along with Hubert Mitchell, Pablo Navarette, and Brandon Byram. The quartet took second with a regional time of 3:08.77.

In the field, senior Matt Wernke posted a 189' distance in the hammer throw, notching his second regional mark of the season as well. Fellow senior Rayon Taylor took seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 50'08.75".

On the women's side, sophomore Hannah England finished second in the 800m run with a 2:02.48 regional mark, her career best and the current best time in the nation. Sophomore Pilar McShine qualified as well with a 2:07.93 in the event.

Senior Debbie Huss posted a second-place time of 16:49.61 in the 5000m for a regional mark. Fellow senior Christina Woytalewicz finished ninth in the same race with a 17:09.57.

In the 3000m steeplechase, Florida State posted two more regional marks as junior Lydia Willemse took second with her career-best time of 10:18.94 and senior Kirsten Hagen finished fourth with a 10:44.48. Willemse's time was a four-second improvement off her previous mark while Hagen dropped a few hundredths of a second off her time.

Senior Dana Massiah regionally qualified in the 400m dash with a 53.46.

The women's 4x100m relay team of Ashley Cruder, Teona Rodgers, Auja Pughsley and Nicole Marcus also qualified with a fifth-place time of 45.34.

In the field, sophomore Tiara Swanagan set her second regional mark of the season in the triple jump with a fifth-place leap of 41'03.75".

"We took our individual shots here and there and got some things done where we wanted to get them done," said Braman. "That was our goal. We just wanted to set up pretty well for the regional and national championships."

Florida State is hosting the NCAA East Regional Championships for the first time in school history. More than 100 schools are expected to travel to Tallahassee in two weeks for the gateway event to the NCAA Championships. The top five in each event will advance to the national meet in Des Moines, Iowa in June.

Event 1 - 100-Yard Dash
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Michael Ray Garvin                10.34   10

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Walter Dix                        20.90    6

Event 3 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Charles Clark                     45.42    8
 12    Kevin Williams                    46.83   
 19    Pablo Navarette                   47.55   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 17    Daniel Roberts                  1:52.66   

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Luke Gunn                       3:45.14    3
 13    Mark Buckingham                 3:49.42   
 15    Justin Harbor                   3:50.08   

Event 6 - 110 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Drew Brunson                      13.73   10
  2    Gonzalo Barroilhet                13.92    8

Event 7 - 400 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Elliott Wood                      50.91    4
  8    Javier Garcia-Tunon               51.83    1

Event 8 - 3000 Meter Steeplechase
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Place  Name                            Results
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 14    Trey Andrews                    9:56.97   

Event 9 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
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  9    Tim Reen                       6- 8.75    2.05m   

Event 10 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet            17- 0.75    5.20m   10

Event 11 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  7    Rayon Taylor                  50- 8.75   15.46m    2

Event 12 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
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 13    Gonzalo Barroilhet            46- 3.25   14.10m   

Event 13 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results     
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 12    Sharif Small                 149- 4      45.52m   

Event 14 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  3    Matt Wernke                  189- 0      57.61m    6

Event 15 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  3    Sean Conrecode               201- 2      61.32m    6


NCAA REGIONALS, 1st place
05/31/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, May 30-31, 2008

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Men Clinch 4th Straight NCAA East Regional Title; Women Tie For Fourth.

Walter Dix clocked the fourth-fastest time in the world on the road to his fourth-straight regional championship.

May 31, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was a fitting final bow for senior Walter Dix and the Florida State men's track team as they closed down its last meet at Mike Long Track this season with the Seminoles' fourth-consecutive NCAA East Regional Title. The team and its premiere sprinter will now head west to Iowa on June 11-14 for to fight for their third-straight NCAA Championship.

The women's team also tied its best finish to date at the four spot.

"We had a great day," said head coach Bob Braman. "We got done what we needed to get done and put ourselves in a good spot heading to nationals in two weeks. Now we just need to rest up for the next week, keep every body healthy and head to Iowa."

Dix completed his final race in Tallahassee with a 20.10 mark in the men's 200m dash finals. The mark not only completed Dix's collection of 200m regional titles with four, it was also the fourth-best time in the world this year and the best time Mike Long Track has ever seen. The Coral Springs, Fla. native also finished third in the men's 100m dash with a time of 10.21, his best of the season.

Adding to the Seminoles' sprinting prowess were sophomore Charles Clark, junior Michael Ray Garvin and a pair of top-five relay teams. Clark took second in the 200m with a personal-best time of 20.22 while Garvin finished fourth with a 20.66. Garvin also clocked in with a 10.44 to finish seventh in the 100m.

Clark also took part in the men's 4x100m relay who took first in a photo finish to earn the Seminoles' first points of the day. Going into the final turn the Seminoles were trailing as senior Drew Brunson passed the baton to Clark. Coming down the straightaway, Clark turned out the jets and blasted the competition to eek out a win for the garnet and gold.

Freshman Brandon Byram also ran the 4x100m to start the day and capped things off in the 4x400m relay alongside Elliot Wood, Hubert Mitchell and Kevin Williams. The foursome finished fifth with a 3:07.39.

Senior distance runners Luke Gunn and Mark Buckingham finished first and third respectively in the 3000m steeplechase to officially take the team regional crown. Gunn crossed the line eons ahead of the competition with an 8:41.16 with Buckingham two spots behind at 8:51.93.

Wood added points to the Seminoles' tally in the men's 400m hurdles with a fourth-place finish of 50.33.

With a top leap of 52'04.50" mark, senior transfer Ray Taylor took fifth in the men's triple jump. Taylor uncorked a monster jump in his final leap of the meet, but the judges called a foul and the defending outdoor national champion had to settle for fifth place--still enough for a trip to Iowa.

Freshman Gonzalo Barroilhet performed double-duty on the final day of competition as he raced in the 110m hurdle finals in between attempts at the men's pole vault. The rookie finished seventh in the hurdles with a 14.18 and tied for fourth in the pole vault with a 16'07.25" to score a total of 6.50 points for the Seminoles.

On the women's side, it was a one-two finish for the Seminoles in the women's 1500m race. Sophomore Hannah England crossed the line first with a 4:22.53 with junior Susan Kuijken a few steps behind at 4:24.30. Both will advance to the NCAA Championships.

"It was great to see Susan back out there looking like Susan," said Braman. "To have both of them finish on top was great for our women's team. Last year we only had three competitors at nationals on the women's side, so we're looking even better this year."

Freshman Kim Williams added to her growing list of accolades with her first NCAA Regional Championship. Williams posted a 45'04.50" leap to ace the triple jump and book her plane ticket to Iowa. Sophomore Tiara Swanagan also scored points for FSU in the triple jump with a sixth-place leap of 43'04.25".

Pilar McShine also put up some big points for the Seminoles. The sophomore 800m runner took fourth place with a time of 2:06.95 to tack on four points to the FSU women's score. McShine's finish puts her in position to compete at first national championship meet on June 11.

Freshman Teona Rodgers took seventh in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.67 to score two points for the Seminole women.

Florida State scored its last points of the meet on the women's side in the 4x400m relay. Junior Keyla Smith, freshman Brittany St. Louis, junior Hshkeni Richemond and senior Kandia Batchelor clocked a 3:34.51 to finish sixth. Though it was not an automatic shot at the national championship, the race definitely put the group in contention for an at-large bid to Iowa.

"It was great to see so many track people out here today," said Braman of the record crowd of about 5,000 who lined the fences at Mike Long Track.

The Seminoles will head west to Des Moines, Iowa on June 11 to compete in the final meet of the season.


NCAA East Regional Championships Day One A Success For FSU Track & Field.

The Seminoles wasted no time putting themselves in good position for tomorrow's finals.

May 30, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In front one of the largest home crowds in school history, Florida State track and field blasted off to an excellent start in day one of the NCAA East Regional Championships. The Seminoles moved seven runners into tomorrow's finals along with the 4x100m relay team. Competition continues through Saturday, May 31.

Just seven weeks after pulling his hamstring in the same event on the same track, senior All-American Walter Dix posted the third-fastest time in the 100m prelims to qualify for tomorrow's finals. Dix, the defending NCAA Outdoor champion in the 100m, will compete for a trip to Iowa on Saturday alongside teammate Michael Ray Garvin who crossed the line in fourth with a time of 10.22.

"The 200 guys were great," said head coach Bob Braman. "Those guys all looked controlling in their heats."

Dix and Garvin also put up a good showing in the 200m dash, but they were shown up by sophomore Charles Clark. The young All-American smoked the competition with a 20.55, the fastest time in the prelims. Garvin finished second with a 20.73 followed by Dix with a 20.80. All three will battle it out in the finals tomorrow for a chance to head west for nationals.

Freshman Ngoni Makusha gave the home crowd a big show in the men's long jump with a new regional record leap of 26' even. Makusha blasted the competition in his second leap of the day to take his first regional championship crown.

"I think it's a great rehearsal," said Braman of Makusha. "He's a guy that tries to take the whole team on his back sometimes and he needs to calm down a little bit, so it was good for him to get two really solid jumps in."

In the relays, the Florida State men's 4x100m team put itself in a good spot for tomorrow's finals with a third-place time of 39.83. Junior Michael Ray Garvin took the lead-off leg before passing the baton off to freshman Brandon Byram. A perfect hand-off to senior Drew Brunson put the Seminoles in the lead and Clark took it across the line first in Florida State's heat.

Sophomore Pilar McShine set her personal-best time in the 800m with a 2:05.73 to move into the Saturday finals as the number two seed.

"Pilar was awesome," said Braman. "She looked like she could score at nationals right now but we're just trying to get her there."

Hannah England led the way for FSU in the women's 1500m prelims. The sophomore from Oxford, England, topped the competition with a first-place time of 4:21.59 to qualify for tomorrow's finals. Junior Susan Kuijken also qualified for the finals with a ninth-place mark of 4:22.38.

Senior Elliott Wood conquered the competition in the men's 400m hurdles with his best career time. The Australia-native topped his heat with a time of 50.47 for a third place seed going into tomorrow's finals. He'll be joined by fellow senior Javier Garcia-Tunon who took second in his heat, seventh overall with a personal-best 50.56 mark.

In the men's 1500m, freshman Daniel Roberts clocked the eighth-fastest time of the day with a 3:48.53 to advance.

Teona Rodgers took charge of her heat in the women's 100m hurdles. The freshman from Tampa, Fla. crossed the line with a time of 13.66 to finish fifth overall.

Freshman Gonzalo Barriolhet crossed the line eighth in the men's 110m hurdles. The decathlete just made the cut for tomorrow's finals with a time of 13.78, inching out teammate Brunson by four hundredths of a second.

"We need to finish the job tomorrow," said Braman. "We need clean handoffs in the 4x100m, take care of business in the steeplechase, the 1500 and the 800m. We've got to finish those things up and maybe sneak Roberts in, maybe sneak the quarter hurdlers in."

Events get under way in the morning at 10:00 a.m. with the men's hammer throw and concludes with the 4x400m finals at 7:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                          Men - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored                                                                                                                                        
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    1) Florida State               88.50     2) Florida                    68                                                                                                                           
    3) Georgia                     50        4) South Carolina             42                                                                                                                           
    5) Clemson                     38        6) Virginia Tech              30                                                                                                                           
    7) Liberty                     22        8) North Carolina State       21                                                                                                                           
    9) Georgia Tech                20       10) Villanova                  19                                                                                                                           
   11) North Carolina              17       12) Cornell                    16                                                                                                                           
   13) Western Carolina            15       13) Charleston Southern        15                                                                                                                           
   15) Virginia                    13       16) Norfolk State              12                                                                                                                           
   17) Sacred Heart                11       17) Hampton                    11                                                                                                                           
   19) Winthrop                    10.50    19) South Florida              10.50                                                                                                                        
   21) Princeton                   10       21) Radford                    10                                                                                                                           
   21) Syracuse                    10       21) Army                       10                                                                                                                           
   25) Seton Hall                   9       25) Georgetown                  9                                                                                                                           
   25) Penn State                   9       25) North Carolina A&T          9                                                                                                                           
   29) Virginia Military            8       29) Bethune-Cookman             8                                                                                                                           
   29) La Salle                     8       32) Coastal Carolina            7.50                                                                                                                        
   33) Miami                        7       33) Manhattan                   7                                                                                                                           
   33) Albany                       7       36) Delaware State              6                                                                                                                           
   36) Coppin State                 6       36) Florida International       6                                                                                                                           
   36) Duke                         6       36) Iona                        6                                                                                                                           
   41) American                     5       41) Monmouth                    5                                                                                                                           
   43) Yale                         4       43) Maryland-Eastern Shore      4                                                                                                                           
   43) Campbell                     4       43) Maryland                    4                                                                                                                           
   43) Boston University            4       43) Duquesne                    4                                                                                                                           
   49) Rutgers                      3       49) Providence                  3                                                                                                                           
   49) Charlotte                    3       49) George Mason                3                                                                                                                           
   53) Fairleigh Dickinson          2       54) Gardner-Webb                1                                                                                                                           
   54) Pennsylvania                 1       54) Morgan State                1                                                                                                                           
   54) William & Mary               1                                                                                                                                                                   
Event 1 - 100-Yard Dash
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    Walter Dix                        10.21    6
  7    Michael Ray Garvin                10.44    2

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Walter Dix                        20.10   10
  2    Charles Clark                     20.22    8
  4    Michael Ray Garvin                20.66    5

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 12    Daniel Roberts                  3:58.42   

Event 6 - 3000 Meter Steeplechase
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Luke Gunn                       8:41.16   10
  3    Mark Buckingham                 8:51.93    6

Event 9 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  7    Gonzalo Barroilhet                13.78    2

Event 10 - 400 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  4    Elliott Wood                      50.33    5
  8    Javier Garcia-Tunon               50.98    1

Event 11 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Relay Team A                      39.37   10
       1) Michael Ray Garvin
       2) Brandon Byram
       3) Drew Brunson
       4) Charles Clark

Event 12 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  5    Relay Team A                    3:07.39    4
       1) Hubert Mitchell
       2) Elliott Wood
       3) Brandon Byram
       4) Kevin Williams

Event 14 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  4T   Gonzalo Barroilhet            16- 7.25    5.06m    4.50

Event 15 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Ngoni Makusha                 26- 0.25    7.93m   10
  8    Brian Chibudu                 24- 1       7.34m    1

Event 16 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  5    Rayon Taylor                  52- 4.50   15.96m    4

Event 19 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results     
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 12    Matt Wernke                  188- 6      57.45m   


NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP, 1st place
06/14/2008, June 11-14, 2008, Des Moines, Ia

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Off To A Good Start At 2008 NCAA Track & Field Championships.

Despite a three-hour rain delay, the Seminoles got off on the right foot on day one at Drake Field.

June 11, 2008

DES MOINES, IA - As the saying goes, the show must go on. Such was the case at Drake Field in Des Moines, Iowa, where the 2008 NCAA Track & Field Championships finally got under way after a three-hour rain delay. The Seminoles didn't let the inclement weather slow them down as the men moved five competitors and a relay into their respective event finals and the women advanced one.

"We traded punches with LSU today," said head coach Bob Braman. "On a perfect day we've got (Michael Ray) Garvin in the 100m final, but their wild cards didn't get through."

The big story of the day was a familiar one for the Seminoles as senior Walter Dix debuted for the final time in Garnet & Gold. Dix and fellow All-American Michael Ray Garvin easily made it past the first round of the 100m prelims in fourth and fifth place respectively. In the semi-finals later in the day, the two competed in the same heat. Dix finished fourth overall with a 10.45 to advance to the finals on Friday while Garvin came up short with a 13th-place time of 10.59 overall.

"Walter (Dix) looked really good and I think Walter can be right there," said Braman. "In his mind, everything has gone perfectly. He had one unexpectedly good race where he looked around like 'Oh my God, I'm back.' I think that's part of it that he's not as far along in his season as a lot of these guys."

After the first five events, the Seminoles' leadoff hitter for the day--freshman Gonzalo Barroilhet--is in fifth place in the men's decathlon with 3,958 points. Barroilhet recorded his personal best outdoor marks in the long and high jumps with a 7.12/23'4.50" leap in the long and a second-place 6'07.50"/2.02m mark in the high. He also finished 12th in the shot put with a toss of 13.45m/44'01.50" and crossed the line in 50.61 to take 14th in the 400m. Competition in the decathlon will resume in the morning with the final five events including Barroilhet's best tasks, the pole vault and 110m hurdles.

"Gonzalo (Barroilhet) fought back from behind way back and has put himself in a good position to challenge," said Braman. "A lot of people get down two, three hundred points, particularly early and don't have good events coming up, they pack their bags. Gonzalo fought like a champ."

Fellow freshman Ngoni Makusha also showed up big for the Seminoles in day one of competition posting a 8.08m/26'06.25" mark on his first leap of the day in the men's long jump to automatically advance to Thursday's final round in the top spot.

"I thought Ngoni (Makusha) was at the top of his game," said Braman. "One jump and go sit down, that kind of makes a statement when you do that. It was the second-best jump of his life and it just happened to be at the national championships."

In the men's 4x100m relay, Florida State posted a time of 39.53 with Drew Brunson, Brandon Byram, Garvin and Charles Clark to advance to Friday's final round in sixth place.

Seniors Elliot Wood and Javier Garcia-Tunon made their national debuts this afternoon in the men's 400m hurdles. Wood advanced to the finals by a hair with a 15th-place 51.03 while Garcia-Tunon just barely missed out in 19th with a time of 51.35.

The men closed out the day with the semi-finals of the 3000m steeplechase. Senior All-America Luke Gunn crossed the line in 8:44.92 to claim third place overall and advance to Friday's finals.

In the first round of the 800m run, sophomore Pilar McShine had the opportunity to set the tone of the Seminole women as one of only two member of the team participating in today's competition. She set the bar high with a 15th-place finish in the 800m run with a time of 2:07.98, enough to squeeze her way into the semi-final pool of 16 set to run tomorrow night.

"That's huge," Braman said of McShine. "She was last with about half a lap to go and could have put her head down and said 'You know I'm not supposed to be here,' and packed it up, but she sucked it up and got it done. She's got a chance tomorrow. She's got to run her best race of the year, but if she does she will be in the final."

The second performer on the women's side today was junior Lydia Willemse who finished 24th with a time of 10:52.50 in the 3000m steeplechase.


Fellow rookie Gonzalo Barroilhet also scored to put the No. 2 Seminole men on the board in day two of competition in Des Moines, Iowa.

"Not only is Ngoni winning huge, but it gives us a big boost," said head coach Bob Braman. "A lifetime best from Gonzalo was just phenomenal; 7907 is just ridiculous and wins most years, he just ran into a buzz saw in (Ashton) Easton. I'm very proud of them."

Makusha stole the spotlight away from Florida State's talented cast of All-American veterans with his first leap of the day, am 8.25m/27'00.75" mark that was sure to bring him the gold. But after a shorter second jump and two passes, Makusha took to the runway again beneath the setting sun and launched himself to a whole new level.

Makusha's top leap created a ripple in the air that traveled all the way from Iowa to his home country of Zimbabwe, where he now holds the nation's long jump record and receives an automatic bid to represent Zimbabwe in the 2008 Olympics.

"I've been working really hard with coach (Dennis) Nobles, working really hard on my technique," said Makusha. "I was feeling really comfortable as I was coming towards the board and everything was right to the point. I think I'm starting to put some things together."

Fellow freshman Barroilhet had the honor of putting the Seminole men's first points on the board with a school-record 7,907 points to finish third and score the first 6 points of the meet for FSU.

Barroilhet was fifth heading into today's final five events. A second-place finish in the 110m hurdles with a 14.11 moved him into fourth place, then he climbed again into third with a personal-best throw of 43.12/141'06.60" in the discus.

In the pole vault the NCAA Indoor Heptathlon Champion claimed the event crown with a 5.20m/17'00.75" mark to remain in third. Barroilhet nearly topped his best mark with a 55.84m/183'02.00" toss in the javelin, putting him down 93 points to decathlon leader Jangy Addy of Tennessee. Barroilhet clocked a 4:50.79 in the 1500m, not enough to overtake Addy, but the rookie still earned the bronze in his first collegiate outdoor championship meet.

Senior 15-time All-American and seven-time National Champion Walter Dix easily jogged his way through the first two rounds of the 200m semi-finals with a 21.04 and a 20.51 respectively. Fellow All-American, sophomore Charles Clark also advanced past the first and second rounds as he topped his heat with a 20.29 mark in the prelims and took sixth with a 20.71 in the semifinals. The pair will try to score big for the Seminoles Saturday afternoon in the 200m finals which will be aired on CBS.

"We've got to do what we do at the NCAA Championships," said Braman, "Which is not survive and not do okay, but rather have some guys just stick it out there and try to be the one to make us better. We've got a lot of good guys out there tomorrow and they're the guys you want to put out there."

After advancing through the first round, junior Michael Ray Garvin came up short in the 200m semifinals with a time of 21.17, missing the final cut by two spots.

In his first race since the prelims at the East Regional Championships, senior Drew Brunson put up his career-best time of 13.40 in the men's 110m hurdles. Brunson, the indoor 60m hurdles champion, finished second in the first round of competition to advance to the semifinals on Friday.

Senior Elliot Wood was unable to snag one of the final eight spots in the men's 400m hurdles. Wood finished 13th in the semifinals with a time of 51.09.

The men closed out the day with the 4x400m relay. Hubert Mitchell, Kevin Williams, Brandon Byram and Pablo Navarette just missed the relay finals with a time of 3:07.99.

On the women's side, Florida State advanced three competitors in their respective events.

All-America distance runners Susan Kuijken and Hannah England made their NCAA Championships debut in the second heat of the women's 1500m run. England, the NCAA Indoor Mile Champion, advanced at the top of her heat with a 4:17.36 mark while Kuijken finished in eighth to secure a spot in Saturday night's final race as well.

Freshman standout Teona Rodgers ran an impressive race in the 100m hurdles, clocking a 13.37 just two hundredths of a second off her personal best. Rodgers' time was third-best in her heat and 12th-best overall, enough to push her into the semifinals tomorrow afternoon, Friday June 13.

In the women's 800m run, sophomore Pilar McShine wasn't able to advance past the second round as she crossed the line in 2:08.03.

A difficult handoff in the women's 4x400m kept the Seminole relay team of All-Americans Keyla Smith and Kandia Batchelor along with Brittany St. Louis and Dana Massiah out of the semifinals with a time of 3:37.79.

Competition will resume tomorrow morning in Des Moines. Senior All-American Ray Taylor will kick things off for the Seminoles at 4:15 p.m. as he tries to defend his crown in the men's triple jump.


FSU Men In First With One Day Left At NCAA Track & Field Championships.

The Seminole men lead LSU by one point after three days of competition.

June 13, 2008

DES MOINES, IA - Florida State closed the evening at Drake Stadium up one point on LSU for first place at the NCAA Track & Field Championships. In day three of action in Des Moines, Iowa, the Seminoles picked up six All-American titles to bring the team's tally of honors at this meet to eight.

"We're in a pretty good position," said head coach Bob Braman. "We'll have four guys tomorrow to LSU's two and to Auburn's two. Normally the numbers don't mean anything, but when the names are Dix, Clark, Brunson and Taylor, you've got four national champions. We're in a good position, but we have to get to 52 points tomorrow."

Silence befell Drake Stadium in the seconds before the men's 4x100m relay as Florida State's 15-time All-American and seven-time national champion Walter Dix slid into place as the lead-off runner in lane one. Dix, along with fellow All-American Michael Ray Garvin and freshmen Ngoni Makusha and Brian Chibudu had never run together prior to the national finals, but inexperience didn't slow the foursome much as they placed fourth with a time of 39.11 (the fastest for FSU this year) to secure five more points for the Seminoles' cause and add four All-American titles to the Seminoles' tally.

"The biggest thing today was the first thing--they got the momentum going with the 4x100m," said Braman. "That was huge. That was probably three or four points we weren't going to get. That was a really big turnaround there. Coach (Ken) Harnden came up with a great strategy to keep Drew (Brunson) and Charles (Clark) fresh. It looks like it's going to put us in a better position than if Drew and Charles would have won. Chibudu did a wonderful job on the anchor; for a redshirt freshman to hold off a great sprinter like Ruben Williams was huge."

Dix returned hours later for the 100m finals where he faced some of the toughest competition in the sprinting world. After a slow start out of the blocks, Dix picked up the pace to finish fourth overall with a time of 10.22 and notch his second All-American honor of the day--the 17th of his career.

The most decorated runner in Florida State history will conclude his career with the Garnet & Gold on Saturday at 3:44 p.m. in the 200m finals. Dix is the defending national champion in the event and holds the American collegiate record in the event with a 19.69 set at the NCAA East Regionals in 2007.

"I know Walt is disappointed, but you can't run a great 100 on five weeks of training," said Braman. "You need to get the speed work, the turnover and the block work. What he has done, to lead off the relay and give us a big lead is nothing short of remarkable for a guy who shouldn't be wearing a uniform by anyone else's account.

"My greatest hope for this meet is obviously to win, but a close second is for Walt to get one more title before he goes to the trials."

In the 3000m steeplechase finals, senior Luke Gunn glided over each of the barriers with ease to cross the line in 8:34.41 to finish third and score six points for Florida State, bumping the team score to 27 and keeping the Seminoles in first place. Gunn finishes his career at FSU as a two-time All-America in the steeplechase.

Senior Drew Brunson picked the perfect time to post his personal-best in the 110m hurdles. Brunson posted a heat-winning 13.39 in the semifinals to advance in second to tomorrow's finals scheduled for 4:02 p.m. CST, which will be the Seminoles' final race of the 2008 season.

With Florida State in a tight battle against LSU for the gold, Brunson's race could be a crucial one.

Senior Ray Taylor, who was not expected to score for the Seminoles, advanced into the men's triple jump finals in eighth-place with a top leap of 15.94/52'03.75". Taylor will compete with 11 others in the final round tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

"We challenged those guys," said Braman of Taylor, Brunson and Gunn. "We said 'seniors have got to lead us,' and unlike the indoor meet they're doing it. Gunny coming through, the relay led by Walt and then Ray and Drew. There were bad conditions in the triple jump and Ray was the only guy who was even close to his season best and a lot of people didn't deal with that adversity well. Drew ran two huge PRs in consecutive rounds."

On the women's side, ACC Indoor and Outdoor Freshman of the Year Kim Williams advanced to the final round of the women's triple jump with a fifth-place leap of 13.58m/44'06.75". Sophomore Tiara Swanagan also competed in the competition but came up short of the finals with a 16th-place leap of 12.91m/42'-4.25".

Williams will duke it out for her first national championship on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Fellow freshman Teona Rodgers ended a promising rookie season with a tight race in the 100m hurdles semifinals. Rodgers just missed out on the finals by three spots with a 13.53 for 11th place.

Competition will conclude tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, in Des Moines, Iowa, as the Seminole men will fight for their third-consecutive national title and the women will try to claim a trio of All-America honors and a few individual titles as well.


THREE-PEAT!!!

Sophomore Hannah England broke multiple records in the 1500m to help the women finish 12th.

June 14, 2008

DES MOINES, IA - With the team's third national championship on the line, there was no one else the Florida State men's track & field team would have wanted in the blocks than senior All-American Walter Dix.

Ten points shy of a guaranteed tie and 11 points out of their third-consecutive national victory, the Seminoles needed two things to happen in the men's 200m dash: sophomore Charles Clark needed to finish the race, and Dix needed to win it all.

They got both.

Dix flew around the north bend of the track at Drake Stadium and crossed the line in 20.40, four-hundredths of a second ahead of his nearest competition, giving him his third consecutive outdoor victory in the 200m. The win also gave Dix, the most decorated runner in Florida State history, his 18th All-American honor and his eighth national championship.

Clark, still trying to recover from an injury in the 200m semifinals on Thursday night, may actually have had the more difficult task of the two. But the sophomore wasn't about to let his team down, and so he came drifting across the finish line to earn the one point Florida State needed to seal their triple crown.

"It never gets old," said head coach Bob Braman. "The first one maybe a little bit more sweeter because you don't know if you're ever going to do it. We had gotten relatively close a couple of times. They're agonizing because the standard is so high, but at the end we're so proud; we come back home, it's such a big thing for Florida State and Tallahassee."

While Dix and Clark were still in the cool down area inside the stadium, senior All-American Drew Brunson tacked on an extra four points with a fifth place finish in the men's 110m hurdles, bringing the team's final total to 52 points--well ahead of the two second-place finishers LSU and Arizona State who had 44 apiece.

Senior All-America Ray Taylor, also contributed to the Seminoles win on the final day of competition as he got things started on the right foot for Florida State with the best leap of his career--a 15.93m mark that placed him in second entering the final round of the triple jump. Taylor, a transfer from Cornell who struggled with a hamstring injury most of the year, finished competition in fourth-place. Along with his fourth All-America honor the Jamaican-native also picked up five big points for the Seminoles to keep them in first place by six points over LSU.

On the women's side, sophomore Hannah England decided her name belonged in the history books as well. England blasted her competition in the 1500m to cross the line in 4:06.19. Not only was it her personal best, it was the best in Drake Stadium history, the best in collegiate races this year and most importantly, the best the NCAA Championships had ever seen.

"Unbelievable," said Braman of England's accomplishment. "She was undefeated the whole outdoor season, which is just amazing. She had an amazing race and to be able to pull away from Sally Kipyego was unbelievable."

Fellow distance runner Susan Kuijken finished in eighth place with a time of 4:17.28 to score another point for the Seminole women while freshman Kim Williams topped off an incredible rookie season with a fourth-place finish in the triple jump. Williams' top leap hit 13.78m/45'02.50" to earn the Seminoles another five points.

The trio of All-Americas managed to put together 16 points, enough to finish 12th overall, putting the women inside the top 15 for the third year in a row.

In all, the men picked up nine All-American awards and two individual national titles en route to their third national title in as many years.

And just as it was fitting the men's team to finish their season with the 200m race, no one could have scripted a better way for Dix to finish his career. With an incredible 18 All-American honors and eight national championships, Dix walks away today with one of the best sprinting careers in collegiate history.

His long list of accolades also includes the 2007 USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Track Athlete of the Year Award, the 2005 & 2007 USTFCCCA NCAA East Region Athlete of the Year honor, two ACC Rookie of the Year awards (indoor and outdoor 2005) and the 2007 ACC Outdoor Track Performer of the Year title.

"It's not complete--it's right if Walt doesn't win," said Braman. "When the guy gives up the opportunity (to go pro), you don't want him to have that bad misfortune to not win a championship. I knew he could, not too many people can, and even if it didn't matter for the team title it was big for what he represents. If he makes the Olympic team it really vindicates people staying in school."

Dix and the six other seniors on the men's squad--Taylor, Brunson, Elliot Wood, Hubert Mitchell, Luke Gunn and Mark Buckingham--have certainly laid down a challenge to the underclassmen they leave in their wake. With the passing of the baton, it is now up to a new generation of Florida State men's track and field athletes to keep the tradition alive.

"It's so fulfilling because if they don't do it, they can't get another shot," Braman said of the seniors. "The motivation is there, but the stress is there. It's a shame Gunny didn't win, but he had to do what he had to do to preserve the team points. Ray gets the best jump of his life to put us in a great position to win. Brunson's not healthy, but what a whale of meet with two PRs...And then there was Walt."

Event 1 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  4    Walter Dix                        10.22    5
 13    Michael Ray Garvin                10.51   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Walter Dix                        20.40   10
  8    Charles Clark                     20.71    1
 18    Michael Ray Garvin                21.17   

Event 8 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  5    Drew Brunson                      13.39    4

Event 9 - 400 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
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 13    Elliott Wood                      51.03   
 19    Javier Garcia-Tunon               51.35   

Event 10 - 3000 Meter Steeplechase
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Luke Gunn                       8:34.41    6
 DNF   Mark Buckingham                           

Event 11 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Relay Team A                      39.11    5
       1) Walter Dix
       2) Ngoni Makusha
       3) Michael Ray Garvin
       4) Brian Chibudu

Event 12 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 14    Relay Team A                    3:07.99   
       1) Hubert Mitchell
       2) Kevin Williams
       3) Brandon Byram
       4) Pablo Navarette

Event 13 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Ngoni Makusha                 27- 2.75    8.30m   10

Event 14 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  4    Rayon Taylor                  54- 2.75   16.53m    5

Event 30 - Decathlon
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Gonzalo Barroilhet                 7907    6

Event 31 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  9    Gonzalo Barroilhet                11.22   

Event 32 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  4    Gonzalo Barroilhet            23- 4.50    7.12m   

Event 33 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 12    Gonzalo Barroilhet            44- 1.50   13.45m   

Event 34 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  2    Gonzalo Barroilhet             6- 7.50    2.02m   

Event 35 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 14    Gonzalo Barroilhet                50.61   

Event 36 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  2    Gonzalo Barroilhet                14.11   

Event 37 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  4    Gonzalo Barroilhet           141- 6      43.13m   

Event 38 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet            17- 0.75    5.20m   

Event 39 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  7    Gonzalo Barroilhet           183- 2.25   55.84m   

Event 40 - 1500 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 12    Gonzalo Barroilhet              4:50.79   


IAAF MEET
06/28/2008, Solihull, England

3000 Meter Steeplechase
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Luke Gunn                       8:28.48   


US OLYMPIC TRIALS
07/06/2008, June 27-July 6, 2008, Eugene, Or

110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Drew Brunson                      13.33   


OLYMPICS
08/16/2008, Beijing, China

Event 1 - 100 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  3    Walter Dix                         9.91   


2008 EOY Stats

Trey Andrews Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters (I) 9 0.00 14:53.65 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 5000 Meters (I) 14 0.00 15:15.74 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 5 4.00 14:37.01 04/05/2008 STANFORD INVITATIONAL 10000 Meters --- 0.00 31:03 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 3000 Meter Steeplechase 14 0.00 9:56.97 4.00 Andrew Bachelor Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/19/2008 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 4 5.00 6- 8.25 2.04m 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC High Jump (I) 2 8.00 6-10.75 2.10m 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 11 0.00 6- 6.75 2.00m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump (I) 4T 4.50 6- 8.25 2.04m 17.50 Gonzalo Barroilhet Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE Pole Vault (I) 4 5.00 16-10.75 5.15m 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 21 0.00 8.06 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE Shot Put (I) 45 0.00 43- 0.25 13.11m 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 23 0.00 8.10 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Heptathlon (I) 1 10.00 5765 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 55-Meter Dash (I) 3 0.00 6.79 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 1000 Meters (I) 8 0.00 2:54.30 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 55-Meter High Hurdles (I) 1 0.00 7.49 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump (I) 4 0.00 6- 4.25 1.94m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault (I) 1 0.00 17- 3.50 5.27m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 1 0.00 22-11.25 6.99m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 2 0.00 45- 1.50 13.75m 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Heptathlon (I) 1 10.00 5951 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 0.00 7.98 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Pole Vault (I) 0.00 16- 6.75 5.05m 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump (I) 0.00 24- 4.25 7.42m 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP High Jump (I) 0.00 6- 7.50 2.02m 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 60 Meters (I) 0.00 7.19 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 1000 Meters (I) 0.00 2:49.30 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Shot Put (I) 0.00 45- 1.00 13.74m 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS Pole Vault 2 8.00 17- 6.50 5.35m 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS Decathlon 2 8.00 7828 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 110 Meter Hurdles 0.00 13.92 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS Pole Vault 0.00 16-10.75 5.15m 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS Javelin 0.00 188- 8.00 57.51m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Discus 6 3.00 141- 3.00 43.05m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Shot Put 6 3.00 44- 5.25 13.54m 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault 5 4.00 16- 2.75 4.95m 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Javelin 7 2.00 178- 5.00 54.38m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT Pole Vault 1 10.00 17- 0.75 5.20m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 110 Meter Hurdles 3 6.00 13.85 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 2 8.00 13.92 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 1 10.00 17- 0.75 5.20m 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Shot Put 13 0.00 46- 3.25 14.10m 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 110 Meter Hurdles 7 2.00 13.78 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS Pole Vault 4T 4.50 16- 7.25 5.06m 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Decathlon 3 6.00 7907 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 100 Meters 9 0.00 11.22 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump 4 0.00 23- 4.50 7.12m 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Shot Put 12 0.00 44- 1.50 13.45m 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP High Jump 2 0.00 6- 7.50 2.02m 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 400 Meters 14 0.00 50.61 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 110 Meter Hurdles 2 0.00 14.11 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Discus 4 0.00 141- 6.00 43.13m 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Pole Vault 1 0.00 17- 0.75 5.20m 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Javelin 7 0.00 183- 2.25 55.84m 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 1500 Meters 12 0.00 4:50.79 99.50 Tommy Beltz Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS Javelin 13 0.00 151- 2.00 46.08m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Javelin 5 4.00 158- 2.00 48.21m 4.00 Drew Brunson Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 2 8.00 7.77 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 200 Meters (I) 13 0.00 22.17 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 3 6.00 7.74 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 60-Yard High Hurdles (I) 1 10.00 7.69 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 1 10.00 7.53 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 110 Meter Hurdles 1 10.00 13.61 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 3 1.50 39.16 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 110 Meter Hurdles 1 10.00 13.94 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 39.46 04/26/2008 PENN RELAYS 4x200-Meter Relay 2 2.00 1:23.01 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 40.33 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 100 Meters 12 0.00 10.71 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 1 10.00 13.73 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.37 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 110 Meter Hurdles 5 4.00 13.39 07/06/2008 US OLYMPIC TRIALS 110 Meter Hurdles 0.00 13.33 78.50 Tywayne Buchanan Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 400 Meters (I) 5 4.00 48.20 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:13.88 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 2 2.00 3:15.51 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 400 Meters (I) 4 5.00 47.32 03/08/2008 IOWA STATE LAST CHANCE MEET 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:07.41 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 3 0.75 3:07.47 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 2 2.00 3:08.16 16.25 Mark Buckingham Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/16/2008 HUSKY CLASSIC 3000 Meters (I) 6 2.00 7:55.98 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Mile Run (I) 2 8.00 4:11.00 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:49.86 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 3000 Meters (I) 12 0.00 8:09.98 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 4 5.00 3:47.76 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 3000 Meter Steeplechase 5 4.00 9:00.12 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 5000 Meters 4 5.00 14:20.72 05/06/2008 PAYTON JORDAN CARDINAL INVITE 3000 Meter Steeplechase 5 4.00 8:49.23 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 13 0.00 3:49.42 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 3000 Meter Steeplechase 3 6.00 8:51.93 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 3000 Meter Steeplechase DNF 0.00 36.00 Brandon Byram Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 55-Meter Dash (I) 25 0.00 6.55 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 200 Meters (I) 7 2.00 21.68 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 200 Meters (I) 5 4.00 21.49 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 2 2.00 3:15.51 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 60 Meters (I) 44 0.00 7.00 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 200 Meters (I) 7 2.00 21.44 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 9 0.00 21.42 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) 2 8.00 21.64 03/08/2008 IOWA STATE LAST CHANCE MEET 200 Meters (I) 3 6.00 21.20 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 3 0.75 3:07.47 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 3 1.50 39.16 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 7 0.50 3:10.32 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 3 6.00 20.89 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters 4 5.00 21.23 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 39.46 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay 1 2.50 3:05.38 04/26/2008 PENN RELAYS 4x200-Meter Relay 2 2.00 1:23.01 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 40.33 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 200 Meters 5 4.00 21.23 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.37 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 4x400-Meter Relay 5 1.00 3:07.39 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay 14 0.00 3:07.99 54.25 William Castro Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS 110 Meter Hurdles 16 0.00 16.97 0.00 Brian Chibudu Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 15 0.00 23- 8.00 7.21m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 3 6.00 24- 4.25 7.42m 03/07/2008 ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE Long Jump (I) 0.00 25- 1.75 7.66m 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL Long Jump 2 8.00 24- 3.50 7.40m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 40.33 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 100 Meters 10 0.00 10.63 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 200 Meters 3 6.00 21.08 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS Long Jump 8 1.00 24- 1.00 7.34m 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x100-Meter Relay 4 1.25 39.11 24.75 Charles Clark Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 400 Meters (I) 2 8.00 47.03 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 12 0.00 21.48 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters (I) 1 10.00 47.77 03/08/2008 IOWA STATE LAST CHANCE MEET 200 Meters (I) 1 10.00 20.83 03/08/2008 IOWA STATE LAST CHANCE MEET 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:07.41 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters (I) 2 8.00 20.50 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 3 0.75 3:07.47 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 3 1.50 39.16 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 7 0.50 3:10.32 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 1 10.00 45.30 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters 1 10.00 20.59 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 39.46 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay 1 2.50 3:05.38 04/26/2008 PENN RELAYS 4x200-Meter Relay 2 2.00 1:23.01 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 2 8.00 45.42 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 200 Meters 2 8.00 20.22 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.37 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters 8 1.00 20.71 86.00 Sean Conrecode Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL Javelin 6 3.00 174- 5.00 53.16m 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS Javelin 5 4.00 188-10.00 57.56m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Javelin 4 5.00 166- 8.00 50.80m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT Javelin 5 4.00 179- 8.00 54.76m 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Javelin 3 6.00 201- 2.00 61.32m 22.00 Walter Dix Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 55-Meter Dash (I) 3 6.00 6.23 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:13.88 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) --- 0.00 6.68 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 1 10.00 20.70 03/08/2008 IOWA STATE LAST CHANCE MEET 60 Meters (I) 1 10.00 6.63 03/08/2008 IOWA STATE LAST CHANCE MEET 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:07.41 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 2 2.00 3:08.16 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 100 Meters 2 8.00 10.41 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 3 6.00 20.90 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 100-Yard Dash 3 6.00 10.21 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 200 Meters 1 10.00 20.10 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 100 Meters 4 5.00 10.22 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters 1 10.00 20.40 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x100-Meter Relay 4 1.25 39.11 08/16/2008 OLYMPICS 100 Meters 3 0.00 9.91 76.75 Jair Francis Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:49.86 2.00 Matt Frith Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 55-Meter High Hurdles (I) 46 0.00 8.53 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Heptathlon (I) 12 0.00 3584 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 55-Meter Dash (I) 12 0.00 6.99 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 1000 Meters (I) --- 0.00 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 55-Meter High Hurdles (I) 12 0.00 9.13 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump (I) 11 0.00 5- 8.00 1.73m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault (I) 10 0.00 13- 0.25 3.97m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 12 0.00 18-10.00 5.74m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 9 0.00 37-10.00 11.53m 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL Long Jump 8 1.00 20- 5.75 6.24m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Javelin 3 6.00 168- 0.00 51.21m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 100 Meters 14 0.00 11.78 7.00 Steeve Gabart Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters (I) 8 1.00 14:50.07 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 5000 Meters (I) 6 3.00 14:39.65 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 1 10.00 14:16.06 04/05/2008 STANFORD INVITATIONAL 10000 Meters 1 10.00 29:48 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 5000 Meters 6 3.00 14:25.11 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 10000 Meters 3 6.00 29:47.37 04/26/2008 PENN RELAYS 5000 Meters 25 0.00 14:31.09 33.00 Javier Garcia-Tunon Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 400 Meter Hurdles 2 8.00 52.09 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meter Hurdles 5 4.00 52.01 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 4x400-Meter Relay 1 2.50 3:13.07 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 400 Meter Hurdles 2 8.00 51.31 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 400 Meter Hurdles 8 1.00 51.83 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 400 Meter Hurdles 8 1.00 50.98 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 400 Meter Hurdles 19 0.00 51.35 24.50 Michael Ray Garvin Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 55-Meter Dash (I) 6 3.00 6.28 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:13.88 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 60 Meters (I) 7 2.00 6.70 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 200 Meters (I) 15 0.00 21.63 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 3 6.00 6.65 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 2 8.00 20.94 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 3 6.00 6.73 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) 1 10.00 21.55 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 60 Meters (I) 8 1.00 6.67 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters (I) 7 2.00 20.79 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 100 Meters 3 6.00 10.33 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 3 1.50 39.16 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 2 8.00 20.68 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters 3 6.00 20.89 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 39.46 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay 1 2.50 3:05.38 04/26/2008 PENN RELAYS 4x200-Meter Relay 2 2.00 1:23.01 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 400 Meters 1 10.00 46.61 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 100-Yard Dash 1 10.00 10.34 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 100-Yard Dash 7 2.00 10.44 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 200 Meters 4 5.00 20.66 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.37 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 100 Meters 13 0.00 10.51 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters 18 0.00 21.17 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x100-Meter Relay 4 1.25 39.11 98.00 Luke Gunn Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 0.00 7:53.97 02/16/2008 HUSKY CLASSIC 3000 Meters (I) 4 5.00 7:53.97 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 3000 Meters (I) 1 10.00 8:13.32 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:49.86 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 3000 Meters (I) 11 0.00 8:07.98 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 2 8.00 3:45.31 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 3000 Meter Steeplechase 1 10.00 8:38.33 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 5000 Meters 2 8.00 14:14.57 05/06/2008 PAYTON JORDAN CARDINAL INVITE 3000 Meter Steeplechase 1 10.00 8:31.17 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 6 3.00 3:45.14 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 3000 Meter Steeplechase 1 10.00 8:41.16 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 3000 Meter Steeplechase 3 6.00 8:34.41 06/28/2008 IAAF MEET 3000 Meter Steeplechase 0.00 8:28.48 72.00 Justin Harbor Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS 1500 Meters 4 5.00 3:57.52 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 7 2.00 3:55.29 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 1500 Meters 7 2.00 3:52.16 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 15 0.00 3:50.08 9.00 Warren Harper Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/19/2008 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Pole Vault (I) 9 0.00 14- 1.25 4.30m 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS Pole Vault 12 0.00 14- 1.25 4.30m 0.00 Andrew Krumins Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 1000 Meters (I) 2 8.00 2:25.32 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 2 2.00 3:15.51 02/16/2008 HUSKY CLASSIC 800 Meters (I) 6 2.00 1:49.66 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters (I) 2 8.00 1:51.79 03/08/2008 IOWA STATE LAST CHANCE MEET 800 Meters (I) 0.00 1:49.23 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters 2 8.00 1:49.87 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 800 Meters 8 1.00 1:51.53 29.00 Jason Lakritz Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 3000 Meters (I) 52 0.00 8:55.58 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS 1500 Meters 7 2.00 4:00.25 2.00 Matt Leeder Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 3000 Meters (I) 4 5.00 8:13.30 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 2 8.00 8:12.19 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Mile Run (I) 6 3.00 4:10.87 16.00 Collin Lomagistre Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS 400 Meter Hurdles 14 0.00 59.31 04/05/2008 FLORIDA RELAYS 400 Meter Hurdles 26 0.00 55.19 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 400 Meter Hurdles 6 3.00 56.12 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 400 Meter Hurdles 7 2.00 56.00 5.00 Ngoni Makusha Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC Long Jump (I) 1 10.00 25- 8.75 7.84m 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 55-Meter Dash (I) 9 0.00 6.30 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE Long Jump (I) 2 8.00 25- 4.50 7.73m 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 1 10.00 26- 0.25 7.93m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 10 0.00 22- 9.25 6.94m 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump (I) 3 6.00 26- 1.75 7.97m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Long Jump 2 8.00 24- 7.25 7.50m 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump 1 10.00 25-11.50 7.91m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT Long Jump 1 10.00 26- 9.25 8.16m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 40.33 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS Long Jump 1 10.00 26- 0.25 7.93m 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x100-Meter Relay 4 1.25 39.11 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump 1 10.00 27- 2.75 8.30m 85.75 Christian Minor Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters 5 4.00 8:46.07 4.00 Hubert Mitchell Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 400 Meters (I) 15 0.00 49.05 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:13.88 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 400 Meters (I) 31 0.00 48.53 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 47 0.00 48.31 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters (I) 9 0.00 48.41 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 4x400-Meter Relay 1 2.50 3:13.07 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 4x400-Meter Relay 5 1.00 3:07.39 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay 14 0.00 3:07.99 4.75 Pablo Navarette Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 600-Yard Run (I) 7 2.00 1:11.72 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 2 2.00 3:15.51 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 400 Meters (I) 19 0.00 48.04 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 16 0.00 1:59.59 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters (I) 5 4.00 49.10 03/08/2008 IOWA STATE LAST CHANCE MEET 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:07.41 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 3 0.75 3:07.47 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS 400 Meters 10 0.00 48.68 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 7 0.50 3:10.32 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 8 1.00 48.10 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 4x400-Meter Relay 1 2.50 3:13.07 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 19 0.00 47.55 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay 14 0.00 3:07.99 14.00 Chris Nickinson Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE Mile Run (I) 18 0.00 4:10.46 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Mile Run (I) 9 0.00 4:12.98 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 6 3.00 14:41.91 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS 1500 Meters 1 10.00 3:53.13 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 8 1.00 3:56.10 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 1500 Meters 4 5.00 3:46.61 19.00 Tommy Noyes Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:49.86 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 3 6.00 3:56.50 04/05/2008 FLORIDA RELAYS 800 Meters 6 3.00 1:50.87 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters 8 1.00 1:57.02 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 800 Meters 7 2.00 1:50.37 14.00 Rod Owens Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 60 Meters (I) 64 0.00 7.08 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE Triple Jump (I) 22 0.00 46- 1.50 14.06m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump (I) 12 0.00 45- 1.00 13.74m 0.00 Michael Putnam Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/19/2008 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 10 0.00 47- 9.75 14.57m 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC Shot Put (I) 6 3.00 53- 4.50 16.27m 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 9 0.00 54- 2.00 16.51m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 6 3.00 54-10.75 16.73m 6.00 Tim Reen Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/19/2008 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 2 7.00 6- 8.25 2.04m 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC High Jump (I) 7 2.00 6- 6.75 2.00m 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE High Jump (I) 11 0.00 6- 6.25 1.99m 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 1 10.00 6-10.75 2.10m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump (I) 3 6.00 6- 8.25 2.04m 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL High Jump 2 8.00 6- 6.75 2.00m 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS High Jump 2 8.00 6-10.75 2.10m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL High Jump 2 8.00 6- 8.75 2.05m 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump 8 1.00 6- 7.00 2.01m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT High Jump 1 10.00 6- 6.75 2.00m 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL High Jump 9 0.00 6- 8.75 2.05m 60.00 Daniel Roberts Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 3000 Meters (I) 2 8.00 8:12.96 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 3 6.00 8:13.10 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Mile Run (I) 1 10.00 4:10.80 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 3 6.00 14:29.63 04/05/2008 STANFORD INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 0.00 14:12 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 3 6.00 3:47.06 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters 3 6.00 3:47.50 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 1500 Meters 1 10.00 3:44.31 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 17 0.00 1:52.66 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 1500 Meters 12 0.00 3:58.42 52.00 Patrick Robinson Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC 55-Meter Dash (I) 14 0.00 6.39 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 60 Meters (I) 25 0.00 6.90 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 200 Meters (I) 28 0.00 22.03 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 11 0.00 6.96 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) 13 0.00 22.35 0.00 Sharif Small Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Discus 9 0.00 111- 9.00 34.06m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT Discus 5 4.00 150-11.00 46.00m 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Discus 12 0.00 149- 4.00 45.52m 4.00 Aaron Steele Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/19/2008 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 9 0.00 46- 1.25 14.05m 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC Triple Jump (I) 12 0.00 46- 2.50 14.08m 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS Triple Jump 8 1.00 46-10.00 14.27m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Triple Jump 6 3.00 45-10.75 13.99m 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump 7 2.00 48- 8.75 14.85m 6.00 Rayon Taylor Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE Triple Jump (I) 1 10.00 53- 2.75 16.22m 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 9 0.00 51- 7.75 15.74m 03/15/2008 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Triple Jump (I) 8 1.00 52- 1.75 15.89m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Triple Jump 3 6.00 48-11.75 14.93m 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump 4 5.00 50-10.25 15.50m 04/26/2008 PENN RELAYS Triple Jump 4 5.00 52- 2.50 15.91m 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Triple Jump 7 2.00 50- 8.75 15.46m 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS Triple Jump 5 4.00 52- 4.50 15.96m 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Triple Jump 4 5.00 54- 2.75 16.53m 38.00 Matt Wernke Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/19/2008 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Weight Throw (I) 3 6.00 57- 2.75 17.44m 01/26/2008 TOM JONES MEMORIAL CLASSIC Weight Throw (I) 4 5.00 59- 5.75 18.13m 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE Weight Throw (I) 6 3.00 60- 4.00 18.39m 02/16/2008 TYSON INVITATIONAL Weight Throw (I) 15 0.00 57- 9.00 17.60m 03/01/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Weight Throw (I) 2 8.00 59- 8.50 18.20m 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL Hammer 1 10.00 187- 6.00 57.15m 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS Hammer 1 10.00 192- 9.00 58.75m 04/05/2008 FLORIDA RELAYS Hammer 3 6.00 190- 0.00 57.91m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Hammer 1 10.00 182- 2.00 55.52m 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Hammer 6 3.00 181-11.00 55.45m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT Discus 8 1.00 139- 7.00 42.55m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT Hammer 1 10.00 190- 3.00 57.99m 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Hammer 3 6.00 189- 0.00 57.61m 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS Hammer 12 0.00 188- 6.00 57.45m 78.00 Christopher White Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/19/2008 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 10 0.00 45-11.75 14.01m 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL Triple Jump 6 3.00 45- 6.25 13.87m 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS Triple Jump 9 0.00 45- 9.25 13.95m 04/05/2008 FLORIDA RELAYS Triple Jump 5 4.00 44- 8.25 13.62m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Triple Jump 7 2.00 43-10.75 13.38m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT Triple Jump 6 3.00 46-10.75 14.29m 12.00 Travis Whitfield Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE Weight Throw (I) 29 0.00 47- 9.75 14.57m 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL Discus 10 0.00 131- 1.00 39.95m 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL Hammer 3 6.00 171- 4.00 52.22m 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS Hammer 2 8.00 180- 2.00 54.91m 04/05/2008 FLORIDA RELAYS Hammer 5 4.00 182- 2.00 55.52m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Discus 8 1.00 128-11.00 39.29m 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Hammer 2 8.00 180- 8.00 55.07m 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS Hammer 7 2.00 177- 3.00 54.03m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT Discus 9 0.00 139- 3.00 42.44m 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT Hammer 2 8.00 179- 6.00 54.71m 37.00 Kevin Williams Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/09/2008 NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INVITE 400 Meters (I) 36 0.00 48.78 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 2 2.00 3:08.16 04/05/2008 TEXAS RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 7 0.50 3:10.32 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 5 4.00 47.18 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay 1 2.50 3:05.38 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 12 0.00 46.83 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 4x400-Meter Relay 5 1.00 3:07.39 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay 14 0.00 3:07.99 10.00 Stephen Wilson Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/02/2008 FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITE 800 Meters (I) 15 0.00 2:01.89 03/29/2008 FSU RELAYS 800 Meters 4 5.00 1:50.51 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 800 Meters 6 3.00 1:50.23 8.00 Elliott Wood Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/22/2008 SNOWBIRD INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 2 2.00 3:08.16 04/12/2008 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 400 Meter Hurdles 1 10.00 51.79 04/19/2008 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meter Hurdles 2 8.00 51.37 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 4x400-Meter Relay 1 2.50 3:13.07 05/10/2008 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT 400 Meter Hurdles 1 10.00 50.98 05/17/2008 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 400 Meter Hurdles 5 4.00 50.91 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 400 Meter Hurdles 4 5.00 50.33 05/31/2008 NCAA REGIONALS 4x400-Meter Relay 5 1.00 3:07.39 06/14/2008 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 400 Meter Hurdles 13 0.00 51.03 42.50