Florida State Men's Track & Field - 2011-12 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Track & Field - 2011-12 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bob Braman, Head Coach
Ken Harnden, Director Sprints & Relays, Hurdles
Karen Harvey, Distance
Lacy Janson, Volunteer Assistant
Kenny Jesensky, Operations Manager
Ngoni Makusha, Volunteer Assistant
Harlis Meaders, Associate Head Coach, Throws
Dennis Nobles, Pole Vault, Jumps
Shannon O'Brien, Graduate Assistant
Devin West, Sprints & Relays, Hurdles
Scott Wright, Director of Operations

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2011-12 Men's & Women's Track & Field


2011-12 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Matthew Boone, JAV, Tallahassee

William Bridges, D, Orlando

Stefan Brits, LJ, Cape Town, South Africa

Cameron Davis, MD, Fleming Island

AJ del Valle, D, Miami

Daniel Millay, D, Orlando

Stephen Newbold, S, Nassau, Bahamas

Kieran Showler-Davis, S, Winchester, England

Garrett Singletary, JAV, Tampa

Malachi Tatum, T, Apopka

Rachmil van Lamoen, S, Willemstad, Curacao


2011-12 Roster - By Name

L
T                                    PY
R Name                  Pos     Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Marc Akbar            D       So-R      Palm Coast (Saint Joseph Academy)
* David Ambler          S       Jr   **   Christchurch, New Zealand (Christchurch Boys')
* Trevor Andrews        T       Jr   **   Titusville (Astronaut)
* Gonzalo Barroilhet    DEC     Sr-R ***  Santiago, Chile (Cordillera)
* Ronald Bolden         S       Sr-R      Key West (Key West/Florida A&M)
  Matthew Boone         JAV     Fr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
  William Bridges       D       Fr        Orlando (Edgewater)
* Stefan Brits          LJ      Fr        Cape Town, South Africa (Paul Roos Gymnasium)
  Jacob Brooks          D       Sr        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* Justin Byrd           H       Sr   *    Lauderhill (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  Dominick Cabrera      D       Fr-R      Miami (Columbus)
  Cameron Davis         MD      Fr        Fleming Island (Fleming Island)
  AJ del Valle          D       Fr        Miami (Columbus)
* David Forrester       D       Jr   **   Billinge, England (Liverpool)
* Mike Fout             D       Jr-R *    LaPorte, IN (LaPorte)
* Darrin Gibson         MD      Jr   **   Tampa (Robinson)
  Terril Gibson         S       So-R      Tampa (Robinson)
  Brix Gomez            S-H     Fr-R      Miami (Belen Jesuit Prep)
  Tremaine Grant        H-S     Jr   *    Fort Lauderdale (Dillard/Kennesaw State)
  John Grellner         D       So-R      Tampa (Wharton)
* Kemar Hyman           S       Sr   *    Cayman Islands, (John Gray)
  Maxwell Hyman         H-S     Sr        Cayman Islands, (John Gray)
  Charles Janson        PV      Jr-R *    Sarasota (Cardinal Mooney)
  John Kennedy          PV      Jr        Orlando (Boone)
* Andrew LaHaye         PV      Jr-R **   Orlando (Lake Brantley)
* David Lhamonie        T       Jr-R      West Palm Beach (Palm Beach Lakes/Liberty)
  Dentarius Locke       S       So-R      Tampa (Chamberlain/Tennessee)
  Colin Lynch           D       Fr-R      Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny/Auburn)
* Paul Madzivire        J-S     So   *    Harare, Zimbabwe (Gateway)
* Drew Marcello         PV      So-R      Coral Springs (Taravella)
  Daniel Millay         D       Fr        Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
* Maurice Mitchell      S       Sr   ***  Kansas City, MO (Raytown South)
* Pablo Navarette       S-MD    Sr-R **   Santiago, Chile (SS. CC. Manquehue)
* Stephen Newbold       S       Fr        Nassau, Bahamas (Saint John's)
  Brandon O'Conner      S       Jr-R **   Miami (Southridge)
* Breandan O'Neill      D       Sr        Sandymount, Ireland (Dublin City)
  Seth Proctor          D       Sr-R *    Orlando (Edgewater)
* Michael Putnam        T       Sr-R ***  Miami (Columbus)
  Sean Quinn            D       So-R      Punta Gorda (Bishop Verot)
  Wes Rickman           D       Jr        Peyton, CO (Falcon)
  Gleb Rudenko          D       Fr-R      Hollywood (Churchill)
* Daniel Salgado        H-J     So        Southwest Ranches (Archbishop McCarthy)
  Kieran Showler-Davis  S       Fr        Winchester, England (Peter Symonds)
* Markindey Sineus      T       Fr-R      Lecanto (Seven Rivers Christian)
  Garrett Singletary    JAV     Fr        Tampa (Jesuit)
  Chris Snow            M       Fr-R      Wilmington, NC (Ashley)
  Harrison Stierwalt    PV      Jr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
  Malachi Tatum         T       Fr        Apopka (Wekiva)
* Rachmil van Lamoen    S       Fr        Willemstad, Curacao (Radulphus)
* Horatio Williams      S       Sr        Oxford, MS (Oxford/Louisiana State)
* Phillip Young         S-J     So   *    Key West (Key West)
  Jakub Zivec           D       So        Litomerice, Czech Republic (Gymnazium Josefa Jungmann)

2011-12 All-Americans

Name                     NCAA Championships
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Gonzalo Barroilhet       Decathlon (4th) - Outdoor

Kemar Hyman              60 Meters (3rd) - Indoor
                         4x100-Meter Relay (2nd) - Outdoor
                         100 Meters (6th) - Outdoor

Maurice Mitchell         200 Meters (3rd) - Indoor
                         60 Meters (6th) - Indoor
                         200 Meters (1st) - Outdoor
                         4x100-Meter Relay (2nd) - Outdoor
                         100 Meters (3rd) - Outdoor

Kieran Showler-Davis     4x100-Meter Relay (2nd) - Outdoor

Horatio Williams         200 Meters (5th) - Indoor
                         4x100-Meter Relay (2nd) - Outdoor
                         200 Meters (3rd) - Outdoor

Phillip Young            Triple Jump (6th) - Indoor

All-Americans -  6

2011-12 Schedules and Results

DATE
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
01/14
N
ALABAMA INVITATIONAL
Birmingham, Al
 
01/21
N
AUBURN INVITATIONAL
January 20-21, 2012, Auburn, Al
 
01/28
N
ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL
January 27-28, 2012, Fayetteville, Ar
 
02/11
N
SPIRE INSTITUTE
February 10-11, 2012, Cleveland, Oh
 
02/25
N
ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 23-25, 2012, Boston, Ma
1st Place
03/02
N
ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE
Fayetteville, Ar
 
03/03
N
UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR
March 2-3, 2012, Jacksonville, Fl
 
03/03
N
NOTRE DAME INVITATIONAL
March 2-3, 2012, South Bend, In
 
03/10
N
NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 9-10, 2012, Boise, Id
8th Place
03/16
A
SOUTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL  
03/24
H
FSU RELAYS
March 22-24, 2012
 
03/31
N
NORTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL
March 30-31, 2012, Jacksonville, Fl
 
04/07
N
FLORIDA RELAYS
April 6-7, 2012, Gainesville, Fl
 
04/07
N
STANFORD INVITATIONAL
Palo Alto, Ca
 
04/14
H
SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL
April 13-14, 2012
 
04/21
N
ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
April 19-21, 2012, Charlottesville, Va
2nd Place
04/29
N
PAYTON JORDON INVITATIONAL
Palo Alto, Ca
 
05/05
N
BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL
Clemson, SC
 
05/12
N
GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL
May 11-12, 2012, Atlanta, Ga
 
05/12
N
VIRGINIA CHALLENGE
May 11-12, 2012, Charlotesville, Va
 
05/26
N
NCAA REGIONALS
May 24-26, 2012, Jacksonville, Fl
 
06/09
N
NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 6-9, 2012, Des Moines, Ia
4th Place
07/07
N
WORLD CHALLENGE
Madrid, Spain
 
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


2012 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
INDOOR
 1  FLORIDA STATE         123
 2  VIRGINIA TECH          95.5
 3  NORTH CAROLINA         84.5
 4  VIRGINIA               80
 5  CLEMSON                78
 6  NORTH CAROLINA STATE   61
 7  DUKE                   47
 8  GEORGIA TECH           33.5
 9  MARYLAND               28
10  MIAMI                  19
11  WAKE FOREST            10
13  TENNESSEE               2.5
 
OUTDOOR
 1  VIRGINIA TECH         153.5
 2  FLORIDA STATE         149
 3  VIRGINIA              113
 4  NORTH CAROLINA         94.5
 5  CLEMSON                78
 6  DUKE                   59
 7  NORTH CAROLINA STATE   58
 8  MARYLAND               31
 9  WAKE FOREST            28
10  GEORGIA TECH           26
11  MIAMI                  22
12  BOSTON COLLEGE          4

ALABAMA INVITATIONAL
01/14/2012, Birmingham, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Indoor Underway!

Jenije wins the triple jump as FSU opens its indoor track & field season in Alabama.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Florida State opened its 2012 Indoor Track & Field season Saturday in the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener at the new CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala., where 11 Seminoles competed exclusively in field events.

Senior triple jumper Michelle Jenije opened her final season of competition by bounding to victory in 12.83m (42-1 1/4). It was the lone event win of the day for the FSU contingent, which produced four top-six performances among a field that included host Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Mississippi and Mississippi State, among others.

"We're very excited to get the season started," said FSU associate head coach Harlis Meaders. "It was nice to see some people in different uniforms. Michelle (Jenije) had an excellent early-season performance and some of the freshmen had solid performances in their first competition."

One of those freshmen, Desmonae Gray, posted a fifth-place finish in the triple jump (12.42m, 40-9), just one inch shy off her career best as a standout at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Va.

Sophomore Chelsea Whalen finished fifth in the shot put (14.17m, 46-6), two places in front of redshirt freshmen Lakitta Johnson (12.68m, 41-7 1/4), who made her collegiate debut Saturday. Johnson also finished 11th in the weight throw (16.02m, 52-6 3/4).

Graduate student Lauren Giffin placed seventh in the pole vault (3.55m, 11-7 3/4), while senior Danielle Williams tied for 10th in the pole vault (3.55m, 11-7 3/4).

The top finish among Florida State men was turned in by sophomore Phillip Young, who placed sixth in the triple jump (14.69m, 48-2 1/2). Paul Madzivire tied for 10th in the long jump (6.87m, 22-6 1/2), while Andrew Lahaye tied for 11th in the pole vault (3.90m, 16-0 3/4).

FSU will return to the CrossPlex next weekend for the Auburn Invitational.

"We're looking forward to next week and bringing the full team out," said Meaders, noting that at least 60 athletes will compete in a full complement of events. "That will be the starting point as we build toward the ACC and NCAA Championships."

Event 1 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  6    Phillip Young                 48- 2.50   14.69m    2


AUBURN INVITATIONAL
01/21/2012, January 20-21, 2012, Auburn, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

Kemar-velous!

Hyman earns NCAA Indoor Championship berth with world's second-fastet 60-meter time.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Senior Kemar Hyman has spent the vast majority of his Florida State track & field career occupying a place around the fringes of the spotlight that has been occupied by Seminole sprint teammates Maurice Mitchell and Ngoni Makusha.

Saturday afternoon at the Auburn Invitational, the Cayman Island native took center stage in the middle of the bright light. After shaving one-tenth of a second off his personal-best time in a preliminary heat of the 60-meter dash, Hyman tapped into his hyper light-speed powers in the final.

Chasing Auburn's Harry Adams out of the starting blocks, Hyman nearly pulled off the comeback. Instead he happily accepted his runner-up time of 6.56, which earned him an automatic berth to the NCAA Indoor Championship, but put him in elite company.

Hyman equaled his country's national record in the 60-meter dash, which had been held alone by Kareem Streete-Thompson since 2004. Ironically, Streete-Thompson was a volunteer assistant coach for the Seminoles last season. Hyman also came within .01 of matching Mitchell's Florida State school mark.

"I just wanted to compete; I raced to win," said Hyman, who earned All-American honors last season outdoors when he led off Florida State's NCAA championship 4x100-meter relay team.

While Adams held on for the win, Hyman posted the second-fastest 60-meter time in the world this year, behind the winning 6.55 mark.

"Hyman was definitely the highlight of the competition with his 6.56 - a fantastic time," FSU associate head coach Harlis Meaders said.

There were other impressive efforts in what was essentially the first indoor track meet of the season for the Florida State runners. Not surprisingly, the Karen Harvey-coached women's distance team was once again leading the charge. FSU placed three freshmen in the top seven of the women's one mile run, paced by the 1-2 finish of Colleen Quigley (4:47.16) and Aubree Worden (4:49.17), both of whom shattered previous career bests. Fellow frosh Linden Hall was seventh (4:51.91).

While Harvey's youngsters were assigned the shorter distance, her veterans certainly demonstrated their moxie in the 3,000 meters. Hammering out lap-after-lap at the targeted pace, Hannah Brooks (9:20.11) and Amanda Winslow (9:20.83) led a 1-2-3 Seminole charge with Violah Lagat (9:22.57) kicking it home around the final lap.

"The second competition of the year was a move in the right direction," Meaders said. "We had almost a complete entourage of athletes out competing. We saw a lot of positive things.

"We had people in field events step up and have performances that we think will lead to points at the conference championship. We'll take a week and go up to Arkansas next week, bring out some more of the top-level kids to make their season debut, and continue to make progress toward the [ACC] championship meet."

The FSU women received scoring contributions in three field events, led by sophomore Chelsea Whalen's person-best 15.02m (49-3 1/2) effort in the shot put, which was good enough for sixth place.

"Chelsea was fantastic," Meaders said. "After a very rough start in the prelims she bounced back and performed at a level we knew she was capable of doing. Fifteen meters was a mark we knew we could hit. I didn't know if we were ready to hit it this soon in the season, but it just shows her tenacity and ability to compete under pressure."

Senior Amy Harris placed third in the long jump with a best of 6.05m (19-10 1/4), while Lauren Giffin soared 3.70m in the pole vault - 12-1 1/2) - to score a seventh place finish.

There were a few more highlights on the men's side, including outstanding preliminary efforts in the 60m hurdles by Tremaine Grant (7.94) and Justin Byrd (8.15); both personal records. Unfortunately, they were unable to back up their times in the finals, with Byrd finishing fifth and Grant seventh.

Junior Darrin Gibson ran wisely through the first three laps of the 800-meter race, then put on a strong finishing surge that nearly stole the race, finishing second in 1:52.54. That was just .25 off the victory.

Redshirt freshman Markindey Sineus actually put the Seminoles on the scoreboard first on Friday night with his sixth-place finish in the weight throw (17.59m, 57-8 1/2). Sineus' first collegiate competition in the weight throw as a Seminole bodes well for a potential point-producing effort at the ACC Championships.

While John Kennedy did not place, he did share top pole vault honors among FSU men, clearing a personal-best height of 4.75m (15-7). Teammate Drew Marcello also cleared 4.75.

Event 1 - 60 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Kemar Hyman                        6.56    8

Event 2 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Darrin Gibson                   1:52.54    8
  6    Pablo Navarette                 1:54.31    3

Event 3 - 60 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Justin Byrd                        8.15    4
  7    Tremaine Grant                     7.94    2

Event 4 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Relay Team A                    3:15.94    5
       1) Tremaine Grant
       2) Horatio Williams
       3) Terril Gibson
       4) Ronald Bolden

Event 5 - Weight Throw
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Markindey Sineus              57- 8.50   17.59m    3


ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL
01/28/2012, January 27-28, 2012, Fayetteville, Ar

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Razorback Wrap.

Jenije win, 17 personal-bests reason for Seminole optimism.

Jan. 28, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Undeterred in the face of stiff competition, the Florida State men's and women's indoor track & field teams more than held their own as the two-day Razorback Invitational drew to a close Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Senior Michelle Jenije provided the lone victory, but there is ample reason for optimism moving forward after the Seminoles registered 17 individual personal bests.

"For January, particularly, we had a really good performance," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "What I gauge the kids on is how hard they compete and what they're able to do this time of year, and they did that [well]."

With nine nationally ranked men's team and eight ranked women's teams in the 12-team meet, the Seminoles were surely tested. And while FSU did not post a single NCAA automatic qualifying mark, a handful of athletes turned in performances that should stand up when the top 16 performers in each event are selected for the national championship meet.

Jenije posted her second triple jump victory of the season Saturday, winning with a best effort of 13.15m (43-1.75), which ranks third nationally.

Milers Amanda Winslow and Hannah Brooks should both be well-positioned to reach the NCAA Indoor Championship meet after finishing second and third in 4:37.30 and 4:37.87, respectively, while freshman Aubree Worden was fifth in 4:43.46.

Amy Harris, who was the runner-up in the long jump on Friday, should also be well-positioned to land an NCAA berth on the strength of her 6.36m (20-10.50) performance.

"I like these elite meets," Braman said. "They give the kids a chance to step up. We got some good things done."

Among the most encouraging performances Saturday were, Phillip Young's runner-up finish in the triple jump with a personal-best 15.87m (52-1.75), and Darrin Gibson's major breakthrough in the 800 meters, where he posted an indoor career best of 1:48.78 to finish third.

Whether the fourth-ranked FSU men can improve on those individual performances, and others, will go a long way toward determining whether they will be able to contend for an indoor national title. Host Arkansas entered the meet ranked No. 1 on the men's side, and did nothing to change Braman's impression of them.

"Arkansas is going to solidify that No. 1," Braman said. "They're beast-like. It kind of gives you a little wake-up. Where do we need to go? There were some really good teams we competed with and it gives us six weeks before nationals to see where we can go."

Junior David Forrester made his season debut in the 3,000 meters (8:02.49) against a loaded field, which left him in 10th place. On the women's side, freshman Colleen Quigley continued to set a high standard for early success, racing to a fifth-place finish in the 3,000 (9:18.68). Teammates Kayleigh Tyerman (9:33.10) and Jennifer Dunn (9:44.90) also established season bests.

Violah Lagat finished fifth in the 800 (2:08.41).

The FSU men grabbed a pair of top-five finishes in the 60-meter dash, with Paul Madzivire (6.78) placing third in a career-best time, followed by Hortatio Williams (6.81) in sixth.

"It was a good meet," Braman said. "I think it really served its purpose from an encouragement standpoint and from a reality check."


Fayetteville Feats

Michael Putman leads a host of 'Noles turning in personal-best efforts at the Razorback Invitational.

Jan. 27, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - The Florida State men's and women's indoor track & field teams collected a handful of personal best marks on opening day of the Razorback Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center Friday.

Senior shot putter Michael Putman, making his season debut, popped a career-best indoor toss of 18.28m (59-11.75) which was good enough for a fifth-place finish in finals of a Texas top-heavy event. Putman came within a quarter-inch of becoming just the third Seminole in program history to eclipse the 60-foot standard. His top throw of the night came on his first effort in the finals.

"We had some good performances," said FSU associate head coach Harlis Meaders, who works directly with Putman. "It was an indoor PR for Mike and a very good place to start off this time of year. We had to work off a little rust, but the overall competition was one of the best we'll face all year."

Putman wasn't alone when it came to turning in career-best efforts. Long jumper Paul Madzivire also touched down with a fifth-place finish after soaring 7.53m (24-8.50); a significant improvement over his season-opening performance two weeks ago in Birmingham, Ala.

Graduate student Lauren Giffin also established a new indoor personal-best in the pole vault, clearing 3.91m (12-10) on her final attempt, to snag an eighth-place finish at the meet. In the men's pole vault, outdoor All-American Andrew Lahaye tied for seventh place by clearing 5.00 meters (16-4.75), while teammate Drew Marcello established a new indoor personal best by going over the bar at 4.85m (15-11).

Senior Horatio Williams, a six-time All-American at LSU who transferred to FSU in January, put together a nice season debut effort in the 200-meter dash. Williams placed third overall - he was the second collegian - by covering the 200-meter circuit in 21.44.

Another senior, Amy Harris, strung together an solid series of six attempts in the long jump en route to a second-place finish. Harris touched down with her best effort - 6.36m (20-10.50) - on her second attempt of the night. She eclipsed the 20-foot standard on all six of her attempts.

South African freshman Stefan Brits, who like Williams enrolled at FSU in January, made his Seminole debut in the long jump. Coming off an injury that kept him out of action throughout 2011, Brits registered a best attempt of 7.12m (23-4.50), which left him one spot shy of a berth in the finals. Still, it was an impressive effort considering the Cape Town native competed conservatively with a short approach.

Four more Seminoles - including a trio of men - advanced to the semifinals of the 60-meter dash. The men were led by Kemar Hyman, who was the top collegiate qualifier and second-fastest overall (6.72). Madzivire (6.82) and Williams (6.85) also moved along as the top 16 sprinters advanced to Saturday's semifinals.

"We're pretty excited," Meaders said. "It's just the third competition and things are coming together."

Bianca Smith is the lone female Seminole to advance in the 60, posting the 11th fastest time (7.72).

Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Kemar Hyman                        6.76   
  4    Paul Madzivire                     6.78    5
  6    Horatio Williams                   6.81    3

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Horatio Williams                  21.44    6

Event 3 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Pablo Navarette                 1:51.47    8

Event 4 - 3000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Seth Proctor                    8:16.65    2

Event 5 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  8    Relay Team A                    3:13.42    1
       1) Brandon O'Conner
       2) Horatio Williams
       3) Phillip Young
       4) Stephen Newbold

Event 6 - Distance Medley Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Relay Team A                   10:24.44    8
       1) AJ del Valle
       2) Darrin Gibson
       3) Pablo Navarette
       4) John Grellner

Event 7 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7T   Andrew LaHaye                 16- 5       5.00m    1.50

Event 8 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Paul Madzivire                24- 8.50    7.53m    4

Event 9 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Phillip Young                 52- 0.75   15.87m    8

Event 10 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Michael Putnam                59-11.75   18.28m    4

Event 11 - Weight Throw
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  8    Markindey Sineus              55- 3      16.84m    1

Event 12 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Darrin Gibson                   1:48.78    6


SPIRE INSTITUTE
02/11/2012, February 10-11, 2012, Cleveland, Oh

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Winners In Ohio.

Amanda Winslow qualifies for NCAA's with one of five Seminole victories at SPIRE.

GENEVA, OH - Amanda Winslow collected the biggest of four victories by the Florida State women's track & field team Saturday at the SPIRE Invitational, winning the 3,000-meter title in wire-to-wire fashion in 9:09.83.

Winslow's new personal best eclipsed the NCAA automatic qualifying standard, assuring the Lawrenceville, Ga. native a spot in next month's Indoor National Championship meet in Nampa, Idaho.

"She led every step with no help at all," FSU coach Bob Braman said of Winslow's run, who was just four seconds off Susan Kuijken's school record. "It was really impressive."

Winslow had plenty of company in the winner's circle among Seminoles. Junior sprinter Marecia Pemberton, making her season debut, posted the fastest qualifying time in the 60-meter dash preliminaries and made it stand with a 7.48 in the final.

Senior Amy Harris, coming off a victory at the Razorback Invitational in the long jump, made it two in a row by sailing 6.24m (20-5.75) for the win.

Hannah Brooks didn't let Winslow go home with the only win among women's distance coach Karen Harvey's charges. Brooks won the mile in 4:39.83.

"Hannah Brooks crushed everybody the last 200 meters," Braman said. "This was supposed to be the big oversized, fast track and it wasn't."

The victories weren't as prevalent on the men's side, with freshman Stefan Brits supplying the Seminole men with their lone triumph in the long jump. Brits pulled out the win on his final attempt of the night, covering 7.11m (23-4), to win by a half-inch.

Braman said a sterile atmosphere in stands around the 300-meter oval, and a few teams pulling out of the meet, could have impacted the performances.

"A lot of our guys didn't get pumped up and we took some whippings," Braman said.

The long-awaited debut of All-American Maurice Mitchell did not produce the kind of results he had hoped as the senior standout settled for a third-place finish in the 200 in 21.19. He was upstaged by teammate Horatio Williams, who clocked a season-best 21.06 - the sixth-fastest time in the nation this season - to finish second.

Freshman 400-meter specialist Stephen Newbold made a huge improvement over his inaugural race of the season, posting a fourth-place finish in 47.34.

Junior cross country All-American David Forrester pared five seconds off his season-best time in the 3,000 meters, racing to a third-place finish in personal-best 7:57.93. The race came down to a four-man finish as Forrester, like Winslow, came within four seconds of the FSU indoor record held by Luke Gunn.

Darrin Gibson and Pablo Navarrete finished fifth and ninth, respectively, in the 800-meter run in 1:49.36 and 1:49.99. Navarrete's mark was a personal-best by nearly two seconds.

The men's 4x400-meter relay team never really overcame a botched baton pass between the first and second legs, but still brought it home in a very respectable time of 3:10.37 to finish third. Mitchell, Newbold, Williams and Navarrete made up the quartet.

There were a number of other season-best performances turned in by the `Noles. Kayleigh Tyerman (16:26.69) and Jennifer Dunn (16:33.0) finished second and fourth in the 5,000 meters, while Chelsi Woodruff recorded a huge PR at 3,000 meters (9:40.54). Freshman Desmonae Gray advanced to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles in a season-best 8.66 and finished seventh, while Briana Cherry-Bronson scored a breakthrough sixth-place effort in the weight throw at 17.87m (58-7.50).

Aubree Worden (4:46.82) and Linden Hall (4:47.29) finished fifth and sixth in the mile, with Hall establishing a new personal best.

Michelle Jenije saw her two-meet win streak snapped, but still came away with a runner-up finish in the triple jump (12.99m, 42-7.50).

On the men's side, sprinter David Ambler laid down a season-best 6.74 to finish second in the 60-meter dash. Justin Byrd also qualified for the 60-meter hurdle finals with his season's fastest pass in 8.05.

Though there was no team scoring, the Seminoles made a strong showing in the pole vault, with Andrew Lahaye and Gonzalo Barriolhet each clearing 6.05m (16-6.75), good for fourth and fifth. Drew Marcello was ninth after going over the bar at 4.90m (16-0.75).

While there was room for improvement, Braman generally came away pleased with the Seminoles, who completed their final tune-up for the Atlantic Coast Conference meet in two weeks.

"We competed hard, got better and got ready for conference," Braman said. "I was glad to see it, especially on the women's side. We got wins and we got season-bests from a bunch of athletes, including all of our quarter milers."

The Seminoles will get back to work before heading to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston for the ACC Championships, which should be a shootout.

"It's going to be a definite showdown between us and Virginia Tech," Braman added. "We've got to put all the pieces together if we're going to beat Virginia Tech in two weeks."

Event 14 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  8    Seth Proctor                   14:25.91    1

Event 17 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    David Ambler                       6.74    8

Event 19 - 3000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    David Forrester                 7:57.93    6

Event 21 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Stephen Newbold                   47.34    5

Event 23 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Darrin Gibson                   1:49.36    4

Event 25 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Horatio Williams                  21.02    8
  3    Maurice Mitchell                  21.19    6

Event 29 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    Relay Team A                    3:10.37    6
       1) Maurice Mitchell
       2) Stephen Newbold
       3) Horatio Williams
       4) Pablo Navarette

Event 32 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  4    Andrew LaHaye                 16- 6.75    5.05m    5
  5    Gonzalo Barroilhet            16- 6.75    5.05m    4

Event 36 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Stefan Brits                  23- 4       7.11m   10


ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1st place
02/25/2012, February 23-25, 2012, Boston, Ma

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

Off On The Right Foot.

Seminoles poised to pull needed points in heptathlon as ACC Indoors open.

Feb. 23, 2012

BOSTON, MA - Florida State heptathletes Daniel Salgado and Chris Snow may be ready for a status change on their Facebook pages.

Salgado and Snow came into Thursday's ACC Indoor Track & Field Championship meet looking to post their first heptathlon scores of the season. They closed the day - with four of seven events in the book - in sixth and 11th place, respectively, and are on the doorstep of providing the Seminoles some bonus points in pursuit of a team title.

Salgado, a sophomore from Southwest Ranches (Fla.) Archbishop McCarthy, is in the thick of the competition with 2,610 points through four events. A hurdler by trade, he is just 40 points out of fifth place and 45 out of fourth; not bad for a guy who is competing in his first heptathlon since finishing ninth at the 2011 ACC Indoor Championships.

Snow, a redshirt freshman from Wilmington (N.C.) Ashley, is making his ACC heptathlon debut at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. He has 2,373 points, but is just 81 points out of the eighth and final scoring position.

Points in all events are precious for the Seminole men, who are expected to battle defending champion Virginia Tech, for the team title.

"If you told me on the plane to get here that we could have what we have now - sixth and 11th - with this competitive of an effort, I would probably take it," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "Let's not have [Friday's] competition. Give me my three points and let's go."

Friday, however, has the potential to bring even better results for the Seminoles in the heptathlon, which concludes with the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000-meter run.

"In Danny's case, his No. 1 event is the high hurdles," Braman added. "We've got a shot. ... We have a chance to move up. If we can get fourth or fifth out of this thing [from Salgado] and Chris gets a point, that would be big.

"There aren't a lot of points we can attain strictly on effort. ... From zero to five points would be monstrous and there's a Virginia Tech guy in fourth that can affect a two-point swing."

Salgado established new personal bests in all four heptathlon events Thursday. He opened with a 7.24 in the 60-meter dash and followed with a 6.34m (20-9.75) long jump effort. He also registered bests in the shot put (10.34m/33-11.25) and high jump (1.82/5-11.25). His first-day total of 2,610 points dwarfs his first-day total from last season's meet (2,343).

Snow, who did not complete the heptathlon earlier this season at the Razorback Invitational, has been steady throughout.

The rest of the Seminoles will get into the action Friday when the field events kick off the day beginning at 12 p.m. Finals will be contested in the men's and women's high jump, long jump and weight throw, as well as the women's pole vault. On the track, the men's and women's 5,000-meter finals and distance medley relays will close out a day otherwise set aside for qualifying.

"Our jumpers are getting healthy and that's exciting. Phillip (Young) and Paul (Madzivire) getting healthy is a big deal," Braman said. "We've got a few banged up people, too, but we're getting healthier by the day, which might be the difference between winning and losing this meet."


By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

A Record And Three Winners.

FSU women set DMR ACC Record; Madzivire, Harris capture long jump title.

Feb. 24, 2012

BOSTON, MA - Three victories, including a meet record in the women's distance medley relay, highlighted the performances by the Florida State men's and women's teams Friday at the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships.

The highlight of the day for the 'Noles came in the final running event when the quartet of Hannah Brooks, Jande Pierce, Aubree Worden and Amanda Winslow ran away from the field in the distance medley in an ACC Championship meet record of 11:08.17. Brooks pulled away in the opening 1200-meter leg in 3:24.43, while Pierce - one of two freshmen on the team - followed with a 400 in 56.35. Worden maintained FSU's massive cushion, setting up Winslow's record-finishing assault in the mile anchor leg.

Winslow brought the baton around in 4:34.31 as the Seminoles wiped the 2008 FSU record holders from the books. That '08 Seminole quintet included Hannah England, Kandi Batchelor, Lydia Willemse and Susan Kuijken.

"When you talk about a conference like the ACC, where distance running is king, that's impressive," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "That was probably the highlight of the women's day."

Paul Madzivire and Amy Harris delivered the Seminoles' other victories, capturing the men's and women's long jump, respectively. Madzivire, just a month removed from an emergency surgical procedure, won with a jump of 7.67m (25-2) as FSU posted a 1-2-6 finish. A sophomore from Zimbabwe, Madzivire gave the 'Noles their fourth consecutive ACC title in the event.

South African freshman Stefan Brits finished second in 7.37 (24-2.25), despite suffering a hamstring injury that limited him to just one jump. Phillip Young was sixth (7.28/23-10.75).

Harris, a senior from Birmingham, England, won going away in 6.21 (20-4.50).

The FSU women also received scoring performances in the pole vault from Lauren Giffin, who tied for sixth at 3.91m (12-10), and both Briana Cherry-Bronson and Lakitta Johnson in the weight throw, each of whom posted personal-best efforts. Cherry-Bronson was sixth with a toss of 18.14 (59-6.25), while Johnson was eighth (17.28/56-8.50).

Kayleigh Tyerman (16:37.05) and Jennifer Dunn (16:37.17) scored seventh- and eighth-place finishes for the Seminoles in the 5000-meter run.

Florida State's women rolled up 29 points on the first full day of action and are tied for fifth with Virginia Tech.

Sophomore Daniel Salgado helped the Seminoles get the day off to a good start with a sixth-place performance in the heptathlon. Competing in his first heptathlon since the 2011 ACC Indoor Championship, Salgado put up 4,717 points, shattering his previous best of 4,324 in a ninth place showing last year.

The FSU men scored 24 points on the first full day and sit in fifth place, but are well-positioned to make a big move as the meet wraps up Saturday, thanks to a dominant qualifying effort in both the 60- and 200-meter dashes.

"We're sitting right now about where we were when we started," Braman said, referring to the men's scoring. "We qualified well - we could have qualified better - but obviously we had a whole bunch of ninth places [which don't qualify].

"We were a couple of eyelashes away from being in a much better spot. Now it's going to be a dog-fight like it was last year outdoors, where we had to come through and have a big last day."

While the Seminole men left a few points on the table, they made the best of qualifying efforts in the 60 and 200. Kemar Hyman (6.60) was the fastest qualifier in the 60 and one of four 'Noles who made their way into Saturday's championship final. Teammate Horatio Williams (6.69) is the second seed, while two-time defending champion Maurice Mitchell (6.73) and David Ambler (6.80) give the 'Noles half the field in the finals.

A similar performance unfolded in the 200 qualifying round as the 'Noles advanced three to the finals, led by Mitchell who was the fastest qualifier (21.26). Williams advanced with the second-fastest time (21.39), while freshmen Stephen Newbold qualified fourth (21.49).

Newbold was also the top qualifier in the 400-meter dash (48.44). Darrin Gibson qualified fourth in the 800 (1.51.35).

"I think the biggest head-to-heads tomorrow are going to be the 60, the pole vault and probably the triple jump," Braman added.

On the women's side, distance coach Karen Harvey's crew once again came through in a big way. Three 'Noles - all freshmen - advanced to the finals in the mile, led by Colleen Quigley (4:46.30), who qualified second. Linden Hall qualified fourth (4:46.85) and Worden was eighth-fastest (4:50.74).

"All three freshmen made the final in the mile and that's probably never happened - for any team," Braman said.

Brooks and Jessica Parry qualified fifth and seventh in the 800 with times of 2:08.70 and 2:10.09, respectively.

Rounding out FSU's qualifiers were Marecia Pemberton in the 60-meter dash, with a season-best time of 7.44, and Pierce in the 200 (24.35).


By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

Back Where It Belongs!

FSU men claim ACC Indoor Championship; women finish strong for second.

Feb. 25, 2012

BOSTON, MA - For the ninth time in 10 years, the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championship trophy left the building in the hands of the Florida State men's team.

The Seminoles used a furious rush midway through Saturday's schedule at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, erasing a 29.5-point deficit, to claim the 2012 title by a whopping 27.5 points over defending champion Virginia Tech. Bob Braman's club had rattled off eight consecutive ACC indoor titles before the Hokies snapped their streak in 2011.

That setback was not lost on Florida State's most veteran runners, who were front and center behind the comeback.

"It was tough losing last year," said FSU senior Maurice Mitchell, who became the first three-time ACC Track Performer of the Year. "We definitely came here very hungry, which is a good thing, and we were all motivated. We came here and executed and ran well. I'm very excited we're bringing the title back to FSU."

Graduate student Gonzalo Barriolhet matched a career-best (5.35m/17-6.50) as his jump-off victory in the pole vault gave the 'Noles their first lead since the opening event of the meet. Moments after Barriolhet celebrated with a giant tomahawk chop as he bounded from the pole vault pit victoriously, the Seminoles' 200-meter contingent essentially sealed the deal.

"There's a point in the meet where you've got to step up and realize that you're part of the team," Barriolhet said. "Luckily, in an hour we got all those points. It was all teamwork and momentum that just kept going."

Mitchell led a 1-2-3 sweep of the 200, winning in a time of 20.93, which virtually assures him a spot at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Senior Horatio Williams (21.17) and freshman Stephen Newbold (21.38) grabbed silver and bronze as the 'Noles outscored the Hokies 24-5 in the event, building a virtually insurmountable lead with two events remaining.

David Forrester, yet another senior, iced the title with his impressive runner-up finish in the 3000 meters to NC State's Ryan Hill. One of three men in the race to break the old ACC Championship meet record, Forrester crossed in 8:02.64, just two seconds behind Hill, who has posted the nation's fastest time this season.

Senior Michael Putman got the Seminoles' day going with an all-time best in the shot put - indoor and out - of 19.20m (63-0), to successfully defend his title. Putman entered the meet with the second-best throw, but had favorite, Virginia freshman Nick Vena, and the rest of the field chasing from the start.

Kemar Hyman, yet another Seminole senior, rolled to victory in the 60-meter dash (6.58) as FSU piled up 24 points in an event that got them back in the thick of the championship competition. Mitchell (6.67), Williams (6.71) and David Ambler (6.92) finished second, fourth and eight, respectively.

Newbold kept the pressure on the Hokies with his victory in the 400-meter dash (47.78) as did Darrin Gibson's runner-up finish in the 800 (1:49.42).

"It was a little bit nerve-wracking because we were 30 points down after the triple jump," Braman said. "There were a lot of iffy moments there. The pole vault was definitely the turning point. Virginia Tech's Joe Davis had the highest mark in the conference, is a veteran and had a tough meet. He finished tied for sixth with our Andrew Lahaye. Gonzalo, in just his second vaulting competition of the year, comes in and clears his personal-best.

"Nick Vena came in as the high national champion in the shot put and Michael Putman said, 'No, no. This is my show,' and threw a lifetime best. Newbold did the unthinkable to come in and compete the way he did in a 200-400 double. That doesn't happen much as a freshman.

"It was our podium guys that won the meet. We didn't have a lot of sixths, sevenths and eights."

The Seminoles finished with 123 points to Virginia Tech's 95.5.

While the men hoisted the championship trophy, the Florida State women made an impressive push to a runner-up finish behind three-time champion Clemson. The Seminoles scored 58 points on the final day, climbing from fifth place after Friday's events.

Junior Amanda Winslow, who anchored Friday's ACC Championship record-setting distance medley relay, came back to provide the 'Noles with their lone individual win on Saturday. Winslow pushed her way to the front of a tight pack in the 3000 meters with 2 laps to go, extending her lead en route to a win in 9:27.96.

"It was definitely exciting to be a part of the DMR," Winslow said. "Something coach [Karen Harvey] wanted us to focus on this season was having fun and getting that team race in. ... Going for the record was a big deal, because there were some big names that had the record before us.

"Coming back today was a bit of a different race. It was much more strategic. Last night's race was running for time. This was running for place. It was exciting to get to do both."

Winslow was equally excited to be a part of a runner-up finish that was made possible by a multitude of contributions from veterans and underclassmen, alike.

"Finishing second this year as a team, it's exciting to know we have so many people coming back; a lot of freshmen scoring this year in multiple events," Winslow said. "It's definitely pleasing to be second, knowing we're a young team and we're still in transition."

Senior Michelle Jenije was forced to settle for silver in the triple jump, despite equaling the best mark of the day (13.19m/43-3.25). Clemson's Jasmine Brunson prevailed on the strength of a next-best mark. FSU classmate Amy Harris, competing in the triple jump for the first time in two years, provided a valuable fourth-place finish to the cause. Harris won the long jump on Friday.

"We went into the meet to do what was right for our kids nationally," Braman said. "Conversely to our men's team, we got those fifths, sixths and sevenths. ... We got a lot of nice contributions. The Seminole women prevailed for second on the strength of their depth. Their freshmen trio of Colleen Quigley (4:45.40), Linden Hall (4:48.24) and Aubree Worden (4:48.91) finished 4-6-7 in the mile. Hannah Brooks (2:11.19) and Jessica Parry (2:11.57) finished 5-6 in the 800 meters, continuing the outstanding meet by Harvey's distance crew.

Sophomore Chelsea Whalen used a personal-best shot put effort of 15.04m (49-4.25) - on her final attempt - to secure a third-place, podium finish and All-ACC honors. Junior Marecia Pemberton was fifth in the 60 with a season-best 7.33, while freshman Jande Pierce scored a fifth-place finish in the 200 (24.10). Senior Lauren Giffin matched her season-best in the pole vault (3.91m/12-10) to earn a share of sixth.

Entering the final event of the day - the 4x400 relay - the 'Noles held a six-point lead over North Carolina, needing to finish no worse than fifth to retain second place. The Seminole quartet of Elizabeth Ichite, Pierce, Sarah Chandler and Marsha Ariol - two sophomores and two freshmen - met the challenge with a season-best time of 3:46.29 to get the job done.

Event 2 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Paul Madzivire                25- 2       7.67m   10
  2    Stefan Brits                  24- 2.25    7.37m    8
  6    Phillip Young                 23-10.75    7.28m    3

Event 12 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Michael Putnam                63- 0      19.20m   10

Event 13 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  6    Phillip Young                 49-10      15.19m    3

Event 14 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet            17- 6.50    5.35m   10
  6T   Andrew LaHaye                 16- 6.75    5.05m    2

Event 20 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Stephen Newbold                   47.78   10

Event 22 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Kemar Hyman                        6.58   10
  2    Maurice Mitchell                   6.67    8
  4    Horatio Williams                   6.69    5
  8    David Ambler                       6.80    1

Event 24 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Darrin Gibson                   1:49.42    8

Event 26 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Maurice Mitchell                  20.93   10
  2    Horatio Williams                  21.17    8
  3    Stephen Newbold                   21.38    6

Event 28 - 3000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    David Forrester                 8:02.64    8

Event 30 - Heptathlon
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  6    Daniel Salgado                     4717    3
 11    Chris Snow                         4356   

Event 31 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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  4    Daniel Salgado                     7.24   
  9    Chris Snow                         7.48   

Event 32 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  5    Daniel Salgado                20- 9.75    6.34m   
 11    Chris Snow                    19- 4.75    5.91m   

Event 33 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  8    Chris Snow                    34- 6.75   10.53m   
 10    Daniel Salgado                33-11.25   10.34m   

Event 34 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  5    Daniel Salgado                 5-11.50    1.82m   
 10    Chris Snow                     5- 8       1.73m   

Event 35 - 60 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  2    Daniel Salgado                     8.28   
 10    Chris Snow                         9.53   

Event 36 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  7    Chris Snow                    12- 5.25    3.79m   
 11    Daniel Salgado                10- 9.50    3.29m   

Event 37 - 1000-Meter Run
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  3    Chris Snow                      2:47.69   
  6    Daniel Salgado                  2:50.06   


ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE
03/02/2012, Fayetteville, Ar

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

National-Bound!

Mitchell, Williams lead way as 'Noles make final push for NCAA Indoor spots.

Florida State senior All-American sprinter Maurice Mitchell entered the weekend looking to assure himself a spot at next weekend's NCAA Indoor National Championship meet in Nampa, Idaho.

A finalist in both the 60- and 200-meter dashes last season, Mitchell made sure he'll have a chance to repeat those feats with an outstanding performance at the Arkansas Last Chance meet. Mitchell won both races, but more importantly posted an automatic qualifying time in the 200 (20.70) and checked in with a 6.61 in the 60, just .01 off the automatic standard at that distance.

Both times are season-bests for the Kansas City, Mo. native, whose 200 time ranks third nationally, while his 60 time is tied for seventh this season.

Mitchell will have company among 'Noles in Idaho. Kemar Hyman had already punched his ticket with a 6.56 60-meter auto time, which ranks 11th in the world. Fellow teammate Horatio Williams, an All-American at LSU last season, should also be in the field for the 200 at nationals after placing fourth at Arkansas in a season-best 20.83 that ranks fifth nationally. Williams, however, is not likely to give the 'Noles three men in the 60 at nationals, despite a season-best 6.66 in the preliminary round at Arkansas. That time likely leaves the senior transfer just on the wrong side of the bubble among qualifiers.

"Maurice and Horatio had a great weekend," said FSU head coach Bob Braman.

There was no other significant movement in the national indoor rankings by the Seminoles this past weekend as the team fanned out over three locations attempting to make a final push for a spot in the NCAA field.

Women's sprinter Marecia Pemberton appears to be sitting on the bubble in the 60-meter dash after narrowly failing to improve on her season-best time of 7.33. Pemberton, who ran at the Alabama High Tide Qualifier in Birmingham, posted a 7.34 time in the finals to finish third.

Pemberton will have to wait until Monday, when the qualifiers for the NCAA Championships are announced.

Among the women, only Amanda Winslow (3000 meters) is a lock, having posted an automatic qualifying time. Hannah Brooks (mile), Amy Harris (long jump) and Michelle Jenije (triple jump) will likely receive at-large spots based on their individual rankings.

On the men's side, shot putter Michael Putman also appears in line for his first NCAA Indoor appearance, while Phillip Young (triple jump) and Paul Madzivire (long jump) are in the conversation for at-large berths.

In addition to the indoor meets at Arkansas and in Birmingham, a handful of 'Noles traveled to Notre Dame for the Alex Wilson Invitational, where senior David Forrester cast his lost for a spot at nationals in the mile run.

Forrester joined the sub-four minute mile list with a third-place finish in 3:59.13, which, depending on the number of scratches from that event, could earn him a trip to nationals. His time narrowly missed the indoor school record of 3:58.85, set by Tom Lancashire in 2006.

While the indoor season winds to a close for a number of 'Noles, the outdoor season also get underway for some FSU athletes, who made the trek to Jacksonville for the UNF Spring Break Invitational.

Chelsea Whalen highlighted the competition with her winning throw in the javelin of 46.93m (154-0), which should earn the sophomore a spot in the NCAA Outdoor First Round competition later this spring. Whalen also finished second in the shot put during the two-day meet.

Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Maurice Mitchell                   6.61   10
  4    Horatio Williams                   6.66    5
  7    David Ambler                       6.82    2

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Maurice Mitchell                  20.72   10
  4    Horatio Williams                  20.83    5

Event 3 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1T   Andrew LaHaye                 17- 0.75    5.20m    9


UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR
03/03/2012, March 2-3, 2012, Jacksonville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

National-Bound!

Mitchell, Williams lead way as 'Noles make final push for NCAA Indoor spots.

Florida State senior All-American sprinter Maurice Mitchell entered the weekend looking to assure himself a spot at next weekend's NCAA Indoor National Championship meet in Nampa, Idaho.

A finalist in both the 60- and 200-meter dashes last season, Mitchell made sure he'll have a chance to repeat those feats with an outstanding performance at the Arkansas Last Chance meet. Mitchell won both races, but more importantly posted an automatic qualifying time in the 200 (20.70) and checked in with a 6.61 in the 60, just .01 off the automatic standard at that distance.

Both times are season-bests for the Kansas City, Mo. native, whose 200 time ranks third nationally, while his 60 time is tied for seventh this season.

Mitchell will have company among 'Noles in Idaho. Kemar Hyman had already punched his ticket with a 6.56 60-meter auto time, which ranks 11th in the world. Fellow teammate Horatio Williams, an All-American at LSU last season, should also be in the field for the 200 at nationals after placing fourth at Arkansas in a season-best 20.83 that ranks fifth nationally. Williams, however, is not likely to give the 'Noles three men in the 60 at nationals, despite a season-best 6.66 in the preliminary round at Arkansas. That time likely leaves the senior transfer just on the wrong side of the bubble among qualifiers.

"Maurice and Horatio had a great weekend," said FSU head coach Bob Braman.

There was no other significant movement in the national indoor rankings by the Seminoles this past weekend as the team fanned out over three locations attempting to make a final push for a spot in the NCAA field.

Women's sprinter Marecia Pemberton appears to be sitting on the bubble in the 60-meter dash after narrowly failing to improve on her season-best time of 7.33. Pemberton, who ran at the Alabama High Tide Qualifier in Birmingham, posted a 7.34 time in the finals to finish third.

Pemberton will have to wait until Monday, when the qualifiers for the NCAA Championships are announced.

Among the women, only Amanda Winslow (3000 meters) is a lock, having posted an automatic qualifying time. Hannah Brooks (mile), Amy Harris (long jump) and Michelle Jenije (triple jump) will likely receive at-large spots based on their individual rankings.

On the men's side, shot putter Michael Putman also appears in line for his first NCAA Indoor appearance, while Phillip Young (triple jump) and Paul Madzivire (long jump) are in the conversation for at-large berths.

In addition to the indoor meets at Arkansas and in Birmingham, a handful of 'Noles traveled to Notre Dame for the Alex Wilson Invitational, where senior David Forrester cast his lost for a spot at nationals in the mile run.

Forrester joined the sub-four minute mile list with a third-place finish in 3:59.13, which, depending on the number of scratches from that event, could earn him a trip to nationals. His time narrowly missed the indoor school record of 3:58.85, set by Tom Lancashire in 2006.

While the indoor season winds to a close for a number of 'Noles, the outdoor season also get underway for some FSU athletes, who made the trek to Jacksonville for the UNF Spring Break Invitational.

Chelsea Whalen highlighted the competition with her winning throw in the javelin of 46.93m (154-0), which should earn the sophomore a spot in the NCAA Outdoor First Round competition later this spring. Whalen also finished second in the shot put during the two-day meet.

Event 2 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Ronald Bolden                     48.79    3

Event 6 - 110 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Justin Byrd                       14.71    5

Event 9 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Drew Marcello                 15- 5.50    4.71m    3
  8    John Kennedy                  14-11.50    4.56m    1

Event 11 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Markindey Sineus             178- 3      54.33m    8
  3    Trevor Andrews               176- 6      53.80m    6
  4    David Lhamonie               168- 2      51.26m    5

Event 15 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Relay Team A                    3:17.10    5
       1) Daniel Salgado
       2) Maxwell Hyman
       3) Ronald Bolden
       4) Terril Gibson

Event 20 - Discus
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    David Lhamonie               151- 7.25   46.21m    5


NOTRE DAME INVITATIONAL
03/03/2012, March 2-3, 2012, South Bend, In

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

National-Bound!

Mitchell, Williams lead way as 'Noles make final push for NCAA Indoor spots.

Florida State senior All-American sprinter Maurice Mitchell entered the weekend looking to assure himself a spot at next weekend's NCAA Indoor National Championship meet in Nampa, Idaho.

A finalist in both the 60- and 200-meter dashes last season, Mitchell made sure he'll have a chance to repeat those feats with an outstanding performance at the Arkansas Last Chance meet. Mitchell won both races, but more importantly posted an automatic qualifying time in the 200 (20.70) and checked in with a 6.61 in the 60, just .01 off the automatic standard at that distance.

Both times are season-bests for the Kansas City, Mo. native, whose 200 time ranks third nationally, while his 60 time is tied for seventh this season.

Mitchell will have company among 'Noles in Idaho. Kemar Hyman had already punched his ticket with a 6.56 60-meter auto time, which ranks 11th in the world. Fellow teammate Horatio Williams, an All-American at LSU last season, should also be in the field for the 200 at nationals after placing fourth at Arkansas in a season-best 20.83 that ranks fifth nationally. Williams, however, is not likely to give the 'Noles three men in the 60 at nationals, despite a season-best 6.66 in the preliminary round at Arkansas. That time likely leaves the senior transfer just on the wrong side of the bubble among qualifiers.

"Maurice and Horatio had a great weekend," said FSU head coach Bob Braman.

There was no other significant movement in the national indoor rankings by the Seminoles this past weekend as the team fanned out over three locations attempting to make a final push for a spot in the NCAA field.

Women's sprinter Marecia Pemberton appears to be sitting on the bubble in the 60-meter dash after narrowly failing to improve on her season-best time of 7.33. Pemberton, who ran at the Alabama High Tide Qualifier in Birmingham, posted a 7.34 time in the finals to finish third.

Pemberton will have to wait until Monday, when the qualifiers for the NCAA Championships are announced.

Among the women, only Amanda Winslow (3000 meters) is a lock, having posted an automatic qualifying time. Hannah Brooks (mile), Amy Harris (long jump) and Michelle Jenije (triple jump) will likely receive at-large spots based on their individual rankings.

On the men's side, shot putter Michael Putman also appears in line for his first NCAA Indoor appearance, while Phillip Young (triple jump) and Paul Madzivire (long jump) are in the conversation for at-large berths.

In addition to the indoor meets at Arkansas and in Birmingham, a handful of 'Noles traveled to Notre Dame for the Alex Wilson Invitational, where senior David Forrester cast his lost for a spot at nationals in the mile run.

Forrester joined the sub-four minute mile list with a third-place finish in 3:59.13, which, depending on the number of scratches from that event, could earn him a trip to nationals. His time narrowly missed the indoor school record of 3:58.85, set by Tom Lancashire in 2006.

While the indoor season winds to a close for a number of 'Noles, the outdoor season also get underway for some FSU athletes, who made the trek to Jacksonville for the UNF Spring Break Invitational.

Chelsea Whalen highlighted the competition with her winning throw in the javelin of 46.93m (154-0), which should earn the sophomore a spot in the NCAA Outdoor First Round competition later this spring. Whalen also finished second in the shot put during the two-day meet.

Event 1 - Mile Run
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    David Forrester                 3:59.13    6


NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 8th place
03/10/2012, March 9-10, 2012, Boise, Id

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com.

'Noles On The Boards.

FSU places two in men's 200; Harris scores in long jump at NCAA Indoors.

March 9, 2012

NAMPA, ID - Maurice Mitchell and Horatio Williams put the Florida State men's team on the board Friday night at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship, finishing third and fifth, respectively, in the 200-meter dash finals.

The Seminole teammates were side-by-side in the first of two heats for the finals, with Mitchell blasting out to an early lead, only to get clipped by Arkansas' Akheem Gauntlett at the finish, 20.62-20.66. Williams was third in the first heat in 20.89.

Texas A&M's Ameer Webb won the second heat and the title in 20.57, followed by Gauntlett. Indiana's Kind Butler was fourth.

With 10 points, the Florida State will head into Saturday's final competition with a chance to continue their string of top 10 finishes. The Seminoles are currently tied for eighth place.

Amy Harris put the Florida State women on the board in the long jump, placing seventh. Her best jump of 6.33m (20-9.75) gave the senior her first career NCAA podium finish.

Despite running away with his heat, Mitchell was the No. 2 qualifier (20.60), trailing only the blistering standard set by Webb of Texas A&M (20.39). Williams qualified sixth (20.77) after finishing second in the second heat of the preliminary rounds.

Mitchell will get another chance to climb up on the podium Saturday when he and teammate Kemar Hyman compete in the 60-meter dash final.

Hyman posted the second-fastest 60-meter qualifying time on Friday, winning his third heat in 6.57; just .01 off his season-best time. Mitchell qualified fifth overall in a season-best 6.59, finishing second to top-seeded Jeff Demps (6.52) in the first heat.

Demps is the defending national champion, while Mitchell was third. Hyman is making his first NCAA Indoor Championship appearance. Williams failed to get out of the final after running a respectably 6.67.

Hannah Brooks opened the competition for the Seminoles in the opening heat of the women's mile run. With the top four from each of two heats and the next two fastest times qualifying for Saturday's final, Brooks left nothing to chance. Running in a pack of three to five, helped keep the pace honest throughout the race. That proved to be a prudent decision as the graduate student finished fifth in 4:41.96, which earned her a spot in the finals.

Senior Michael Putman's first indoor national appearance in the shot put didn't unfold as he had hoped. Putman's second of three throws in the first flight - 18.63m (61-1.50) - left him with a fifth-place finish his group. With only the top nine throwers advancing, Putman's indoor season came to a close with an 11th-place finish, just two places at .22m out of a spot in the finals.

Junior sprinter Marecia Pemberton couldn't make up ground out of the blocks in the 60-meter dash and finished fifth in the second heat in 7.40. Pemberton finished 11th in the field of 18.

In addition to the aforementioned Saturday competitors, Phillip Young and Michelle Jenije will compete in the triple jump and Amanda Winslow runs for a podium spot in the 3000 meters.


By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com.

Seminoles Soar On Final Day.

Jenije grabs silver and Young scores sixth in triple jump; men eighth and women 20th.

March 10, 2012

NAMPA, ID - Florida State senior Michelle Jenije turned in the finest performance of her collegiate career when it mattered most Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Jenije opened the night at Jacksons Track with a career-best leap of 13.54 meters (44-5.25) in the triple jump on her first attempt, which stood up for a silver medal finish. The opening leap smashed Jenije's previous career best (13.19m) and delivered the Tallahassee native the first podium finish of her collegiate career.

"It was very exciting," Jenije said. "When I saw the mark I was just stunned and felt so blessed. ...

"I know I have potential for greater things. I felt it in me. I definitely trained for it. I just prayed about and hoped everything would come together today and it did. It's a blessing. I'm really excited. I can't complain about getting second. I wanted to win, but I can't complain."

FSU sophomore Phillip Young also flourished in his first NCAA appearance in the triple jump. Like Jenije, Young also used a career-best jump to climb on the podium for the first time. Young set PR's on two of his first three jumps of the competition, leaping an all-time best 16.00m (52-6) on his third attempt to secure a sixth place finish.

Seminoles' coach Bob Braman was especially excited for the performances of the two triple jumpers, especially after waiting four days from the time the team arrived in nearby Boise.

"It was a huge career-best by Michelle," Braman said. "That's getting it done. It's really difficult in this environment to at least do what you needed to do to get into the meet. To come in here and lifetime best, it's almost unheard of.

"Phillip went straight to business - boom, boom, boom. He had a season second-best jump, a season-best and a season-best - in that order."

Young entered the competition with a previous best mark of 15.87m, and was seeded 12th in the 16-man field. His finish gave the Seminoles a final tally of 22 points, which left them tied for eighth place with fellow ACC foe Virginia Tech and Texas A&M. In all, 65 men's teams registered points in the meet.

The Seminoles initially finished tied for ninth but a late disqualification of Texas A&M in the 4x400 relay - the final event of the night - moved them up a spot in the final pecking order. FSU's men have now finished eighth or better seven of the last eight seasons.

The Florida State men grabbed nine points in the 60-meter dash finals. In a tightly packed finish, senior Kemar Hyman finished third at 6.59, with Maurice Mitchell sixth in 6.62.

"It really feels great," said Hyman, who was making his first career NCAA Indoor Championships appearance. "Last year I wasn't here, so this year was a really big accomplishment for me. I listened to coach [Ken Harnden] all the way and his advice really took me far. I came in third and I have to be happy with it. I have to thank God for everything he's done for me."

The Florida State women finished 20th overall in a meet where 62 teams scored.

Hannah Brooks opened the final night of the two-day championship with a sixth-place finish in the mile run. Brooks kept pace in the middle of the pack throughout the tactical race, which led to a wild, two-lap finish.

When the leaders made their move, she was up to the task and brought it home in 4:40.96, right on the heels of Virginia's Morgane Gay. It secured the graduate student All-American honors for a third consecutive season, on the heels of 2011 outdoor track and cross country honors.

"Hannah Brooks' effort against a great field was really good," Braman added.

Amanda Winslow was running in the thick of Saturday's tightly-packed women's 3000-meter final when she mysteriously fell off the pace midway through and finished 17th.

"I think we had really good efforts," Braman said, capsulizing the performance of both the men's and women's teams. "In Kemar Hyman's first championship he gets third and coming in he was the third seed. .... Mitchell had the four races, which is tough, and he had some cramping issues which I think kept him from being his absolute best.

"We lost some points on some tight things here and there. With the people we had, you can't come in and expect to get every single point. There were points to be had that we didn't get, but I didn't feel like we left them. I feel like other people got them."

Seven of the 10 Seminoles - five men and five women - who made the trip closed the indoor season on the podium at the national championship meet.

Event 1 - 60 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Kemar Hyman                        6.57    6
  6    Maurice Mitchell                   6.59    3

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Maurice Mitchell                  20.60    6
  5    Horatio Williams                  20.77    4

Event 14 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Phillip Young                 52- 6      16.00m    3

Event 15 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 11    Michael Putnam                61- 1.50   18.63m   


SOUTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL
03/16/2012, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

Event 1 - 100 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    David Ambler                      10.62    3

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    David Ambler                      21.80    2

Event 8 - 110 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Daniel Salgado                    14.72    6

Event 13 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Andrew LaHaye                 16- 4.75    5.00m    3
  8    Drew Marcello                 16- 0.75    4.90m    1

Event 19 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Trevor Andrews               178-11.25   54.54m    3

Event 20 - Javelin
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Garrett Singletary           174- 6      53.19m    4


FSU RELAYS
03/24/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, March 22-24, 2012

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

Two Down, Many To Come.

Salgado, Snow post career-bests in decathlon as FSU Relays make leap to warp speed.

March 22, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The opening events of the 33rd FSU Relays are in the books with Thursday's completion of the decathlon and heptathlon.

Florida State's Daniel Salgado and Chris Snow, the only competitors in the 10-event decathlon, finished 1-2 over the two-day competition with each posting new career-bests. Buoyed by his 848-point performance in the 110-meter hurdles (15.01) on the final day, Salgado established a career-best with 6,054 points. Snow also posted a new career-best with 5,666 points, on the strength of consistency throughout the two-day affair.

USF senior Rachel Etienne captured the heptathlon title with an outstanding final day. Etienne won two of three events on the final day, scoring 747 points in the long jump (5.66m/18-7), then wrapping up the eight-event affair with 767 points in the 800-meter finale (2:24.19).

Etienne amassed 4,733 points, edging sophomore USF teammate Rachel Klinger (4,474). Robert Morris freshman Tara Van Schie finished third (4,403).

The pace quickens Friday as more than 100 high school s join the 19 collegiate teams in the first full day of action, which begins at Mike Long Track at 11 a.m. with the boys pole vault, followed by the college women's long jump and javelin at 12 noon.


By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

Busy Day For Barroilhet.

FSU Relays kick into high gear Friday at Mike Long Track; Barroilhet wins 110 hurdles.

March 24, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Most athletes would balk at the idea of competing in six events at a single track meet. That's only a little more than half the workload Florida State graduate student Gonzalo Barroilhet is accustomed to competing in.

Barroilhet, a decathlete by trade, made the most of his first home track appearance in some time. The Olympian from Santiago, Chile won the 110-meter hurdles Friday at the 33rd FSU Relays in 14.01. Before the day was done he also ran the anchor leg on the Seminoles' fourth-place 4x100-meter 'B' team (40.84) and finished fifth in the javelin (53.57m/175-9).

His weekend isn't over. Barroilhet will compete in the pole vault Saturday, as well as the discus and the 4x400-meter relay.

The first full day of action at Mike Long produced a number of solid performances, and a few disappointments from the Seminoles. It also included a lightning warning, which sent more than 100 high school and 20 college teams scurrying for cover during a 90-minute delay, pre-empting the conclusion of the night's Distance Showcase until 11:15 p.m.

With the highly-anticipated 4x100 relay kicking things off, the fans didn't have to wait for the action to heat up.

What figured to be a shootout between FSU's 'A" team of Kemar Hyman, Horatio Williams, Maurice Mitchell and Rachmil von Lamoen, an all-star Zimbabwe quartet including Ngoni Makusha, Brian Dzingai and Paul Madzivire, and a group of Seminole alumni - Greg Bolden, Charles Clark, Brandon Byram - teaming with Dentarius Locke, produced plenty of excitement.

The Seminoles' top squad appeared to have things in hand until Williams and Mitchell failed to connect with the baton pass in the zone, leading to their disqualification. That opened the door for the team of FSU alumni, who brought it home to victory in 39.52, edging the Zimbabwe group (39.76).

Misfortune also clipped the FSU women's 4x100 as freshman Jande Pierce with the finish line and victory in sight, lost her balance and fell.

Running unattached, Florida State student Brandon O'Connor captured the 400-meter dash in 46.18. FSU senior Ronald Bolden was fifth in a personal-best 48.36.

Makusha, the bronze medalist in the long jump at the 2011 World Championships, needed just one just to claim the victory in 7.86m (25-9.5), outdistancing FSU's Phillip Young, who tied for second in 7.42 (24-4.25).

Young wasn't the only runner-up for the 'Noles in the field events. Senior Lauren Giffin cleared 3.95m (12-11.5) in the pole vault for second behind former Seminole national champion Lacy Janson, who won in 4.30m (14-1.25).

Justin Byrd finished sixth in the 110-meter hurdles for the Seminoles (14.85), while freshman Desmonae Gray was eighth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.56).

Sophomore Shanea Rufus and freshman Briana Cherry-Bronson finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the hammer in 49.12m (161-2) and 48.49 (159-1). Freshman Garrett Singletary was sixth in the javelin (53.01/173-11).

Emily Ness paced a large contingent of Seminoles in the 5000-meter run, placing fifth in 18:08, followed closely by Christina Phipps (18:10.99) in eighth.


By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

FSU Relays Are A Wrap!

Seminoles put on a good show, both competitively and has hosts.

March 24, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Every day - or in this case, four days - is a good one when the nationally-ranked Florida State men's and women's track & field team can improve through competition and put on a good show.

That's precisely why FSU coach Bob Braman came away from Saturday's conclusion of the 33rd FSU Relays with a wide smile.

With a captive - and participating - audience of approximately 2,000 high school track athletes from throughout Florida and the Southeast, the Seminoles got quite a bit done on a variety of fronts.

"It was our biggest and best high school meet ever," Braman said, as the crowd slipped away from Mike Long Track early Saturday evening. "There's no question. The quality is there. There were a couple thousand kids here who got a chance to come to our track, our facility, had great performances for them, which reflects on them and how we ran the meet.

"That's a big chip as we go forward. They loved Florida State, or at least they feel that way, because they had a great experience and time here. To me, that big picture is huge."

While the Seminoles did not pile up a landslide of victories, there were quite a few personal-best performances turned in by athletes who figure to be a part of their ACC Championship roster late next month in Charlottesville, Va.

Junior Marecia Pemberton provided the lone win of the day for the 'Noles, or at least shared it, when she led a 1-2-3 sweep by FSU runners in the 100-meter dash. Pemberton's time of 11.76 stood for only a few minutes as former Seminole great Kimberly Williams won the second heat, matching her 11.76 time.

The 25th-ranked FSU women also earned a runner-up finish from sophomore Chelsea Whalen, who came out firing in the shot put, with an all-time best toss of 15.47m (50-9.25) on her first throw of the day. Whalen moved into sixth-place on the Seminoles' all-time list among shot putters by eclipsing her previous best outdoor mark by well over two feet.

Sophomore Marsha Ariol also turned in a career-best time in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.8); good for a third-place finish. Freshman Jande Pierce was third in the 200-meter dash (24.49).

Equally impressive was the women's 4x400-meter relay team of Sarah Chandler, Ariol, Smith and Alejandra Martinez - all freshmen and sophomore walk-ons - who brought the stick around in 3:47.36 to finish fourth.

FSU's second-ranked men's team earned a pair of encouraging, runner-up event finishes as freshman Rachmil von Lamoen's 21.25 win in the second heat beat everyone in the 200-meter dash field except Dentarius Locke (20.94), an FSU student running unattached. Stephen Newbold, another Seminole freshman, was fifth in 21.36.

Despite being a couple line-up changes, the 'Noles turned in a rock-solid debut in the 4x400-meter relay as Maurice Mitchell, Ronald Bolden, Horatio Williams and Phillip Young, brought the stick around the track in 3:08.90. Unfortunately, they couldn't quite overcome a select group of elite former of current FSU students. Brandon O'Connor, Brandon Byram, Dentarius Locke and Charles Clark - who have multiple All-American honors between them - held on for the win in 3:07.8.

Andrew Lahaye was third in the pole vault (5.15m/16-10.75) as Seminoles grabbed four of the top seven spots. Drew Marcello was fifth with a career-best of 5.00m (16-4.75), followed by Gonzalo Barroilhet (5.00) and John Kennedy (4.70m/15-5).

Barroilhet, tuning up for the decathlon later this season, also logged a career-best throw of 45.55m (149-5) to finish ninth.

"In terms of our program, we're at the early end of the season," Braman said. "We got some things done. The field events seemed to be a little ahead of the track events, which is typical. I think the 4x400 was great today. The 4x100 [on Friday] - if we just make the handoff - we probably run a nation-leading time."

"Phillip Young PR'd in the long jump. I thought we were pretty good all-around in a lot of things."

FSU will now ratchet up its preparation for a few meets away from the confines of Mike Long Track. Women's distance coach Karen Harvey expects to launch a portion of her squad next week at UNF. Braman's men's distance squad will head to Stanford in two weeks, while Director of Sprints, Hurdles and Relays Ken Harnden will take a strong group to Florida Relays on the same weekend.

"Two weeks from now, No. 2 Florida State and No. 1 Florida, will be head-to-head in those events they go head-to-head in - sprints, jumps and relays," Braman said. "I think this was a good get-ready for what's yet to come. You don't just show and turn in world class performances. It's part of the process and we got a start. I'm pleased with that."

Event 1 - Decathlon
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Daniel Salgado                     6054   10
  2    Chris Snow                         5666    8

Event 2 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Ronald Bolden                     48.36    4

Event 3 - 10000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Sean Quinn                     32:21.46    4
  7    Dominick Cabrera               33:06.70    2

Event 4 - 110 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet                14:04   10
  6    Justin Byrd                       14:85    3

Event 5 - 4x100-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Relay Team A                      40.84    5
       1) David Ambler
       2) Stephen Newbold
       3) Andrew LaHaye
       4) Gonzalo Barroilhet

Event 6 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Phillip Young                 24- 4.25    7.42m    8

Event 7 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    David Lhamonie               163- 9.25   49.92m    5
  6    Trevor Andrews               153- 9.25   46.87m    3

Event 8 - Javelin
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Gonzalo Barroilhet           175- 9      53.57m    4
  6    Garrett Singletary           173-11      53.01m    3

Event 9 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Rachmil van Lamoen                21.25    8
  5    Stephen Newbold                   21.36    4

Event 10 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Relay Team A                    3:08.90    8
       1) Maurice Mitchell
       2) Ronald Bolden
       3) Horatio Williams
       4) Phillip Young
  6    Relay Team B                    3:17.90    3
       1) Terril Gibson
       2) Kieran Showler-Davis
       3) Justin Byrd
       4) Daniel Salgado

Event 11 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2T   Andrew LaHaye                 16-10.75    5.15m    6
  5T   Drew Marcello                 16- 4.75    5.00m    3.50
  5T   Gonzalo Barroilhet            16- 4.75    5.00m    3.50
  7T   John Kennedy                  15- 5       4.70m    1

Event 12 - Discus
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  8    David Lhamonie               152-11.25   46.62m    1


NORTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL
03/31/2012, March 30-31, 2012, Jacksonville, Fl

Event 1 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  8    John Kennedy                  14-11       4.55m    1

Event 2 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Phillip Young                 23- 5.25    7.14m    6

Event 3 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Trevor Andrews               177- 7.50   54.14m    5
  7    David Lhamonie               169- 5.50   51.65m    2


FLORIDA RELAYS
04/07/2012, April 6-7, 2012, Gainesville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Blazing Away!

Mitchell, Hyman lead the Seminole charge in the sprints Friday at the Florida Relays.

April 6, 2012

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

GAINESVILLE, FL and PALO ALTO, CA - Maurice Mitchell and Kemar Hyman didn't waste any time leaving a mark in their respective sprint events Friday at the Florida Relays.

Mitchell won the 200-meter dash going away in a nation-leading time of 20.08, while Hyman was the runner-up to national leader Jeff Demps in the 100-meter dash, establishing a host of new standards with his all-time best of 10.14.

With the top Seminole men's sprinters running in individual events for the first time this outdoor season, it was a largely successful debut for coach Ken Harnden's crew.

"We didn't execute races the whole way through," Harnden said. "Maurice ran a great 170 meters, Kemar runs a great 85 meters, Horatio [Williams] runs a very good 140, 150]. We had good things happen but it's not where we need to be, but, almost everybody in this meet has run three meets and this is our first outdoor meet of the year; the first time do anything real. We've trained hard for the last month since indoor nationals, so I'm happy with where we are."

That's understandable.

Mitchell, the defending NCAA 200-meter champion, charged off the curve and cruised to victory against a field that included Ole Miss' Isiah Young, former FSU teammate Brandon Byram and veteran national class sprinter Calvin Smith.

"I just kind of stuck to the game plan and just ran my own race ... run the turn well, shoot off the turn and just come home and finish strong," said Mitchell, who easily out-distanced Bahamian standout Ramon Miller (20.29) and Young (20.35). "That's something I did well. I'm really thankful.

"It definitely felt pretty quick. I know it was pretty windy. Coach Ken was wanting me to not put any pressure on myself and I think I did a pretty good job of not pressuring myself. I thank God that everything is going really well and I just want to keep improving. I'm definitely happy with where I'm starting."

As he should be. Mitchell's time, albeit aided by a 3.4 mph wind, eclipsed the previous fastest NCAA mark of this season, set by Texas A&M's Ameer Webb (20.46). It is also the second-fastest time run in the world under any condition, trailing only Wallace Spearmon's wind-legal 19.95.

FSU's Horatio Williams finished eighth in 20.58.

Hyman started things off for the 'Noles will a brilliant first-heat battle in the 100 with Demps, who came into the meet with a nation-leading, but wind-aided time of 10.01. The Seminole senior was in a virtual dead-heat with 15 meters to go before he was nipped by .03.

Still, it was hard for Hyman - whose previous personal-best was 10.26 - to be disappointed.

"I felt like my transition was good," Hyman said, recapping his race. "I really got out of the blocks. ... Overall I really thought my race was good. There are a couple things we've got to go back to the drawing board and fix with coach, but overall I PR'd, qualified for the Olympics and have the national record for the Cayman Islands. It feels good."

Hyman posted the third-fastest legal time in the world this year and in the process, tied the 13-year-old Cayman Islands national record, held by former FSU volunteer assistant Kareem Streete-Thompson. Even more importantly, he punched his ticket for a trip to the London Olympics, eclipsing the 10.18 Olympic A-standard.

The performances of Hyman, Mitchell and Williams is especially encouraging with the 'Noles looking ahead to Saturday's 4x100-meter relay showdown with rival Florida.

"I'm definitely glad that all of us as a whole, as a team, got a chance to come out here and run well," Mitchell said. "I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do in the 4x1 tomorrow."

So is Harnden.

"We're trying to focus on the 4x1 to sort of get them away from being obsessed with what's happening in their individual event," Harnden said. "'Hey guys, let's get hyped about the 4x1, get excited about it, and see where we go in their individual events.'"

While the sprinters stole the highlights, there were a number of other solid performances on the day by the Seminoles.

Darrin Gibson finished sixth in the 800-meters in 1:48.75; just .02 off his career-best. In the women's 1500 meters, Violah Lagat was third in a PR 4:20.94, while teammate Jessica Parry was sixth in 4:23.05.

Chelsi Woodruff established a new personal-best in the 3000-meter steeplechase, finishing sixth in 10:38.78.

Gonzalo Barroilhet was 16th - but the fifth collegian - in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.09, despite cart-wheeling across the finish line after clipping the last hurdle.

The Seminoles will return to action at Percy Beard Stadium Saturday, with NCAA triple jump leader Michelle Jenije set to compete along with all of the men's and women's sprint relay teams.

Stanford Invitational

Freshman Colleen Quigley made her collegiate 3000-meter steeplechase debut in Palo Alto, Calif. Friday night count, posting an impressive 10:13.73. Quigley finished second in her heat and the third collegiate finisher overall at the Stanford Invitational.


Touchdown Jenije!

Michelle Jenije captured the triple jump title to lead the 'Noles at the Florida Relays.

April 7, 2012

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

GAINESVILLE, FL and PALO ALTO, CA - Michelle Jenije's brilliant senior season at Florida State added just a little more sparkle Saturday with her triple jump victory at the 68th Florida Relays.

Jenije's second victory of the outdoor season came on the same Percy Beard Field runway where she began her collegiate career as a freshman competing for the University of Florida.

"It does feel good to come here and to win on this old track that used to be my home," Jenije said, flashing a wide smile. "It was satisfying."

The Tallahassee native came into the meet with the nation's best jump and used a 13.33-meter effort (43-9), that was good enough to turn back Clemson's April Sinkler by a half-inch. It was Jenije's fourth victory in her final year of eligibility, to go along with three runner-up finishes.

"[Winning] never gets old," said Jenije, who had a string of consecutive meets with 44-foot efforts snapped at two. "I'm still trying to progress every meet, so today it's nice to be consistent, but I still want to continue to jump further every meet. I'm happy, but not satisfied."

On a day marred by yet another failed exchange by the men's 4x100 relay team, pole vaulter Drew Marcello provided one of highlights. The red-shirt sophomore from Coral Springs, Fla. set a new career-best by clearing 5.10m (16-8.75) on his second attempt, after needing third and final attempts to get over 4.80 and 5.00.

Marcello handled those anxious attempts, then hit a vault that could well make him an NCAA East Region qualifier for the first time.

FSU associate head coach Harlis Meaders provided a long view of what the team carried away from the two-day meet as they look toward next weekend's Seminole Invitational, followed by the ACC Championship April 19-21 at the University of Virginia.

"We had a couple promising things happen," Meaders said. "Drew Marcello did really well in the pole vault and Michelle Jenije continues to excel. We also saw some holes we need to have filled on the team and we have a couple of weeks to get prepared for the ACC Championships.

"A lot of younger guys are going to have a chance to step up and fill some of the voids and we're looking forward to see some of those young men and women step up to the challenge."

The 'Noles will be looking for a little more from both the men's and women's relay teams.

The women were 13th out of 45 teams in the 4x100 relay in a season-best 45.51, then added a season-best 3:45.94 in the 4x400, though neither were marks the 'Noles were looking for. While the men's 4x100 failed to finish, a patch-work 4x400 'A' put together a 3:12.49 that was 20th out of 45 teams.

A rare event - the sprint medley - produced the best relay finish of the day for Florida State as Kieran Showler-Davis, David Ambler, Ronald Bolden and Darrin Gibson brought the baton around in 3:20.88 to finish fourth overall and second among college teams.

Clearly there's plenty of work to be done if the Seminole men are going to extend their streak of seven consecutive ACC titles.

"The ACC Championship is just two weeks out," Meaders said. "We've got a chance to get some things accomplished at home. ... We've got time and I think we'll be adequately prepared when it's time to go."

Count Jenije among those who is looking forward to added to her collection of wins with an ACC title in the triple jump, after finishing second at the ACC Indoor Championships.

"I definitely want to take home a gold in a conference meet this year, and we have a lot of competition, but I'm starting to understand what I do that makes me jump certain ways," she said. "I pray that I will continue to do that and push for bigger jumps after that."

Most of FSU's highlights from the meet came Friday, when Maurice Mitchell won the 200 in a nation-leading time of 20.08, while Kemar Hyman was second in the 100 in 10.14, which tied the Cayman Islands national record and earned him a spot in the London Olympics.

Among the other highlights, Chelsi Woodruff's 10:38.78 in the 3000-meter steeplechase marked a 20-second personal-best and moved her into eighth place among Seminoles all-time. Chelsea Whalen was fourth in the javelin (44.77m/146-10) and Lauren Giffin finished sixth in the pole vault (3.90m/12-9.50).

Discus thrower David Lhamonie used an all-time best effort of 48.07 (157-8) to place seventh.

Stanford Invitational Recap

A handful of Seminole distance runners made the most of their trip to Palo Alto, Calif. this weekend for the Stanford Invitational, which wrapped up late Friday night.

Junior Kayleigh Tyerman, an Oregon native who began her collegiate career in Northern California, turned in the second-fastest 5000-meter performance in FSU history, placing eighth overall a huge personal-best of 16:09.74.

Tyerman wasn't the only one to make a run up FSU's all-time performance lists. Freshman Colleen Quigley's debut in the 3000-meter steeplechase produced the fourth-fastest time (10:13.73) in Seminole history and was good for third among all collegians in the field.

Junior Jennifer Dunn's debut in a crowded 10,000-meter field led to a solid time of 34:19.73, which sits fourth all-time for the 'Noles.

On the men's side, Michael Fout began his comeback from an injury that has kept him from racing since the end of his All-American cross country season. The junior finished 20th overall - he was the 10th collegian - in the 10,000-meters in 28:57.89. Senior Seth Proctor improved to ninth on FSU's all-time list with a personal-best of 29:26.09, while senior transfer Breandan O Neill ran 29:28.87 in his debut at the distance.

Event 1 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Kemar Hyman                       10.14    8

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Maurice Mitchell                  20.08   10
  8    Horatio Williams                  20.57    1

Event 3 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Darrin Gibson                   1:48.75    3

Event 4 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    David Lhamonie               157- 8.50   48.07m    2

Event 8 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Relay Team A                    3:20.88    5
       1) Rachmil van Lamoen
       2) Kieran Showler-Davis
       3) Brandon O'Conner
       4) Darrin Gibson

Event 9 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Drew Marcello                 16- 8.75    5.10m    2


STANFORD INVITATIONAL
04/07/2012, Palo Alto, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Blazing Away!

Mitchell, Hyman lead the Seminole charge in the sprints Friday at the Florida Relays.

April 6, 2012

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

GAINESVILLE, FL and PALO ALTO, CA - Maurice Mitchell and Kemar Hyman didn't waste any time leaving a mark in their respective sprint events Friday at the Florida Relays.

Mitchell won the 200-meter dash going away in a nation-leading time of 20.08, while Hyman was the runner-up to national leader Jeff Demps in the 100-meter dash, establishing a host of new standards with his all-time best of 10.14.

With the top Seminole men's sprinters running in individual events for the first time this outdoor season, it was a largely successful debut for coach Ken Harnden's crew.

"We didn't execute races the whole way through," Harnden said. "Maurice ran a great 170 meters, Kemar runs a great 85 meters, Horatio [Williams] runs a very good 140, 150]. We had good things happen but it's not where we need to be, but, almost everybody in this meet has run three meets and this is our first outdoor meet of the year; the first time do anything real. We've trained hard for the last month since indoor nationals, so I'm happy with where we are."

That's understandable.

Mitchell, the defending NCAA 200-meter champion, charged off the curve and cruised to victory against a field that included Ole Miss' Isiah Young, former FSU teammate Brandon Byram and veteran national class sprinter Calvin Smith.

"I just kind of stuck to the game plan and just ran my own race ... run the turn well, shoot off the turn and just come home and finish strong," said Mitchell, who easily out-distanced Bahamian standout Ramon Miller (20.29) and Young (20.35). "That's something I did well. I'm really thankful.

"It definitely felt pretty quick. I know it was pretty windy. Coach Ken was wanting me to not put any pressure on myself and I think I did a pretty good job of not pressuring myself. I thank God that everything is going really well and I just want to keep improving. I'm definitely happy with where I'm starting."

As he should be. Mitchell's time, albeit aided by a 3.4 mph wind, eclipsed the previous fastest NCAA mark of this season, set by Texas A&M's Ameer Webb (20.46). It is also the second-fastest time run in the world under any condition, trailing only Wallace Spearmon's wind-legal 19.95.

FSU's Horatio Williams finished eighth in 20.58.

Hyman started things off for the 'Noles will a brilliant first-heat battle in the 100 with Demps, who came into the meet with a nation-leading, but wind-aided time of 10.01. The Seminole senior was in a virtual dead-heat with 15 meters to go before he was nipped by .03.

Still, it was hard for Hyman - whose previous personal-best was 10.26 - to be disappointed.

"I felt like my transition was good," Hyman said, recapping his race. "I really got out of the blocks. ... Overall I really thought my race was good. There are a couple things we've got to go back to the drawing board and fix with coach, but overall I PR'd, qualified for the Olympics and have the national record for the Cayman Islands. It feels good."

Hyman posted the third-fastest legal time in the world this year and in the process, tied the 13-year-old Cayman Islands national record, held by former FSU volunteer assistant Kareem Streete-Thompson. Even more importantly, he punched his ticket for a trip to the London Olympics, eclipsing the 10.18 Olympic A-standard.

The performances of Hyman, Mitchell and Williams is especially encouraging with the 'Noles looking ahead to Saturday's 4x100-meter relay showdown with rival Florida.

"I'm definitely glad that all of us as a whole, as a team, got a chance to come out here and run well," Mitchell said. "I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do in the 4x1 tomorrow."

So is Harnden.

"We're trying to focus on the 4x1 to sort of get them away from being obsessed with what's happening in their individual event," Harnden said. "'Hey guys, let's get hyped about the 4x1, get excited about it, and see where we go in their individual events.'"

While the sprinters stole the highlights, there were a number of other solid performances on the day by the Seminoles.

Darrin Gibson finished sixth in the 800-meters in 1:48.75; just .02 off his career-best. In the women's 1500 meters, Violah Lagat was third in a PR 4:20.94, while teammate Jessica Parry was sixth in 4:23.05.

Chelsi Woodruff established a new personal-best in the 3000-meter steeplechase, finishing sixth in 10:38.78.

Gonzalo Barroilhet was 16th - but the fifth collegian - in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.09, despite cart-wheeling across the finish line after clipping the last hurdle.

The Seminoles will return to action at Percy Beard Stadium Saturday, with NCAA triple jump leader Michelle Jenije set to compete along with all of the men's and women's sprint relay teams.

Stanford Invitational

Freshman Colleen Quigley made her collegiate 3000-meter steeplechase debut in Palo Alto, Calif. Friday night count, posting an impressive 10:13.73. Quigley finished second in her heat and the third collegiate finisher overall at the Stanford Invitational.


Touchdown Jenije!

Michelle Jenije captured the triple jump title to lead the 'Noles at the Florida Relays.

April 7, 2012

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

GAINESVILLE, FL and PALO ALTO, CA - Michelle Jenije's brilliant senior season at Florida State added just a little more sparkle Saturday with her triple jump victory at the 68th Florida Relays.

Jenije's second victory of the outdoor season came on the same Percy Beard Field runway where she began her collegiate career as a freshman competing for the University of Florida.

"It does feel good to come here and to win on this old track that used to be my home," Jenije said, flashing a wide smile. "It was satisfying."

The Tallahassee native came into the meet with the nation's best jump and used a 13.33-meter effort (43-9), that was good enough to turn back Clemson's April Sinkler by a half-inch. It was Jenije's fourth victory in her final year of eligibility, to go along with three runner-up finishes.

"[Winning] never gets old," said Jenije, who had a string of consecutive meets with 44-foot efforts snapped at two. "I'm still trying to progress every meet, so today it's nice to be consistent, but I still want to continue to jump further every meet. I'm happy, but not satisfied."

On a day marred by yet another failed exchange by the men's 4x100 relay team, pole vaulter Drew Marcello provided one of highlights. The red-shirt sophomore from Coral Springs, Fla. set a new career-best by clearing 5.10m (16-8.75) on his second attempt, after needing third and final attempts to get over 4.80 and 5.00.

Marcello handled those anxious attempts, then hit a vault that could well make him an NCAA East Region qualifier for the first time.

FSU associate head coach Harlis Meaders provided a long view of what the team carried away from the two-day meet as they look toward next weekend's Seminole Invitational, followed by the ACC Championship April 19-21 at the University of Virginia.

"We had a couple promising things happen," Meaders said. "Drew Marcello did really well in the pole vault and Michelle Jenije continues to excel. We also saw some holes we need to have filled on the team and we have a couple of weeks to get prepared for the ACC Championships.

"A lot of younger guys are going to have a chance to step up and fill some of the voids and we're looking forward to see some of those young men and women step up to the challenge."

The 'Noles will be looking for a little more from both the men's and women's relay teams.

The women were 13th out of 45 teams in the 4x100 relay in a season-best 45.51, then added a season-best 3:45.94 in the 4x400, though neither were marks the 'Noles were looking for. While the men's 4x100 failed to finish, a patch-work 4x400 'A' put together a 3:12.49 that was 20th out of 45 teams.

A rare event - the sprint medley - produced the best relay finish of the day for Florida State as Kieran Showler-Davis, David Ambler, Ronald Bolden and Darrin Gibson brought the baton around in 3:20.88 to finish fourth overall and second among college teams.

Clearly there's plenty of work to be done if the Seminole men are going to extend their streak of seven consecutive ACC titles.

"The ACC Championship is just two weeks out," Meaders said. "We've got a chance to get some things accomplished at home. ... We've got time and I think we'll be adequately prepared when it's time to go."

Count Jenije among those who is looking forward to added to her collection of wins with an ACC title in the triple jump, after finishing second at the ACC Indoor Championships.

"I definitely want to take home a gold in a conference meet this year, and we have a lot of competition, but I'm starting to understand what I do that makes me jump certain ways," she said. "I pray that I will continue to do that and push for bigger jumps after that."

Most of FSU's highlights from the meet came Friday, when Maurice Mitchell won the 200 in a nation-leading time of 20.08, while Kemar Hyman was second in the 100 in 10.14, which tied the Cayman Islands national record and earned him a spot in the London Olympics.

Among the other highlights, Chelsi Woodruff's 10:38.78 in the 3000-meter steeplechase marked a 20-second personal-best and moved her into eighth place among Seminoles all-time. Chelsea Whalen was fourth in the javelin (44.77m/146-10) and Lauren Giffin finished sixth in the pole vault (3.90m/12-9.50).

Discus thrower David Lhamonie used an all-time best effort of 48.07 (157-8) to place seventh.

Stanford Invitational Recap

A handful of Seminole distance runners made the most of their trip to Palo Alto, Calif. this weekend for the Stanford Invitational, which wrapped up late Friday night.

Junior Kayleigh Tyerman, an Oregon native who began her collegiate career in Northern California, turned in the second-fastest 5000-meter performance in FSU history, placing eighth overall a huge personal-best of 16:09.74.

Tyerman wasn't the only one to make a run up FSU's all-time performance lists. Freshman Colleen Quigley's debut in the 3000-meter steeplechase produced the fourth-fastest time (10:13.73) in Seminole history and was good for third among all collegians in the field.

Junior Jennifer Dunn's debut in a crowded 10,000-meter field led to a solid time of 34:19.73, which sits fourth all-time for the 'Noles.

On the men's side, Michael Fout began his comeback from an injury that has kept him from racing since the end of his All-American cross country season. The junior finished 20th overall - he was the 10th collegian - in the 10,000-meters in 28:57.89. Senior Seth Proctor improved to ninth on FSU's all-time list with a personal-best of 29:26.09, while senior transfer Breandan O Neill ran 29:28.87 in his debut at the distance.


SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL
04/14/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, April 13-14, 2012

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Invitational Underway.

Campbell's win in women's discus paces opening day of ACC tune-up meet.

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com.

April 13, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State athletes claimed three of 12 event victories Friday night as the Seminole Invitational meet got underway at Mike Long Track.

In the final tune-up meet before next week's Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships, freshman BreeAnne Campbell continued her emergence as a potential conference-level scorer in the discus. Campbell came through with a career-best throw of 43.72 meters (143-5), which was also good enough to claim the victory.

"It's probably going to take 147 to score at the conference meet and she's getting close to that," Florida State associate head coach Harlis Meaders said. "She's continuing to improve and her hard work is starting to pay off."

Joining Campbell in the winner's circle for the Seminoles was freshman Christina Phipps in the 5,000-meter run. A member of the Striders program competing in just her second meet, Phipps broke the race open with four laps remaining to win in 18:20.75. Senior Emily Ness ran down USF's Jessie Prendergast for second place over the final 150 meters.

Sean Quinn scored the only win on the men's side, capturing the 3,000-meter run in 8:47.62. Quinn came back to set the early pace in the 5,000-meter nightcap, which helped junior Marc Akbar post a major personal-best in 14:58.61, good for second place behind Florida A&M's Shuaib Winters (14:56.75).

FSU multi-event athletes Gonzalo Barroilhet, Daniel Salgado and Chris Snow got in a little prep work in the long jump. Barroilhet made only two attempts, but his 6.92m (22-8.50) was good for sixth overall. First place in the long jump went to reigning 2011 World Champion triple jumper Christian Taylor (7.89/25-10.75).

The action continues Saturday at Mark Long Track beginning at 12 noon, with the final race - the 4x400 relay - set for 3:15 p.m.

The day will begin with an 11:40 a.m. commemorative ceremony honoring Spc. Marc Anderson, a former Seminole thrower, who was one of the first U.S. soldiers to die in battle in Afghanistan. A plaque recognizing Anderson, who died March 4, 2002, will be unveiled in the atrium of the McIntosh Track Building.

One of the highlight events will be the women's 1500-meter run, which will include a large Florida State contingent, led by All-Americans Hannah Brooks and Amanda Winslow, a former Seminole and Great Britain Olympic hopeful Barbara Parker. That race is set for 2:40 p.m.

Among other Olympic hopefuls expected to compete unattached are 400-meter hurdler Reuben McCoy, as well as former Seminoles Luke Gunn (men's 1500) and Lacey Janson (pole vault).


Solid ACC Tune-Up.

Winslow posts nation-leading mark, LaHaye vaults PR as Seminole Invite draws to a close.

April 14, 2012

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A nation-leading best time and a host of all-time bests made Saturday a productive finale for Florida State track & field athletes participating in the Seminole Invitational at Mike Long Track.

Junior Amanda Winslow hooked up with former Seminole and Great Britain Olympic hopeful Barbara Parker in a spirited 1500-meter battle. With a trail of eight FSU women's distance runners in tow, Parker and Winslow hammered away to a 1-2 finish in 4:13.31 and 4:13.75.

Winslow's time put her at the top of the NCAA Division I list, eclipsing Oklahoma State's Natalia Piliusina, who ran 4:13.35 last week at the Stanford Invitational.

"I'm definitely excited," said Winslow. "It is still early, though, and I don't want this to be it. I've got to continue into the championship races do well. ... It definitely gave me a lot of confidence.

"It felt good. It was nice to be on the home track, having the home crowd and having Barbara and us, kind of work together. It worked out pretty well."

Parker and Winslow were followed across the finish line by a train of Seminole women - Hannah Brooks, Astrid Leutert, Jackie Drouin, Aubree Worden, Colleen Quigley, Linden Hall and Chelsi Woodruff. Most everyone checked in with a new personal-best - between 4:21 and 4:36.

That's a positive sign for FSU's women's distance contingent as they move forward in the season, beginning with next week's ACC Championship meet at the University of Virginia.

"Two years ago we had a whole group of girls under 4:35 and this year Chelsi (Woodruff) was 4:36, so we kind of have the same thing this year," Winslow said. "This year we have a good group of 1500 girls, but we've got a lot more; 10k, 5k, steeple, 800. I think this is one of those special years where we could have someone up there scoring in each event, which is definitely exciting for ACC's."

Not to be outdone, senior Violah Lagat left her mark on the day, winning the 800-meter run is 2:06.32, which is the second-fastest time of her career.

The final event of the two-day meet - the men's pole vault - produced a pair of strong performances, none bigger than junior Andrew Lahaye's all-time best effort of 5.31 meters (17-5) for the victory. On a day when teammate Drew Marcello also posted a new personal-best of 5.11 (16-9.25), LaHaye's clearance on his first attempt marked a huge breakthrough.

"Consistency is good and bad," LaHaye said. "As a pole vaulter you want consistency, but you're always reaching for new PR's. Old heights, they get old quick. I definitely enjoyed getting this today."

LaHaye had been stuck with an all-time best of 5.20m for some time, but came into the meet more than ready for the breakthrough.

"I had height all year and I was waiting for my moment," he said. "In indoor I had my chances and was so close. I had a couple a transition weeks in here and it took me a while to get used to. In the back of my head I was saying, 'If you get this rhythm down and get comfortable with it, something big will happen.' [Clearing] 5.31 was a long time coming."

Several other Seminoles used the tune-up for the ACC Championship as an opportunity to make strides.

The men's 4x100-meter relay team of Kemar Hyman, Horatio Williams, Maurice Mitchell and David Ambler finally got the baton all the way around the track. Despite running uncontested, they posted an NCAA East Region-worthy time of 39.26.

Marsha Ariol (1:01.83) posted the second-fastest time of her career in the 400-meter hurdles, while teammates Alejandra Martinez and Sarah Chandler also registered all-time bests. Elizabeth Ichite, coming off a sluggish effort at the Florida Relays, responded with her second-fastest 400-meter dash (54.82) all-time. Desmonae Gray checked in with her collegiate-best (14.28) in the 100-meter hurdles.

Gonzalo Barroilhet won the men's 110-meter hurdles in 13.90, cracking 14 seconds for the first time in two seasons, while Justin Byrd (14.45) also posted an all-time best.

Jakub Zivec finished second in the 1500 meters (3:50.32) in his outdoor debut as he returned from offseason knee surgery with just five weeks of running under his belt.

In all, FSU head coach Bob Braman came away from the meet feeling a bit better about his men's and women's teams moving forward.

"Amanda Winslow - No. 1 in the country - speaks for itself," Braman said. "Violah Lagat made a nice return to the 800, with a 2:06, which is close to her PR, and you've got to feel like she'll run faster running people down. ... The distance girls looked like they're ready to do something at the conference meet.

"Marsha Ariol and Elizabeth Ichite - those were nice bounce-back races. They look like they're ready for conference today."

Still, there's room for improvement before the 'Noles hit the track Thursday in Charlottesville, where the men will try and extend their string of seven consecutive ACC Outdoor titles, while the women will attempt to make a run at powerhouse Clemson.

"We've got a lot of work to do by Thursday-Friday-Saturday next week, and we're going to all have to do it," Braman said. "It's not going to be one person's job."

Event 1 - 3000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Sean Quinn                      8:47.62    5

Event 2 - 5000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Marc Akbar                     14:58.61    4
  3    Dominick Cabrera               15:27.31    3

Event 3 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    David Lhamonie               144- 5.50   44.03m    2

Event 4 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Garrett Singletary           168-10      51.46m    4

Event 5 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    David Ambler                      10.63    2

Event 6 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Terril Gibson                     49.24    2

Event 7 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Darrin Gibson                   1:50.19    4
  4    Pablo Navarette                 1:52.87    2

Event 8 - 1500 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Jakub Zivec                     3:50.32    4

Event 9 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet                13.97    5
  3    Justin Byrd                       14.45    3

Event 10 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Relay Team A                      39.26    5
       1) Horatio Williams
       2) Rachmil van Lamoen
       3) Maurice Mitchell
       4) Kemar Hyman

Event 11 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Andrew LaHaye                 17- 5       5.31m    5
  3    Drew Marcello                 16- 9.25    5.11m    3

Event 12 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Phillip Young                 49- 8.75   15.16m    4

Event 13 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Markindey Sineus             171- 3.50   52.21m    5
  2    Trevor Andrews               170- 9.50   52.06m    4


ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP, 2nd place
04/21/2012, April 19-21, 2012, Charlottesville, Va

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Opening Day Magic!

O Neill's 10k win, strong showings in hammer, decathlon highlight ACC Track Championship action.

April 19, 2012

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Florida State's Breandan O Neill and Michael Fout nearly eradicated a 20-point deficit to Virginia Tech Thursday evening at Virginia's Lannigan Field, finishing first and third in the men's 10,000-meter run.

The 16-point haul pulled the Seminoles - who are seeking their eighth consecutive ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championship - within four points of the Hokies heading into Friday's action.

Under virtually perfect weather conditions, Fout and O Neill were among a lead group that pulled the field through the early stages of the 25-lap race. With six laps to go, Fout began pushing the pace, with O Neill and Virginia's Sean Keveren following along.

O Neill made his play for the front with four laps remaining, opening up a 25-meter cushion with a strong surge. From there the Sandymount, Ireland native held on for the win in 29:30.00, breaking a 23-year Lannigan Field track record. Keveren clipped Fout (29:32.43) for second.

"That was huge," FSU coach Bob Braman said afterward. "I felt like all day long our guys did a great job. ... I thought we had a great day and I think that kind of stepping up - Markindey [Sineus] may have been the big surprise or O Neill when we win - those are huge. I'm just so excited for these guys. They have a lot of pride in where we are. It's going to take that kind of day over and over for us to pull this out. And we've got to stay healthy."

Virginia Tech carried a 28-8 lead into the men's 10,000, but was shut out, enabling the Seminoles to cut the deficit to 28-24.

"I'm just super-pleased," Braman added. "They came really focused. They didn't worry about us being 20-point underdogs [to Virginia Tech]."

The Seminoles received an added boost in the hammer as Markindey Sineus and Trevor Andrews finished fourth and sixth, respectively, good for eight points. Sineus, a redshirt freshman, unleashed a huge personal-best of 57.79 meters (189-7) on his very first throw at an ACC Outdoor Championship meet. He came into competition with a career-best of 54.34 (178-3).

Andrews, a redshirt junior, improved one spot from his 2011 ACC meet finish on the strength of his throw of 52.91 (173-7).

The eight-point haul kept the Seminoles within striking distance of championship-contending Virginia Tech, which used a 1-2 finish in the hammer to put 18 points on the board in the first event of the three-day meet. The Hokies added a victory in the javelin to push their total to 28 entering the evening-ending 10,000-meter run.

Kayleigh Tyerman gave the FSU women their first points of the championship, holding off Duke's Juliet Botorff for fifth place in the 10,000-meter run. Tyerman crossed the finish in 34:06.39 - the fourth-fastest time in FSU history - in her first venture into the grueling 25-lap event.

Jennifer Dunn was ninth, was one spot out of scoring, in 34:59.94.

Beyond the only finals completed on opening day, Florida State is set up well for a productive performance in the decathlon. Fifth-year graduate student Gonzalo Barroilhet is just nine points out of first place after five events, while sophomore Daniel Salgado is seventh.

Competing in his first ACC Outdoor decathlon, Barroilhet registered all-time best performances in the 100-meter dash (10.99), shot put (14.34m/47-0.75) and high jump (2.06m/6-9) to build a temporary lead over Duke's Curtis Beach. Beach, the NCAA Indoor Heptathlon champion, regained the lead with a blazing win in the 400-meter dash (46.96).

Barroilhet will begin the final day, which includes the 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500-meter run, trailing Beach 4060-4051.

"There's enough pressure there that things happen," Braman said. "I don't want to get ahead of the horse, but we need to qualify for the NCAA. He's never broke 8,000 points but he looks like he's got a shot to do it with four good events tomorrow - two great ones (110 hurdles, pole vault).

"We're excited for Gonzalo. He's got a chance to do something huge. If he gets the win, that could be two more points [than second place] and that could be huge."

Not to be overlooked, Salgado is well-positioned for a podium finish as well, piling up 3,469 points on the opening day. The sophomore also registered personal-best in the 100 (11.34) and high jump (1.88m/6-2) to pad his total, and like Barroilhet, is strong in the 110-meter hurdles.


The Chase Is On!

Barroilhet captures ACC decathlon title in record style, but FSU men trail Virginia Tech by 30 points.

April 20, 2012

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Despite some outstanding performances, none bigger than Gonzalo Barroilhet's record-setting ACC Championship in the decathlon, the Florida State men's team enters the final day of the championship meet with a large hill to climb.

Bidding to bring home their eighth consecutive ACC Outdoor Track & Field championship trophy, the Seminole men will have to erase a 30-point deficit. Virginia Tech outscored FSU 26-3 in the pole vault and carries a 82-52 lead into Saturday at Lannigan Field on the University of Virginia campus.

"It's going to be very difficult," said FSU coach Bob Braman. "We're going to need some misfortune, perhaps, but I'm proud. I don't think that we can characterize us as blinking at all. I think we've competed well.

"Things went really well, but we're going to try and overcome a 26-3 loss in the pole vault. It's one of those things and we're going to have really have an unexpected turn like that tomorrow to make up 30 points, because Virginia Tech has three in the finals of the 200 and two in the finals of the 100. They've got three in the finals of the 1500. It's not going to be a situation where we can just blanket them and wipe them out in the 100 and 200 and the 400. It's going to be awfully tough to make up 30 points; a lot harder than it has ever been."

The deficit would have been worse if not for victories by Paul Madzivire in the long jump and Barroilhet in the decathlon; neither of which was a foregone conclusion.

Madzivire, competing in his first outdoor meet due to injury, trailed Virginia Tech's Jeff Artis-Gray heading into the finals but pulled out a win with a leap of 7.57m (24-10). Phillip Young added a fourth-place finish to the FSU cause.

But it was Barroilhet who stole the show. The fifth-year graduate student came into Friday's final five events trailing Duke's Curtis Beach by nine points and exited with an ACC Championship-meet record 8,065 points and a whopping 301-point margin of victory. In process Barroilhet posted the second-best total in NCAA Division I this season, securing a national championship berth, while improving his own school record.

It was quite a performance for the Chilean star, who was not only competing in his first ACC decathlon, but an underdog to Beach - the reigning NCAA Indoor heptathlon championship.

"Everyone had been comparing me against [Beach] and I just wanted to go out there and put my name back on the board and that's what I did," Barroilhet said. "We had a good meet. He maybe didn't have the meet he was expecting but I had it when it counts."

Barroilhet's huge closing day began with consecutive wins in the first three events: the 110-meter hurdles (14.14/957 points), discus (45.22m/771 ) and pole vault (5.30/1004 ). By the time the final event - the 1500 came around - he had a virtually insurmountable 516-point lead over Beach. He needed to only break 5:00 in the 1500 to eclipse 8,000 points for the first time in his career and did just that with his 4:49.

"I had a non-forced meet, trying to get good marks without really forcing them and it came out beautifully," Barroilhet said. "It's really promising to see the future and what I can accomplish. I had a lot of margin for improvement."

As for eclipsing 8,000 points, Barroilhet said it had been on his mind since last year, when he scored 7,986 points with his fourth-place finish at the PanAm Games in October.

"At PanAm Games I was right there," he said. "I needed to hit a decent time in the 1500 and I just ran out of gas. I knew it was coming. Breaking the 8,000 was a goal, but my goal is a little bit higher than to be top eight at the Olympic Games and 8,000 is not going to get me anywhere."

And while the Olympic Games are on his mind, so is a spot atop the podium in June at the NCAA Championship meet.

"This is my opening decathlon of the year so we're really excited about seeing what's going to happen," Barroilhet said. "Believe me, I'm craving to win outdoor nationals at NCAA. I haven't done it. I had a shot my freshman year. All the team that works with me - coach Nobles, coach Meaders and coach Harnden - we knew what was coming. Definitely the next hurdle is going to win nationals. I think we have all the tools. We've just got to be smart, stay healthy and keep doing what we're doing and I think good results are going to come up."

Count Braman among the impressed.

"Curtis Beach is the NCAA heptathlon champion and he went head-to-head with him and didn't blink," Braman said. "I was really proud of the way he pounded that 1500, because he could have gone out and just survived it and he nearly had a personal best."

Madzivire and Barroilhet weren't the only winners for the Seminoles.

Senior Amy Harris captured her first ACC Outdoor Championship in the long jump, winning with a leap of 6.43 meters (21-1.25). The 'Noles also performed well in the 3000-meter steeplechase as freshman Colleen Quigley and graduate student Astrid Leutert finished second and third in 10:02.53 and 10:07.20, respectively.

Chelsea Whalen was fifth in the shot put and Lauren Giffin was seventh in the pole vault for the FSU women, who are in fifth place with 34 points, but just five points out of second place entering the final day.

If the FSU men are going to erase the deficit they will have to get it done with big performances in the 100 and 200, where they qualified three runners in each event. They will also need a win from freshman and indoor champion Stephen Newbold in the 400, where he qualified No. 1.

Michael Fout and Breandan O Neill are also scheduled to go in the 5000 meters.

"We had a lot of good things happen," Braman said. "Justin Byrd got the last spot in the 110 hurdle finals. Jakub Zivec, coming off of surgery making the final, has a chance to score in the 1500."


Furious Finish Comes Up Short.

The FSU men's track team rallied from 40.5 points down but comes up shy of eighth ACC Outdoor title.

April 21, 2012

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - A determined effort by the Florida State men's track & field team, highlighted by some brilliant individual performances, turned the improbable into a possibility as the ACC Outdoor Championships wound to a close Saturday at Virginia's Lannigan Field.

Ultimately, it wasn't enough for the Seminoles to bring home an eighth consecutive team title.

Facing a 30-point deficit entering the final day - which grew to 40.5 points at one point on Saturday - the Seminoles came within 200 meters on the final leg of the final event - the 4x400 relay - of overhauling Virginia Tech for the championship.

The Seminoles were trailing the Hokies by 6.5 points when FSU freshman Stephen Newbold carried the baton and the 'Noles from third to first place on the final leg, while Virginia Tech's anchor leg was in sixth place entering the final 200 meters.

If those positions held, the Seminoles would retain their crown. They didn't.

Host Virginia spoiled the party, rallying to the victory off the final curve and pulling North Carolina along for a second-place finish. Newbold was third, which became irrelevant when the Hokies overhauled Miami for the clinching fifth-place finish.

"I thought we had a good meet, I really do," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "We had some great performances."

Florida State won three events and posted three second-place finishes on the final day as Kemar Hyman captured the 100-meter dash in 10.07 - the third-fastest time in the world - and Maurice Mitchell won his second consecutive 200 title in 20.65. Those two were joined by Horatio Williams and David Ambler on the 4x100 relay winning team that blistered the field in 39.08 to open the day.

Phillip Young's lifetime-best of 16.30 meters in the triple jump was good for second place, while Darrin Gibson followed suit with his 1:48.08 in the 800-meter run. Then there was the duo of Mike Fout and Breandan O Neill, who kept the Seminoles mathematically alive by finishing second and fifth in the 5000-meter run - the penultimate event.

"Fout's race was incredible," Braman said. "The only way we could win the meet was on his and Breandan [O Neill's] shoulders. I'm sure there were some skipped heart-beats in the Virginia Tech with a lap to go and we were first and fourth with a chance to win the event."

In the end, the 'Noles didn't have enough to pull it off as the Hokies made off with their first outdoor with 153.5 points to FSU's 149.

"It's definitely tough," said Mitchell, who earned his ACC record third Most Valuable Track Performer Award. "We came out here without some of the big guys and really fought hard and that's all you can really ask for. I'm proud of the guys and really had we had the opportunity to compete the best we can. We fell short, but nationals is definitely a goal. We want to win a national championship outdoors.

"It took everybody's effort and all the little points that counted. We just fell short and sometimes that happens."

Mitchell added a runner-up finish in the 100 and legs to the winning 4x100 and third-place 4x400 relay teams to outscore every other athlete in the field.

"Maurice Mitchell was incredible," Braman said. "How does he come back and run 46-second leadoff leg after he ran the 100, 200 and 4x100.

"Virginia Tech, that's a very, very good conference team and really came up huge."

While the team drama on the men's side was most closely watched, the Florida State women finished third overall behind a few outstanding performances as well.

Seniors Hannah Brooks and Michelle Jenije delivered Saturday victories for the Seminoles in the 5000-meter run and triple jump, respectively. Brooks took control over the final 500 meters to pull away from Virginia's Morgan Gay for the triumph in 16:35.30.

"She [Gay] beat me indoors so it was definitely nice to come back and have a solid race today," said Brooks. "It was a hot day out there and for us Floridians I guess it was a bit of an advantage. Overall was I was just happy with the race and come home strong and run through the line. ...

"I basically decided to go at 500, then I went again with 400 to go and my final kick with 200 to go. I just didn't look back."

Jenije claimed her first-ever ACC championship with a best effort of 13.37 meters.

"There were some great things on the women's side: Hannah Brooks' big win in the 5000. Michelle Jenije finally got her win in the triple jump," Braman said. "Aubree Worden, a freshman gutting it out to make All-ACC in the 1500, and Violah Lagat had a huge PR in the 800. Both of them got on the podium."

Event 1 - 10000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Breandan O'Neill               29:30.00   10
  3    Mike Fout                      29:32.43    6

Event 2 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  4    Markindey Sineus             189- 7.25   57.79m    5
  6    Trevor Andrews               173- 7.25   52.91m    3

Event 3 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  6    Andrew LaHaye                 16- 8.75    5.10m    3

Event 4 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Paul Madzivire                24-10       7.57m   10
  4    Phillip Young                 24- 5       7.44m    5

Event 5 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Kemar Hyman                       10.07   10
  2    Maurice Mitchell                  10.17    8
  6    Horatio Williams                  10.40    3
  8    David Ambler                      10.44    1

Event 6 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Maurice Mitchell                  20.65   10
  2    Horatio Williams                  20.64    8
  8    Rachmil van Lamoen                21.46    1

Event 7 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Stephen Newbold                   46.97    8

Event 8 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Darrin Gibson                   1:48.08    8

Event 9 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Jakub Zivec                     3:48.09    3

Event 10 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Mike Fout                      14:04.10    8
  5    Breandan O'Neill               14:11.12    4

Event 11 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  8    Justin Byrd                       14.30    1

Event 12 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Relay Team A                      39.08   10
       1) Kemar Hyman
       2) Horatio Williams
       3) Maurice Mitchell
       4) David Ambler

Event 13 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    Relay Team A                    3:09.65    6
       1) Maurice Mitchell
       2) Darrin Gibson
       3) Ronald Bolden
       4) Stephen Newbold

Event 14 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Phillip Young                 53- 5.75   16.30m    8

Event 30 - Decathlon
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet                 8065   10
  9    Daniel Salgado                     5628   

Event 31 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  2    Gonzalo Barroilhet                10.99   
  7    Daniel Salgado                    11.34   

Event 32 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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  3    Daniel Salgado                    49.98   
  6    Gonzalo Barroilhet                50.84   

Event 33 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet             6- 9       2.06m   
  4T   Daniel Salgado                 6- 2       1.88m   

Event 34 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
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  2    Gonzalo Barroilhet            22-10       6.96m   
  5    Daniel Salgado                21- 8       6.60m   

Event 35 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet            47- 0.75   14.34m   
 10    Daniel Salgado                30-11       9.42m   

Event 36 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet                14.14   
  3    Daniel Salgado                    14.90   

Event 37 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results     
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet           148- 4.25   45.22m   
 11    Daniel Salgado                84- 1      25.63m   

Event 38 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet            17- 4.50    5.30m   
 NH    Daniel Salgado                                    

Event 39 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  2    Gonzalo Barroilhet           179- 5.25   54.69m   
 11    Daniel Salgado               119- 5.25   36.40m   

Event 40 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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  4    Gonzalo Barroilhet              4:49.19   
 10    Daniel Salgado                  5:05.55   


PAYTON JORDON INVITATIONAL
04/29/2012, Palo Alto, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Strong At Stanford.

Lagat, Brooks and O'Neill record all-time bests Sunday at Payton Jordan Invitational.

By Bob Thomas, Seminoles.com

STANFORD, CA - Seminoles Violah Lagat, Hannah Brooks and Breandan O Neill all made the most of their cross country trek to Stanford for Sunday's Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational track & field meet, each registering career-best times at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

Running just off the leaders entering the final 400 meters in the third section of the 1500-meter race, Lagat and Brooks bolted to the front and pulled away for a 1-2 finish in 4:15.15 and 4:15.59, respectively. Those are the fifth and sixth fastest times in Florida State history for the duo, who have locked in NCAA Regional qualifying times in their final season of collegiate eligibility.

"Violah Lagat is starting to light it up," said FSU women's distance coach Karen Harvey. "She is starting to believe in her talent and potential. Hannah is working on racing with more aggression and I think she will really start making some noise. It's nice to see Violah and Hannah run lifetime bests tonight."

Jessica Parry, running in the same section three race, pulled off a seventh-place finish in 4:19.04, her fastest 1500 since winning the 2011 ACC outdoor title. Amanda Winslow was 10th in section two of the 1500, finishing in 4:18.68.

"We have five weeks to go and all four of these ladies have things to work and improve on so they can get to the national stage in June," Harvey added. "There will be no settling. This group is ready to push harder and reach harder."

Not to be outdone, O Neill and Michael Fout got after it in the second section of the 5000 meters in a field of 30 runners under the lights.

Biding their time at the back end of a huge lead pack, Fout and O Neill sat back between 10th and 15th place until the pace began to quicken over the final 1600 meters. They began to work their way up the pecking order over the next two laps. O Neill made a big play to stay with the front runners over the final 600 meters, a decision that paid huge dividends.

The ACC 10,000-meter champion, in his first season with the Seminoles, rode his finishing surge to a fifth-place finish in 13:41.56. Not only did the Sandymount, Ireland native shatter his previous career-best by nearly 30 seconds, he registered the second-fastest time in Florida State history.

Fout, who was the runner-up in the 5000 and third in the 10,000 at the ACC Championships just a week ago, continued to show improving form after missing the indoor season with an injury. The junior came home 11th in 13:47.76, just over one second off his all-time best.

"It was a great night for our guys," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "Breandan ran the second-fastest time in school history and Mike was close to his lifetime best, and that's coming off a brutal ACC double."

David Forrester made his long-awaited outdoor season debut in the third section of the 1500-meter run. Showing no ill-effects of a calf strain that had kept him on the shelf, Forrester finished eighth in his heat in 3:44.67.

"It was a nice opener for Dave," Braman said. "His calf held up nicely and now he can start doing more aggressive training."

Event 1 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  8    David Forrester                 3:44.67    1

Event 2 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  5    Breandan O'Neill               13:41.56    4


BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL
05/05/2012, Clemson, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Add Regional Qualifiers.

Putman, Worden, Brits among FSU track standouts earning NCAA East Regional marks at Clemson.

CLEMSON, SC - Michael Putman headed to Clemson this weekend with designs on earning an NCAA East Regional qualifying mark in the discus. Somewhat surprisingly, the Florida State senior departed Saturday's Bob Pollock Invitational with the 42nd-best shot put mark in the region; good enough at this point to get him into the field for the May 24-26 meet at UNF.

Just two weeks into his comeback from thumb surgery, Putman made his outdoor season-debut at the Rock Norman Track & Field Complex and won both the shot put and discus. While the wins are nice, they aren't nearly as important as posting one of the top 48 marks in an event. That's the number of athletes who qualify in each event for the NCAA East Regional, the pathway to the NCAA Championships.

Putman had not initially planned to throw the shot put, but as a late entry, he used his sixth and final throw to post a winning toss of 17.00 meters (55-9.25). That made for a productive weekend, especially after his winning discus toss of 48.52m (159-2) is significantly shorter than what he'll need to get into the postseason field.

"Mike's progress has been coming along," FSU associate head coach Harlis Meaders said. "He's been working hard and getting better and was cleared to throw. We only had one day of practice last week with the shot put. It was a pleasant surprise. We hope that mark will hold up (for a regional berth), he can advance from regionals and we can get a couple more weeks of practice before nationals.

"The discus was a little bit harder to hold."

Putman will have one more week to try and earn a regional mark and will likely compete at Georgia Tech next weekend. He has qualified for the NCAA Championship meet in both the shot put and discus each of the last two years.

First-year Seminole women's distance runners Aubree Worden and Linden Hall made bold moves up the regional 1500-meter rankings with their 1-2 finish Saturday. Worden, a freshman, won the race with a lifetime best time of 4:19.02, rocketing her to 15th in the regional rankings. Hall followed in 4:22.84, which currently stands 44th in the region.

Sophomore Stefan Brits, competing in just his second meet as he rehabs from a lingering hamstring injury, likely extended his first season with the Seminoles after leaping 7.45 meters (24-5.50) in the long jump. Brits finished seventh in a deep and talented field, which saw teammate Phillip Young post a season-best leap of 7.64 (25-0.75), which pushed him to a No. 7 regional ranking.

"Stefan has been coming off the injury and been training the right way," Meaders said. "Things are starting to look positive for him."

They weren't the only Seminoles to post season-best standards. Maurice Mitchell ran 10.15 in a wind-aided 100-meter dash and was followed by Horatio Williams (10.19), improving to fifth and eighth among East Regional sprinters. David Ambler also came up with a season-best of 10.37, which moved him into the top 30 in the region.

"Overall the meet was a success," Meaders said. "After the ACC Championship and a week of finals we were glad to get back on the track and get going toward the next goal of qualifying athletes for the NCAA Championship."

The Seminoles stacked up several other victories during the meet as Michelle Jenije used her sixth and final attempt in the triple jump to cover 13.29m (43-7.25) and win. Amy Harris was victorious in the long jump (6.32m/20-9) and Chelsea Whalen captured the javelin (44.92m/147-4). Horatio Williams won the 200-meter dash in 20.70.

Freshman Briana Cherry-Bronson closed out her first season with a runner-up finish in the hammer, posting a career-best of 50.20m (164-8).

On the men's side, Gonzalo Barroilhet didn't win the 110-meter hurdles, but his second-place finish in 13.81 marked his fastest time in the event since 2008. Barroilhet, who is a lock for the NCAA Championship in the decathlon, continued his preparation with solid performances in the discus (45.89/150-7) and shot put (14.17/46-6).

"It was a good run for Gonzalo," Meaders said. "He actually hit one hurdle, so he thinks he can run faster. He was also very consistent in the throws."

Perhaps most importantly at this juncture of the season, coming away from a meet in good health is critical.

"That's another positive step," Meaders added. "We we got a chance to compete and get better and we came away healthy. [Athletic Trainers] Gwen Davis and Zoila Rivera have done a great job getting the athletes better. They are our coaches of the week."

Event 1 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Maurice Mitchell                  10.15    8
  3    Horatio Williams                  10.19    6

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Horatio Williams                  20.70   10

Event 3 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  5    Ronald Bolden                     48.18    4

Event 4 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Darrin Gibson                   1:48.11    8

Event 5 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Gonzalo Barroilhet                13.81    8
  8    Justin Byrd                       14.82    1

Event 6 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    Relay Team A                      40.79    6
       1) David Ambler
       2) Kieran Showler-Davis
       3) Kemar Hyman
       4) Rachmil van Lamoen

Event 7 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  7    Drew Marcello                 15- 9.25    4.81m    2

Event 8 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  4    Phillip Young                 25- 0.75    7.64m    5
  7    Stefan Brits                  24- 5.50    7.45m    2

Event 9 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Phillip Young                 52- 0.50   15.86m    8

Event 10 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Michael Putnam                55- 9.25   17.00m   10

Event 11 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Michael Putnam               159- 2.25   48.52m    8
  5    Gonzalo Barroilhet           150- 6.75   45.89m    4

Event 12 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  5    Markindey Sineus             182- 5.25   55.61m    4
  6    Trevor Andrews               174- 5.75   53.18m    3


GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL
05/12/2012, May 11-12, 2012, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Regional-Ready.

Track 'Noles tune up for NCAA Regionals with solid work at Georgia Tech and Virginia.

ATLANTA, GA and CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Split between the Georgia Tech Invitational and the Virginia Challenge, the Florida State track & field teams completed their final weekend of competition in preparation for the NCAA postseason, which begins May 24.

There were a handful of promising highlights for the Seminoles from the two locations over the past two days.

One of the most impressive efforts came from senior Violah Lagat, who in roughly a two-hour span posted near back-to-back PRs in the 800 (2:04.79) and 1500 (4:15.48) at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. Saturday. Those times were good enough to place fourth and fifth, respectively, against impressive fields.

"I feel like I'm getting in good shape now," Lagat said. "I've been running 2:04 and 4:15 ... I feel like I can run under 4:15 coming out fresh and I feel like I can run under 2:04. I'm getting stronger now."

Astrid Leutert, shortly after posting a career-best 4:21.88 in the 1500, bounced right back and knocked out the second-fastest 5000-meter time in Florida State history. Leutert finished second overall in 16:09.51; good enough to secure an NCAA Regional mark to go along with her regional standard in the 3000-meter steeplechase.

Jakub Zivec knocked nearly four seconds off his previous season-best mark in the 1500 to secure a regional berth in 3:44.65, a new career-best. David Forrester was equally impressive in just his second race of the season, trimming three seconds of his previous best to finish sixth overall in the 1500 in 3:41.44.

"We got a lot of good work in and a couple PBs," FSU coach Bob Braman said.

Decathlete Gonzalo Barroilhet, currently ranked second nationally, was nothing short of sensational as he competed in several events at Georgia Tech. The Chilean graduate student posted a career-best of 5.45 meters (17-10.75) to win the pole vault and turned in the third-fastest 110-meter hurdle performance (13.83) of his career as well.

"What a beast," Braman said. "Gonzalo is on top of his game right now. ... Right now, other than maybe Curtis Beech, I don't know if anyone is better in the decathlon nationally."

FSU's sprinters also turned in some solid performances in Atlanta, with the 4x100 relay team of David Ambler, Horatio Williams, Maurice Mitchell and Stephen Newbold, winning in a track record time of 39.00. Not only is it the fourth-fastest time in the nation this season, the Seminoles did it without the services of Kemar Hyman - the nation's second-ranked 100-meter sprinter - who competed earlier in the week in the Cayman Islands.

"I had forgot that they ran 39-flat and didn't have Kemar," said Braman, who was with the distance group at Virginia. "The short sprints did their usual great job, with Maurice and Horatio leading the way."

Mitchell also won the 100 for the 'Noles, though his 10.19 qualifying time was faster than his performance in a wind-blown final.

Long jumper Paul Madzivire, who has been nursing a hamstring strain throughout the season, put together a solid, six-jump effort in the long jump that bodes well heading in the NCAA East Regional at UNF, May 24-26. Madzivire had a best effort of 7.57m (24-10).

Among the other highlights from the weekend:

Hannah Brooks put up a regional standard in the 800 (2:04.99) and followed up with a rock-solid 4:16.80 1500, placing fifth and seventh, respectively. Aubree Worden scored a new PR in the 800 (2:09.19) and followed suit with a strong 4:19.19 in the 1500, as women's distance coach Karen Harvey doubled most of her runners to take advantage of ideal training/racing conditions.

The Seminoles will learn early next week exactly how many of them have qualified for the NCAA East Regional meet, where the top 48 times or marks in individual events and top 24 relay squads, get a crack at qualifying for the NCAA Championships, set for June 4-6 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Event 1 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  8    Trevor Andrews               160- 9.50   49.01m    1

Event 2 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet            17-10.75    5.45m   10
  6    Andrew LaHaye                 17- 0.75    5.20m    3

Event 3 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Paul Madzivire                24-10       7.57m    6

Event 4 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Michael Putnam                53- 6.50   16.32m    3

Event 5 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Gonzalo Barroilhet                13.83    3

Event 6 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Maurice Mitchell                  10.19   10
  8    Horatio Williams                  10.26    1

Event 7 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Michael Putnam               166- 1.25   50.63m    8
  8    Gonzalo Barroilhet           152- 2      46.38m    1

Event 8 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Relay Team A                      39.00   10
       1) Maurice Mitchell
       2) Horatio Williams
       3) David Ambler
       4) Stephen Newbold

Event 9 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Darrin Gibson                   1:49.80    5


VIRGINIA CHALLENGE
05/12/2012, May 11-12, 2012, Charlotesville, Va

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Regional-Ready.

Track 'Noles tune up for NCAA Regionals with solid work at Georgia Tech and Virginia.

ATLANTA, GA and CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Split between the Georgia Tech Invitational and the Virginia Challenge, the Florida State track & field teams completed their final weekend of competition in preparation for the NCAA postseason, which begins May 24.

There were a handful of promising highlights for the Seminoles from the two locations over the past two days.

One of the most impressive efforts came from senior Violah Lagat, who in roughly a two-hour span posted near back-to-back PRs in the 800 (2:04.79) and 1500 (4:15.48) at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. Saturday. Those times were good enough to place fourth and fifth, respectively, against impressive fields.

"I feel like I'm getting in good shape now," Lagat said. "I've been running 2:04 and 4:15 ... I feel like I can run under 4:15 coming out fresh and I feel like I can run under 2:04. I'm getting stronger now."

Astrid Leutert, shortly after posting a career-best 4:21.88 in the 1500, bounced right back and knocked out the second-fastest 5000-meter time in Florida State history. Leutert finished second overall in 16:09.51; good enough to secure an NCAA Regional mark to go along with her regional standard in the 3000-meter steeplechase.

Jakub Zivec knocked nearly four seconds off his previous season-best mark in the 1500 to secure a regional berth in 3:44.65, a new career-best. David Forrester was equally impressive in just his second race of the season, trimming three seconds of his previous best to finish sixth overall in the 1500 in 3:41.44.

"We got a lot of good work in and a couple PBs," FSU coach Bob Braman said.

Decathlete Gonzalo Barroilhet, currently ranked second nationally, was nothing short of sensational as he competed in several events at Georgia Tech. The Chilean graduate student posted a career-best of 5.45 meters (17-10.75) to win the pole vault and turned in the third-fastest 110-meter hurdle performance (13.83) of his career as well.

"What a beast," Braman said. "Gonzalo is on top of his game right now. ... Right now, other than maybe Curtis Beech, I don't know if anyone is better in the decathlon nationally."

FSU's sprinters also turned in some solid performances in Atlanta, with the 4x100 relay team of David Ambler, Horatio Williams, Maurice Mitchell and Stephen Newbold, winning in a track record time of 39.00. Not only is it the fourth-fastest time in the nation this season, the Seminoles did it without the services of Kemar Hyman - the nation's second-ranked 100-meter sprinter - who competed earlier in the week in the Cayman Islands.

"I had forgot that they ran 39-flat and didn't have Kemar," said Braman, who was with the distance group at Virginia. "The short sprints did their usual great job, with Maurice and Horatio leading the way."

Mitchell also won the 100 for the 'Noles, though his 10.19 qualifying time was faster than his performance in a wind-blown final.

Long jumper Paul Madzivire, who has been nursing a hamstring strain throughout the season, put together a solid, six-jump effort in the long jump that bodes well heading in the NCAA East Regional at UNF, May 24-26. Madzivire had a best effort of 7.57m (24-10).

Among the other highlights from the weekend:

Hannah Brooks put up a regional standard in the 800 (2:04.99) and followed up with a rock-solid 4:16.80 1500, placing fifth and seventh, respectively. Aubree Worden scored a new PR in the 800 (2:09.19) and followed suit with a strong 4:19.19 in the 1500, as women's distance coach Karen Harvey doubled most of her runners to take advantage of ideal training/racing conditions.

The Seminoles will learn early next week exactly how many of them have qualified for the NCAA East Regional meet, where the top 48 times or marks in individual events and top 24 relay squads, get a crack at qualifying for the NCAA Championships, set for June 4-6 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Event 1 - 1500 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
       David Forrester                 3:41.44    3


NCAA REGIONALS
05/26/2012, May 24-26, 2012, Jacksonville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Off And Running, Jumping & Throwing.

Track 'Noles grab four NCAA qualifying spots on opening day of East Preliminary Round action.

May 24, 2012

By Bob Thomas, seminoles.com

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The opening day of the NCAA Championship East Preliminary meet included a few pleasant surprises for the Florida State track & field teams, but more importantly, not any terribly cost disappointments.

"It's typical NCAA competition in the first round," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "You're going to have such a small margin of error, so you're going to have some disappointments.

Two Seminole men secured spots in the NCAA Championship field by the end of Thursday's action at Hodges Stadium on the University of North Florida Campus. Freshman Stefan Brits eclipsed his previous collegiate best three times in six long jumps and earned his first national berth by finishing eighth with a best effort of 7.61m (24-11.75). Senior Michael Fout provided a bookend to Brits' early effort, placing fourth in the 10,000 meters (30:11.21) to secure a return trip to the championship meet.

Not to be outdone, the Seminole women also advanced two athletes to the June 6-9 NCAA Championship at Drake University. Senior Amy Harris fought her way through a difficult day to grab the 12th and final qualifying spot in the long jump. Harris leaped 6.16m (20-2.50) on her first attempt, then held on through the next five rounds, moving on by just one centimeter.

Sophomore Chelsea Whalen will make her first NCAA Championship appearance after placing ninth in the javelin. Whalen unleashed her best throw - 46.44m (152-4) - on her first attempt in the finals, which propelled her from 11th place to safely into the field.

The balance of the opening day action was reserved for first-round competition, and the Seminoles came through well.

FSU's sprint trio of Maurice Mitchell, Kemar Hyman and Horatio Williams all moved on to Friday's quarterfinal round. Mitchell laid down the fastest qualifying time (10.17) in his heat victory, while Hyman (10.46) won his heat as well. Williams also qualified automatically by placing third in his heat in 10.24.

Sophomore Jakub Zivec entered the first round of the 1500 meters seeded 25th, but used a heady performance to qualify 11th out of the first round in 3:47.64. The quarterfinals will be contested Saturday.

On the women's side, FSU sent six runners into the 1500 meter run and emerged with three qualifiers for the quarterfinal round. Amanda Winslow was the third-fastest qualifier (4:21.36), while Violah Lagat (4:27.98) and Hannah Brooks (4:29.00) finished 1-2 in their heat to move on.

Junior Darrin Gibson won the third heat of the 800 in 1:49.50 to secure a spot in Friday's quarterfinal round.

"I don't think we've put ourselves behind the eight-ball in terms of two weeks," Braman said. "Our stars were stars, and that's how we were most of the day. We've got work to do. We've got to protect our big point people and we've got to get the Mike Putman's in. Mike Fout looked great. It was a nice job by him."

Among the disappointments, senior David Forrester early-season calf injury picked a poor time to flare up. Forrester came into the meet as the seventh seed in the 1500, but limped home last in his heat. Long jumpers Paul Madzivire and Phillip Young failed to advance as well.


Sizing Up A Title Chase.

Seminole sprinters enjoy banner day at NCAA East Prelims; Leutert rolls in steeplechase.

May 25, 2012

By Bob Thomas, seminoles.com

JACKSONVILLE, FL - With championship resolve, the Florida State men's track & field team turned the 400-meter Mondo surface at Hodges Stadium into its personal playground Friday, significantly bolstering its mission to deliver another NCAA Championship.

Seven Seminoles - five men and two women - qualified for the NCAA Championship meet, pushing the two-day team total to 11. Of the 12 Florida State athletes who competed Friday, 10 either advanced to the next round or the June 6-9 championship at Drake University.

"We had a really good day," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "If you can promise me that every week, we're going to be pretty good."

Led by its deep and talented sprint contingent, five more Seminole men secured national berths at the NCAA East Preliminary Round on the University of North Florida campus.

Finishing side-by-side in the third heat, Kemar Hyman (10.11) and Maurice Mitchell (10.15) posted the two fastest 100-meter times in the quarterfinal round, moving on the NCAA Championship. Horatio Williams (10.32) grabbed the 12th and final qualifying position on time, after finishing fourth in the first heat.

Hyman, who still holds the nation's fastest legal time in the 100 this year, added his name to a lengthy list of those establishing new Hodges Stadium track records.

"The 100 was great," Mitchell said. "I'm really glad Kemar and Horatio were able to get in there. We knew we all needed to get in there and I'm glad we got it right."

As an added bonus to FSU's national championship aspirations, Florida star and top seed Jeff Demps did not get out of the starting blocks in the 100-meter dash final, significantly damaging the Gators' championship hopes.

Mitchell and Williams weren't through. They won the second and fifth heats, respectively, in the first round of the 200-meter dash. Williams, who finished third at the NCAA Championship as a junior at LSU, rolled to a comfortable win in the second heat in 20.51. It was his fastest time of the season.

Mitchell, the defending NCAA champion in the 200, came into the meet with the nation's fastest all-conditions time and departed with the fastest legal time. The senior took command through the curve and finished up in 20.22, establishing yet another track record.

Freshman Stephen Newbold will join the duo in Saturday's quarterfinal round, qualifying 22nd on time in a season-best 20.99.

"We're just coming together as a team, counting on each other to make it to nationals," Williams said. "Our goal was to get everybody through and we're doing a good job."

FSU director of sprints, hurdles and relays Ken Harnden was clearly pleased with how the day unfolded.

"I feel like we're starting to get some things together," Harnden said. "We're not executing like it's the NCAA meet, but with guys like Kemar, Horatio and Maurice, this truly is just the prelims and they've done a really good job. They look really good. They've handled their business."

Not to be overlooked was the brilliant performance by senior Astrid Leutert in the evening-ending 3000-meter steeplechase. Leutert raced ACC champion Alyssa Kulik stride-for-stride before running away to victory in the first heat on the final lap. Her winning time of 9:53.15 was the fastest of the 48 entrants, the second-fastest in Florida State history and also a Hodges Stadium record.

One heat later, freshman Colleen Quigley secured herself a trip to Des Moines, Iowa for the national championship, finishing second in her heat in 10:03.86. That was the eighth-fastest time of the night against a stout field.

"We had some huge breakthroughs," Braman said. "[Darrin] Gibson earning his first trip to nationals, all three 100 guys getting through and then the girls steeple."

Gibson refused to let the Seminole sprinters carry the spear alone. The junior earned his first NCAA Championship appearance in the 800 meters with a gritty push over the final few meters to finish third in the second heat in 1:48.84.

While the sprinters were carrying the spear, junior Darrin Gibson scored an NCAA Championship qualifying spot - the first of his career - in the 800-meter run. Gibson punched his ticket with a gritty push over the final 100 meters, placing third in the second heat in 1:48.84.

Phillip Young rounded out the qualifying `Noles, but not without a little drama. After scratching his first two triple jump events, the sophomore busted out a leap of 15.61 meters (51-2.75) on his third attempt to reach the finals. That stood up as the ninth-best jump of the day and a championship appearance.

The meet winds to a close Saturday with more Seminoles spying trips to Des Moines. Beyond the 200-meter trio, senior shot putter Michael Putman will try and earn his third consecutive NCAA appearance in just his third meet of the season since undergoing thumb surgery in March.

"Putman is a big one because he's a guy that could pop a 19-meter throw and get you a piece of some," Braman said. "He's a senior and the kind of dog you want in the fight."

FSU's 4x100 relay team will try and put an exclamation on its banner meet, while Breandan O Neill will go at it in the 5000 meters and Jakub Zivec will attempt to move on in the 1500.

"We've got to come out here tomorrow with the mindset just to get the stick around and win our heat and get to nationals," said Williams, who will run the second leg. "Later on the day we've got to get as many people as we can in the 200."

On the women's side, the 1500-meter trio of Amanda Winslow, Violah Lagat and Hannah Brooks will compete for one of the top 12 spots in the quarterfinals, while Kayleigh Tyerman gets her chance in the 5000.


Dominating & Celebrating.

Track 'Noles cap East Preliminary with 21 athletes bound for NCAA Championship meet.

May 26, 2012

By Bob Thomas, seminoles.com

JACKSONVILLE, FL - With brilliant performances across the board capping three days of action at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, Florida State's track & field teams will head to the NCAA Championship meet with 21 athletes and high hopes.

The Seminoles completed their impressive romp at Hodges Stadium on the UNF campus Saturday by adding national qualifiers in seven more events, with the FSU men's sprinters and women's distance corps leading the charge.

"I think we carried the momentum from yesterday to today," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "I don't know that it was a better day, but how could you be better than yesterday."

That's hard to quantify, but the Seminoles were no less impressive.

Maurice Mitchell earned the top qualifying mark in the 200-meter dash, racing past the field in 20.13, then contributed a leg to the Seminoles' 4x100 relay team, which also posted the top qualifying time in the East (39.05). Horatio Williams qualified sixth in the 200 with a season-best of 20.47, and also contributed to the relay unit.

Michelle Jenije was the top qualifier on the women's side, notching the No. 2 mark in the triple jump - a career-best legal leap of 13.59 meters (44-7) - which was nearly overshadowed by the continued dominance of distance coach Karen Harvey's crew.

Hannah Brooks (4:18.72), Amanda Winslow (4:19.47) and Violah Lagat (4:19.49) made their reservations for the June 6-9 championship meet at Drake University by grabbing three of the top five spots in the second heat of the 1500-meter run. Kayleigh Tyerman closed the night by finishing second in her qualifying heat - third overall - in the 5000 meters with a personal-best time of 16:06.28, made sweeter when she zoomed past three-time NCAA cross country champion Sheila Reid of Villanova with 600 meters to go.

"I can't believe it," said Tyerman, one of six FSU women's distance runners headed to the championship meet. "I love FSU. ... I have all these girls around me just running at an amazing level. It puts so much confidence in you. That's the team I run with and I want to be a part of this and you just go with it for these girls. These girls are amazing. I'm wearing this jersey and that's what gets me across the line."

It was an emotional day all around for the Seminoles, which began with junior Andrew Lahaye qualifying in the pole vault. LaHaye tied for sixth after clearing a personal-best 5.32m (17-5.50) to help keep the ball rolling after FSU's brilliant Friday performance.

"Every year the regional meet is nerve-wracking for me," LaHaye said. "It brings out really good jumping because you've got to perform that day no matter what the conditions are. I'm glad I stepped up today and did that, because it definitely did validate [my season]. ...

"Making it to nationals is very important for me and for the team, because we're going to be very tight this year. If I can contribute, I'd be very, very happy to do that."

Perhaps the best story of the day was turned in by senior Michael Putman. After narrowly qualifying for the NCAA East round following March thumb surgery, Putman unleashed a throw of 18.54 meters (60-8.75) on his second attempt, which qualified him ninth.

"It's a good feeling to just give myself another opportunity to throw; another week-and-half to get stronger and my technique wasn't as crisp as I want it to be," Putman said. "I told the coaches if anybody can break their thumb, come back and make it to nationals it would be me."

Associate head coach Harlis Meaders couldn't be happier for Putman.

"It was an emotional and physical setback, but Mike stayed focused and bounced back," Meaders said. "We did things the correct way, letting him rest. The medical staff did a fantastic job. But in the end it's really Mike. He's always been an extremely good competitor and he's got an internal drive, an internal passion, that really makes our team stronger."

That passion - team-wide - was never more evident than the scene at the finish line when Brooks, Winslow and Lagat realized they were headed to the championship in the 1500 meters together. They shared a long embrace that captured the scene perfectly.

"It's very, very exciting," said Winslow, who is headed to outdoor nationals for the first time. "I couldn't be happier. Going into the race it's kind of nerve-wracking to have three from the team and only five make it, but we did it. It's so much cooler to do it with your teammates."

"Ahh, it's so special," Brooks said. "We're all so, so happy the three of us made it. We were almost more worried about not all three of us making it than each individually making it. It's really cool to have the three of us get there, especially coming out of the same heat."

"The women were really awesome - three autos in the 1500 from the same heat - Kayleigh Tyerman was a beast. Michelle Jenije, what a beast," Braman said. "The women stepped up. The women said, `Hey, we want to be top 10 [at nationals] and they've got a shot.' We qualified six distance runners, two very, very capable jumpers and a thrower who is making her first trip."

The prospects are even higher on the men's side, who will take aim at a national championship in Des Moines.

"We really put ourselves in position while others opened the door a little bit - [Texas] A&M, Florida and Arkansas," Braman said. "We were super in the 4x100, great in the 200 - Horatio almost had a personal-best - and Maurice may have had a legal PB," Braman said. "Mike Putman getting in was huge. He's a great wild card; a guy that's scored the last two years. He's the kind of guy you want to have with a shot at a national championship. And LaHaye had a PB and tied for sixth. He might well score."

Event 1 - 100 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Maurice Mitchell                  10.15   
       Kemar Hyman                       10.18   
       Horatio Williams                  10.32   
 34    David Ambler                      10.67   

Event 2 - 800 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Darrin Gibson                   1:48.84   

Event 3 - 1500 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 20    Jakub Zivec                     3:47.64   

Event 4 - 10000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Mike Fout                      30:11.21    5
 37    Seth Proctor                   31:36.11   

Event 5 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  8    Stefan Brits                  24-11.75    7.61m    1
 20    Paul Madzivire                24- 0.25    7.32m   
 40    Phillip Young                 22- 4.50    6.82m   

Event 6 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  9    Phillip Young                 51- 2.50   15.61m   

Event 7 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Maurice Mitchell                  20.13   10
  6    Horatio Williams                  20.47    3
 24    Stephen Newbold                   20.99   

Event 8 - 110 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 DNF   Gonzalo Barroilhet                        

Event 9 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6T   Andrew LaHaye                 17- 5.50    5.32m    2.50
 35T   Drew Marcello                 16- 5.75    5.02m   

Event 10 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  9    Michael Putnam                60- 8.75   18.51m   

Event 11 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 28    Breandan O'Neill               14:28.81   

Event 12 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Relay Team A                      39.05   10
       1) Kemar Hyman
       2) Horatio Williams
       3) Maurice Mitchell
       4) Stephen Newbold


NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 4th place
06/09/2012, June 6-9, 2012, Des Moines, Ia

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Solid Seminole Start.

Men's sprinters, women's steeplechase pair lead way on NCAA opening day.

June 6, 2012

By Bob Thomas, seminoles.com

DES MOINES, IA - Rarely do NCAA Championship Track & Field meets follow the script, and the opening day of the 2012 meet at Drake's Jim Duncan track was no exception for Bob Braman's Florida State team.

The Seminole men failed to capitalize on any of the wildcard scoring opportunities Braman hoped would further bolster his team's championship hopes. At the same time, the 'Noles didn't give away any major points, either.

Florida State's sprinters held up their end of the bargain in both the 4x100 and 100-meter semifinal rounds. With four opportunities to move on to the finals, the 'Noles capitalized on three.

The men's 4x100 relay team didn't have any trouble with the field in the first heat as Kemar Hyman, Horatio Williams, Maurice Mitchell and Kieran Showler-Davis rolled to victory in 38.81. The fourth-fastest time in school history held up for the No. 3 seed in Saturday's final, behind Auburn (38.53) and LSU (38.77).

"We went out there, got the stick around and had a season-best," Mitchell said. "Kieran finished it off real strong, so I'm proud of him."

"I knew these guys would put me in good shape coming into the last leg," said Showler-Davis, who made his first appearance on FSU's top 4x100 quartet in the anchor spot. "I just needed to stay relaxed."

Mitchell and Hyman came back later in the day to handle their business in the 100-meter dash semifinals, where they were joined in the third heat by Williams. The duo finished 1-2 in season-best times of 10.03 and 10.4, respectively, with Hyman also lowering his Cayman Islands national record. They are seeded third and fourth for Friday's final, behind Auburn's Harry Adams (9.96) and Illinois' Andrew Riley (10.02).

The blazing times of Adams and Riley in the second heat caught the Seminole sprinters a bit by surprise.

"It was pretty shocking, really, but our coach just told us to go out and do what we do," said Mitchell, who was third here last season. "It doesn't really matter what you do in the prelims. ...

"Guys are going to go out there and run fast, but at the end of the day it's about what happens in the finals. We're just going to continue to do what we do and hopefully we can go 1-2 in the finals."

Hyman echoed Mitchell.

"I was kind of disappointed in the times after seeing the heat before, because me and Maurice know we can be up there," he said. "There's no doubt in my mind that we can definitely go under 10 seconds, but 10.04 is a PR for me. I'm real happy."

A pair of FSU women capitalized on being paired in the same heat of the 3000-meter steeplechase. Senior Astrid Leutert (10:06.22) and freshman Colleen Quigley (10:06.90) qualified comfortably by finishing second and fourth in the second heat and move on to Friday's final.

"The main goal is making it to the final," said Leutert. "I'm really looking forward to Friday. ... It's even better that we both made it."

"We were happy when we found out we were in the same heat," Quigley said. "It gives you comfort to have your teammate there."

"We could do everything together and that helps stay calm and relaxed," Leutert added.

Gonzalo Barroilhet will enter the second day of the decathlon in chase mode. As the No. 2 seed entering the meet, Barroilhet labored to match his ACC Championship record pace through the first four events, then blasted his way to a career-best 49.82 in the 400 meter dash. The Chilean national record-holder and Olympian finished the day with 3,895 points and sits back in 13th place.

"Gonzalo had a tough day, but he also finished with a big PR in the 400 to give him a little momentum," Braman said. "It's possible that he can win it, but he just needs to keep fighting and get as many spots as he can. He still has a very good chance of getting a top-three (finish) based on his second day. If he does that he keeps us in the hunt."

Fortunately, the second day of the decathlon also includes his strongest events - the 110 hurdles, discus and pole vault - leaving the door open for a big move. Though he trails the lead by 292 points, he's just 78 points out of eighth place.

Sophomore Chelsea Whalen, making her NCAA debut in the javelin, came into the meet seeded 21st out of 24 and left with a new personal-best (47.44m/155-7), which was 12th overall.

"The ladies were strong and did a great job," Braman said. "A PR for Chelsea and the steeplers were fantastic."

Several other 'Noles were not as fortunate. Freshman Stefan Brits cramped up on his first attempt in the long jump and didn't make it to the finals.

It was even more gut-wrenching for junior Darrin Gibson, who was running in third place with 200 meters remaining in his heat of the 800 when he was tripped up and went crashing to the ground.

"Coach [Braman] wanted me to wait until the last 100," Gibson explained. "Everybody started to move with 200 and someone tripped me from behind. I'm OK. I really wanted this experience. Now I've got some unfinished business next year."

Junior Mike Fout closed out the night with a strong start, leading the first third of the 10,000-meter run, before fading to 15th place (29:47.25), one spot better than last season's championship place.

The Seminoles' title hopes hardly suffered. Not only did they advance those they anticipated would get through, they didn't lose any ground to projected top contenders Florida and Texas A&M. The Gators were shut out in the long jump, while the Aggies managed just one point in the discus, despite coming in with the third-seeded thrower.

"A&M had some tough luck," Braman said. "Florida had some tough luck, so it was a typical NCAA track & field meet."

Beyond Barroilhet in the second day of the decathlon, the Seminoles will send Mitchell and Williams on to the 200-meter semifinals, while Phillip Young will compete in the triple jump. On the women's side, Amy Harris will compete in the long jump, while the 1500-meter trio of Hannah Brooks, Amanda Winslow and Violah Lagat will try and advance to the finals.


Barroilhet Puts 'Noles On Board.

Senior decathlete rallies to fourth-place finish; Winslow, Lagat advance in women's 1500.

June 7, 2012

By Bob Thomas, seminoles.com

DES MOINES, IA - The Florida State men's track & field team is on the board, thanks to a monstrous day 2 rally by Gonzalo Barroilhet in the decathlon.

Barroilhet entered the final day of the grueling 10-event competition in 13th place and rocketed his way up the standings, actually taking the lead after the pole vault, before finishing fourth overall. His five-point haul put the Seminoles on the board.

FSU is tied for 18th place, but figures to make a significant move Friday with the finals of the 100-meter dash on tap, where Maurice Mitchell and Kemar Hyman are seeded third and fourth.

Texas leads with 19 points, followed by Arkansas (16), Nebraska (14), Arizona (13), Kansas State (12) and LSU (11).

"It was one of these days when you were almost glad you didn't have a lot of folks running and competing," FSU coach Bob Braman said, after riding the emotional roller coaster with Barroilhet. "It was a typical track & field day. Gonzalo started the day 13th and got fourth. I thought he showed incredible courage in just a tough position to be in after the first day.

"They weren't going to give it to him. They knew he was going to be a beast and he was. He was six-tenths of a second from being in second place. If we can get on the right side of one of those breaks later, that'll be great."

Barroilhet climbed from 13th to ninth after the 110-meter hurdles and into sixth after the discus. The Chilean national record holder who is headed for his second Olympic Games, grabbed a 142-point lead after clearing 5.30 meters in the pole vault, but couldn't hang on as Boise State's Kurt Felix (8,062) seized control in the javelin. Texas-Arlington's Romain Martin (7,956) and Arkansas' Kevin Lalas (7,955) edged Barroilhet, who finished of a 7,952-point effort with a huge personal best of 4:37.04 in the 1500-meters.

"It was really a frustrating decathlon," Barroilhet said. "I fought every event to do my best and things just weren't coming along for me. ... I wasn't really sharp enough to do that extra five-percent that I needed."

Barroilhet said he spent Wednesday night getting refocused for the final day back at the hotel, preparing for a big Thursday finish.

"That's what I did, but I still wasn't hitting my best," said Barroilhet, who still scored more second-day points (4,057) than any other man in the field. "I went all out. I did it for the team. I knew I didn't have a chance to win and two extra points were really valuable."

Beyond Barroilhet's performance, the Seminoles took care of business elsewhere. Maurice Mitchell locked down the No. 1 qualifying spot in the 200-meter dash, cruising to victory in his semifinal heat (20.23). He will be joined in the finals by teammate Horatio Williams, who grabbed an automatic qualifying spot by finishing second in his heat in 20.69.

"We did a great job in the 200," Braman said. "Maurice was clearly two-tenths to be best and Horatio did a great job to be an automativally qualifier. He'll get a decent lane."

Florida State's women enjoyed a banner, but bittersweet day in the 1500-meter semifinal races. Amanda Winslow and Violah Lagat each qualified for the final, but senior Hannah Brooks - and All-American last year outdoors and in the 2012 indoor mile - came up short of reaching the finals.

All three posted new career-bests, with Winslow grabbing fifth in the first heat in 4:13.08, just in front of Brooks (4:14.01). Lagat earned the last qualifying spot on time, also in a career-best time of 4:13.30.

"PR's for all three," Braman said. "I thought of all the 1500 girls, Amanda Winslow said, 'If I'm going to go down, I'm going to go down with a PR.' She fought like crazy and it was probably the best race of her career."

And he was equally excited for Lagat, "Fantastic. It's her first NCAA Championship meet and she handled it pretty well," he added.

Beyond the 100 meters, the Seminole men will hope to get points from Phillip Young in the triple jump and Andrew Lahaye in the pole vault.

"We've got some opportunities," Braman said. "I'm excited. It's going to be a great, great meet."

One that's shaping up to come down to the wire; something the Seminoles have experienced five times in the last six years.


'Noles Facing Uphill Climb.

Setback in 100 finals leave men chasing; women earn All-American pair in steeple.

June 8, 2012

By Bob Thomas, seminoles.com

DES MOINES, IA - Uphill climbs entering the final day of the NCAA Championship meet competition have been the norm for the Florida State track & field team over the past four years, which means the Seminole men will be in familiar territory Saturday at Drake University's Jim Duncan Track.

FSU's championship aspirations suffered a blow when Maurice Mitchell and Kemar Hyman settled for third- and sixth-place in the 100-meter dash finals, managing just nine points in an event where they hoped to score a 1-2 finish and the accompanying 18 points.

Instead, the 'Noles will head into Saturday's finale tied for 12th with 14 points, 22 behind rival Florida, which seized control with a pair of event wins Friday.

"Really we're not mathematically out of it, but it's going to be tough," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "Florida is in the driver's seat...What we do now is try to win events, like every athlete and every team tries to do, and it's a microcosm of the team championship."

The Seminoles will have plenty of ammunition to mount a challenge and climb the leaderboard when the action resumes. Mitchell is the top seed and the defending national champion in the 200, while teammate Horatio Williams - third here a year ago while running for LSU - should vie for a similar finish.

FSU's 4x100 relay team qualified third for the finals - behind Auburn and LSU - and will run out of lane four in the opening event of the day. Senior Michael Putman, a proven competitor on the big stage and All-American in the shot put last year, will have to contribute to the title chase as well.

Putman is one of the potential "wildcard" scorers Braman had hoped would buoy the Seminoles' championship hopes. Unfortunately, none have been able to break through in the scoring column through the first three days, despite a career-best 5.40 meter pole vault performance by Andrew Lahaye on Friday, which led to a ninth-place finish on misses.

"If we all compete the way LaHaye did today, we've got a chance," Braman said.

After finishing sixth indoors in the triple jump, sophomore Phillip Young (5.85m/52-0) came up two inches and one place short of reaching the finals on Friday.

While the men were unable to capitalize on several scoring changes, the FSU women cashed in as senior Astrid Leutert and freshman Colleen Quigley earned first-team All-American honors in the 3000-meter steeplechase, finishing fourth and fifth. Less than 48 hours after qualifying for the finals, Leutert (10:02.07) and Quigley (10:05.61) stayed with the lead pack throughout the sun-baked finale.

"It was so awesome to watch Astrid and Colleen run with such heart and soul," FSU women's distance coach Karen Harvey said. "In their first NCAA experience, becoming All-Americans is truly a testament to their hard work and courage."

"Last year at this point I was in my worst state, with a broken foot," said Leutert, who is competing in just her second season of steeplechase competition. "I have to be satisfied where I'm at right now."

Quigley's improbable climb to All-American status came in just the fifth steeplechase race of her career - two days after qualifying for the finals in her fourth.

"Honestly I felt like top eight was my ultimate goal, but I was just happy to be in the finals," Quigley said. "I'm speechless. It's amazing. Finishing fifth is more than I could have hoped for... I'm so happy to have had [Astrid] show me the way."

Mitchell tried to put a positive spin on his bronze finish in the 100, which saw the top three runners - Illinois' Andrew Riley, Auburn's Harry Adams and the senior 'Nole - all come across the finish line in 10.28 into a minus 2.3 headwind. When the pecking order was sorted out, the difference between Riley's gold and Mitchell's bronze was .005 - five-thousandths of a second.

"I got third like I did last year, but we all tied (on time) so I feel like a champion, still," Mitchell said. "When I didn't see my name first, I knew it was close because I was right there in the mix. We all ran 10.28 and somebody has to win. It came down to the thousandths ... I thank God that I had a chance to go out and score for my team. I really feel blessed."

Hyman, who came into the meet with the fastest wind-legal time in the country, was sixth in a season-slow 10.34.

"I could tell when I was walking up [to the starting line] that it was going to be a strong head-wind, but I didn't pay it any mind going into the race," Hyman said. "Into the race I felt. ... I came out unlucky this time."

Hyman, Mitchell and Williams will likely be joined by Stephen Newbold on the anchor leg for the 4x100 final, where they'll have a chance to settle the score.

"I'm going to take all my frustration out and give a good leg for the guys and hopefully take the title," said Hyman, who will handle the leadoff leg duties.

Mitchell is anxious to turn the page on Friday.

"It's going to hurt, but I think I did what I could," he said. "Tomorrow's looking good. I feel great. I'm healthy. I'm going to go out there in the finals and pray that I can get the stick around and in the 200, defend my title."

Braman has seen strange things happen before on the final day of the championship, but he's become accustomed to seeing the Seminoles at or near the top of the final scoring. FSU has finished worse than second just once since winning their first team title in 2006.

"We've been on the podium so many times - the top four five times in the last six years - we need to be up there receiving a trophy for Florida State," he said.

The FSU women will also have multiple opportunities to improve on their 22nd-place position (9 points) on the final day of competition. Amanda Winslow and Violah Lagat will race in the 1500-meter final, while Kayleigh Tyerman goes to battle in the 5000.

Senior Michelle Jenije, who was second at the NCAA Indoor Championship, is rested a poised to make a play for All-American honors in the triple jump and bolster the Seminoles' shot at a top-10 finish.


Fast-Closing 'Noles Finish Fourth.

Mitchell's 200 win, relay school record lead men; Jenije, Winslow and Lagat are All-Americans.

June 9, 2012

By Bob Thomas, seminoles.com

DES MOINES, IA - When Maurice Mitchell and Horatio Williams raced across the finish line at Drake University's Jim Duncan Track for a 1-3 finish in Saturday's 200-meter dash final, the Florida State men's team soared to the top of the NCAA Championship scoring list.

Successfully defending his 200 meter NCAA title, Mitchell - the sixth Seminole national champion in the last seven years in the event - and Williams teamed for 16 points, which gave FSU a 38-37 lead over LSU with two events remaining.

"It's one of the many times with one or two events that we were first on the board," veteran FSU coach Bob Braman said.

With its 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championship scoring opportunities exhausted, the Seminoles watched Florida, LSU and Texas A&M zoom past them on the scoreboard after the 110 hurdles and 4x400 relay.

Despite a strong Saturday closing performance - the 'Noles scored 24 points after opening the day tied for 12th in the team standings - settled for a fourth-place team finish; the seventh time in the last eight years they have finished fourth or better.

"I walk off quite pleased from where we entered today," Braman said. "We entered today and it was like, 'Come on, we're better than this. Let's get some points.' And we did. It was a great job.

"It's such a tough meet. Four teams separate from everybody else and it's hard. You've got to get most of it if not all of it. We were really great today. ... There was no lack of effort. Just a few breaks here and there."

For the most part, the Seminoles stars handled their business over the course of the four-day meet. Those breaks, or wildcard scoring opportunities Braman knew his team would need to claim another national championship, never materialized.

Michelle Jenije finished fifth in the triple jump, while Amanda Winslow and Violah Lagat closed out the scoring for the FSU women, nabbing seventh- and eighth-place in Saturday's 1500-meter final. That pushed the Seminoles' four-day total to 16 points, good for a share of 14th-place - their best finish since placing fourth in 2009. The women have now authored seven consecutive top 20 finishes, including five top 15 showings.

"The women did a great job," Braman said. "They're coming on and I think they'll be in position to contend for a podium finish next year."

Saturday's closing schedule provided the final punctuation on a number of Florida State careers, and it began with a bang when the men's 4x100 relay - with seniors Kemar Hyman, Williams and Mitchell, joined by freshman anchor Stephen Newbold - smashed the school record with a runner-up finish to LSU in 38.57.

"We came in and really did what we had to do," said Hyman, who handled the leadoff duties. "We got a PR; it's a school record. That's a good accomplishment. I'm happy."

Newbold tried valiantly to pull out the win, but couldn't run down LSU's Shermund Allsop, who anchored the Tigers' 38.38 effort.

"It was a good race," Newbold said. "The pass [from Mitchell] was pretty good, but LSU might have had a little edge on us. I saw the yellow [uniforms] on the outside of me. I tried to catch him at the line, but I didn't get him."

In the process, the Seminoles took down the school record of 38.60, set by Greg Bolden, Michael Ray Garvin, Walter Dix and Charles Clark at the 2007 NCAA Championship meet - no small feat.

It took four days for the Seminole men to score their first win of the meet, but Mitchell left no doubt that he was ready for a successful title defense. Despite running into a wicked 4.2 headwind off the curve, the Kansas City, Mo. native and U.S. Olympic hopeful, rocketed out of the curve and down the stretch to win in 20.40.

"Our race is pretty simple - just run hard," Mitchell said, who joined former Dix as a multiple-time 200 champion. "That's what I did. I executed. I ran the turn pretty hard, shot off of the turn and ran really hard down the homestretch into that strong headwind. I'm really happy.

"I trusted in my coaches and in my training and I went out there and did what I could and I just thank God."

Williams, who was third running for LSU last season, had no regrets about his performance out of lane eight.

"I wanted to be out in front of everybody [off the curve] and run my own race," he said. "That's what I did. I can't be too mad."

Jenjie didn't waste any time establishing herself as a contender, knocking out a 13.56 meter (44-6) triple jump on her first attempt, which secured a spot in the finals. The senior from Tallahassee, however, was unable to improve on that standard over her final attempts, but still managed her first outdoor podium finish.

"From that perspective it's a silver lining to come out here, go to finals and place, but I guess once you get on the roll you want to keep going," said Jenije, who has closed her career by earning first-team All-American honors indoors and outdoors. "It's meant so much, having the season I've had, and especially being my senior year. It means so much, but I'm not going to settle."

Winslow also set the tone early in the 1500-meter final, leading the race against a stacked field for nearly 1400 meters in her NCAA Outdoor debut.

"It was such a great field I was assuming would be a fast race," said the junior from Lawrenceville, Ga. "After the first 150 I said, 'Oh, maybe not.' I didn't want to slow up. There are so many good girls here. It's an Olympic year and people are running really fast. I just wanted to see what I could do.

"With a lap to go I tried to crank it all the way, like coach told me, to squeeze everything out of me like a toothpaste tube. ... I just wanted to use everything I had in my body and that's what I did."

Winslow held on for seventh place in 4:14.96 - just .01 seconds out of fifth and less than one second from second place - while Lagat worked her way through traffic to snare eighth in 4:15.77.

"I am happy. I really don't have any regrets," Winslow said. "It just felt great being up there and pushing it. Just getting out and going for it."

Anticipating a faster race, Lagat found herself pinned on the inside rail with 200 meters remaining.

"It really didn't [speed up] until the last 400 and I was blocked in again," Lagat said. "I tried to get out and it was too late to catch everybody. [Coming off the turn], I said, 'I cannot let anyone pass me, because I want to be an All-American. I wanted to prove that I'm an All-American.'"

Four of women's distance coach Karen Harvey's six NCAA qualifiers earned first-team All-American honors, accounting for 12 of FSU's team points.

"Jenije did a great job and ran into a buzzsaw competition; one of the best ever 1-5," Braman said. "I thought the 1500 meter girls did well in a great field; statistically one of the best fields ever. They finished seventh and eighth and were in position to finish higher."

Senior Michael Putman, in just his fourth competition since returning from spring thumb surgery, came up short in his bid to get back on the podium in the shot put. Junior Kayleigh Tyerman set the early pace in the 5000-meter final before finishing 18th under sweltering conditions on the closing day in her NCAA debut.

Event 1 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    Maurice Mitchell                  10.03    6
  6    Kemar Hyman                       10.04    3
 23    Horatio Williams                  10.39   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Maurice Mitchell                  20.23   10
  3    Horatio Williams                  20.69    6

Event 4 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 24    Darrin Gibson                   2:11.40   

Event 8 - 10000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 15    Mike Fout                      29:47.25   

Event 11 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Relay Team A                      38.57    8
       1) Kemar Hyman
       2) Horatio Williams
       3) Maurice Mitchell
       4) Kieran Showler-Davis

Event 14 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
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  9    Andrew LaHaye                 17- 8.50    5.40m   

Event 15 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
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 10    Phillip Young                 51- 1.50   15.58m   

Event 15 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
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 20    Stefan Brits                  23- 1.50    7.05m   

Event 17 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
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 22    Michael Putnam                58- 3.75   17.77m   

Event 40 - Decathlon
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  4    Gonzalo Barroilhet                 7952    5

Event 42 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 12    Gonzalo Barroilhet                11.09   

Event 43 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
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 13    Gonzalo Barroilhet            22- 1       6.73m   

Event 44 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
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  4    Gonzalo Barroilhet            45- 2.25   13.77m   

Event 45 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
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 11T   Gonzalo Barroilhet             6- 5       1.96m   

Event 46 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 11    Gonzalo Barroilhet                49.82   

Event 47 - 110 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet                14.04   

Event 48 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results     
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  3    Gonzalo Barroilhet           140-10.25   42.93m   

Event 49 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
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  1    Gonzalo Barroilhet            17- 4.75    5.30m   

Event 50 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 11    Gonzalo Barroilhet           179-11.50   54.85m   

Event 51 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 12    Gonzalo Barroilhet              4:37.04   


WORLD CHALLENGE
07/07/2012, Madrid, Spain

Event 1 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  1    Kemar Hyman                        9.95   


2012 EOY Stats

Marc Akbar Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 2 4.00 14:58.61 4.00 David Ambler Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 60 Meters (I) 2 8.00 6.74 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 8 1.00 6.80 03/02/2012 ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE 60 Meters (I) 7 2.00 6.82 03/16/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL 100 Meters 6 3.00 10.62 03/16/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 7 2.00 21.80 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 4 1.25 40.84 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 100 Meters 4 2.00 10.63 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 100 Meters 8 1.00 10.44 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.08 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 3 1.50 40.79 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.00 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 100 Meters 34 0.00 10.67 26.75 Trevor Andrews Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR Hammer 3 6.00 176- 6.00 53.80m 03/16/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL Hammer 6 3.00 178-11.25 54.54m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Hammer 6 3.00 153- 9.25 46.87m 03/31/2012 NORTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL Hammer 4 5.00 177- 7.50 54.14m 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Hammer 2 4.00 170- 9.50 52.06m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Hammer 6 3.00 173- 7.25 52.91m 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Hammer 6 3.00 174- 5.75 53.18m 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Hammer 8 1.00 160- 9.50 49.01m 28.00 Gonzalo Barroilhet Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== / / Decathlon 0.00 8065 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE Pole Vault (I) 5 4.00 16- 6.75 5.05m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault (I) 1 10.00 17- 6.50 5.35m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 110 Meter Hurdles 1 10.00 14:04 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 4 1.25 40.84 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Javelin 5 4.00 175- 9.00 53.57m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Pole Vault 5T 3.50 16- 4.75 5.00m 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 1 5.00 13.97 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Decathlon 1 10.00 8065 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 100 Meters 2 0.00 10.99 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 400 Meters 6 0.00 50.84 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP High Jump 1 0.00 6- 9.00 2.06m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump 2 0.00 22-10.00 6.96m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Shot Put 1 0.00 47- 0.75 14.34m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 110 Meter Hurdles 1 0.00 14.14 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Discus 1 0.00 148- 4.25 45.22m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Pole Vault 1 0.00 17- 4.50 5.30m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Javelin 2 0.00 179- 5.25 54.69m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 1500 Meters 4 0.00 4:49.19 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 2 8.00 13.81 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Discus 5 4.00 150- 6.75 45.89m 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 1 10.00 17-10.75 5.45m 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 6 3.00 13.83 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Discus 8 1.00 152- 2.00 46.38m 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 110 Meter Hurdles DNF 0.00 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Decathlon 4 5.00 7952 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 Meters 12 0.00 11.09 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump 13 0.00 22- 1.00 6.73m 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put 4 0.00 45- 2.25 13.77m 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump 11T 0.00 6- 5.00 1.96m 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters 11 0.00 49.82 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 110 Meter Hurdles 1 0.00 14.04 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Discus 3 0.00 140-10.25 42.93m 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault 1 0.00 17- 4.75 5.30m 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Javelin 11 0.00 179-11.50 54.85m 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 1500 Meters 12 0.00 4:37.04 78.75 Ronald Bolden Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2012 AUBURN INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:15.94 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR 400 Meters 6 3.00 48.79 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:17.10 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 400 Meters 5 4.00 48.36 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 2 2.00 3:08.90 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay 3 1.50 3:09.65 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 5 4.00 48.18 17.00 Stefan Brits Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE Long Jump (I) 1 10.00 23- 4.00 7.11m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 2 8.00 24- 2.25 7.37m 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Long Jump 7 2.00 24- 5.50 7.45m 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS Long Jump 8 1.00 24-11.75 7.61m 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump 20 0.00 23- 1.50 7.05m 21.00 Justin Byrd Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2012 AUBURN INVITATIONAL 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 5 4.00 8.15 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR 110 Meter Hurdles 4 5.00 14.71 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 110 Meter Hurdles 6 3.00 14:85 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 6 0.75 3:17.90 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 3 3.00 14.45 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 110 Meter Hurdles 8 1.00 14.30 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 8 1.00 14.82 17.75 Dominick Cabrera Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 10000 Meters 7 2.00 33:06.70 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 3 3.00 15:27.31 5.00 David Forrester Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 3000 Meters (I) 3 6.00 7:57.93 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 3000 Meters (I) 2 8.00 8:02.64 03/03/2012 NOTRE DAME INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 3 6.00 3:59.13 04/29/2012 PAYTON JORDON INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 8 1.00 3:44.67 05/12/2012 VIRGINIA CHALLENGE 1500 Meters 3.00 3:41.44 24.00 Mike Fout Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 10000 Meters 3 6.00 29:32.43 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 5000 Meters 2 8.00 14:04.10 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 10000 Meters 4 5.00 30:11.21 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 10000 Meters 15 0.00 29:47.25 19.00 Darrin Gibson Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2012 AUBURN INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 2 8.00 1:52.54 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 10:24.44 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 3 6.00 1:48.78 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 800 Meters (I) 5 4.00 1:49.36 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters (I) 2 8.00 1:49.42 04/07/2012 FLORIDA RELAYS 800 Meters 6 3.00 1:48.75 04/07/2012 FLORIDA RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:20.88 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 2 4.00 1:50.19 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 800 Meters 2 8.00 1:48.08 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay 3 1.50 3:09.65 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 2 8.00 1:48.11 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 4 5.00 1:49.80 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 800 Meters 0.00 1:48.84 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters 24 0.00 2:11.40 58.75 Terril Gibson Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2012 AUBURN INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:15.94 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:17.10 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 6 0.75 3:17.90 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 4 2.00 49.24 5.25 Tremaine Grant Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2012 AUBURN INVITATIONAL 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 7 2.00 7.94 01/21/2012 AUBURN INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:15.94 3.25 John Grellner Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 10:24.44 2.00 Kemar Hyman Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2012 AUBURN INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 2 8.00 6.56 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 0.00 6.76 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 1 10.00 6.58 03/10/2012 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 3 6.00 6.57 04/07/2012 FLORIDA RELAYS 100 Meters 2 8.00 10.14 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 1 1.25 39.26 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 100 Meters 1 10.00 10.07 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.08 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 3 1.50 40.79 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 100 Meters 0.00 10.18 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.05 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 Meters 6 3.00 10.04 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 38.57 07/07/2012 WORLD CHALLENGE 100 Meters 1 0.00 9.95 54.75 Maxwell Hyman Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:17.10 1.25 John Kennedy Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR Pole Vault 8 1.00 14-11.50 4.56m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Pole Vault 7T 1.00 15- 5.00 4.70m 03/31/2012 NORTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 8 1.00 14-11.00 4.55m 3.00 Andrew LaHaye Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL Pole Vault (I) 7T 1.50 16- 5.00 5.00m 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE Pole Vault (I) 4 5.00 16- 6.75 5.05m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault (I) 6T 2.00 16- 6.75 5.05m 03/02/2012 ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE Pole Vault (I) 1T 9.00 17- 0.75 5.20m 03/16/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 6 3.00 16- 4.75 5.00m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 4 1.25 40.84 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Pole Vault 2T 6.00 16-10.75 5.15m 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 1 5.00 17- 5.00 5.31m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Pole Vault 6 3.00 16- 8.75 5.10m 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 6 3.00 17- 0.75 5.20m 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS Pole Vault 6T 2.50 17- 5.50 5.32m 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault 9 0.00 17- 8.50 5.40m 41.25 David Lhamonie Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR Hammer 4 5.00 168- 2.00 51.26m 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR Discus 4 5.00 151- 7.25 46.21m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Hammer 4 5.00 163- 9.25 49.92m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Discus 8 1.00 152-11.25 46.62m 03/31/2012 NORTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL Hammer 7 2.00 169- 5.50 51.65m 04/07/2012 FLORIDA RELAYS Discus 7 2.00 157- 8.50 48.07m 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Discus 4 2.00 144- 5.50 44.03m 22.00 Paul Madzivire Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 4 5.00 6.78 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 5 4.00 24- 8.50 7.53m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 1 10.00 25- 2.00 7.67m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump 1 10.00 24-10.00 7.57m 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Long Jump 3 6.00 24-10.00 7.57m 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS Long Jump 20 0.00 24- 0.25 7.32m 35.00 Drew Marcello Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR Pole Vault 6 3.00 15- 5.50 4.71m 03/16/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 8 1.00 16- 0.75 4.90m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Pole Vault 5T 3.50 16- 4.75 5.00m 04/07/2012 FLORIDA RELAYS Pole Vault 7 2.00 16- 8.75 5.10m 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 3 3.00 16- 9.25 5.11m 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 7 2.00 15- 9.25 4.81m 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS Pole Vault 35T 0.00 16- 5.75 5.02m 14.50 Maurice Mitchell Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 200 Meters (I) 3 6.00 21.19 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 3 1.50 3:10.37 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 2 8.00 6.67 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) 1 10.00 20.93 03/02/2012 ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE 60 Meters (I) 1 10.00 6.61 03/02/2012 ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE 200 Meters (I) 1 10.00 20.72 03/10/2012 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 6 3.00 6.59 03/10/2012 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) 3 6.00 20.60 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 2 2.00 3:08.90 04/07/2012 FLORIDA RELAYS 200 Meters 1 10.00 20.08 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 1 1.25 39.26 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 100 Meters 2 8.00 10.17 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters 1 10.00 20.65 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.08 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay 3 1.50 3:09.65 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 100 Meters 2 8.00 10.15 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 100 Meters 1 10.00 10.19 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.00 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 100 Meters 0.00 10.15 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 200 Meters 1 10.00 20.13 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.05 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 Meters 3 6.00 10.03 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters 1 10.00 20.23 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 38.57 140.75 Pablo Navarette Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2012 AUBURN INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 6 3.00 1:54.31 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 1 8.00 1:51.47 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 10:24.44 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 3 1.50 3:10.37 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 4 2.00 1:52.87 16.50 Stephen Newbold Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 8 0.25 3:13.42 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 400 Meters (I) 4 5.00 47.34 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 3 1.50 3:10.37 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters (I) 1 10.00 47.78 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) 3 6.00 21.38 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 4 1.25 40.84 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 200 Meters 5 4.00 21.36 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 400 Meters 2 8.00 46.97 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay 3 1.50 3:09.65 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.00 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 200 Meters 24 0.00 20.99 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.05 42.50 Brandon O'Conner Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 8 0.25 3:13.42 04/07/2012 FLORIDA RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:20.88 1.50 Breandan O'Neill Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 10000 Meters 1 10.00 29:30.00 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 5000 Meters 5 4.00 14:11.12 04/29/2012 PAYTON JORDON INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 5 4.00 13:41.56 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 5000 Meters 28 0.00 14:28.81 18.00 Seth Proctor Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== / / 10000 Meters 0.00 29:26.09 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 7 2.00 8:16.65 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 5000 Meters (I) 8 1.00 14:25.91 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 10000 Meters 37 0.00 31:36.11 3.00 Michael Putnam Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 5 4.00 59-11.75 18.28m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 1 10.00 63- 0.00 19.20m 03/10/2012 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 11 0.00 61- 1.50 18.63m 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Shot Put 1 10.00 55- 9.25 17.00m 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Discus 2 8.00 159- 2.25 48.52m 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Shot Put 6 3.00 53- 6.50 16.32m 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL Discus 2 8.00 166- 1.25 50.63m 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS Shot Put 9 0.00 60- 8.75 18.51m 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put 22 0.00 58- 3.75 17.77m 43.00 Sean Quinn Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 10000 Meters 5 4.00 32:21.46 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters 1 5.00 8:47.62 9.00 Daniel Salgado Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Heptathlon (I) 6 3.00 4717 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 4 0.00 7.24 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 5 0.00 20- 9.75 6.34m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 10 0.00 33-11.25 10.34m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump (I) 5 0.00 5-11.50 1.82m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 2 0.00 8.28 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault (I) 11 0.00 10- 9.50 3.29m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 1000-Meter Run (I) 6 0.00 2:50.06 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:17.10 03/16/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 3 6.00 14.72 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Decathlon 1 10.00 6054 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 6 0.75 3:17.90 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Decathlon 9 0.00 5628 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 100 Meters 7 0.00 11.34 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 400 Meters 3 0.00 49.98 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP High Jump 4T 0.00 6- 2.00 1.88m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump 5 0.00 21- 8.00 6.60m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Shot Put 10 0.00 30-11.00 9.42m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 110 Meter Hurdles 3 0.00 14.90 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Discus 11 0.00 84- 1.00 25.63m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Pole Vault NH 0.00 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Javelin 11 0.00 119- 5.25 36.40m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 1500 Meters 10 0.00 5:05.55 21.00 Kieran Showler-Davis Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 6 0.75 3:17.90 04/07/2012 FLORIDA RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:20.88 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 3 1.50 40.79 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 38.57 5.50 Markindey Sineus Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2012 AUBURN INVITATIONAL Weight Throw (I) 6 3.00 57- 8.50 17.59m 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL Weight Throw (I) 8 1.00 55- 3.00 16.84m 03/03/2012 UNF SPRING BREAK OUTDOOR Hammer 2 8.00 178- 3.00 54.33m 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Hammer 1 5.00 171- 3.50 52.21m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Hammer 4 5.00 189- 7.25 57.79m 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Hammer 5 4.00 182- 5.25 55.61m 26.00 Garrett Singletary Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/16/2012 SOUTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL Javelin 5 4.00 174- 6.00 53.19m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Javelin 6 3.00 173-11.00 53.01m 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Javelin 2 4.00 168-10.00 51.46m 11.00 Chris Snow Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Heptathlon (I) 11 0.00 4356 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 9 0.00 7.48 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 11 0.00 19- 4.75 5.91m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 8 0.00 34- 6.75 10.53m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump (I) 10 0.00 5- 8.00 1.73m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 10 0.00 9.53 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault (I) 7 0.00 12- 5.25 3.79m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 1000-Meter Run (I) 3 0.00 2:47.69 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Decathlon 2 8.00 5666 8.00 Horatio Williams Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2012 AUBURN INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:15.94 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 6 3.00 6.81 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 3 6.00 21.44 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 8 0.25 3:13.42 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 200 Meters (I) 2 8.00 21.02 02/11/2012 SPIRE INSTITUTE 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 3 1.50 3:10.37 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 4 5.00 6.69 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) 2 8.00 21.17 03/02/2012 ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE 60 Meters (I) 4 5.00 6.66 03/02/2012 ARKANSAS LAST CHANCE 200 Meters (I) 4 5.00 20.83 03/10/2012 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) 5 4.00 20.77 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 2 2.00 3:08.90 04/07/2012 FLORIDA RELAYS 200 Meters 8 1.00 20.57 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 1 1.25 39.26 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 100 Meters 6 3.00 10.40 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters 2 8.00 20.64 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.08 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 100 Meters 3 6.00 10.19 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 1 10.00 20.70 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 100 Meters 8 1.00 10.26 05/12/2012 GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.00 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 100 Meters 0.00 10.32 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 200 Meters 6 3.00 20.47 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.05 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 Meters 23 0.00 10.39 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters 3 6.00 20.69 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 38.57 97.75 Phillip Young Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2012 ALABAMA INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 6 2.00 48- 2.50 14.69m 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 8 0.25 3:13.42 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 2 8.00 52- 0.75 15.87m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 6 3.00 23-10.75 7.28m 02/25/2012 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump (I) 6 3.00 49-10.00 15.19m 03/10/2012 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump (I) 6 3.00 52- 6.00 16.00m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS Long Jump 2 8.00 24- 4.25 7.42m 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 2 2.00 3:08.90 03/31/2012 NORTH FLORIDA INVITATIONAL Long Jump 3 6.00 23- 5.25 7.14m 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Triple Jump 2 4.00 49- 8.75 15.16m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump 4 5.00 24- 5.00 7.44m 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Triple Jump 2 8.00 53- 5.75 16.30m 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Long Jump 4 5.00 25- 0.75 7.64m 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Triple Jump 2 8.00 52- 0.50 15.86m 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS Long Jump 40 0.00 22- 4.50 6.82m 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS Triple Jump 9 0.00 51- 2.50 15.61m 06/09/2012 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump 10 0.00 51- 1.50 15.58m 65.25 Jakub Zivec Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== / / 1500 Meters 0.00 3:44.65 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 2 4.00 3:50.32 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 1500 Meters 6 3.00 3:48.09 05/26/2012 NCAA REGIONALS 1500 Meters 20 0.00 3:47.64 7.00 AJ del Valle Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2012 ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 10:24.44 2.00 Rachmil van Lamoen Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/24/2012 FSU RELAYS 200 Meters 2 8.00 21.25 04/07/2012 FLORIDA RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:20.88 04/14/2012 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 1 1.25 39.26 04/21/2012 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters 8 1.00 21.46 05/05/2012 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 4x100-Meter Relay 3 1.50 40.79 13.00