Florida State Men's Track & Field - 2015-16 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bob Braman, Head Coach
Ricky Argro, Sprints & Relays
David Beauchem, Director of Operations
Brandon Hon, Director Sprints & Relays, Director Hurdles
Terry Long, Volunteer Assistant
Ngoni Makusha, Volunteer Assistant
Dennis Nobles, Director of Field Events, Pole Vault, Jumps, Multis
Wilma Proctor, Volunteer Assistant
Dan Schaefer, Strength and Conditioning
Dorian Scott, Throws

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2015-16 Track & Field Record Book


2015-16 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Christian Aman, MD, Lake Mary

Edward Clarke, S, Kingston, Jamaica

Andy Coscoran, MD, Balbriggan, Ireland

Christopher Daniels, J, Sugar Land, TX

Keniel Grant, J-S, Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Darryl Haraway, S, Upper Marlboro, MD

Harry Mulenga, D, Chililabombwe, Zambia

Tyson Murray, D, Tallahassee

Dante Newberg, M, Tampa

Santiago Pardo, D, Madrid, Spain

Raheem Robinson, S, Kingston, Jamaica

Will Simons, MD, Hartland, WI

Armani Wallace, J, Orlando


2015-16 Roster - By Name

L
T                                    PY
R Name                  Pos     Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Christian Aman        MD      Fr        Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
* Ben Bonhurst          T       So   *    Smithtown, NY (Smithtown West)
  William Bridges       D       Sr-R      Orlando (Edgewater)
* Stefan Brits          LJ      Sr-R ***  Cape Town, South Africa (Paul Roos Gymnasium)
* Jake Burton           MD      Jr-R **   Stuart (Martin County)
* Ashton Butler         J       So        Nassau, Bahamas (Bolles)
* Matt Butler           MD      So        Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* D'Mitry Charlton      H       Fr-R      Nassau, Bahamas (Queen's College)
* Edward Clarke         S       Fr        Kingston, Jamaica (Calabar)
  Andy Coscoran         MD      Fr        Balbriggan, Ireland (Saint Mary's Diocesan)
* Chadrick DaCosta      T       Jr   **   Kingston, Jamaica (Kingston College)
  Christopher Daniels   J       Fr        Sugar Land, TX (Clements)
  Max del Monte         D       Jr-R      Tampa (Chamberlain)
  Austin Droogsma       T       Jr   **   Gulf Breeze (Gulf Breeze)
* Cayman Ellis          PV      Jr   *    Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)
  Abdin Fator           D       Jr        Tampa (Sickles)
  Jack Goodwin          D       Sr-R      Bedford, England (Wootton Upper/Bedfordshire)
* Keniel Grant          J-S     Jr        Brampton, Ontario, Canada (Kingston College/Texas Tech)
  Michael Hall          MD      So        Cincinnati, OH (Saint Xavier)
* Darryl Haraway        S       Fr        Upper Marlboro, MD (DeMatha Catholic)
* Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga
                        HJ      Sr   ***  Vitacura, Chile (Colegio San Benito)
* Fredrick Jones        T       Fr-R      Miami (Miami Central)
  Bryce Kelley          D       So-R      Hope Valley, RI (Chariho)
  Stanley Linton        D       Jr-R *    Crawfordville (Wakulla)
* Matt Magee            MD      So-R *    Lutz (Steinbrenner)
* Nicholas Medich       HJ      Sr   **   Tampa (Jesuit)
  Travis Michaud        JAV     Sr-R *    Wellington (Wellington)
* Alistair Moona        S       Sr   *    Montego Bay, Jamaica (Mississippi State)
  Harry Mulenga         D       Jr        Chililabombwe, Zambia (Chililabombwe)
  Tyson Murray          D       Fr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
  Ben Najman            D       So        Freeport, Bahamas (Bishop Michael Eldon/Allen Community College)
* Dante Newberg         M       Fr        Tampa (Jesuit)
  Grant Nykaza          D       So-R      Beecher, IL (Beecher)
* Emmanuel Onyia        T       Sr   *    Montego Bay, Jamaica (Munro College/Minnesota)
  Santiago Pardo        D       Fr        Madrid, Spain (International School of Madrid)
* Jamal Pitts           S       Jr-R      Jacksonville (Paxon/North Florida)
  Samuel Pons           D       Sr-R      South Pasadena, CA (South Pasadena/Princeton)
  Namer Ray             H       Sr-R *    Camden, NJ (Brimm Medical Arts/Iowa Central CC)
  James Rhoden          H       Sr   *    Katy, TX (Cinco Ranch)
* Raheem Robinson       S       Fr        Kingston, Jamaica (Wolmer's Boys School)
  Ricardo Roy           S       Sr   *    West Palm Beach (King's Academy)
  Hunter Scott          D       Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
* Zak Seddon            D       Sr   **   Reading, England (Piggott)
  Will Simons           MD      Fr        Hartland, WI (Arrowhead)
* Stephen Sutherland    S       Sr        Kingston, Jamaica (Kingston College/Wayland Baptist)
* Otniel Teixeira       D       Sr   **   Miami (Lake Brantley/South Florida)
* Brandon Tirado        T       Fr-R      Naples (Gulf Coast/Tallahassee CC)
* Armani Wallace        J       Fr        Orlando (Colonial)
  Clayton Washburn      PV      So-R      Orlando (Olympia/North Florida)

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Brits Named National CoSIDA Academic All-American Of The Year.
Doctoral candidate is best-of-the best in men's track & field/cross country.

June 24, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Stefan Brits has distinguished himself as an elite athlete and scholar throughout his Florida State career and on Friday, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) conferred its top honor on the Seminoles' doctoral candidate in chemistry.

Brits headlines the 45-member 2016 Academic All-America Division I Men's Track & Field/Cross Country team as the 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year.

The Cape Town, South Africa native, who carries a 4.0 grade-point average as a graduate student in the doctoral chemistry program at FSU, joins Garrett Johnson (2006-07) as the second Seminole to collect Academic All-American of the Year honors. No other NCAA Division I track & field/cross country program has produced two separate Academic All-American of the Year selections.

"Most coaches never have anybody even in contention for the best scholar-athlete in our sport, particularly a sport like track & field, where there are literally tens of thousands of Division I athletes," Florida State coach Bob Braman said. "For him to be that special, that singular guy as Garrett Johnson, our Rhodes Scholar was, it's just unbelievable that I could have two guys that represented our program and go beyond All-American and Academic All-American, to be the best of the best. That's incredible. You can't even put it into words how special it is for our program."

Brits, who owns the top collegiate long jump mark in 2016 (8.22 meters/26-11.75) and will represent South Africa at the Olympic Games later this summer in Rio de Janeiro, was blown away by the news.

"It means that I've accomplished what I came here for, starting my freshman year," Brits said. "I came here to do both on a high level, not just to come here and just do track & field, because there's a life after track & field."

A five-time All-American on the track, highlighted by his third-place finish at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships, Brits becomes just the second Seminole to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors four times over the course of his career, joining Javier Garcia-Tunon.

"There is no more deserving person than Stefan in the whole country," Braman said. "It's not a surprise he got chosen because he's that good. It was really great that they were able to consider all of his graduate work…His graduate work has really been spectacular and of course, he has a real career outside the sport of athletics."

The Florida State Men's Track & Field/Cross Country programs have now produced 20 Academic All-America honorees since the inception of the CoSIDA program. The Seminole men trail only Nebraska (25) for the all-time lead among Division I programs.

"This means that the hard work that you've done wasn't for nothing, and that is was recognized by someone else…that you've worked hard for something and it paid off," Brits said. "It's good feeling to know that four or five years you've worked that hard and it has been recognized."

Brits earned his bachelor's degree in chemical science, posting a 3.938 grade-point average.

Braman has a special appreciation for Brits' academic acumen in chemistry.

"As a son of a chemistry professor, I'd put him at the top, of course," Braman added. "I think my perspective, and I've had 33 years of doing this, is shaped by chemistry because it was so difficult for me being the son of a chemistry professor. I think it's the hardest curriculum. Some people take to it and they're successful. Most people do not. It's a unique thing.

"I'd put him right up there with anybody I've ever coached, and I've seen people become extraordinarily successful in all walks of life. I think Stefan is going to be world-class in whatever he decides to do."

Brits has compiled a world class career since arriving at Florida State in January of 2012. He is the first Florida State athlete to represent the school while pursuing a doctoral degree. A four-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, he has been FSU's Elite 90 nominee at six NCAA Championship events over the course of his career. He is a three-time recipient of the Golden Torch Award for posting the team's highest GPA and a two-time winner of the Golden Nole Award, presented to an athlete who demonstrates comprehensive excellence.

Earlier this spring he was selected Florida State's top Male Student-Athlete of the Year, an honored bestowed upon him by the Atlantic Coast Conference.

On Wednesday, Brits was selected as the ACC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, capping a season that saw him break his own ACC Outdoor Championships record in the long jump (8.22 meters), which he had held since 2013. At the time Brits' conference title-winning leap was the sixth-best mark in the world and helped him secure a spot on South Africa's 2016 Olympic team.

In addition to winning the ACC title, Brits qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with the fourth-best mark at the NCAA East Preliminary (7.68m), though an injury prevented him from competing at the championship meet.

Brits is the fourth Florida State athlete to be named CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year, joining Johnson and former baseball standouts Buster Posey (2007-08) and James Ramsey (2011-12).


2015-16 All-Americans

Name                     NCAA Championships
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Stefan Brits             Long Jump (3rd) - Indoor

Jake Burton              800 Meters (14th) - Indoor - 2nd Team

Edward Clarke            4x100-Meter Relay (13th) - Outdoor - 2nd Team
                         100 Meters (16th) - Outdoor - 2nd Team

Darryl Haraway           4x100-Meter Relay (13th) - Outdoor - 2nd Team

Jamal Pitts              4x100-Meter Relay (13th) - Outdoor - 2nd Team

Raheem Robinson          4x100-Meter Relay (13th) - Outdoor - 2nd Team

Zak Seddon               3000 Meter Steeplechase (6th) - Outdoor

All-Americans -  7

2015-16 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
01/15
Ref
N
UAB BLAZER INVITE
Birmingham, Al
 
01/23
Ref
N
CONFERENCE CLASH
January 22-23, 2016, Birmingham, Al
 
01/30
Ref
N
RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL
January 29-30, 2016, Fayetteville, Ar
 
02/13
Ref
N
TYSON INVITATIONAL
February 12-13, 2016, Fayetteville, Ar
 
02/13
Ref
N
DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE
February 12-13, 2016, Boston, Ma
 
02/20
Ref
N
VIRGINIA TECH CHALLENGE
February 19-20, 2016, Blacksburg, Va
 
02/20
Ref
N
UCS INVITATIONAL
Winston-Salem, NC
 
02/27
Ref
N
ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
February 25-27, 2016, Boston, Ma
6th Place
03/12
Ref
N
NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
March 11-12, 2016, Birmingham, Al
37th Place
03/18
Ref
N
BULLS INVITATIONAL
March 17-18, 2016, Tampa, Fl
 
03/26
Ref
H
FSU RELAYS
March 25-26, 2016
 
04/02
Ref
N
FLORIDA RELAYS
March 31-April 2, 2016, Gainesville, Fl
 
04/02
Ref
N
STANFORD INVITATIONAL
April 1-2, 2016, Palo Alto, Ca
 
04/02
Ref
N
TEXAS RELAYS
March 30-April 2, 2016, Austin, Tx
 
04/09
Ref
A
UCLA
Tri-Meet
W 70-60
04/09
Ref
N
UTAH STATE
Tri-Meet, Los Angeles, Ca
W 71-58
04/16
Ref
H
SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL
April 15-16, 2016
 
04/22
Ref
N
TOM JONES INVITATIONAL
April 22, 2016, Gainesville, Fl
 
04/30
Ref
N
PENN RELAYS
April 28-30, 2016, Philadelphia, Pa
 
04/30
Ref
N
JACE LACOSTE INVITATIONAL
Starkville, Ms
 
05/01
Ref
N
PAYTON JORDAN INVITATIONAL
Palo Alto, Ca
 
05/04
Ref
N
UNF TWILIGHT
Jacksonville, Fl
 
05/15
Ref
H
ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 13-15, 2016
4th Place
05/28
Ref
N
NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY
May 26-28, 2016, Jacksonville, Fl
 
06/11
Ref
N
NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 8-11, 2016, Eugene, Or
64th Place
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    2- 0     0- 0     1- 0     1- 0


2016 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
INDOOR
 1  SYRACUSE               88
 2  CLEMSON                76.5
 3  VIRGINIA               64
 4  NORTH CAROLINA STATE   62
 5  VIRGINIA TECH          58
 6  FLORIDA STATE          55
 7  NOTRE DAME             45
 8  MIAMI                  44
 9  LOUISVILLE             38.5
10  PITTSBURGH             28
11  WAKE FOREST            27
12  DUKE                   26
13  GEORGIA TECH           25
14  NORTH CAROLINA         23
 
OUTDOOR
 1  VIRGINIA TECH         129
 2  NORTH CAROLINA STATE   93
 3  VIRGINIA               80
 4t FLORIDA STATE          72
 4t NORTH CAROLINA         72
 6  LOUISVILLE             61.5
 7  CLEMSON                61
 8  MIAMI                  58
 9  SYRACUSE               48
10  PITTSBURGH             43
11  NOTRE DAME             32
12  WAKE FOREST            27
13  DUKE                   26.5
14  GEORGIA TECH           15

UAB BLAZER INVITE
01/15/2016, Birmingham, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Three Wins, Six Top 10 Marks Highlight Track Opener
New Noles handle the moment as indoor season gets started.

BIRMINGHAM, AL – It would have been understandable had the enormity of the moment caught up with the Florida State indoor track & field teams Friday at the season-opening UAB Blazer Invitational meet. Afterall, 26 of the Seminoles were competing in garnet and gold for the first time, including 19 who had never previously run an indoor meet.

Successfully navigating those built-in obstacles, the FSU women and men performed admirably at the Birmingham CrossPlex, combining for three event wins and a host of personal-best performances. The Seminole women were especially impressive, collecting six new top 10 marks in program history.

Sasha- Ann Lebert, a graduate student transfer from Florida A&M, wasted no time setting the stage in her Seminole debut. Competing in the weight throw, she unleashed a two-meter lifetime-best for the win. Lebert’s winning throw of 19.56 meters (64-2.25) not only outdistanced the field by a wide margin, but checked in as the No. 3 mark in program history.

“Coming in from another school I had to learn how to adapt and change,” said Lebert, who has embraced the concepts of FSU throws coach Dorian Scott. “At the beginning it was tough. It wasn’t something that I was used to.”

“I’m really excited and a lot more confident because I knew I had a coach who was working to correct things that needed to be corrected. Plus, it’s another level of competition that I really wanted to compete in and enjoy being in that atmosphere.”

Lebert, who is completing her master’s degree in public administration, smashed her previous best of 17.45 meters on her first attempt and never looked back.

“It’s great to see where I am right now after taking a year off and getting back to it,” she added.

“Now I see where I’m at and what I need to focus on moving forward.”

Led by another graduate student transfer, Meme Jean, the Seminoles had three athletes register top-10 marks in the 60-meter hurdles. Jean and teammate Nicole Setterington advanced to the finals against a stout field to finish fifth and seventh, respectively.

Jean’s time of 8.34 in the final was not only the fastest opener of her career, but the No. 4 time in FSU history, as she edged past Seminole legend Kim Batten. Setterington registered a lifetime-best mark of 8.42; good for No. 6 on FSU’s top 10 list.

“I expected to do something close to my PR because my training has been so good,” said Jean, who is a transfer from Charleston Southern. “Opening up with an 8.34 is pretty good.

“I was very excited. I kind of surprised myself a little. After the prelims, I knew I had to step up for finals. My race was not together at all, but in the finals, my technique was pretty bad but I kind of made up what I did in prelims.”

Nebraska transfer Melissa-Maree Farrington narrowly missed the finals in the 60 hurdles, but her 8.48 preliminary round mark is the ninth-fastest is FSU annals.

The Seminoles received a 1-2 finish from Georgia Peel (9:33.48) and Bridget Blake (9:36.39) in the 3000-meter run, with Blake establishing a new personal-best in the event. Christine Griggs placed fifth (10:02.63) in her indoor debut. Chelsea Jarvis was the runner-up in the mile (4:53.53).

Veteran long jumpers Der’Renae Freeman and Jogaile Petrokaite finished third and fourth, with Petrokaite leaping 6.16 meters (20-2.50) to crack FSU’s top 10 in the event at No. 9.

Kiara Wright registered a new personal-best in the high jump, placing fifth by clearing 1.74m (5-8.50), which is No. 5 on the top-10 list.

Among the youngest Seminoles competing, Shauna Helps placed fifth in the 200 (24.83) and fellow freshman Shaquania Dorsett was seventh in the 400 (55.15). They were among a handful of first-year Noles who had never seen an indoor track before Thursday’s practice session, having grown up in Jamaica and the Bahamas, respectively.

Injuries have prevented Madison Harris from racing on the track since placing second in the 800 at the 2014 FHSAA 2A state championship meet. In her first meet since then – and her first ever indoors – Harris used a big kick over the final half-lap to win her 800 heat and finish eighth overall (2:15.38).

Junior Chad DaCosta delivered the FSU men their lone win of the day, capturing the shot put with a best mark of 16.63 meters (54-8.25).

The Seminoles also logged four second-place finishes, including one from freshman sprinter Darryl Haraway in the 200. Haraway opened up his career with a 21.60, which wasn’t exactly what he hoped for, but encouraging for a starting point.

“I expected to do better than I did today, but it was my first meet, so I wasn’t too mad at myself,” said the Maryland native who starred at DeMatha Catholic.

“I learned to worry about my race, have fun and not press. I know I pressed today because I was trying to run something real, real fast. I still need more experience and practice on these curves.”

Matt Butler used a big surge off the final curve to nab a second-place finish in the 800 (1:55.07), with teammate Matt Magee close behind (1:55.37) in fourth. Redshirt freshman Brandon Tirado made his collegiate debut in the weight throw count with a top mark of 16.67 meters (54.-8.25) to place second.

The 4x400 relay team of Stephen Sutherland, Ricardo Roy, Alistair Moona and D’Mitry Charlton put together a runner-up finish in 3:14.55.

Freshman triple jumper Armani Wallace noted a third-place finish in his collegiate debut with a top mark of 15.18 (49-9.75).

All in all, it was a performance that FSU coach Bob Braman said his young teams can build on.

“What you come here to do is not to lay down some huge marks – if they come that’s great – but you come here to see, ‘Where am I and can I see where I’m trying to get?’” Braman said. “A lot of people look like they’re going to be successful at the ACC level.

“We had some wins and that’s always good…There are a lot of positives. We have to make sure these kids realize next week, when the bar gets raised and the competition is really good…that we come in and compete like we did this week.”

Noles add another event win on Saturday.

A handful of FSU athletes hung around to compete in Saturday's Vulcan Invitational at the CrossPlex. Melissa-Maree Farrington made that decision pay off by capturing the women's long jump with a leap of 5.89m (19-4). Grete Sadeiko finished third (5.63m/18-5.75).

Event 1 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Darryl Haraway                    21.60    8
 13    Raheem Robinson                   22.23   
 22    Edward Clarke                     22.51   

Event 2 - 400 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 30    James Rhoden                      50.56   

Event 3 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Matt Butler                     1:55.07    8
  4    Matt Magee                      1:55.37    5

Event 4 - 60 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 24    Dante Newberg                      8.78   

Event 5 - High Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga      6- 8.75    2.05m    4
  7    Nicholas Medich                6- 4.75    1.95m    2

Event 6 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Cayman Ellis                  15- 5       4.70m    4
 11    Clayton Washburn              14-11       4.55m   

Event 7 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Keniel Grant                  23- 4       7.11m    4
  6    Stefan Brits                  23- 2.75    7.08m    3
 19    Dante Newberg                 21- 0.50    6.41m   

Event 8 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Armani Wallace                49- 9.75   15.18m    6
  8    Ashton Butler                 47- 9      14.55m    1

Event 9 - Shot Put
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Chadrick DaCosta              54- 6.75   16.63m   10

Event 10 - Weight Throw
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Brandon Tirado                54- 8.25   16.67m    8


CONFERENCE CLASH
01/23/2016, January 22-23, 2016, Birmingham, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Stack Three Silvers On Day 1 Of Conference Clash.
Lebert, Griggs and DMR lead the way in Birmingham.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Florida State's Sasha-Ann Lebert, Christine Griggs and the women's distance medley relay carried Friday's opening action for the Seminoles at the Conference Clash, with each claiming runner-up event finishes at the CrossPlex indoor track facility.

Lebert placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 19.11 meters (62-8.50) and Griggs put together a late big surge for second in the 5000 meters (17:18.11).

In the final event of the night the Seminole quartet of Chelsea Jarvis, Shaquania Dorsett, Georgia Peel and Bridget Blake rolled to the No. 10 time in program history (11:19.11), just behind Purdue for the win.

"I thought the distance ladies had a good night," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "The DMR put themselves in a good position for ACC's and Christine Griggs ran a strong race to get second.

"Sasha-Ann continues to impress and she's getting very consistent with her 19-meter throws. A 20-plus [meter] throw is definitely coming soon."

Lebert, a winner at the CrossPlex last week in her Seminole debut, led the competition heading into the finals but was eclipsed by Ole Miss' Raven Saunders, who is the current world leader in the shot put.

Griggs, a senior competing in just the second indoor meet of her career, methodically reeled in the field in the 5000 meters. Moving from sixth to second over the final 10 laps around the banked, 200-meter Mondo surface. A full 12 seconds off the lead with 800 meters (four laps) to go, Griggs merely ran out of room in her chase to catch Texas winner Katie Ruhala (11:16.57).

The FSU women's distance medley relay team was equally impressive in its first endeavor of the season. A big, late move by Jarvis on her opening 1200-meter led (3:27.4) put the Noles in front and Dorsett, a freshman, held it with her 55.1 400 split. Peel followed with a 2:11.4 800-meter split, relinquishing the lead on the final turn, but setting up Blake for a 10-lap battle with Purdue over the final 1600-meter led.

Blake brought the baton home in 4:45.1, but could not reel in the Boilermakers' anchor Katie Hoevet. Purdue won in a facility record 11:16.44, which is good for the early national lead. The Seminoles also smashed the previous facility mark with the second-fastest time in the country thus far this season.

In addition to the opening day finals, freshman Edward Clarke qualified for Saturday's 60-meter dash final (6.79). It was the first 60-meter dash of the Jamaican youngster's career.

Meme Jean (8.35) and Nicole Setterington (8.40) advanced to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles as the No. 5 and No. 8 seeds. Setterington set a new personal-best for the second consecutive weekend, while Melissa-Maree Farrington missed the finals by one-thousandth of a second, also registering a life-time best 8.40. All three were in the same heat, which was won by Jean.

"The women's hurdlers were also a high point for us," Braman said. "Nicole and Melissa PR'd and Meme won her heat in a smooth and controlled effort.

"I thought Edward ran really well, especially in his first collegiate 60, and against a strong field. He'll have a chance at an even bigger race in the final tomorrow."

Freshman Shauna Helps failed to reach the 60-meter dash finals, but her 14th-place time of 7.48 is the 11th-swiftest in FSU program history.

In addition to the finals qualifiers, senior high jumper Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga soared to his second consecutive high jump clearance of 2.05 meters (6-8.75), which was good enough for seventh place overall.

"Cristobal has been jumping consistently 2.05 meters and you can feel that a lifetime best is really close," Braman said.

The young Seminoles aren't through, as action resumes Saturday at 11 a.m. in the unique, dual-meet scored event, which pits eight Southeastern Conference schools against a collection of seven schools from the four remaining Power 5 conferences.

With one day in the book, the Power 4 challengers lead the SEC women 28-24, while the SEC holds a 28-21 lead on the men's side.

Saturday's competition will see the Seminoles send Der'Renae Freeman and Jogaile Petrokaite into action in a highly anticipated long jump competition, while Kiara Wright will try and build on her indoor best high jump, set last week.

Peel and Blake will be in the fast heat of the women's mile, while Jarvis should be among the top contenders in the 800. Otniel Teixeira will make his indoor season debut in the mile for the men.

"Overall I think the majority of our athletes didn't let the big stage get to them," Braman said. "Now we have to start having some breakthroughs. We have some big opportunities tomorrow on both sides, so we're really excited about that."


Track Noles Add Three More Silvers, Two Bronze On Final Day.
FSU rolls up six ACC-leading marks at Conference Clash.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - With contributions coming from a variety of event areas, Florida State's indoor track & field teams left Saturday's Conference Clash at the Birmingham CrossPlex with some early-season momentum.

Long jumper Der'Renae Freeman and Bristish-born middle distance standouts Georgia Peel and Chelsea Jarvis capped an especially productive weekend for the Seminole women with second-place finishes, while hurdler Meme Jean added a third-place finish.

Freshman sprinter Edward Clarke provided the FSU men with their top finish of the weekend, finishing third in the 60-meter dash finals.

In all, the Seminoles finished the two-day meet pitting the SEC against other Power Four conference programs competing, with six ACC-leading performances.

"Der'Renae was spectacular this weekend," FSU coach Bob Braman said of his senior All-American. "Her long jump is really strong on the runway and her 60-meter sprint is really coming along."

It took a nation-leading mark by the defending outdoor national champion to beat Freeman, who recorded the second-best indoor mark of her career. Freeman sailed 6.35 meters (20-10) - her best indoor mark in two seasons - to finish behind Alabama's Quanesha Banks. Banks landed a 6.71m (22-0.25) mark on her final attempt of the competition.

"I feel real blessed; I feel real good," said Freeman, who came up one position short of qualifying for last year's NCAA Indoor Championships. Now she owns the nation's fourth-best mark and carries plenty of momentum moving forward.

"It's exciting to know the season is going to be a great one because I've worked hard and all the hard work is coming to pass."

Clarke ran 6.79 on Friday to advance to the finals, and matched that time in Saturday's finale, running down USC's Adoree Jackson and Texas' Aldrich Bailey over the final 20 meters to claim the bronze.

"I can't say enough about Edward," said Braman, after Clarke put down the No. 2 time in the ACC this season. "He beat some really good sprinters. Third-place in his 60-meter collegiate debut at a meet of this caliber is pretty stout."

"I can say I'm satisfied to an extent," Clarke said. "I'm looking forward to being even better. It's my second track meet, so I can't question myself. I expect to do better than the previous meet. I've just got to train harder."

Jean and Nicole Setterington represented the Seminoles well in the 60-meter hurdle finals, finishing third and fifth. Jean overcame a slow start to post a season-best time of 6.32 - tops in the ACC this season - while Setterington closed in 6.48.

"Meme had another strong race," Braman said of the Charleston Southern transfer. "She beat some All-SEC hurdlers on her way to a third-place finish."

The Seminole women were especially productive in the distance events all weekend and Saturday was no exception. One day after Christine Griggs and the distance medley relay delivered runner-up finishes, Peel and Jarvis - members of the DMR - followed suit.

Racing in the fast heat of the mile, Peel and teammate Bridget Blake, methodically mowed through the field over the final 800. Peel's late surge - she closed in 33 seconds around the 200-meter banked track - produced an ACC-leading time of 4:49.87, as she merely ran out of space in her attempt to run down Vanderbilt's Katherine Delaney (4:49.35).

Blake, who anchored the DMR in 4:45 on Friday, backed it up with a personal-best 4:52.11 for fifth place.

"Georgia Peel ran well and nearly pulled off a come-from-behind victory and Bridget Blake had a really nice double with her personal-best [1600] anchor in the DMR and backing it up with a PR in the open mile today."

Jarvis, celebrating her 20th birthday, added her own ACC-leading performance in the 800 one day after leading off the DMR with a strong 1200-meter leg. The sophomore finished off a negative-split performance by closing in 31.5 for a time of 2:08.45, nearly nipping USC's Mikaela Smith (2:08.40) at the finish line.

"Chelsea Jarvis had a fantastic weekend as well, very nearly pulling off a big win on her birthday," Braman added.

Rounding out the highlights, Otniel Teixeira recorded a lifetime-best in the mile (4:07.75) to finish eighth, setting him up well for his specialty later in the season.

"That bodes well for his 800-meter bid for nationals," Braman said of Teixeira, who now has the top mile time in the ACC.

Chad DaCosta placed 11th in the shot put (17.27m/56-8), which was just off his lifetime-best.

The scoring contributions from the Seminole women enabled the collection of seven competing Power Four schools to edge the eight SEC teams, 85.5-84.5 inthe dual-meet scored Conference Challenge. The SEC men held the upper hand, 91-74.

Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Edward Clarke                      6.79    6
 39    Dante Newberg                      7.24   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 26    Jamal Pitts                       21.93   

Event 3 - 60 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 21    Dante Newberg                      8.73   

Event 4 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga      6- 8.75    2.05m    2
 13    Nicholas Medich                6- 4.75    1.95m   

Event 5 - Weight Throw
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 17    Brandon Tirado                48- 2.50   14.69m   

Event 6 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 27    James Rhoden                      50.60   

Event 7 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 17    Matt Magee                      1:54.70   
 21    Matt Butler                     1:56.02   

Event 8 - Mile Run
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  8    Otniel Teixeira                 4:07.75    1

Event 9 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 25    Ashton Butler                 21- 4       6.50m   

Event 10 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 11    Chadrick DaCosta              56- 8      17.27m   
 21    Dante Newberg                 32- 9       9.98m   


RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL
01/30/2016, January 29-30, 2016, Fayetteville, Ar

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Field Events Carry Noles As Razorback Invitational Begins
Brits, Freeman and Lebert shine for FSU indoor track teams.

January 29, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Feeling healthier than he has at almost any point in his Florida State career, Stefan Brits wanted to make the most of his first, full-approach long jump competition of the 2016 indoor track & field season.

The postgraduate student didn't waste any time, landing his best mark - indoors or outdoors - since 2013 on his first attempt, securing a third-place finish Friday night at the Razorback Invitational.

"It's more of a relief to be opening up your first meet jumping as far as you have in three years, at the end of the season," Brits said. "That's a lot of confidence. I came here and did exactly what we wanted to do; put my name in the books and go to nationals."

Brits' opening mark of 7.72 meters (25-4) was his best indoor mark since he leaped 7.80 at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships at the same Randal Tyson Track Center, which was good for a sixth-place finish. This time it stood up for a third-place finish against a stout field which produced the nation's top No. 1 and No. 3 marks this season.

Arkansas' Jarrion Lawson won in a nation-leading 8.17 meters, while Florida's KeAndre Bates was second (7.93).

"We'll be back in two weeks and hopefully go further from there," said Brits, who now owns the ninth-best mark in the country.

The top finish of the first of two days of competition was produced by Sasha-Ann Lebert, who continued her progression in the weight throw, unleashing a pair of new personal-best marks. Lebert's fifth throw of the competition carried 19.72 meters (64-8.50) and held up for a second-place finish.

Back on the runway, senior Der'Renae Freeman stood her ground against the finest women's long jumpers in the nation this season. Freeman put together an outstanding series, matching her season-best on her first attempt and then matching her lifetime-best on the second.

Freeman sailed 6.38 meters (20-11.25) - the eighth-best mark in the nation this season - but only good enough for fifth on the night against a loaded field of competitors.

"The field events and the veterans were the highlight for us today," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "Brits and Freeman probably solidified their trips to nationals and Sasha continues to impress. I thought JoJo [Jogaile Petrokaite] and Cristobal [Hurtado-Arteaga] competed well and have bigger jumps coming their way soon."

Petrokaite missed the women's long jump finals by one place with a preliminary round best of 6.12 meters (20-1), which was good for 10th overall. Hurtado-Arteaga tied for sixth-place in the men's high jump with a 2.04-meter (6-8.25) clearance.

The Seminole women also received an eighth-place scoring performance from sophomore Hannah Welsh in the high jump (1.61m/5-3.25).

Friday's competition also included the multi-events, which produced a mixed bag of results. Freshman Dante Newberg, competing in his first heptathlon, recorded new personal-best marks in the 60-meter dash (7.23), long jump (6.51m/21-4.25) and shot put (10.77m/35-4), and came within a half-inch of matching his lifetime-best in the high jump.

His first day, four-event total of 2721 points leaves him in 11th-place, with the 60 hurdles, pole vault and 1000-meter run remaining Saturday.

"It went pretty well and coach [Dennis] Nobles was happy," Newberg said. "I collegiate-PR'd in every event. You can always do better, but it was a good day.

"The hardest part of day two is always dialing with the soreness. I'll do all I can to have the best day-two I can."

Melissa-Maree Farrington was poised to turn in the second-best pentathlon score in FSU history when her day ended with a lap-two stumble into in the infield in the 800. The Australia native carried 3,228 points and a seventh-place standing into the final event, highlighted by solid efforts in the 60 hurdles (7.46), high jump (1.63m/5-4.25) and long jump (5.86m/19-2.75), only to have her day undone when she did not finish the 800.


Jean Leads Final Day Charge At Razorback Invitational.
Jarvis, Setterington, Haraway and Burton chip in scoring performances.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Meme Jean admitted she would be happy running “8.2-anything” in the 60-meter hurdles this indoor season; her first at Florida State as a graduate student in criminology.

The Charleston Southern graduate and Florida native will be re-evaluating those goals after her breakthrough performance Saturday at the Razorback Invitational.

Jean crushed her previous personal-best in the preliminary heat, running 8.17, then backed it up with an 8.15 second-place finish in the final. That’s the fourth-fastest collegiate time nationally this season and the swiftest by a Seminole since school record-holder Teona Rodgers ran 8.07 in the finals of the 2009 ACC Indoor Championships.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Jean, who is just three meets into her FSU career after sitting out last season to give birth to her daughter. “I was kind of getting tired of running 8.3’s. My PR is 8.23. I don’t like thinking too much about time, but coming into this meet I was hoping to at least run an 8.2-anything. I surprised myself with an 8.15.”

Jean came into the meet with a season-best time of 8.32 and a lifetime-best of 8.23, when she broke the Big South Conference record in 2014. With her performance she vaulted 2012 Olympian Anne Zagre and Kim Jones into second place all-time among Seminoles.

And had Jean not clipped the fifth and final hurdle, allowing Oregon’s Sasha Wallace to pass for the victory (8.05)?

“It could have been an 8.0,” Jean said, still beaming about the promise of what the future might hold. “My ultimate goal, even before having a baby, was to go 8.0-anything. Knowing that it’s in me – I feel it in me; I know I can run it and I could have done it today – but I clipped the last hurdle. That’s great.”

“That’s No. 2 all-time, and I like the fact that Meme had two good races and you can see there’s more there,” FSU coach Bob Braman said. “I’m really happy for Meme. She’s punched her ticket to nationals and that’s really good.”

As for holding the fourth-fastest time in the country?

“That’s somewhere I thought I’d never be,” Jean added.

Collectively, the Seminoles turned in a solid final day at the 12-team meet, featuring six of the nation’s seven ranked men’s teams and five of the nation’s top six women’s teams.

Nicole Setterington placed seventh in the 60-meter hurdle finals after a solid preliminary round time of 8.41. Chelsea Jarvis scored a fourth-place finish in the 800 with a season-best 2:07.11 to round on the scoring for the Seminole women, who placed 10th with 28.5 points.

Freshman Darryl Haraway advanced to his first collegiate final in the 60-meter dash and ran 6.71 to place fifth, improving on his preliminary round 6.78. Defending ACC indoor champion Jake Burton opened up his season with a seventh-place finish in the 800 (1:49.97) to account for the only other scoring performances by the Seminole men.

“I felt like overall, big picture, we competed from the track side much better today,” Braman said. “We’re not where we want to be but people can start to envision where we’re going to be. For us, there’s four weeks to conference. That’s the focus except for the super-elite group.

“I thought Darryl Haraway really acquitted himself really, really well after last meets’ false start. He ran two good races against really talented guys in his final. I thought the 800 guys did well; I thought Chelsea Jarvis ran well.”

In addition to the scoring performances the Seminoles registered a sizeable number of personal-bests and a handful of new top 10 marks.

Freshman Dante Newberg capped off his first career heptathlon with 4,793 points; the No. 4 mark in FSU history. Newberg registered collegiate career-best marks in all three events Saturday, including the 60-meter hurdles (8.56), pole vault (3.90m/12-9.50) and the 1000-meter run (3:02.96).

“Dante in his debut as a true freshman who had never done a heptathlon, he’s in the neighborhood of scoring at the ACC already with that,” Braman said.

Harry Mulenga made his indoor track debut for the Seminoles with a 4:07.03 mile; good for 10th all-time among Noles. Ashton Butler registered a personal-best triple jump (14.72m/48-4), while Matt Magee posted a new best in the 800 (1:53.11), as did Grant Nykaza in the 3000 (8:22.53).

On the women’s side, senior Jande Pierce came through with a personal-best 400 (55.47), completing a strong weekend of competition. Milers Bridget Blake (4:50.96) and Courteney West (5:05.37) clocked personal-best times.

“We got some things done here,” Braman said. “All we’re looking for right now is to compete hard and not allow the moment swallow us up. It’s not a coincidence that the older the athlete the better they’re performing right now.

“There’s no question that it’s a glass half-something and I’d like to look at it half-full. I think our attitude and our excitement about today is pretty good.”

Event 1 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 22    Jamal Pitts                       22.00   
 25    Alistair Moona                    22.13   
 26    Edward Clarke                     22.18   

Event 2 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6T   Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga      6- 8.25    2.04m    1.20

Event 3 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Stefan Brits                  25- 4       7.72m    6
 11    Keniel Grant                  24- 0.50    7.33m   

Event 4 - 60 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Darryl Haraway                     6.71    4
 15    Raheem Robinson                    6.88   
 16    Edward Clarke                      6.89   
 22    Keniel Grant                       6.96   

Event 5 - 400 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 16    Ricardo Roy                       48.86   
 17    Stephen Sutherland                48.86   

Event 6 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Jake Burton                     1:49.97    2
 11    Otniel Teixeira                 1:50.46   
 26    Matt Magee                      1:53.11   
 36    Matt Butler                     1:54.54   

Event 7 - Mile Run
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 11    Harry Mulenga                   4:07.03   

Event 8 - 3000 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 12    Grant Nykaza                    8:22.53   
 22    Andy Coscoran                   8:42.81   

Event 9 - 4x400-Meter Relay
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 11    Relay Team A                    3:18.45   
       1) Ricardo Roy
       2) Otniel Teixeira
       3) Jake Burton
       4) Matt Magee

Event 10 - Triple Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 11    Ashton Butler                 48- 4      14.73m   
 12    Armani Wallace                47-11.50   14.62m   

Event 11 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 11    Ben Bonhurst                  56- 2      17.12m   
 12    Chadrick DaCosta              55-10      17.02m   

Event 20 - Heptathlon
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 13    Dante Newberg                      4793   

Event 21 - 60 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                      7.23   

Event 22 - Long Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 21- 4.25    6.51m   

Event 23 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 35- 4      10.77m   

Event 24 - High Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                  6- 1.75    1.87m   

Event 25 - 60 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                      8.56   

Event 26 - Pole Vault
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 12- 9.50    3.90m   

Event 27 - 1000 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                   3:02.96   


TYSON INVITATIONAL
02/13/2016, February 12-13, 2016, Fayetteville, Ar

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Record Falls, Top 10 Marks Set By Track Noles.
Jarvis sets new 800 standard; Blake, Petrokaite offer lifetime bests.

February 12, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, AR and BOSTON, MA – A trio of Florida State ladies stole the show on the first of two days of indoor track & field competition on Saturday, at two separate meets.

Chelsea Jarvis broke her own school record in the 800 meters and Bridget Blake blasted her way onto FSU’s all-time top 10 list in the mile with an 11-second personal best. Those two performances came at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston.

Approximately 1,500 miles and one time zone away, Jogaile Petrokaite covered a lifetime-best 6.34 meters (20-9.75) on her second long jump attempt at the Tyson Invitational; good enough for the victory.

They provided the brightest fireworks on a day that produced more than a few bright spots.

"I was pleased with our focus and effort today,” FSU head coach Bob Braman, who accompanied the men’s and women’s distance groups to Boston University. “Chelsea and Bridget were spectacular. Those times easily qualified for Nationals last year. The Men's DMR [distance medley relay] was a tactical race, but we accomplished our goal of posting a time that will put us in the fast section at ACC's.

“The ladies stepped up nicely at Tyson. JoJo is the obvious highlight, but I like what Nicole [Setterington] and Peta-Gay [Williams] did today as well. Der'Renae’s 60-meter PB bodes well…and Grete [Sadeiko's] strong effort sets her up nicely for her ACC Nationals bid in the pentathlon.”

On a day dominated by the Seminole women, the FSU men’s distance medley relay got the ball rolling as the quartet of Zak Seddon, Alistair Moona, Otniel Teixeira and Harry Mulenga posted the fourth-fastest time in FSU history (9:48.37) in a runner-up finish to ACC rival Syracuse (9:47.43). Those are the top two marks in the conference this season.

Moments later Jarvis stepped on the track and delivered a breakthrough performance, placing fifth overall – she was the second collegian – in 2:04.45. Not only did the sophomore native of Great Britain native break her own previous school mark (2:05.18) with the fastest 800 of her career indoors or outdoors. It moved Jarvis into 10th place on the national descending order list in the event, with the top 16 spots qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

“It feels amazing and it’s definitely broken a mental barrier for me because I felt like I was stuck at 2:05 for way too long,” Jarvis said. “ACC’s are right around the corner and it has really given me a confidence boost going into that and set me up perfectly for it.

“The crazy thing is I know there is room to run faster because I made a couple of small mistakes in the race and I’m going to be sharpening up with a little bit of speed between now and ACC’s.”

Blake was next up for the Noles and the redshirt sophomore, who came into the race looking for a breakthrough, didn’t disappoint. Positioning herself well behind the early pace work from Jarvis, the Orlando native kept hammering away as the late pace quickened. When it was all done, Blake had shaved a stunning 11 seconds off her previous lifetime-best, finishing in 4:39.93 – the No. 10 time in FSU history.

“Well, I can officially say I am faster than my little brother - for now - which is the most exciting thing,” said Blake, who now owns the No. 2 time in the ACC this season and the 20th-fastest time nationally. “Other than that it’s great to see it finally come together. Based on workouts and training, we felt the fitness was there it was just a matter of doing it and being confident knowing that I could. I’m happy to know this puts me in a nice place as we will be heading into outdoor season and steeplechase before we know it.”

In final race of the night in Boston, senior Christine Griggs also carved out a spot on FSU’s all-time top 10 list, this time in the 5,000-meter run. Working patiently in a second group, the Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. native shredded her previous-best time by 25 seconds, finishing in 16:53.10 for the No. 8 spot on FSU’s all-time list.

In Fayetteville, Ark. at the Randal Tyson Track Center, Petrokaite turned in an outstanding series in the women’s long jump, capped by her lifetime-best leap – indoors or outdoors – of 6.34 meters (20-9.75) for the victory.

“It felt really nice,” said Petrokaite, who narrowly edged her previous best of 6.33m when she won the 2014 Lithuania junior national championship outdoors. “I thought and felt that I could have jumped further than that, but overall I’m really excited to hit an indoor PR.”

Petrokaite, who posted three marks better than her previous season-best, moved into eighth place on FSU’s all-time indoor list. Teammate Grete Sadeiko finished seventh with a top mark of 5.91 meters.

In the men’s long jump, junior Keniel Grant made his sixth and final jump of the night count, carrying 7.41 meters (24-4.75), to finish fourth. It was a season-best standard for the Texas Tech transfer, who moved from seventh to fourth on this season’s ACC list.

There were no shortage of solid efforts on the track for the Noles as well. Freshman Shaquania Dorsett registered a season-best 400-meter dash time of 54.78 – just outside FSU’s top 10 – to place 11th. On the men’s side, senior Ricardo Roy also turned in a lifetime-best of 48.28.

FSU’s deep women’s 60-meter hurdle group had a surprise leader as junior Nicole Setterington was the lone Nole to advance to the semifinals, posting a career-best time of 8.37 in the preliminary round. That solidified her No. 6 all-time ranking for the Noles. Setterington matched her 8.37 in the semifinal round, but was unable to secure a spot in the final.

Freshman Peta-Gay Williams, who has been nursing an injury since the opening meet of the season, found her stride in the preliminary round with a season-best mark of 8.46 which gave her sole possession of the No. 10 position all-time among Noles.

A pair of freshmen men made their way out of the preliminary round of the 60-meter dash competition as Darryl Haraway advanced by winning his heat in 6.77. Edward Clarke claimed the last spot in the semifinals on time with a solid 6.81 preliminary round. Haraway advanced to the finals for the second consecutive meet with a 6.76 in the semifinals, while Clarke failed to move on when he ran 6.82.

In a show of consistency, Haraway’s 6.78 in the finals was good enough to claim seventh place.

Der’Renae Freeman, one of the nation’s top long jumpers, matched her personal-best in the 60-meter dash by running 7.56 in the preliminary round. Freeman came back later in the evening with an eighth-place finish in the invitational long jump (6.22m).

The action continues in both Arkansas and Boston on Saturday for the Seminoles. Kellion Knibb, the reigning ACC Indoor champion, will make her season debut in the shot put at 2 p.m. (ET). Sadeiko will compete in the high jump for the women as well. Ben Bonhurst and Chad DaCosta will compete in the men’s shot put, while Armani Wallace and Ashton Butler will tackle the triple jump.

Back in Boston, the FSU men take center stage. Jake Burton, Matt Magee and Teixeira get things started in the 800 meters, while Moona will tackle the open 400. Andrew Coscoran will run his first collegiate mile, while Mulenga and Seddon are entered in the evening 3,000-meter race. Grant Nykaza will close things out in the 5000.

“The men are doing a solid job but will have to step up at ACC's and beyond,” Braman said. “Saturday will be a great chance to post some National-level performances at both meets.”


Indoor Track Noles Cap Productive Weekend In Boston, Arkansas.
DaCosta, Sadeiko and distance men post top results on final day.

February 13, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, AR and BOSTON, MA – Saturday’s performances by the Florida State indoor track & field teams didn’t quite produce the fireworks from a day earlier, but nonetheless kept the Seminoles moving in the right direction with the ACC Championships just two weeks away.

Closing out the second day of competition at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston, and the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., the Noles capped off an impressive overall weekend.

A composite glance at the highlights of from the two-day meets reveals the establishment of eight new top-10 school marks, highlighted by Chelsea Jarvis’ school-record 800 (2:04.45) on Friday, seven personal-best performances and six additional season-best marks.

At the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., sprinters Jande Pierce and Shauna Helps recorded season-best times in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 24.21 and 24.27, respectively. Junior Kellion Knibb shook off the rust in the shot put with a season-opening top mark of 15.36 meters (50-4.75). The top finish of the day, however, belonged to redshirt junior Grete Sadeiko, who cleared a season-best 1.71 meters (5-7.25) for a share of second place in the high jump.

“The women’s sprinters did a really nice job in the 200 today,” Braman said. “I was especially pleased to see freshman Shauna Helps have a good one. She has so much talent.”

Junior shot putter Chad DaCosta unleashed his all-time best – indoors or outdoors – on his opening throw of the competition and the 17.60-meter (57-9) stood up for a fifth-place finish against a solid field. The mark also moved DaCosta up one spot to No. 9 on FSU’s all-time indoor top-10 list.

It was the lone addition of the day to FSU’s top-10 list from either venue.

FSU’s day began on shaky footing at Boston University when a lap-two pile-up of athletes in the fast heat of the 800-meter run knocked Seminole junior and defending ACC champion Jake Burton and two others out of the race. Somehow, teammate Otniel Teixeira managed to hurdle the carnage and close out a season-best 1:49.65 for fourth place overall. Teixeira was the second-fastest collegian in the field.

Three 800 heats later, Matt Magee recorded a new personal-best – one of four on the day by the Seminole distance crew – of 1:52.99.

Joining the personal-best club were freshman Andrew Coscoran in the mile (4:10.55), junior Harry Mulenga in the 3000-meter run (8:14.99), and junior Grant Nykaza, who closed out the night by finishing sixth in the fast heat of the 5000 in 14:28.40.

Overall, Braman came away from the weekend encouraged by the direction of the team based on the number of strong individual efforts.

“Grete continues to set up her pentathlon with good individual events, like today’s high jump,’ Braman said. “Chad and Grant have worked as hard as anyone on our squad, so it was great to see those two hit lifetime-bests.

“Harry has been our leader in every workout, so I know he has a big race coming. I probably over-trained him. We’ll get him ready for ACC’s.”

Mulenga and Teixeira were joined by Zak Seddon and Alistair Moona on Friday as the Noles finished second in the distance medley relay with the No. 4 time (9:48.37) in program history. Other new top-10 school performances from Friday included:

Event 1 - 60 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Darryl Haraway                     6.76    2
 13    Edward Clarke                      6.81   
 32    Raheem Robinson                    6.91   

Event 3 - 400 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 20    Ricardo Roy                       48.28   
 29    Stephen Sutherland                49.08   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 15    Matt Butler                     1:53.92   

Event 10 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Keniel Grant                  24- 3.75    7.41m    5

Event 11 - Triple Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  9    Armani Wallace                48- 1.25   14.66m   

Event 14 - Shot Put
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Chadrick DaCosta              57- 9      17.60m    4
 12    Ben Bonhurst                  55- 0.25   16.77m   


DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE
02/13/2016, February 12-13, 2016, Boston, Ma

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Record Falls, Top 10 Marks Set By Track Noles.
Jarvis sets new 800 standard; Blake, Petrokaite offer lifetime bests.

February 12, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, AR and BOSTON, MA – A trio of Florida State ladies stole the show on the first of two days of indoor track & field competition on Saturday, at two separate meets.

Chelsea Jarvis broke her own school record in the 800 meters and Bridget Blake blasted her way onto FSU’s all-time top 10 list in the mile with an 11-second personal best. Those two performances came at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston.

Approximately 1,500 miles and one time zone away, Jogaile Petrokaite covered a lifetime-best 6.34 meters (20-9.75) on her second long jump attempt at the Tyson Invitational; good enough for the victory.

They provided the brightest fireworks on a day that produced more than a few bright spots.

"I was pleased with our focus and effort today,” FSU head coach Bob Braman, who accompanied the men’s and women’s distance groups to Boston University. “Chelsea and Bridget were spectacular. Those times easily qualified for Nationals last year. The Men's DMR [distance medley relay] was a tactical race, but we accomplished our goal of posting a time that will put us in the fast section at ACC's.

“The ladies stepped up nicely at Tyson. JoJo is the obvious highlight, but I like what Nicole [Setterington] and Peta-Gay [Williams] did today as well. Der'Renae’s 60-meter PB bodes well…and Grete [Sadeiko's] strong effort sets her up nicely for her ACC Nationals bid in the pentathlon.”

On a day dominated by the Seminole women, the FSU men’s distance medley relay got the ball rolling as the quartet of Zak Seddon, Alistair Moona, Otniel Teixeira and Harry Mulenga posted the fourth-fastest time in FSU history (9:48.37) in a runner-up finish to ACC rival Syracuse (9:47.43). Those are the top two marks in the conference this season.

Moments later Jarvis stepped on the track and delivered a breakthrough performance, placing fifth overall – she was the second collegian – in 2:04.45. Not only did the sophomore native of Great Britain native break her own previous school mark (2:05.18) with the fastest 800 of her career indoors or outdoors. It moved Jarvis into 10th place on the national descending order list in the event, with the top 16 spots qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

“It feels amazing and it’s definitely broken a mental barrier for me because I felt like I was stuck at 2:05 for way too long,” Jarvis said. “ACC’s are right around the corner and it has really given me a confidence boost going into that and set me up perfectly for it.

“The crazy thing is I know there is room to run faster because I made a couple of small mistakes in the race and I’m going to be sharpening up with a little bit of speed between now and ACC’s.”

Blake was next up for the Noles and the redshirt sophomore, who came into the race looking for a breakthrough, didn’t disappoint. Positioning herself well behind the early pace work from Jarvis, the Orlando native kept hammering away as the late pace quickened. When it was all done, Blake had shaved a stunning 11 seconds off her previous lifetime-best, finishing in 4:39.93 – the No. 10 time in FSU history.

“Well, I can officially say I am faster than my little brother - for now - which is the most exciting thing,” said Blake, who now owns the No. 2 time in the ACC this season and the 20th-fastest time nationally. “Other than that it’s great to see it finally come together. Based on workouts and training, we felt the fitness was there it was just a matter of doing it and being confident knowing that I could. I’m happy to know this puts me in a nice place as we will be heading into outdoor season and steeplechase before we know it.”

In final race of the night in Boston, senior Christine Griggs also carved out a spot on FSU’s all-time top 10 list, this time in the 5,000-meter run. Working patiently in a second group, the Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. native shredded her previous-best time by 25 seconds, finishing in 16:53.10 for the No. 8 spot on FSU’s all-time list.

In Fayetteville, Ark. at the Randal Tyson Track Center, Petrokaite turned in an outstanding series in the women’s long jump, capped by her lifetime-best leap – indoors or outdoors – of 6.34 meters (20-9.75) for the victory.

“It felt really nice,” said Petrokaite, who narrowly edged her previous best of 6.33m when she won the 2014 Lithuania junior national championship outdoors. “I thought and felt that I could have jumped further than that, but overall I’m really excited to hit an indoor PR.”

Petrokaite, who posted three marks better than her previous season-best, moved into eighth place on FSU’s all-time indoor list. Teammate Grete Sadeiko finished seventh with a top mark of 5.91 meters.

In the men’s long jump, junior Keniel Grant made his sixth and final jump of the night count, carrying 7.41 meters (24-4.75), to finish fourth. It was a season-best standard for the Texas Tech transfer, who moved from seventh to fourth on this season’s ACC list.

There were no shortage of solid efforts on the track for the Noles as well. Freshman Shaquania Dorsett registered a season-best 400-meter dash time of 54.78 – just outside FSU’s top 10 – to place 11th. On the men’s side, senior Ricardo Roy also turned in a lifetime-best of 48.28.

FSU’s deep women’s 60-meter hurdle group had a surprise leader as junior Nicole Setterington was the lone Nole to advance to the semifinals, posting a career-best time of 8.37 in the preliminary round. That solidified her No. 6 all-time ranking for the Noles. Setterington matched her 8.37 in the semifinal round, but was unable to secure a spot in the final.

Freshman Peta-Gay Williams, who has been nursing an injury since the opening meet of the season, found her stride in the preliminary round with a season-best mark of 8.46 which gave her sole possession of the No. 10 position all-time among Noles.

A pair of freshmen men made their way out of the preliminary round of the 60-meter dash competition as Darryl Haraway advanced by winning his heat in 6.77. Edward Clarke claimed the last spot in the semifinals on time with a solid 6.81 preliminary round. Haraway advanced to the finals for the second consecutive meet with a 6.76 in the semifinals, while Clarke failed to move on when he ran 6.82.

In a show of consistency, Haraway’s 6.78 in the finals was good enough to claim seventh place.

Der’Renae Freeman, one of the nation’s top long jumpers, matched her personal-best in the 60-meter dash by running 7.56 in the preliminary round. Freeman came back later in the evening with an eighth-place finish in the invitational long jump (6.22m).

The action continues in both Arkansas and Boston on Saturday for the Seminoles. Kellion Knibb, the reigning ACC Indoor champion, will make her season debut in the shot put at 2 p.m. (ET). Sadeiko will compete in the high jump for the women as well. Ben Bonhurst and Chad DaCosta will compete in the men’s shot put, while Armani Wallace and Ashton Butler will tackle the triple jump.

Back in Boston, the FSU men take center stage. Jake Burton, Matt Magee and Teixeira get things started in the 800 meters, while Moona will tackle the open 400. Andrew Coscoran will run his first collegiate mile, while Mulenga and Seddon are entered in the evening 3,000-meter race. Grant Nykaza will close things out in the 5000.

“The men are doing a solid job but will have to step up at ACC's and beyond,” Braman said. “Saturday will be a great chance to post some National-level performances at both meets.”


Indoor Track Noles Cap Productive Weekend In Boston, Arkansas.
DaCosta, Sadeiko and distance men post top results on final day.

February 13, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, AR and BOSTON, MA – Saturday’s performances by the Florida State indoor track & field teams didn’t quite produce the fireworks from a day earlier, but nonetheless kept the Seminoles moving in the right direction with the ACC Championships just two weeks away.

Closing out the second day of competition at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston, and the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., the Noles capped off an impressive overall weekend.

A composite glance at the highlights of from the two-day meets reveals the establishment of eight new top-10 school marks, highlighted by Chelsea Jarvis’ school-record 800 (2:04.45) on Friday, seven personal-best performances and six additional season-best marks.

At the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., sprinters Jande Pierce and Shauna Helps recorded season-best times in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 24.21 and 24.27, respectively. Junior Kellion Knibb shook off the rust in the shot put with a season-opening top mark of 15.36 meters (50-4.75). The top finish of the day, however, belonged to redshirt junior Grete Sadeiko, who cleared a season-best 1.71 meters (5-7.25) for a share of second place in the high jump.

“The women’s sprinters did a really nice job in the 200 today,” Braman said. “I was especially pleased to see freshman Shauna Helps have a good one. She has so much talent.”

Junior shot putter Chad DaCosta unleashed his all-time best – indoors or outdoors – on his opening throw of the competition and the 17.60-meter (57-9) stood up for a fifth-place finish against a solid field. The mark also moved DaCosta up one spot to No. 9 on FSU’s all-time indoor top-10 list.

It was the lone addition of the day to FSU’s top-10 list from either venue.

FSU’s day began on shaky footing at Boston University when a lap-two pile-up of athletes in the fast heat of the 800-meter run knocked Seminole junior and defending ACC champion Jake Burton and two others out of the race. Somehow, teammate Otniel Teixeira managed to hurdle the carnage and close out a season-best 1:49.65 for fourth place overall. Teixeira was the second-fastest collegian in the field.

Three 800 heats later, Matt Magee recorded a new personal-best – one of four on the day by the Seminole distance crew – of 1:52.99.

Joining the personal-best club were freshman Andrew Coscoran in the mile (4:10.55), junior Harry Mulenga in the 3000-meter run (8:14.99), and junior Grant Nykaza, who closed out the night by finishing sixth in the fast heat of the 5000 in 14:28.40.

Overall, Braman came away from the weekend encouraged by the direction of the team based on the number of strong individual efforts.

“Grete continues to set up her pentathlon with good individual events, like today’s high jump,’ Braman said. “Chad and Grant have worked as hard as anyone on our squad, so it was great to see those two hit lifetime-bests.

“Harry has been our leader in every workout, so I know he has a big race coming. I probably over-trained him. We’ll get him ready for ACC’s.”

Mulenga and Teixeira were joined by Zak Seddon and Alistair Moona on Friday as the Noles finished second in the distance medley relay with the No. 4 time (9:48.37) in program history. Other new top-10 school performances from Friday included:

Event 6 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 18    Alistair Moona                    48.36   

Event 8 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  4    Otniel Teixeira                 1:49.65    5
 22    Matt Magee                      1:52.94   

Event 12 - Mile Run
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Place  Name                            Results
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 37    Andy Coscoran                   4:10.55   

Event 14 - 3000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 22    Harry Mulenga                   8:14.99   

Event 35 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  6    Grant Nykaza                   14:28.40    3

Event 37 - Distance Medley Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Relay Team A                    9:48.37    8
       1) Zak Seddon
       2) Alistair Moona
       3) Otniel Teixeira
       4) Harry Mulenga


VIRGINIA TECH CHALLENGE
02/20/2016, February 19-20, 2016, Blacksburg, Va

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Burton, Mulenga Shine At UCS; Lebert Pops Another PB.
Track Noles chase national marks in tune-up for ACC Championships.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC and BLACKSBURG, VA - A handful of Florida State track & field athletes produced quality performances as they hit the road this weekend to chase NCAA Indoor Championship qualifying marks in final tune-ups before next week's ACC Championships.

On Saturday at the UCS Invitational, hosted by Wake Forest at the JDL Fast Track, Seminoles Jake Burton and Harry Mulenga turned in impressive performances, finishing first and second in the 800 and mile, respectively.

Burton, whose chase for an NCAA qualifying mark was marred by a lap two spill last week at Boston University, won in 1:50.086. Senior teammate Otniel Teixeira was third in 1:52.32.

With the generous conversion allowed for the performance on the 200-meter flat track, Burton's time of 1:48.54 leaves him ranked 24th nationally on the descending order list in the event.

The top 16 in each event after next weekend will advance to the NCAA Indoor Championships, which means Burton - the defending ACC champion in the 800 - will have an opportunity to move up a couple notches when the conference meet is contested at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass.

Mulenga turned in a season-best time of 4:04.79 - No. 6 all-time among Seminoles - for his runner-up finish in the mile, with that mark converting to 4:01.71; good for 50th nationally.

"I was really pleased with Jake and Harry's races today," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "Both convert to lifetime bests. They fought really hard to try and post a national qualifying mark and came up just short.

"Otniel got boxed in at the start and never really had a chance. All three will make a run at national qualifying at ACC's next week."

On Friday, FSU graduate student Sasha-Ann Lebert continued her gradual climb toward a NCAA qualifying mark, posting a lifetime-best performance for the fourth time this season in the weight throw at the Virginia Tech Challenge. Lebert's top throw of 19.83 meters (65-0.75) - on her second throw of the competition - was good for a fourth-place finish in a loaded field.

Lebert, who ranks third in FSU history, has the No. 5 mark in the ACC this season and currently sits 33rd on the national descending order list, less than one meter off a national qualifying mark.

Event 1 - Weight Throw
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  7    Brandon Tirado                52- 8.25   16.06m    2


UCS INVITATIONAL
02/20/2016, Winston-Salem, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Burton, Mulenga Shine At UCS; Lebert Pops Another PB.
Track Noles chase national marks in tune-up for ACC Championships.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC and BLACKSBURG, VA - A handful of Florida State track & field athletes produced quality performances as they hit the road this weekend to chase NCAA Indoor Championship qualifying marks in final tune-ups before next week's ACC Championships.

On Saturday at the UCS Invitational, hosted by Wake Forest at the JDL Fast Track, Seminoles Jake Burton and Harry Mulenga turned in impressive performances, finishing first and second in the 800 and mile, respectively.

Burton, whose chase for an NCAA qualifying mark was marred by a lap two spill last week at Boston University, won in 1:50.086. Senior teammate Otniel Teixeira was third in 1:52.32.

With the generous conversion allowed for the performance on the 200-meter flat track, Burton's time of 1:48.54 leaves him ranked 24th nationally on the descending order list in the event.

The top 16 in each event after next weekend will advance to the NCAA Indoor Championships, which means Burton - the defending ACC champion in the 800 - will have an opportunity to move up a couple notches when the conference meet is contested at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass.

Mulenga turned in a season-best time of 4:04.79 - No. 6 all-time among Seminoles - for his runner-up finish in the mile, with that mark converting to 4:01.71; good for 50th nationally.

"I was really pleased with Jake and Harry's races today," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "Both convert to lifetime bests. They fought really hard to try and post a national qualifying mark and came up just short.

"Otniel got boxed in at the start and never really had a chance. All three will make a run at national qualifying at ACC's next week."

On Friday, FSU graduate student Sasha-Ann Lebert continued her gradual climb toward a NCAA qualifying mark, posting a lifetime-best performance for the fourth time this season in the weight throw at the Virginia Tech Challenge. Lebert's top throw of 19.83 meters (65-0.75) - on her second throw of the competition - was good for a fourth-place finish in a loaded field.

Lebert, who ranks third in FSU history, has the No. 5 mark in the ACC this season and currently sits 33rd on the national descending order list, less than one meter off a national qualifying mark.

Event 1 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Jake Burton                     1:48.54c  10
  3    Otniel Teixeira                 1:52.32    6

Event 2 - Mile Run
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Harry Mulenga                   4:01.71c   8


ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP, 6th place
02/27/2016, February 25-27, 2016, Boston, Ma

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Strong Opening Night Gives Seminole Women ACC Indoor Lead.
Farrington, Lebert and women’s DMR show the way; men’s DMR steps up as well.

February 25, 2016

BOSTON, MA – Melissa-Maree Farrington opened her first ACC Indoor Championships appearance with the fastest 60-meter hurdle performance of her career and closed it with her fastest 800, propelling the junior transfer to a runner-up finish in the pentathlon for Florida State’s first points of the meet.

Farrington recorded a lifetime-best total of 4,082 points – the second-highest total in FSU history – to move into 16th-place nationally. Teammate Grete Sadeiko was seventh with 3,983 points.

Shortly after Farrington and Sadeiko closed out the pentathlon with career-best 800’s, Sasha-Ann Lebert completed the finest weight throw series of her career with a third-place finish. Her fourth lifetime-best mark of the night - 20.96 meters (68-9.25) - was two centimeters off the school record and is now tied for the 13th nationally.

Capping a big opening night for the Seminole women, the distance medley relay team of Georgia Peel, Shaquania Dorsett, Chelsea Jarvis and Bridget Blake ran 11:13.34 – the ninth-fastest time in program history – to finish second to Clemson.

With a 24-point first day haul – one of their most productive opening nights in the championship meet’s current format – the Seminoles will carry the team lead into Friday’s competition at the Reggie Lewis Center. No. 16 Duke and Louisville are tied for second with 15 points.

“The women refuse to believe the pre-meet rankings,” FSU coach Bob Braman said. “They’re competing to win the title. I’m proud of our focus and preparation. The assistant coaches have done a fantastic job.”

The Seminole women, who have not finished lower than second over the past seven seasons, came into the meet unranked. Four ACC women’s teams are currently ranked among the top 18 nationally. “I was real proud of the men’s DMR,” Braman added. “Injuries to our 400 and 800 legs led us to substitute a couple of Florida high school products who came to FSU without any scholarship assistance. Ricardo Roy and Matt Butler ran with their hair on fire and filled in like champions for us.”

The only other member of the FSU men’s team in action Thursday was freshman Dante Newberg, who put up 2,708 points on the opening day of the heptathlon. Newberg, who got things going with a lifetime-best in the 60-meter dash (7.17), will begin day 2 in 13th place.

“Dante acquitted himself well in his ACC debut,” Braman said. “The moment wasn’t too big for him as he was near his collegiate-best in nearly every event today. He has a chance to rally and score tomorrow.”

Still, the opening night belong to the Seminole women, who followed Farrington’s cue when the Nebraska transfer popped off with a career-best time of 8.34 in the 60-meter hurdles to take the lead after one event. It didn’t hurt that her father, Kelvin Farrington, made the trip to Boston from Sydney, Australia.

“Having my dad here really pumped me up and excited me and I raced for him in the hurdles, and also coach [Brandon] Hon who has really helped me and shown belief,” Farrington said. “I just wanted to kick it out of the park.”

Farrington flirted with her all-time best in the high jump, clearing 1.71 meters (5-7.25), to hold on to the lead through two events. Sadeiko, the runner-up in the pentathlon last season, hung around the top of the leaderboard all day as well but her hopes for a title took a hit when she managed to clear only 1.68 in the high jump.

After slipping into third place following the shot put, Farrington moved into second with the second-best long jump of the competition (5.83m/19-1.50), to move within 99 points of Duke’s Karli Johonot the eventual champion. Sadeiko had the third-best mark with a leap of 5.74.

Farrington and Sadeiko worked together in the closing 800, finishing with indoor-best times of 2:24.51 and 2:25.18, respectively. Farrington’s five-event total moved her – at least at the time – into 16th place nationally, the last qualifying spot for the NCAA Championships in two weeks.

“Melissa was simply fantastic,” Braman said. “A silver in her ACC debut is pretty special. She’s firmly on the bubble to go to Nationals. Her hurdles performance was a big one. I’m glad we entered her in the open hurdles as well.”

“The biggest thing about the multis is consistency,” Farrington said. “There are going to be events where you do great and there are going to be events where you do bad. That’s life. I was happy with how I handled myself after each event. I just moved on to the next, no matter how good or bad it went, and I can’t complain with how it went overall. I know there’s a lot of room for improvement. I hope I get another chance indoors in Alabama.”

Consistency has been Lebert’s calling card all year and Thursday night’s weight throw competition was no exception. The graduate student and transfer from Florida A&M came into the meet as the No. 5 seed, behind four ACC competitors ranked in the top 17 nationally. Lebert, who had never cracked the 20-meter barrier, launched her opening effort 20.90 meters.

It was the first of four 20-meter throws out of five marks, capped by her fifth-attempt 20.96 bomb which moved her into 13th place nationally and in line for an NCAA berth.

“I’m so thankful for the moment right now,” Lebert said. “I’m excited and proud of where I came from and where I am now. Hard work does pay off and I’m thankful for my coach, Dorian Scott, pushing me non-stop and always believing in me.

“It’s a great feeling and I’m so excited for the opportunity and I’m glad I was able to contribute to my team…It would mean a lot to me to be at the national level for just one semester competing at Florida State.”

“Sasha was a tiger out there today,” Braman said. “She twice exceeded her lifetime best by a full meter. Coach Scott did a great job of peaking her at the right time. We’re hoping she gets another shot in 2 weeks at the National meet.”

FSU’s women’s DMR came into the meet hoping to land a national qualifying mark, and while they came up short – the Noles registered the 16th-fastest time in the nation, but needed to crack the top 12 – it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. Peel (3:27.75), Dorsett (54.07) and Jarvis (2:05.99) had the Noles step-for-step with top-seeded Clemson through the first three legs, and Blake (4:45.54) pushed the Tigers’ anchor to the limit before settling for silver.

“It was a great job by our women’s DMR,” Braman said, noting that the Noles came into the meet as the No. 4 seed. “They went for the win and easily handled two top 10 nationally-ranked teams [Notre Dame and Duke].”

On the men’s side, Seddon (3:00.95), Roy (48.62) and Butler (1:51.84) had the Noles firmly in the hunt through the 1200, 400 and 800 opening legs. Handling the anchor, Mulenga ran the 1600 right at his lifetime-best, but could not make up any ground as the top three teams were anchored in 3:57 or faster.

Still, it was quite a performance for a patchwork unit, which at its best, was the No. 9 seed entering the meet.


Women Maintain ACC Lead; Both Teams Set Up Well For Finale.
FSU's indoor teams performed at high level Friday at Reggie Lewis Center.

February 26, 2016

BOSTON, MA – Meticulous training programs are geared to produce the best performances when championship season comes around and that certainly appears to be the case with the Florida State track & field teams.

The Seminole men and women spent Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center turning in season- and career-best marks across all event areas, setting themselves for a big finish at the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships on Saturday.

Florida State’s women enter the final day of competition with a two-point lead over 16th-ranked Duke, 40-38, with North Carolina (32.5 points), No. 13 Notre Dame (32) and No. 18 Miami (31) in close pursuit.

The Seminole women were able to maintain the lead they grabbed on Thursday thanks to a strong performance in the long jump, where senior Der’Renae Freeman (6.33m/20-9.25) and sophomore Jogaile Petrokaite (6.03m/19-9.50) contributed 13 points to the cause, finishing second and fourth. Kiara Wright chipped in three more points with her sixth-place finish in the high jump (1.71m/5-7.25).

“The women continue to defy the oddsmakers and keep fighting for a title,” FSU coach Bob Braman said of his unranked squad. “Our long jumpers fought hard and scored 13 valuable points for our team. They’ve been our consistent leaders all season. Hopefully they’ll get another chance at Nationals in 2 weeks.”

Equally important was a strong qualifying effort, as the Noles advanced athletes to the finals in five of the six preliminary events on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Seminole men also turned in a strong qualifying day and reaped the rewards of an equally impressive effort in the long jump. Stefan Brits claimed the third silver medal of his FSU career at the indoor championships, soaring to a career-best mark of 7.82 meters (25-8), which virtually assured him a third career trip to the NCAA Indoor Championships. Teammate Keniel Grant added a seventh-place finish (7.26m/23-10) for two more points as the Noles enter the final day in ninth place with 13 points and the potential for many more.

“It was great to see Stefan back healthy,” Braman added. “He always competes as hard as anyone in the building. That 7.82 moves him up to ninth nationally. Those were 10 big points between Stefan and Keniel.”

The men advanced athletes to the finals in all four events they had entries. More importantly they will have two finalists in the 60 and 200-meter dashes, as well as the 800.

“The men did a really nice job in qualifying today,” Braman said. “We have some big scoring opportunities in virtually every running event. We have a chance for big points in the shot put and triple jump, as well.”

The bountiful qualifying performance was highlighted by the effort of the women in the 60-meter hurdles. Three Seminoles advanced to the finals – all with personal-best marks – lead by Meme Jean, who turned in the nation’s fifth-fastest time of the year (8.08) as the top qualifier in the field. Jean was just .01 seconds off the school record.

Nicole Setterington breezed into the finals in 8.28 – the fifth-fastest time in FSU history – and freshman Peta-Gay Williams followed suit with a lifetime-best 8.43, No. 8 all-time among Noles, to join them.

“Meme made a real statement today,” Braman said. “That was a truly special race. I thought all three of our ladies were impressive today. Credit coach [Brandon] Hon for peaking them at the right time.”

The hurdle event set the tone on a day when the Seminoles recorded 16 lifetime-best marks; eight each for the men and women.

On the men’s side, freshmen Darryl Haraway and Edward Clarke showed no sign of fainting in the face of their first collegiate championship meet. Haraway and Clarke qualified for the 60-meter dash finals in 6.67 and 6.69; the second- and third-fastest times of the day.

They back that effort up by advancing to the 200 finals in 21.55 (Haraway) and 21.77 (Clarke).

All four of those marks were personal-bests.

“Coach Ricky Argro has done a fantastic job will our freshmen sprinters,” Braman said. “They looked like veterans out there today.”

Not to be over-looked, freshman Shauna Helps recorded the fastest 60-meter time of her young career, qualifying for the women’s final with the third-fastest mark.

Chelsea Jarvis locked down an automatic spot in the 800-meter final, using a big kick to advance automatically with a heat win and the top preliminary round (2:07.14). Bridget Blake (4:45.89) qualified on time in the women’s mile and freshman Shaquania Dorsett battled her way to the 400 final on time (54.99) as well.

“Chelsea and Bridget looked strong and under control,” Braman noted. “I know coach [Kelly] Phillips will have them ready to score high tomorrow.”

Senior Zak Seddon posted perhaps the most surprising qualifying performance of the day. Competing in the mile for the first time in his career, Seddon handled his strategic heat like a veteran to nail down an automatic spot with a big finishing 400 in 4:12.30.

Defending 800-meter champion Jake Burton took any suspense out of his qualifying heat by running away from the pack with 400 meters to go, advancing with the win in a well-executed 1:51.53. Otniel Teixeira, who was third a year ago, used a big finishing lap to nab a spot in the 800 on time in 1:50.42.

“Zak Seddon is a wily veteran and he competes like a tiger,” Braman said. “He’ll have a chance to score big points tomorrow. Our 800 men ran with a lot of poise and took care of business today. They'll be sharp and ready to go.”

In addition to the qualifiers and scorers, the Noles received lifetime-best performances from freshman Dante Newberg in the pentathlon (4,810 points, 12th place), Madison Harris (2:11.38, 14th) and Kayla Thomas (2:17.23) in the 800 and Hannah Welsh (1.68m/5-6, 9th) in the high jump.


Seminole Women Fourth In Tightest ACC Indoor Championships.
Jean wins hurdle title; 800 and sprint duos lead men to solid sixth-place finish.

February 27, 2016

BOSTON, MA - Unranked and undaunted, the Florida State women led the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in scoring at the conclusion of the first two days and late into Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center before finally running out of firepower over the final three events.

With Meme Jean's 60-meter hurdle victory leading a 15-point haul for the Seminoles, FSU opened up an early 17-point lead on the final day of competition. Despite scoring in seven of the eight events with entrants, the Noles' consolation was a fourth-place finish in the closest championship in meet history.

Finishing with 70 points, the Seminoles were just 15 behind champion Miami, which nipped Clemson 85-83. Notre Dame was third with 82 points.

"The women gave it their all in pursuit of a championship," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "I couldn't be happier with the way our kids competed. We'll be a force to be reckoned with outdoors."

Like the women, the Seminole men came into the meet unranked and determined to leave a mark. The Noles began the final day in ninth place with 13 points and rose up to lock down a sixth-place finish with 55 points; just nine points shy of a third-place finish.

"Our men competed like Seminoles and made as big of a run as we could," Braman said. "We don't have the depth or experience to win this thing yet, but our coaches and athletes are doing a great job. We're a much better outdoor team and this sets us up nicely."

FSU's veteran 800-meter duo of Jake Burton and Otniel Teixeira, and the sprint tandem of freshmen Darryl Haraway and Edward Clarke, carried the torch for the Noles. Burton broke the school record (1:47.72) with a second-place finish and Teixeira was fourth (1:48.47) with the second-fastest time in Seminole history.

Perhaps more importantly, Burton climbed to 14th on the national list, and will await to see if that mark stands for an NCAA Indoor Championships berth.

"Jake Burton ran an epic race today; took it on and threw it all in to break the school record," Braman said. "Unfortunately he had company. I couldn't be prouder of him.

"Teixeira deserves a piece of Jake's school record. He pushed the pace all the way to the bell lap. Otniel set a lifetime best in the process. That was 13 big points right there."

Haraway was a beast for the Noles, placing second in the 60-meter final (6.75) and third in the 200 (21.31), virtually locking up ACC Freshman of the Year honors. Clarke was close behind, finishing fourth (6.77) and seventh (21.78). In all, the youngsters contributed 21 points to the cause.

"Darryl Haraway will undoubtedly be the [ACC] Freshman of the Year," Braman said. "It's rare for a freshman to even score and Darryl threw down a silver and a bronze. Eddie Clarke did a fantastic job as well. He double scored and that's unheard of for a freshman."

Senior Zak Seddon started the day off with a crafty performance in the mile final; just the second mile race of his career. Sitting off the lead pack throughout, Seddon - the slowest qualifier - finished sixth with the fifth-fastest time in FSU history (4:04.03).

Shot putters Chad DaCosta and Ben Bonhurst provided the final points for the men, placing sixth and seventh. DaCosta recorded a lifetime-best for the second consecutive meet (17.91m/58-9.25), climbing to seventh on FSU's all-time list.

The 32-point final day performance was a gritty effort for a team long-accustomed to competing for titles.

"I saw a lot of heart," Burton said of his teammates. "The freshmen really proved they really are special and are going to be the base for the next four years.

"I'm really excited about the older guys - Stefan, Otniel, Zak and I - to get out there and show what it means to be a Seminole and compete at this level."

Bridget Blake put the Noles on the scoreboard first, placing sixth in a tightly contested mile final in 4:42.29. Following close behind was the Jean-led 60-meter hurdle crew.

The graduate student transfer from Charleston Southern led from the gun to win in 8.11 and was chased home by Nicole Setterington in sixth (8.35) and freshman Peta-Gay Williams in seventh (8.45).

"I really wanted to represent FSU," Jean said. "I wanted us to win and I did what I had to do. I wanted to break the school record but I came up a little short. I'll have another chance to do it."

Jean's preliminary round 8.08 ranks fifth nationally, which means she will be in the hunt for All-American honors in two weeks.

After opening up the big lead, FSU continued to tack on points. Junior Kellion Knibb was sixth in the shot put (15.04m), while freshmen and fellow Jamaicans Shaquania Dorsett and Shauna Helps placed eighth in the 400 (54.74) and 60 (7.53), respectively. Dorsett's time was a new personal-best.

Georgia Peel provided the final points of the meet, placing eighth in the 3000 in 9:28.96. Blake was a non-scoring 10th (9:30.51) and Christine Griggs was 27th (9:54.17), each competing in the unseeded heat. All three Seminoles established new career-bests.

In the end, the Noles simply weren't able to match the late surges by Miami, Clemson and Notre Dame.

Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Darryl Haraway                     6.67    8
  4    Edward Clarke                      6.69    5
  9    Raheem Robinson                    6.85   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Darryl Haraway                    21.31    6
  7    Edward Clarke                     21.77    2
 14    Jamal Pitts                       22.11   

Event 3 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 15    Ricardo Roy                       49.17   
 17    Stephen Sutherland                49.29   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Jake Burton                     1:47.72    8
  4    Otniel Teixeira                 1:48.47    5
 19    Matt Butler                     1:54.13   
 32    Matt Magee                      1:55.87   

Event 5 - Mile Run
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Zak Seddon                      4:04.03    3
 16    Harry Mulenga                   4:13.08   

Event 6 - 3000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 17    Harry Mulenga                   8:13.77   

Event 7 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 28    Grant Nykaza                   14:58.63   

Event 11 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 11    Relay Team A                    3:18.63   
       1) Stephen Sutherland
       2) Ricardo Roy
       3) Otniel Teixeira
       4) Jamal Pitts

Event 12 - Distance Medley Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Relay Team A                    9:45.56    3
       1) Zak Seddon
       2) Ricardo Roy
       3) Matt Butler
       4) Harry Mulenga

Event 13 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Stefan Brits                  25- 8       7.82m    8
  7    Keniel Grant                  23-10       7.26m    2

Event 14 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 11    Ashton Butler                 47- 7      14.50m   

Event 15 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  9T   Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga      6- 8.50    2.04m   

Event 17 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Chadrick DaCosta              58- 9.25   17.91m    3
  7    Ben Bonhurst                  58- 3.25   17.76m    2

Event 25 - Heptathlon
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 12    Dante Newberg                      4810   

Event 26 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                      7.17   

Event 27 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 21- 3.12    6.48m   

Event 28 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 35- 8.50   10.88m   

Event 29 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                  6- 0       1.83m   

Event 30 - 60 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                      8.69   

Event 31 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 13- 3.50    4.05m   

Event 32 - 1000 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                   3:00.98   


NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP, 37th place
03/12/2016, March 11-12, 2016, Birmingham, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Brits’ Long Jump Bronze Highlights NCAA Indoor Performance.
Chemistry doctoral candidate rises to occasion on the big stage.

March 11, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Stefan Brits made his final NCAA Indoor Championship appearance a memorable one, landing a career-best, third-place finish in the long jump Friday night at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

The fifth-year Seminole, a doctoral candidate in chemistry, grabbed the lead with a third-round mark of 7.73 meters (25-4.50) and held it into the sixth and final round of jumps. Three jumps away from a national title, Brits was unable to match closing leaps by Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson (7.95m) and NC State’s Jonathan Addison (7.93), narrowly fouling his final attempt.

“Stefan was simply fearless today,” FSU coach Bob Braman said. “Couldn’t be prouder of him - he led the competition through 70 of the 75 jumps. It took two world class jumpers on their final attempts to beat him. What an amazing comeback for that young man. I’ve never known an athlete to emerge from the number and severity of injures that he has. Simply incredible.”

Brits’ performance, good for first-team All-American honors, was the highlight of the meet for the Seminoles.

“I will take it,” said Brits, who came into the competition seeded 12th out of 16 competitors. “I’m definitely excited, but I’m also a little disappointed in myself, having three no-jumps in the last three jumps. I’ve been here before. I should have concentrated a little more.”

A sixth-place finisher at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships, Brits missed 16 months of competition between the 20014 and 2015 seasons due to injuries which required surgery. After making the NCAA Outdoor Championships last year, Brits was able to put the longest sustained training period of his FSU career together coming into the indoor season.

After suffering a mild setback midway through this season, he rallied to register a career-best indoor jump of 7.82 at the ACC Championships for second place to Addison, which qualified him for the NCAA meet.

“Coming from where we’re coming from, to jump consistently 7.70-7.80, and to do it at the meet where it counts, I’m proud of myself,” Brits said, adding that he has been unable to jump in practice since the first of February.

“I’m proud of my mentality and working through the mental struggle and keeping positive; believing there is a higher power coming from above that has his hands around me and his will will be done…With the work that we’ve done and to still jump that, I’m looking forward to outdoor season bigger than ever.”

Senior Der’Renae Freeman finished 10th in the women’s long jump, missing the finals on a tie-breaking, second-best attempt after recording a mark of 6.23m (20-5.25). Sophomore Jogaile Petrokaite finished 11th (6.19m/20-3.75).

“Der’Renae lost the tiebreaker to make the finals and I know it broke her heart,” Braman said. “She always jumps big in the finals. JoJo did a solid job in her NCAA indoor debut. She was only two spots out of the finals.”

Graduate student Meme Jean, the fifth seed in the 60-meter hurdles, led her semifinal heat through the first three hurdles, but clipped the fourth and finished fourth in 8.15 seconds. That time was not quick enough to get the transfer from Charleston Southern to the final as she finished 11th in the field.

“Meme has had an amazing season but at this level it only takes on hit hurdle to lose the four-hundredths [of a second] it takes to get to the final,” Braman said. “I’m proud of the wonderful season she’s put together. ACC champion and second-team All-American is pretty special.”

Sasha-Ann Lebert, another graduate student transfer, was unable to maintain her season-long momentum in the weight throw. Lebert was 16th with a best effort of 17.86m (58-7.25).

“Sasha has had an incredible year,” Braman said. “She’s improved her previous best by over three meters. She just needs more experience at the NCAA meet. This will be a great springboard for her for outdoor track.”

Jake Burton and Chelsea Jarvis, the Seminoles’ qualifiers in the 800, also failed to advance from their respective semifinal heats. Burton, coming off a school record at the ACC Championships, ran 1:49.81 to place seventh in his heat and 14th overall. Jarvis, who also set the school record this season, ran 2:08.29 to place 15th overall in the field.

I felt bad for our 800-meter kids,” said Braman. “Jake and Chelsea carried the load for our distance crew at ACC’s. They gave it their all but they both were tired from the long season.”

It wasn’t the kind of night the Seminoles had hoped for from a group which included five first-time individual event NCAA Indoor Championship qualifiers.

“Overall we overachieved this indoor season,” Braman said. “The young kids stepped up and reached new heights. We had the most individual qualifiers of any school in the ACC. Now we need to take the next step and put those big points on the board.”

Event 4 - 800 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 14    Jake Burton                     1:49.81   

Event 13 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Stefan Brits                  25- 4.50    7.73m    6


BULLS INVITATIONAL
03/18/2016, March 17-18, 2016, Tampa, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Get Sadeiko Win, Five More Top 10s At USF.

March 17, 2016

TAMPA, FL – Grete Sadeiko opened her redshirt junior outdoor track & field campaign with a victory in the javelin on Thursday, one of six top 10 finishes by Florida State athletes on the first day of competition at the Bulls Invitational.

Sadeiko’s fourth of six throws carried 42.43 meters (139-2) under less than ideal conditions, good enough to claim the event win by nearly five feet.

The Seminoles also received a third-place from senior Cristobal Huratdo-Arteaga in the men’s high jump with a mark of 1.99 meters (6-6.25), while classmate Nick Medich was sixth (1.94).

Freshman Armani Wallace made his lone mark of the day in the men’s long jump count, covering a career-best distance of 7.10 meters (23-3.50) to place seventh overall.

Courteney West led a group of 10 Seminole women in the 5000-meter race with an eighth-place finish in 18:15.49.

Elizabeth Eversole, a transfer to FSU from Ball State competing unattached, placed sixth in the pole vault with a mark of 3.55 meters (11-7.75).

“Grete won the javelin with a solid 42 meters plus, into a headwind, which is probably worth 45 meters if there’s no wind,” said FSU coach Bob Braman. “That was encouraging.

“Armani had a personal-best in the long jump and Cristobal had some nice jumps and looks to zero in on a personal-best next week. We had several ladies set lifetime best in the 5,000 as well. All in all we competed well and this will be a nice set-up for FSU Relays next week.”

Event 2 - High Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga      6- 6.25    1.99m    6
  6T   Nicholas Medich                6- 4.25    1.94m    2.50

Event 4 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  6    Clayton Washburn              14- 7.25    4.45m    3

Event 6 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Armani Wallace                23- 3.50    7.10m    2
 11    Christopher Daniels           21- 8       6.60m   

Event 10 - Discus
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 17    Dante Newberg                 85- 2      25.96m   

Event 16 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 11    Dante Newberg                 34- 5.50   10.50m   

Event 24 - 110 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 12    Dante Newberg                     15.76   


FSU RELAYS
03/26/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL, March 25-26, 2016

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Track Seminoles Shine Through On Home Turf.
Through delays, altered schedule, FSU Relays are a rousing success.

March 25, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Pushing through a pair of early lightning delays, which led to an adjusted college schedule, the 37th FSU Relays produced plenty of Friday highlights for the host Seminoles.

Led by a largely young sprint contingent, the Seminoles secured a fistful of wins and near-certain NCAA East Preliminary qualifying spots while competing well in the quadrangular meet with Alabama, Mississippi State and Southern Miss.

"The challenge was to come in here with an adjusted schedule, short recovery in adverse conditions and try to get some positive work done," Florida State coach Bob Braman said. "I felt like of all the collegiate teams we did the best job. We kept our focus; we did a lot of good things."

Meme Jean kicked the collegiate action off in fine form, winning the 100-meter hurdles in the fourth-fastest time in FSU history (13.20), the first-year graduate transfer paced five Seminoles in the top eight. Melissa-Maree Farrington (13.61), Nicole Setterington (13.63), Peta-Gay Williams (13.78) and Grete Sadeiko (14.15) followed in third, fifth, seventh and eighth.

With freshmen Raheem Robinson, Darryl Haraway and Edward Clarke handling the baton through the first three legs and senior Alistair Moona fighting off a late challenge from Mississippi State, the Seminole men's 4x100 relay flawlessly executed a 39.41 season-opening mark. That's a standard that will certainly secure a postseason berth for the squad.

Not to be outdone by the men, the FSU women's 4x100 relay team of Jean, Shauna Helps, Jande Pierce and Der'Renae Freeman won in an equally-impressive, season-opening time of 44.81. Freeman delivered the win, hawking down Alabama's winner on the anchor; part of a big day by the senior best known as an All-American long jumper.

"To open the season with some really good 4x100 [relays], some real good hurdling, good sprinting and solid field event efforts - particularly on the women's side - I was real pleased," Braman said.

Haraway and Clarke followed up their relay contribution just minutes later with a 1-2 finish in the 100-meter dash in 10.34 and 10.36, respectively; marks that will almost certainly earn a trip to UNF for the NCAA first round in May.

Freeman used the fastest season-opening 100-meter dash of her career (11.93) to place second.

Returning senior All-American steeplechase standout Zak Seddon kept the momentum going for the men, winning the early-season 2000-meter event in a snappy 5:38.79. On the women's side, freshman Sarah Candiano's steeplechase debut was good enough for a third-place finish (7:45.90).

Redshirt freshman D'Mitry Charlton was fifth overall in the 400-meter hurdles (53.60), behind teammate James Rhoden (52.36), who was competing unattached.

Pierce followed up her impressive third leg on the winning 4x100 by capturing the 200-meter dash in the second-best time of her career (24.23). Jamal Pitts led the Seminole men's 200 contingent, finishing seventh in 21.42.

Redshirt sophomore Bridget Blake kept the winning ways going for the Seminole women, winning in 4:28.33, followed by Courteney West (fifth, 4:43.61) and Madison Harris (seventh, 4:44.65). Capping the night for the distance women, Bella Poole (18:18.19) and Marianne Aguilar (18:34.72) placed fifth and sixth overall in career-best times.

Otniel Teixeira was third in the men's 1500 (3:50.55), right behind unattached Seminole Harry Mulenga (3:48.81).

Florida State's strong performance extended to the field events, where the Seminole women claimed three victories.

All-American discus thrower Kellion Knibb returned to her event for the first time since 2014 with a winning mark of 55.60 meters (182-5), outdistancing runner-up and fellow Jamaican Gleneve Grange (53.34/175-0), who was competing unattached. Sasha-Ann Lebert was fifth (46.51/152-7).

The day began with Veronika Kanuchova unloading a monster hammer mark (65.24m/214-0) for the win. Kanuchova is competing unattached this season as a first-year FSU student. Officially, the top Seminole was school record-holder Katja Vangsnes, who opened her final outdoor campaign with a solid 59.62-meter (195-7) effort, which will earn her an NCAA East berth.

Farrington, a junior multi-event athlete, provided the final win for the ladies with a lifetime-best in the javelin (41.91m/137-6).

In a battle of long jump All-Americans, Freeman came up with a second-place finish to start her big day at the track (6.21/20-4.50), just behind Mississippi State's Erica Bougard.

Just two weeks after earning NCAA Indoor Championship bronze, Stefan Brits won the men's long jump in 7.68 meters (25-2.50). The Noles added a second-place finish from Brandon Tirado in the hammer (53.62) and a pair of third-place performances from junior Chad DaCosta, who struck for a mark of 54.22 meters (177-11) in the discus. In addition to landing a postseason mark in his primary event, DaCosta was also third in the shot put (17.49/57-4.75).

"It could have been one of those frustrated weekends where you don't get a lot of things done," Braman said, offering a broad overview of a long day at Mike Long Track. "Instead it felt like instead of complaining or being concerned about running back-to-back-to-back, that the kids got out there and ran to qualify. We got a lot of regional marks.

"I'm pleased with the way we responded, because it was a challenge to have the schedule change, put everything in one day and compete back-to-back. We did a good job and we came out of here 100-percent healthy, which is something we haven't done at this meet in a lot of years. We come out of this meet with a lot of positive energy with a lot of big meets coming up."


Saturday wrap-up.

March 26, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Redshirt freshman Ashton Butler recorded a lifetime-best mark of 15.30 meters (50-2.50) in Saturday's contested triple jump, good for a second-place finish. Competing in his first outdoor meet as a Seminole, Butler unloaded his top mark on the first attempt, which is historically good enough for an NCAA East Preliminary qualifying standard.

Former Seminole All-American Jonathan Reid claimed the individual title in 15.35m (50-4.50).

Freshman Armani Wallace was fourth, sailing 15.10 (49-11), for the Noles.

Sophomore Jogaile Petrokaite, looking to add the triple jump to her repertoire, registered a legal mark of 11.44 meters (37-6.50) for the Seminole women.

Event 1 - 100 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Darryl Haraway                    10.34w  10
  2    Edward Clarke                     10.36w   8
  5    Raheem Robinson                   10.57w   4

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Jamal Pitts                       21.42    2
 11    Stephen Sutherland                21.65   
 13    Alistair Moona                    21.82   

Event 3 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Ricardo Roy                       49.16    2
 10    Dante Newberg                     52.65   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Matt Butler                     1:52.52   10
  2    Matt Magee                      1:53.65    8

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Otniel Teixeira                 3:50.55    6
  6    Bryce Kelley                    3:53.70    2
 12    Max del Monte                   4:08.62   

Event 6 - 2000-Meter Steeplechase
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Zak Seddon                      5:38.79   10

Event 9 - 110 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Dante Newberg                     15.85    6

Event 10 - 400 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    D'Mitry Charlton                  53.60    4

Event 11 - 4x100-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Relay Team A                      39.41   10
       1) Raheem Robinson
       2) Darryl Haraway
       3) Edward Clarke
       4) Alistair Moona

Event 13 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Stefan Brits                  25- 2.50    7.68m   10

Event 14 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Ashton Butler                 50- 2.25   15.30m    8
  4    Armani Wallace                49- 6.50   15.10m    5

Event 17 - Shot Put
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Chadrick DaCosta              57- 4.50   17.49m    6
  5    Ben Bonhurst                  56- 1.25   17.10m    4

Event 18 - Discus
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Chadrick DaCosta             177-10.75   54.22m    6
  4    Ben Bonhurst                 154- 8.75   47.16m    5
  5    Brandon Tirado               145- 3      44.27m    4

Event 19 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Brandon Tirado               175-11      53.62m    8

Event 20 - Javelin
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Dante Newberg                175- 4      53.44m    2


FLORIDA RELAYS
04/02/2016, March 31-April 2, 2016, Gainesville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Long Jump Sparks Sadeiko To Bright Finish At Texas Relays.
Newberg makes decathlon debut; Tirado posts top 10 hammer mark.

March 31, 2016

AUSTIN, TX - Literally and figuratively, Thursday was a much brighter day for Florida State redshirt junior heptathlete Grete Sadeiko at the 2016 Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

After enduring a dismal performance Wednesday in the rain and wind at Mike A. Myers Stadium, Sadeiko used a lifetime-best performance in the long jump to spark a second-day surge under sunny skies.

Leaping 6.17 meters (20-3) on her third and final long jump attempt of the opening event - the fifth of seven over the two-day competition - the Estonia native put together a comeback likely worthy of a place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the third consecutive year.

Finishing with 5,676 points, Sadeiko moved up six spots from the conclusion of the first day to place seventh in the field of 30.

"I kind of think my whole meet was today," Sadeiko said. "Yesterday it was raining and there was so much wind. It was really, really bad weather. This morning the sun was already out. I knew I was going to have a good long jump. The conditions today were amazing."

Director of Field Events Dennis Nobles was encouraged by the way the two-time NCAA Championship qualifier responded.

"It was a very, very good effort today by her," Nobles said. "I was very pleased with the comeback, so to speak. It would have been very easy to say, 'I've had a bad meet, I'll get it next time.' She really didn't do that. She stayed focused, she kept grinding."

Despite a foul on her opening long jump attempt, Sadeiko followed up with a mark of 5.97 before shattering her previous wind-legal, lifetime-best (6.02m/19-9) on her final attempt. Her 6.17 effort was third-best in the field and good for 902 points, vaulting her from 13th to eighth place.

"That gave me a positive vibe for the rest of the day," she said.

Sadeiko followed with a season-best javelin throw of 44.46 meters (145-10) for 753 points - again, third-best among the field of competitors - to move up two more spots. She finished off the day and the competition by running the 800 in 2:22.38.

"I've had a bad first day before and my mom always tells me I'm a second-day heptathlete," Sadeiko said. "That's what I like most about the heptathlon. Even though your first day can go bad, you can always make something happen the second day. Every time I've had a bad first day I've come back stronger in the second day. That's what happened today and I'm very happy about that."

Rebounding wasn't easy after Wednesday's opening effort produced, in her words, "absolutely terrible" performances in the high jump and shot put.

"I just had to let it go," she added.

She did just that and her 5,676-point total should be enough to secure one of the top 24 spots on the NCAA descending order list for the heptathlon, which determines who qualifies for the NCAA Championships. A year ago, the 24th and final qualifying point total was 5,527.

Sadeiko's lifetime-best and FSU record score of 5,813 points was set in July at the European Junior Championships. A month earlier she placed 15th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with her collegiate-best score of 5,730.

"I'm pleased that she's good enough to score 5,676 with really what amounts to one out of seven events being good," Nobles said. "I figure on, not a great day but a good day, we gave away 110 points in the high jump alone."

Sadeiko was encouraged, but not altogether satisfied.

"I feel like doing almost 5,700 points from a terrible first day I'm very happy with it," she said. "It's the first heptathlon of the season, so it's always good to get a good mark in…It gives me a peace of mind that I know I can make it to nationals with it, but I definitely know that I'm excited for conference because I have a lot in me if I fix the first day."

Arkansas' Taliyah Brooks led a 1-2-3 sweep by the Razorbacks with a winning total of 5,991 points.

"That pretty much would have been my meet if I had a good first day," Sadeiko said. "I think 6,000 points, with this kind of second day if I fix my first day, is very doable."

While Sadeiko was positioning herself for the postseason, freshman Dante Newberg was making his collegiate debut in the decathlon. The two-day, 10-event test of speed, strength and endurance provided Newberg with a starting point to what he and Nobles hope will be a promising career.

Newberg finished 15th overall with 5,979 points in an effort which included promising career-best marks in the 100 dash (11.11), 110 hurdles (15.71) and pole vault (4.00 meters/13-1.50), but also included some disappointing performances.

"I've never seen Dante do a decathlon," Nobles said. "This was important for me to watch him compete and do a full decathlon, to see how he handles himself…

"It was good for me to see how he responded to the adversity. He did a pretty good job for his first college decathlon, lining up at the same competition with multiple-time world champion and Olympic medalist Trey Hardee. That can overwhelm you if you're not careful. He kept things under control and stayed within himself."

Newberg's shortcoming in the the shot put and discus were telling, but sub-par performances in the high jump, long jump and javelin - three of his better events - prevented the Tampa native from cracking FSU's all-time top 10 in his collegiate debut.

"That's kind of the nature of the beast," Nobles said. "You're going to have good events; you're going to have bad events. There were some highlights, no doubt about it, and you can see progress being made…

"I'll do a better job of coaching him and understanding him, based on what I saw. This is the first step on a four or five year journey."

Tirado Posts Hammer PR At Florida Relays.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Redshirt freshman Brandon Tirado was the lone Seminole in action on the opening day of the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville on Thursday and made the most of it. Competing in the hammer for just the second time as a Seminole, Tirado recorded a lifetime-best mark of 56.31 meters (184-9) to place 19th.

Tirado's top throw of the day ranks No. 9 all-time among Florida State athletes.

FSU athletes will be quite busy Friday at Percy Beard Stadium on the University of Florida campus as the schedule includes a full slate of individual events. Der'Renae Freeman (long jump), Katja Vangsnes (hammer), Kellion Knibb (discus) and Darryl Haraway (200) are all slated for action in seeded invitational events. Shauna Helps and Jande Pierce are also in the invitational 200 for women.

Among other highly anticipated events, Otniel Teixeira and Jake Burton highlight four Noles in the 800. Freshman Shaquania Dorsett, fresh off her silver medal in the 400 at the Carifta Games, is also entered in that event. The Seminoles will also send the trio of Meme Jean, Nicole Setterington and Peta-Gay Williams into action in the 100-meter hurdles.


Knibb, Seddon Score NCAA-Leading Marks On Two Coasts.
Discus, steeplechase vets highlight strong Friday performance by Noles.

April 1, 2016

GAINESVILLE, FL and PALO ALTO, CA - Competing on opposite coasts approximately two hours apart, Florida State track & field standouts Kellion Knibb and Zak Seddon, posted collegiate leading national marks on Friday.

Knibb, in just her second competition since missing all of the 2015 season with an injury, registered the nation's top discus throw at the Florida Relays. The redshirt junior and Jamaican native finished second overall, despite eclipsing the previous meet record with her a mark of 59.55 meters (195-4). Post-collegian Paige Blackburn was the winner in 60.92 meters.

"That's just a fantastic performance for Kellion," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "It's great to have her back healthy and dominating. Being the national leader in pretty special."

Two hours later at the Stanford Invitational, Seddon gave the Seminoles their second nation-leading performance of the day. With an eye on the Olympic standard in the 3000-meter steeplechase, the senior from Great Britain came up just shy. His consolation was a lifetime-best time of 8:33.09 and a runner-up finish to post-collegian Hilary Bor (8:30.70).

Seddon was hoping to post a Rio-worthy time of 8:30 - the Olympic Games standard - but instead settled for the fastest collegiate time of the year, breaking the previous season-best by 15 seconds. In addition to eclipsing his own previous-best (8:34.42) set as an FSU freshman in 2013, he settled for the third Stanford Invitational runner-up finish of his career.

"I'm really proud of Zak," Braman said. "That's a fantastic time for this early. He's been really focused on making the Olympic standard and I think he'll easily do that next time out."

All in all, it was an outstanding day for the Seminoles in both Gainesville and Palo Alto, Cal.

Among the highlights, senior Otniel Teixeira finished seventh in the 800-meter run at the Florida Relays in a personal-best 1:48.03; the seventh-best mark in FSU history. Sasha-Ann Lebert, competing as a graduate student in her first outdoor season for the Noles, took over the No. 6 spot on the Seminoles' all-time list of discus marks by placing sixth with a throw of 49.21 (161-5).

The Seminoles also received a strong performance from senior Der'Renae Freeman in the long jump, as she matched the No. 2 mark in the country this season with a leap of 6.35 meters (20-10) to finish as the top collegian and third overall in Gainesville.

Junior Nicole Setterington led a solid trio of Seminoles in the 100-meter hurdles, racing to the finish in 13.30 to place 10th overall and fourth among collegians. She was followed by graduate student teammate Meme Jean (13.38), who was sixth among collegians and freshman Peta-Gay Williams (13.42). Though all three recorded slightly wind-aided results, they also assuredly secured spots in the NCAA East Preliminary meet in May.

Neither Shauna Helps, nor Jande Pierce had help from the wind as they finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in the invitational 200-meter dash with personal-best times of 23.94 and 23.97.

"I thought the ladies did a nice job today; lots of region marks and several PR's," Braman added. "Nicole, Peta-Gay, Shauna, Jande, Der'Renae and Sasha all performed well.

"The men had some season-best and career-bests, but Otniel's 800 was definitely the highlight - No. 7 all-time is pretty special and this was only his season debut."

Joining the list of athletes recording personal-bests were junior Courteney West, who lopped eight seconds off her previous best in the 1500 (4:35.54), and Tara Rooney (4:44.71).

Even more impressively, two other FSU athletes coaches by Dorian Scott in the throws but competing unattached this season - Veronika Kanuchova and Gleneve Grange - won the women's hammer and college women's discus, respectively. Kanuchova turned in a lifetime-best of 67.45 meters (221-3), while Grange won with her collegiate-best mark of 54.22 (177-11).


DaCosta, Relay Teams Pace Noles On Final Day At Florida.

April 2, 2016

GAINESVILLE, FL – Junior Chad DaCosta posted a runner-up finish in the college section of the shot put and Florida State’s 4x100 men’s and women’s relay teams finished in the top 10 among collegiate teams, highlighting Saturday’s action at the Pepsi Florida Relays.

“Today was a light day, but we really needed to get our relay repetitions in,” FSU coach Bob Braman said. “No season bests, but our efforts were good. I thought Chad competed well in the shot put.”

DaCosta’s top mark of 17.43 meters (57-2.25) came on his fourth throw and temporarily gave the Seminole the lead. Troy’s Zach Douglas countered with a 17.94 (57-10.25) to take the title. FSU’s Ben Bonhurst placed fifth (16.71m/54-10).

Earlier in the day Da Costa finished 12th in the invitational men’s discus (51.07m/167-7).

The Florida State quartet of Raheem Robinson, Darryl Haraway, Edward Clarke and Alistair Moona, which came into the meet ranked third nationally following last week’s 39.41 at the FSU Relays, was unable to duplicate that number.

The Seminoles placed third among all college teams in 39.92, behind St. Augustine’s (39.52) and South Carolina (39.75). FSU was eighth overall in the field of 41 finishing teams, which included a number of post-collegiate programs.

On the women’s side, Peta-Gay Williams, Shauna Helps, Jande Pierce and Der’Renae Freeman finished 10th among colleges – 14th overall – in the 4x100 relay, posting a time of 39.92.

A disqualification spoiled a potentially outstanding performance by the women’s shuttle hurdle relay team.

“Unfortunately, we had to scratch our 4x200 relays,” Braman said. “We just couldn’t risk injury just to get hard work in.”

The Seminoles will now turn their attention to Saturday’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at UCLA.

“We’re excited to head to UCLA next weekend and compete against one of the storied programs in the country,” Braman said.
Griggs Finishes Up Stanford Meet

PALO ALTO, CA - Senior Christine Griggs, competing in the Stanford Invitational 10,000-meter run well after midnight eastern time, narrowly missed posting a top 10 performance in FSU history. Griggs finished the 25-lap race in 35:07.00, which was a new lifetime-best.

Event 3 - 400 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 23    Alistair Moona                    47.70   
 36    Ricardo Roy                       48.40   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Otniel Teixeira                 1:48.03    2
 42    Matt Butler                     1:52.26   
 51    Jake Burton                     1:53.49   
 53    Matt Magee                      1:54.09   

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 33    Michael Hall                    3:50.59   
 39    Max del Monte                   3:53.63   

Event 10 - 400 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 36    D'Mitry Charlton                  54.07   

Event 11 - 4x100-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  8    Relay Team A                      39.92    1
       1) Raheem Robinson
       2) Darryl Haraway
       3) Edward Clarke
       4) Alistair Moona

Event 17 - Shot Put
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Chadrick DaCosta              57- 2.25   17.43m    8
  5    Ben Bonhurst                  54-10      16.71m    4

Event 18 - Discus
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 10    Ben Bonhurst                 157- 5.25   47.99m   
 12    Chadrick DaCosta             167- 6.75   51.07m   

Event 19 - Hammer
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 19    Brandon Tirado               184- 9      56.31m   


STANFORD INVITATIONAL
04/02/2016, April 1-2, 2016, Palo Alto, Ca

Event 6 - 3000 Meter Steeplechase
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Zak Seddon                      8:33.09    8


TEXAS RELAYS
04/02/2016, March 30-April 2, 2016, Austin, Tx

Event 20 - Decathlon
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 15    Dante Newberg                      5979   

Event 21 - 100 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                     11.11w  

Event 22 - Long Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 20- 3       6.17m   

Event 23 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 35- 9.25   10.90m   

Event 24 - High Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                  5- 8.75    1.75m   

Event 25 - 400 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                     53.64   

Event 26 - 110 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                     15.71   

Event 27 - Discus
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 88-11.25   27.11m   

Event 28 - Pole Vault
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 13- 1.50    4.00m   

Event 29 - Javelin
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                148- 2      45.16m   

Event 30 - 1500 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                   5:23.74   


FLORIDA STATE 70, UCLA 60
04/09/2016, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tri-Meet

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Make Strides On Otherwise Dreary Day At UCLA.
Brits lands nation's top long jump; freshmen notch six of 13 event wins.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Splashing and dashing their way to 13 collegiate event wins, there were plenty of highlights for the Florida State men's and women's track & field teams throughout Saturday's Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at UCLA.

On the national scale, no Seminole was better than Stefan Brits, who leaped a nation-leading 7.94 meters (26-0.75) into a minus-2.4 headwind between rains showers for the long jump victory. Brits' feat was certainly impressive, albeit something FSU coaches and teammates have come to expect from the fifth-year co-captain and five-time long jump All-American.

What made an otherwise dreary and less-than-ideal day of atmospheric conditions most promising were the individual event-winning performances by six freshmen; five of whom scored their first collegiate triumphs.

"Overall I thought we had a good meet," Florida State coach Bob Braman said. "I thought we competed hard. It was a well-run meet, and great to get out here and compete at a place like Drake Stadium with some of the best people in the world out there.

"It was a great experience for the kids to line up against world record-holders and gold medalists."

As an added bonus, the Seminole men recorded wins over the host Bruins (70-60) and Utah State (71-58) in the double-dual scored meet. The women recorded a win over UNLV (67-54), but were outscored by both UCLA (80-63) and Utah State (69-65), in part because Braman and his staff pulled athletes from competition as a precaution under less than ideal weather conditions.

"We managed to win both men's meets and we were awfully close on the women's side," Braman said. "We probably could have pushed it hard and squeezed it to get the win, but this time of the year you have to be smart and we held out Kellion [Knibb, No. 2 nationally in the discus] and the women's 4x400 relay. We didn't double up some of them, so we left some points out there, which was the right thing to do. It's fun to win this, but you have to be careful with the rain and the conditions."

The third consecutive day of rain in the area - a rarity in Southern California - did not dampen the promising performances or an emerging core group that is long on both youth and talent.

Freshman Peta-Gay Williams claimed the 100-meter hurdle title out of the second heat and into a minus-2.4 headwind in 13.65. Williams led a 1-2-3 sweep by the Seminoles over the collegiate competitors in the field, and as an added bonus, she edged fellow Jamaican Melanie Walker (13.66). Walker is the 2008 Olympic gold medalist and record-holder in the 400-meter hurdles.

Meme Jean (13.75), Nicole Setterington (13.99) and Melissa-Maree Farrington (14.09) gave the Noles the top four spots in the event.

Two of Williams' classmates, Jamaican Shauna Helps and Bahamian Shaquania Dorsett, delivered victories in the 200 and 400, respectively. Dorsett won the 400 outright in 54.01, dispatching seven professionals and post-collegians, as well as the college competitors. Helps was the top collegiate finisher in the 200 (24.33) and third overall in a pro-heavy event. Setterington was second in a personal-best 24.70.

Those weren't the only wins for the Seminole women. Senior Katja Vangsnes began the day by claiming the collegiate hammer competition in a season-best 59.76 meters (196-0). Fellow senior Der'Renae Freeman nipped teammate Jogaile Petrokaite in the long jump on her final attempt, 6.08m (19-11.50) to 6.05 (19-10.25), for the win.

Redshirt sophomore Bridget Blake was the top collegian in the 1500, finishing third overall in a personal-best 4:26.33. The only other win on the women's side came from the 4x100 relay team of Jean, Helps, Jande Pierce and Freeman, which placed third overall in a driving rain (45.79) behind teams led by Olympic gold medalists Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix.

Beyond Brits' long jump win, and teammate Keniel Grant's runner-up finish in a season-best 7.45m (24-5.50), the Seminole men received quite a productive day from their freshmen as well.

Armani Wallace made it a clean sweep of the horizontal jumps, using his collegiate-best leap of 15.54 meters (51-0) to get the job done in the triple jump. Redshirt freshman Brandon Tirado posted a winning mark of 55.77m (182-11) in the men's hammer. In both instances, they were collegiate winners for the first time.

Out on the track, the freshmen duo of Darryl Haraway and Edward Clarke kept their season-long 1-2 punch going in the 100-meter dash, leaving the field behind in 10.43 and 10.66, respectively. They also teamed with freshman Raheem Robinson and Grant, a junior, to deliver a win in the 4x100 relay (40.49).

FSU's sprint prowess continued in the 200, where junior Jamal Pitts led the field to the finish in 21.28, which was not only a lifetime-best but also delivered the first collegiate win of his Seminole career. Stephen Sutherland was second in a season-best 21.52.

Rounding out the victors among the Noles men was junior Jake Burton, who charged from behind out of the final turn to win the 800 in 1:50.39.

"For our kids to win a meet against good people is a real positive," Braman said. "The biggest thing is I think the kids started to see the team concept; everybody is inter-dependent. How many points did you get here? How many points did you get there?"

By Braman's account, the three days of team-building and competition was a positive step as the program's attention begins to sharpen toward the postseason as the second half of the outdoor campaign begins.

"We got a lot out of it and are going the right way," Braman said. "It would have been wonderful if it had been typical California dry weather, which we didn't get…At some point it's got to stop raining. Hopefully that will be this weekend coming home."

Event 1 - 100 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Darryl Haraway                    10.43   10
  2    Edward Clarke                     10.66    8
  3    Raheem Robinson                   10.83    6

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Jamal Pitts                       21.28   10
  2    Stephen Sutherland                21.52    8

Event 3 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Alistair Moona                    48.14    5
  5    Ricardo Roy                       48.73    4

Event 4 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Jake Burton                     1:50.39   10
  3    Matt Butler                     1:51.88    6

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Otniel Teixeira                 3:49.71    8

Event 6 - 3000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Bryce Kelley                    8:44.45    5

Event 7 - 400 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    D'Mitry Charlton                  54.37    8

Event 9 - 4x100-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Relay Team A                      40.49   10
       1) Raheem Robinson
       2) Darryl Haraway
       3) Edward Clarke
       4) Keniel Grant

Event 10 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Relay Team A                    3:15.73    6
       1) Stephen Sutherland
       2) Ricardo Roy
       3) Alistair Moona
       4) Otniel Teixeira
  4    Relay Team B                    3:17.76    5
       1) Jake Burton
       2) Matt Magee
       3) Matt Butler
       4) D'Mitry Charlton

Event 11 - High Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga      6- 9       2.06m    5
  5    Nicholas Medich                6- 7       2.01m    4

Event 12 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Stefan Brits                  26- 0.75    7.94m   10
  2    Keniel Grant                  24- 5.50    7.45m    8
  4    Armani Wallace                22- 6.50    6.87m    5

Event 13 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Armani Wallace                51- 0      15.54m   10
  3    Ashton Butler                 48- 5.25   14.76m    6

Event 14 - Discus
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Ben Bonhurst                 141-11.50   43.27m    5
  6    Brandon Tirado               134- 4.75   40.96m    3

Event 15 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Brandon Tirado               182-11.75   55.77m   10


FLORIDA STATE 71, UTAH STATE 58
04/09/2016, Tri-Meet, Los Angeles, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Make Strides On Otherwise Dreary Day At UCLA.
Brits lands nation's top long jump; freshmen notch six of 13 event wins.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Splashing and dashing their way to 13 collegiate event wins, there were plenty of highlights for the Florida State men's and women's track & field teams throughout Saturday's Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at UCLA.

On the national scale, no Seminole was better than Stefan Brits, who leaped a nation-leading 7.94 meters (26-0.75) into a minus-2.4 headwind between rains showers for the long jump victory. Brits' feat was certainly impressive, albeit something FSU coaches and teammates have come to expect from the fifth-year co-captain and five-time long jump All-American.

What made an otherwise dreary and less-than-ideal day of atmospheric conditions most promising were the individual event-winning performances by six freshmen; five of whom scored their first collegiate triumphs.

"Overall I thought we had a good meet," Florida State coach Bob Braman said. "I thought we competed hard. It was a well-run meet, and great to get out here and compete at a place like Drake Stadium with some of the best people in the world out there.

"It was a great experience for the kids to line up against world record-holders and gold medalists."

As an added bonus, the Seminole men recorded wins over the host Bruins (70-60) and Utah State (71-58) in the double-dual scored meet. The women recorded a win over UNLV (67-54), but were outscored by both UCLA (80-63) and Utah State (69-65), in part because Braman and his staff pulled athletes from competition as a precaution under less than ideal weather conditions.

"We managed to win both men's meets and we were awfully close on the women's side," Braman said. "We probably could have pushed it hard and squeezed it to get the win, but this time of the year you have to be smart and we held out Kellion [Knibb, No. 2 nationally in the discus] and the women's 4x400 relay. We didn't double up some of them, so we left some points out there, which was the right thing to do. It's fun to win this, but you have to be careful with the rain and the conditions."

The third consecutive day of rain in the area - a rarity in Southern California - did not dampen the promising performances or an emerging core group that is long on both youth and talent.

Freshman Peta-Gay Williams claimed the 100-meter hurdle title out of the second heat and into a minus-2.4 headwind in 13.65. Williams led a 1-2-3 sweep by the Seminoles over the collegiate competitors in the field, and as an added bonus, she edged fellow Jamaican Melanie Walker (13.66). Walker is the 2008 Olympic gold medalist and record-holder in the 400-meter hurdles.

Meme Jean (13.75), Nicole Setterington (13.99) and Melissa-Maree Farrington (14.09) gave the Noles the top four spots in the event.

Two of Williams' classmates, Jamaican Shauna Helps and Bahamian Shaquania Dorsett, delivered victories in the 200 and 400, respectively. Dorsett won the 400 outright in 54.01, dispatching seven professionals and post-collegians, as well as the college competitors. Helps was the top collegiate finisher in the 200 (24.33) and third overall in a pro-heavy event. Setterington was second in a personal-best 24.70.

Those weren't the only wins for the Seminole women. Senior Katja Vangsnes began the day by claiming the collegiate hammer competition in a season-best 59.76 meters (196-0). Fellow senior Der'Renae Freeman nipped teammate Jogaile Petrokaite in the long jump on her final attempt, 6.08m (19-11.50) to 6.05 (19-10.25), for the win.

Redshirt sophomore Bridget Blake was the top collegian in the 1500, finishing third overall in a personal-best 4:26.33. The only other win on the women's side came from the 4x100 relay team of Jean, Helps, Jande Pierce and Freeman, which placed third overall in a driving rain (45.79) behind teams led by Olympic gold medalists Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix.

Beyond Brits' long jump win, and teammate Keniel Grant's runner-up finish in a season-best 7.45m (24-5.50), the Seminole men received quite a productive day from their freshmen as well.

Armani Wallace made it a clean sweep of the horizontal jumps, using his collegiate-best leap of 15.54 meters (51-0) to get the job done in the triple jump. Redshirt freshman Brandon Tirado posted a winning mark of 55.77m (182-11) in the men's hammer. In both instances, they were collegiate winners for the first time.

Out on the track, the freshmen duo of Darryl Haraway and Edward Clarke kept their season-long 1-2 punch going in the 100-meter dash, leaving the field behind in 10.43 and 10.66, respectively. They also teamed with freshman Raheem Robinson and Grant, a junior, to deliver a win in the 4x100 relay (40.49).

FSU's sprint prowess continued in the 200, where junior Jamal Pitts led the field to the finish in 21.28, which was not only a lifetime-best but also delivered the first collegiate win of his Seminole career. Stephen Sutherland was second in a season-best 21.52.

Rounding out the victors among the Noles men was junior Jake Burton, who charged from behind out of the final turn to win the 800 in 1:50.39.

"For our kids to win a meet against good people is a real positive," Braman said. "The biggest thing is I think the kids started to see the team concept; everybody is inter-dependent. How many points did you get here? How many points did you get there?"

By Braman's account, the three days of team-building and competition was a positive step as the program's attention begins to sharpen toward the postseason as the second half of the outdoor campaign begins.

"We got a lot out of it and are going the right way," Braman said. "It would have been wonderful if it had been typical California dry weather, which we didn't get…At some point it's got to stop raining. Hopefully that will be this weekend coming home."

Event 1 - 100 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Darryl Haraway                    10.43   10
  2    Edward Clarke                     10.66    8
  3    Raheem Robinson                   10.83    6

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Jamal Pitts                       21.28   10
  2    Stephen Sutherland                21.52    8

Event 3 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Alistair Moona                    48.14    5
  5    Ricardo Roy                       48.73    4

Event 4 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Jake Burton                     1:50.39   10
  3    Matt Butler                     1:51.88    6

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Otniel Teixeira                 3:49.71    8

Event 6 - 3000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Bryce Kelley                    8:44.45    5

Event 7 - 400 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    D'Mitry Charlton                  54.37    8

Event 9 - 4x100-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Relay Team A                      40.49   10
       1) Raheem Robinson
       2) Darryl Haraway
       3) Edward Clarke
       4) Keniel Grant

Event 10 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Relay Team A                    3:15.73    6
       1) Stephen Sutherland
       2) Ricardo Roy
       3) Alistair Moona
       4) Otniel Teixeira
  4    Relay Team B                    3:17.76    5
       1) Jake Burton
       2) Matt Magee
       3) Matt Butler
       4) D'Mitry Charlton

Event 11 - High Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga      6- 9       2.06m    5
  5    Nicholas Medich                6- 7       2.01m    4

Event 12 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Stefan Brits                  26- 0.75    7.94m   10
  2    Keniel Grant                  24- 5.50    7.45m    8
  4    Armani Wallace                22- 6.50    6.87m    5

Event 13 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Armani Wallace                51- 0      15.54m   10
  3    Ashton Butler                 48- 5.25   14.76m    6

Event 14 - Discus
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Ben Bonhurst                 141-11.50   43.27m    5
  6    Brandon Tirado               134- 4.75   40.96m    3

Event 15 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Brandon Tirado               182-11.75   55.77m   10


SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL
04/16/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL, April 15-16, 2016

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Soaring Knibb, Petrokaite Show Way At Seminole Invitational.

Two track records, a dozen PRs set the pace on opening day.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Kellion Knibb took down a 30-year-old Mike Long Track record in the women's discus and Jogaile Petrokaite posted the nation's No. 6 long jump in NCAA Division I this season, highlighting a strong opening day performance by the Florida State track & field teams at Friday's Seminole Invitational.

Erasing the longest-standing women's record in facility history, Knibb won the discus with a toss of 57.99 meters (190-3), bettering the mark of Alabama's Kathy Landry (57.68m/189-3) which had stood since 1986.

Graduate student Sasha-Ann Lebert's season-best 49.36m (161-11) was good for fourth, not far behind unattached Seminole Gleneve Grange's runner-up finish in 54.86m (180-0).

Winning wasn't in the cards for Petrokaite, but the sophomore from Lithuania, was smiling from ear-to-ear following her lifetime-best leap of 6.40 meters (21-0). Not only did the 2015 NCAA qualifier smash her previous best of 6.33, but she was only second because Rutgers' Gabrielle Farquharson was posting the nation's top mark this season (6.54) en route to victory.

"We had some pretty big highlights, but JoJo's long jump is pretty stout," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "I figured it was top 10 in the country. That was a really good women's long jump. For her to hit that big PB, now she's got it behind her…That's great for JoJo. She's such a consummate worker."

Petrokaite moved into a tie for sixth place on FSU's all-time top 10 list outdoors, joining teammate Der'Renae Freeman, who did not compete.

The highlights didn't stop there for the Noles. Florida State's Veronika Kanuchova, competing unattached as she sits out this season according to NCAA rules, began the day by taking down a 13-year-old track record in the women's hammer. Unleashing a pair of new personal-best marks in a strong series, Kanuchova removed Florida's Candice Scott from the record books with a winning toss of 68.58 meters (225-0), erasing the previous mark of 67.13m (220-3) which was set in 2003.

"This is not the launching pad for the hammer throw, so when you throw big here it's considered really big," Braman said.

Eight other Seminoles were posting lifetime-best marks by the end of the night at the meet featuring 18 teams, including 10 Division I schools.

Placing fifth in the men's hammer, freshman Brandon Tirado was knocking down a new personal-best of 56.42 meters (185-1).

Behind junior Chadrick DaCosta's second-place finish in the discus (52.36m/171-9), redshirt freshman Fred Jones' collegiate debut of 50.61m (166-0) was good for fourth place. Junior Emmanuel Onyia, coming off January surgery, was fifth making his season debut with a throw of 48.71m (159-9). Decathlete Dante Newberg recorded three marks over his previous career-best, with a top mark of 33.15m (108-9).

Matching his outdoor career-best in the 800 (1:48.55), Jake Burton was leading a parade of Seminoles in across the finish line. Following Burton were senior teammate Otniel Teixeira (1:49.37) and unattached Seminole Harry Mulenga (1:49.77) in second and third. Sophomore Matt Butler was sixth in a personal-best of 1:51.01.

FSU's distance runners weren't getting left behind in the personal-best parade as five of nine entrants in the women's 5000-meter run were registering the fastest times of their career. Freshman Fatema Jaffer was leading that group, placing seventh in 17:46.63; nearly a 30-second improvement over her previous best. Junior Tara Rooney (18:08.85) and sophomore Marianne Aquilar (18:18.95) were adding personal-bests, along with Anne Kennedy and Brittany Carey.

On the men's side, fifth-year senior William Bridges was narrowly missing a personal-best in the 5000, finishing in 15:07.14. His fastest time in three years was good for fourth place.

Grete Sadeiko's season-best in the women's high jump (1.69m/5-6.50) was good for a fourth-place finish, while Keniel Grant brought home a third-place finish in the men's long jump (7.33m/24-7).

Saturday's competition begins with the javelin at 10 a.m. with the track action starting at 12:05 p.m. and the highly-anticipated 100-meter hurdles, featuring Olympian and former Nole Anne Zagre and a host of current Seminoles including Meme Jean, Nicole Setterington and Peta-Gay Williams.

With the sprint events taking center stage, two-time Olympic bronze medalist and former Seminole legend Walter Dix will be facing extraordinary fields in both the 100 and 200. Former FSU All-American's Dentarius Locke and James Harris are among the competitors, as well as members of the Seminoles strong freshman class, led by Darry Haraway and Edward Clarke.

In addition to the action on the track, 26 seniors with expiring eligibility will be recognized in an 11:40 a.m. ceremony.

"You kind of get the feel, that the vibe of the team - those watching and competing - is really good," Braman said, summarizing day one of action. "People are sensing they are going to go out and get some things done tomorrow. It was a good set-up day for sure."

Farrington Leads Charlotte Heptathlon

CHARLOTTE, NC - Junior Melissa-Maree Farrington will be entering the second day of the Charlotte Invitational heptathlon with a 247-point lead following her four-event effort Friday in North Carolina.

The Nebraska transfer won three of four first-day events, highlighted by her collegiate-best 1.74-meter high jump (5-8.50), to amass 3,298 points with three Saturday events remaining. In addition to claiming the high jump the Australia native was winning the 100 hurdles (13.92) and shot put (10.95m/35-11.25) to keep the competition at bay. She was second in the 200 (25.82).


Seminoles Honor Seniors, Get Busy Preparing For Postseason.
Seminole Invitational concludes with workmanlike effort at Mike Long Track.

April 16, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Beginning the day in celebration of their careers winding to a close, Florida State’s track & field teams spent the rest of Saturday building for the fast-approaching postseason.

While the opening day of the Seminole Invitational saw records and personal-bests piling up at a rapid rate, there were far fewer heroics from coach Bob Braman’s squad as the two-day meet came to a close.

Still, a closer examination of the performances were revealing as the Seminoles begin the building phase toward the May 13-15 ACC Championships, which will mark the next time the team competes at Mike Long Track.

“I think we’re a little bit of a tired team right now,” Braman said, assessing the weekend. “We’ve got a lot of hard work going on right now, which is what you want to do, but between now and the ACC Championship we’re going to need some more breakouts.”

Certainly the Noles were not without their share of shining moments, not the least of which was redshirt junior Jamal Pitts stealing the spotlight from his more heralded freshman teammates in the 200-meter dash. Pitts’ lifetime-best 20.84 was good for sixth overall – third among collegians – and assures him a spot in the NCAA postseason for the first time in his career.

On the women’s side, freshman Shauna Pitts’ collegiate debut produced a solid 11.63, good for third behind the Tennessee tandem of Kali Davis-White and Felicia Brown. Classmate Shaquania Dorsett’s collegiate-best 52.67 400-meter dash was even better in the finishing order, placing second overall in a heat producing four sub-53 performances.

While the Seminole women were producing a 2-3-4 finish in the 100-meter hurdles – Meme Jean (13.40), Nicole Setterington (13.53) and Peta-Gay Williams (13.58) – their times were not what they were hoping to produce.

Likewise, a fourth-place finish in the 4x100 relay – albeit with two subs – was solid, but not quite up to the standards they were shooting for against a quality field.

“We’ve got to get a little bit more healthy to knock some things out,” said Braman, whose team will compete next at the Tom Jones Memorial in Gainesville on Friday. Trips to the Penn Relays and Stanford will follow as the fine-tuning begins for the postseason.

Among the other encouraging performances was freshman Andrew Coscoran’s personal-best in the 1500 (3:45.75), finishing fourth overall, but as the top collegian in a strong field. Teammate Max del Monte also came through with a personal-best (3:51.76) to place ninth; fourth among collegians.

Junior Cayman Ellis’ 4.77-meter (15-7.75) was his best mark in two seasons, and Armani Wallace back up a triple jump personal best from a week ago with a solid 15.21m (49-11).

“Coscoran had a two-second personal-best in the 1500; a true freshman running pretty stout in a very good field. He took it on and tried to run the race,” Braman said. “We saw some steps forward from Cayman in the pole vault. Some consistency from Armani in the triple jump.”

One of the more promising developments came in the fourth-place finish by the 4x400 relay team of Ricardo Roy, Jake Burton, Otniel Teixeira and Alistair Moona in 3:10.49.

“One of our focuses was to run a really strong 4x4 and our 800 guys [Burton and Teixeira] continue to impress and are excited to be a part of it,” Braman said. “I think we can run 3:08, with each of the guys running a half-second fast…We might need to run 3:08 to challenge for an ACC title or an upper echelon finish.”

And therein lies the focus moving forward for a men’s team gunning for a fourth consecutive outdoor team title and a women’s team eager to return to the top of the podium as they were in 2014.

Farrington Wins Charlotte Heptathlon

Completing her first heptathlon competition in two years, junior transfer Melissa-Maree Farrington also came away with a victory Saturday at the Charlotte Invitational.

Following up a solid Friday with victories in all three Saturday events, Farrington ran away for the individual title with a 5,335-point total. The Australia native was first in the long jump (5.87m), javelin (36.68) and 800 (2:34.03), capping an overall effort which saw her place first in six of seven events.

Brits Third at South African Championships

Stefan Brits’ encore to the No. 2 long jump in the nation last week at UCLA was a third-place finish at the South African National Championship meet on Saturday.

After flying halfway around the globe, the Cape Town native posted a top mark of 7.80 meters (25-7.25) in a competition that assured him consideration for his country’s Olympic team later this summer in Rio.

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Jamal Pitts                       20.84    3
  8    Darryl Haraway                    21.04    1
 14    Edward Clarke                     21.25   
 18    Stephen Sutherland                21.32   
 23    Raheem Robinson                   21.61   

Event 3 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Alistair Moona                    47.95    4
 10    Ricardo Roy                       48.56   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Jake Burton                     1:48.55   10
  2    Otniel Teixeira                 1:49.37    8
  6    Matt Butler                     1:51.01    2

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Andy Coscoran                   3:45.75    5
  9    Max del Monte                   3:51.76   
 13    Michael Hall                    3:54.55   
 14    Bryce Kelley                    3:54.69   
 15    Abdin Fator                     4:01.43   

Event 6 - 5000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    William Bridges                15:07.14    5

Event 8 - 110 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  8    Dante Newberg                     15.95    1

Event 9 - 400 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 13    D'Mitry Charlton                  54.21   

Event 12 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Relay Team A                    3:10.49    5
       1) Ricardo Roy
       2) Jake Burton
       3) Otniel Teixeira
       4) Alistair Moona
  8    Relay Team B                    3:19.85    1
       1) Jamal Pitts
       2) Edward Clarke
       3) Raheem Robinson
       4) Darryl Haraway
  9    Relay Team C                    3:22.07   
       1) Matt Magee
       2) Matt Butler
       3) D'Mitry Charlton
       4) Stephen Sutherland

Event 13 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Keniel Grant                  24- 0.50    7.33m    6
  9    Armani Wallace                22- 6       6.86m   
 12    Dante Newberg                 21- 4.25    6.51m   

Event 14 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  8    Armani Wallace                49-10.75   15.21m    1
 11    Ashton Butler                 48- 4      14.73m   

Event 15 - High Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga      6- 8.25    2.04m    4
  6    Nicholas Medich                6- 6.25    1.99m    3

Event 16 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2T   Cayman Ellis                  15- 7.75    4.77m    6.33

Event 17 - Shot Put
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Chadrick DaCosta              56- 6.25   17.23m   10
  2    Ben Bonhurst                  56- 0.50   17.08m    8
  8    Dante Newberg                 38- 2.25   11.64m    1

Event 18 - Discus
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Chadrick DaCosta             171- 9.50   52.36m    8
  4    Fredrick Jones               166- 0.50   50.61m    5
  5    Emmanuel Onyia               159- 9.75   48.71m    4
 10    Dante Newberg                108- 9      33.15m   

Event 19 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Brandon Tirado               185- 1.26   56.42m    4


TOM JONES INVITATIONAL
04/22/2016, April 22, 2016, Gainesville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Setterington, Lebert Lead Charge With Breakthrough Marks.
Noles net solid results at Tom Jones Memorial Invitational.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Lifetime-best marks by Nicole Setterington and Sasha-Ann Lebert paced a host of breakthrough performances by Florida State track & field athletes at Friday's Tom Jones Memorial Invitational.

Setterington lowered her career-best in the 100-meter hurdles to 13.24 - the fifth-fastest time in program history - with her third-place finish in the finals. She qualified for the finals with her first personal-best of the day (13.35).

Lebert, a graduate transfer who enjoyed a monster indoor campaign with the weight throw, broke out with her career-best discus throw. She became just the third Seminole in program history to exceed 50 meters, finishing fourth with a career-best throw of 51.22 meters (168-0), which trails only teammate and school record-holder Kellion Knibb, and 2003 graduate Makiba Batten on the top 10 list.

"Nicole is on a roll right now," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "She's on a mission to make nationals and maybe even the Canadian Olympic team.

"Our throws continue to impress. Coach [Dorian] Scott has them all progressing well and even when they don't reach personal bests they're still very close. Katja Vangsnes is a great example of this. She's been consistent all year at a national level."

Vangsnes was fifth (58.74m/192-8) in the women's hammer, which was once again won by first-year FSU student Veronika Kanuchova, who is competing unattached this season. Kanuchova came into the meet ranked No. 23 in the world and moved up with her third consecutive lifetime-best mark of 69.48m (227-11).

"We can't wait to get a jersey on Veronika," Braman said. "She's competing at world-class level."

Another unattached Seminole, Gleneve Grange was the runner-up in the women's discus (53.61m/175-11).

On the men's side in the throws, Chad DaCosta was fourth in the discus (52.25m/171-5) with freshman teammate Frederick Jones close behind in sixth. Jones posted a season-best 51.77m (169-10), a new season-best, in his second competition since joining the team at the conclusion of spring football.

Freshman Ashton Butler turned in a personal-best in the long jump (7.13m/23-4.75) for seventh place. Cayman Ellis flirted with his season-best in the pole vault, tying for third with a clearance of 4.76m (15-7.25), while Clayton Washburn did post a season-best in 4.61 (15-1.50).

"Ashton did a really nice job in the long jump and that'll set him up nicely for a huge triple jump," Braman added. "We could have 4 scorers in the ACC Long Jump."

On the track, Jamal Pitts' 100-meter dash debut produced a collegiate-best 10.68, while Alistair Moona (47.74) and Ricardo Roy (47.85) were solid in the 400. Roy's time was a collegiate-best for the senior.

Madison Harris' 2:11.54 800 was her best outdoors, while Makoya Banton turned in a personal-best of 14.33 in the 100 hurdles. Grete Sadeiko, who had a busy day all around, registered a season-best in the 100 hurdles of 13.99.

Fatema Jaffer (10:25.46) led a trio of personal-best performances by Noles in the 3000-meter run, out-pacing Marianne Aguilar (10:34.02) and Bella Poole (10:43.12).

Event 1 - 100 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 26    Jamal Pitts                       10.68   

Event 3 - 400 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 20    Alistair Moona                    47.74   
 23    Ricardo Roy                       47.85   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  8    Matt Butler                     1:54.23    1

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Michael Hall                    3:50.66    2
 12    Max del Monte                   3:54.72   
 17    Bryce Kelley                    4:02.58   

Event 8 - 110 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 10    Dante Newberg                     15.81   

Event 9 - 400 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 19    D'Mitry Charlton                  54.01   

Event 13 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Ashton Butler                 23- 4.75    7.13m    2
  9    Armani Wallace                22- 6.75    6.88m   
 11    Dante Newberg                 21- 1.50    6.44m   

Event 15 - High Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Nicholas Medich                6- 7.50    2.02m    5

Event 16 - Pole Vault
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Cayman Ellis                  15- 7.50    4.76m    6
  7    Clayton Washburn              15- 1.50    4.61m    2

Event 18 - Discus
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Chadrick DaCosta             171- 5      52.25m    5
  6    Fredrick Jones               169-10.25   51.77m    3

Event 19 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Brandon Tirado               176- 3      53.72m    2

Event 20 - Javelin
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Dante Newberg                144- 0.25   43.90m    2


PENN RELAYS
04/30/2016, April 28-30, 2016, Philadelphia, Pa

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's Lebert Claims Penn Relays Discus Title.
So does future 'Nole Love; Griggs, West score personal-bests.

April 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Sasha-Ann Lebert is getting the hang of building momentum over the course of her only season as a standout thrower for the Florida State track & field team.

By posting a lifetime-best discus mark for the second consecutive meet, Lebert was celebrating as the champion of the college section of the women's event Thursday at the Penn Relays.

Climbing from third to first on her final attempt of the competition, the graduate transfer from Florida A&M was celebrating victory in style following her lifetime-best mark of 51.44 meters (168-9). It was easily the highlight - to this point - of her lone outdoor season competing for the Seminoles.

"I'm so proud of Sasha-Ann," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "That was a real gut-check victory. She is a whale of a competitor."

It was also the third-best mark in program history.

Following Lebert's win at the 122nd Penn Relays, future Seminole Shanice Love was equally impressive, establishing a new meet record in the high school girl's discus. Just two weeks after signing with the Seminoles, the Excelsior High star from Kingston, Jamaica improved her own Jamaican Junior National record with winning mark of 54.72 meters (179-6). In the process she broke the meet record held by her future FSU teammate - Gleneve Grange - who won the 2013 Penn Relays title with a throw of 54.29m (178-1), while representing Jamaica's Holmwood Tech.

In action on the track, FSU senior Christine Griggs turned in the 10th-fastest time in program history, setting a new personal-best under the lights on a cool night in 35:02.72 for 10,000 meters. Her late-night performance was good for sixth place in the college division of the event.

Seminole junior Courteney West, competing in the 5000-meter championship, pared more than a minute off her previous personal-best at that distance to finish in 17:12.79, placing 35th in a field of 63 runners Thursday night.


Knibb, Women's Shuttle Hurdle Relay Claim Penn Relays Titles
FSU wraps up discus sweep; ladies nab first relay title since '83.

April 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Kellion Knibb secured a clean sweep of the 122nd Penn Relays discus titles for Florida State Friday in most dramatic fashion, unleashing a meet and Franklin Field record on her sixth and final throw for the championship section title.

It was the first of two wins on the day by the Seminoles as the shuttle hurdle relay quartet of McKoya Banton, Melissa-Maree Farrington, Peta-Gay Williams and Meme Jean delivered the Seminoles first championship wagon wheel since 2009.

"We had a spectacular day," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "Our kids fought through rain and temps in the 40s and did so at the highest level. Kellion's win and Penn Relays record was amazing, but so was our win the shuttle hurdle relay.

"Our men's 4x100 easily won their heat to qualify for tomorrow's Championship of America and Meme doubled back impressively to earn a spot in the 100 hurdles final as well. I'm really pleased with our focus and effort."

Knibb's throw of 58.55 meters (192-1) took down the meet record held by Washington's Aretha Hill (57.76m/189-6) since 1996, and moved her past Maryland's Chiona Onyekwere (53.02/173-11) for the win.

It was the second Penn Relays title for Knibb, who won the 2014 title but missed all of last year's outdoor season due to injury.

"Kellion has become a big-time, clutch performer," Braman said. "To win on the final throw in the rain is unbelievable, but when you add in a 46-degree wind-chill and a Penn Relays record, it's truly special."

Perhaps more impressively, it was the second - or third, depending on your perspective - discus win of the meet by a Seminole.

Sasha-Ann Lebert captured the collegiate division discus title on Thursday with a lifetime-best mark of 51.44 meters, and Florida State signee Shanice Love captured the high school championship with a meet record (54.72) a short time later. Love took down the previous high school record set in 2013 by Gleneve Grange, who is on the FSU roster but sitting out this season.

All four - Knibb, Lebert, Love and Grange - are Jamaican and either are, or will be, coached by FSU alum and two-time Jamaican Olympic shot putter Dorian Scott.

"Coach Scott's ladies are our leaders right now," Braman said.

Running a close second are coach Brandon Hon's hurdle group, which delivered Florida State its first Penn Relays women's relay title since 1983.

The shuttle hurdle relay quartet group won in 55.15, aided by South Carolina's anchor crashing to the ground over the final hurdle just as she was about to be caught by Jean.

"I was just telling myself, 'You have to get tight, you have to get tight. Quicker, quicker, quicker, in order to catch her,'" Jean said afterward. "That's what I was doing. I knew I would come and get her. It was too bad she fell. It would have been a great finish."

The Seminoles got solid first and third legs from Banton and Williams, and what Braman described as "monster" efforts from Farrington and Jean for the victory. FSU's win came without the services of Nicole Setterington, who is ranked 27th nationally in the 100 hurdles, but was unable to make the trip due to her final exam schedule.

"I knew if all of us did our best we could get it," Farrington said.

The Noles did just that, delivering the school its first relay title since the men won the 2009 4x400 relay title. Perhaps even more satisfying, the women have their first iconic wagon wheel since the powerhouse 1982 and 1983 Seminole ladies swept the 4x100 and 4x400 events in back-to-back years.

Event 11 - 4x100-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  8    Relay Team A                      40.24    1
       1) Raheem Robinson
       2) Darryl Haraway
       3) Keniel Grant
       4) Edward Clarke

Event 17 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
  9    Chadrick DaCosta              55- 3.75   16.86m   

Event 18 - Discus
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 10    Chadrick DaCosta             155- 5.75   47.39m   


JACE LACOSTE INVITATIONAL
04/30/2016, Starkville, Ms

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Onyia Progresses At Jace LaCoste Invitiational Discus.

STARKVILLE, MS - Competing in just his second meet following surgery earlier in the year, redshirt junior Emmanuel Onyia posted a season-best discus mark of 51.72 meters (169-8) for a fourth-place Jace LaCoste Invitational finish at Mississippi State on Saturday.

Onyia’s performance was the highlight from a small group of Noles competing, which included a runner-up finish by freshman Fatema Jaffer in the 3000-meter run (10:27.92).

Event 18 - Discus
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Emmanuel Onyia               169- 8.25   51.72m    5
  8    Brandon Tirado               147- 6.50   44.97m    1

Event 19 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Brandon Tirado               170- 6.50   51.98m    2


PAYTON JORDAN INVITATIONAL
05/01/2016, Palo Alto, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Mixed Bag At Stanford.
Teixeira’s heat win highlights Payton Jordan action Sunday.

PALO ALTO, CA – Eight Florida State athletes capped a busy weekend for Seminole track & field athletes at the Payton Jordan Invitational Sunday.

In a meet which traditionally draws an impressive cast of world class athletes, especially in the distance events. Competing in events ranging from 800 meters to the 3000-meter steeplechase, the Seminoles came away with a mixed bag of results after weather-related travel difficulties prevented the group from arriving in California until a day before the meet with limited sleep.

From a shear competitive standpoint, senior Otniel Teixeira turned in the top performance of the group, powering to victory over the final 200 meters against a bunched field in 1:48.55, rough a half-second off his season-best. Teammate Jake Burton, competing in the fastest heat, placed sixth in 1:48.65 which was one-tenth of a second off his season-best.

“The 800 runners all did a nice job,” FSU coach Bob Braman said. “Otniel, winning the second heat was a real good race. That’s the kind of race you’re going to have to run to get to nationals. I thought Jake raced well, didn’t really cover the move, but he was coming on and in the mix.”

Sophomore Chelsea Jarvis opened her outdoor season in the 800 with a solid 2:07.82, which places her 40th on the NCAA East Preliminary qualifying list.

“Chelsea coming back from injury, that’s a real good opener,” Braman said. “In four weeks Chelsea is going to be on the right track. I really feel good about our 800 people.”

Redshirt sophomore Bridget Blake posted a season-best in the women’s steeplechase, placing sixth in her heat in 10:19.17, a five-second improvement off her time at the Stanford Invitational earlier this season.

Michael Hall (3:51.12, 1500), Matt Butler (1:52.68, 800) were unable to improve on their season-best marks, nor was Georgia Peel (4:28.53).

Zak Seddon, who posted the nation’s top 3000-meter steeplechase time at the Stanford Invitational earlier this season, dropped out of the fast section while running in the lead pack with roughly 1,000 meters to go.

“We’ve got to rally up for conference,” Braman said. “We’re going into a two-week period of getting ready and I like where we are.”

Event 4 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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       Matt Butler                     1:52.68   
       Jake Burton                     1:48.65   
       Otniel Teixeira                 1:48.55   

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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       Michael Hall                    3:51.12   


UNF TWILIGHT
05/04/2016, Jacksonville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Onyia’s Discus Mark, Hurdlers Lead Momentum-Builder At UNF.
Noles register eight event wins in ACC Championship tune-up.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Florida State’s men and women checked off a few important boxes with what they accomplished at Wednesday’s UNF Twilight Invitational track & field meet.

Recording a dozen or more season or personal-best performances, the Seminoles certainly made the most of the low-key meet at Hodges Stadium, where many will compete again in three weeks at the NCAA East Preliminary. More importantly, coach Bob Braman’s teams left with some positive momentum heading into next week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at home.

“That’s the momentum we needed,” Braman said, after watching his two teams combine for eight outright event wins against a field which included a half-dozen other Division I teams as well as some decorated post-collegians.

The top performance of the meet belonged to redshirt junior discus thrower Emmanuel Onyia, who in just his third competition since undergoing surgery in December, secured a spot at the NCAA East Preliminary meet. Onyia recorded the No. 4 throw all-time among Seminoles at 56.52 meters (185-5), which currently ranks 15th in the East.

FSU’s women’s hurdlers had a big day as Meme Jean and Peta-Gay Williams posted season-best marks of 13.07 and 13.26 – slightly wind-aided – to finish as the top two collegians and place third and fourth overall. Grete Sadeiko narrowly missed a personal-best (14.00), while McKoya Banton (14.32) did come through with a lifetime-best as the Noles claimed four of the top 11 spots.

“I’m really pleased with our effort today,” Braman added. “We were really focused and that’s important in such a low-key meet, especially after finals week. We were able to get some PB’s and season-bests…Meme, Peta-Gay and Onyia competed at almost a national level.”

The Seminoles made their season debut in the women’s 4x400 relay count, securing a spot in the fast heat of the ACC Championship as the team of Shaquania Dorsett, Madison Harris, Chelsea Jarvis and Jande Pierce ran 3:42.21 for the win.

Darryl Haraway and Edward Clarke finished 1-2 in the 100-meter dash for the men with season-best times of 10.32 and 10.35, but as an added bonus teammates Raheem Robinson (10.52), Keniel Grant (10.55) and Dante Newberg (11.09) also checked in with season-bests.

Kellion Knibb scored her fourth women’s discus win of the season (58.72m/192-8), while Jogaile Petrokaite and Melissa-Maree Freeman went 1-2 in the women’s long jump. In addition to her winning leap of 6.17 meters (20-3), Petrokaite also laid down an impressive 11.80 for fifth in her collegiate 100-meter dash debut.

Kiara Wright won the high jump with a mark of 1.72 meters (5-7.75), Brandon Tirado claimed the hammer (53.54m/175-8) and Ben Bonhurst captured the shot put (16.89m/55-5).

Among a handful of additional impressive performances were Stephen Sutherland’s 21.21 in the 200 – good for second place – and Katja Vangsnes’ runner-up throw of 58.60m (192-3) in the women’s hammer. Alistair Moona posted a season-best in the 400 (47.31) to place fourth, while Harris was fourth in the women’s 800 in a personal-best 2:10.70.

Event 1 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Darryl Haraway                    10.32   10
  2    Edward Clarke                     10.35    8
  4    Raheem Robinson                   10.52    5
  5    Keniel Grant                      10.55    4
 23    Dante Newberg                     11.09   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Stephen Sutherland                21.21    8
  4    Alistair Moona                    21.34    5
  6    Jamal Pitts                       21.54    3

Event 3 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  4    Alistair Moona                    47.31    5
  8    Ricardo Roy                       48.54    1

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    Max del Monte                   3:51.48    6
  9    Abdin Fator                     3:59.92   

Event 6 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  8    William Bridges                15:44.59    1

Event 9 - 400 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  3    D'Mitry Charlton                  53.72    6

Event 14 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  4    Armani Wallace                49- 7      15.11m    5

Event 15 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga      6- 7.50    2.02m    8
  4    Nicholas Medich                6- 5.50    1.97m    5
  7    Dante Newberg                  6- 1.50    1.87m    2

Event 16 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  4    Cayman Ellis                  14- 6.75    4.44m    5
  5    Clayton Washburn              14- 6.75    4.44m    4

Event 17 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Ben Bonhurst                  55- 5      16.89m   10

Event 18 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Emmanuel Onyia               185- 5.25   56.52m   10
  2    Fredrick Jones               161- 4.50   49.19m    8

Event 19 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Brandon Tirado               175- 8      53.54m   10


ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 4th place
05/15/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL, May 13-15, 2016

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ACC Championships

May 13, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FL

MEN'S HAMMER

The 2016 ACC Outdoor Championships are underway and redshirt freshman Brandon Tirado got things started for the Seminoles. Competing in the first flight of the men's hammer, Tirado registered a top mark of 55.66 meters (182-7), just off his season-best, and finished 14th overall out of a field of 20.

Tirado came into the competition as the No. 15 seed.

Virginia freshman Hilmar Orn Jonsson won with a new facility record throw of 71.52 meters (234-8), unseating three-time champion Tomas Kruzliak of Virginia Tech on his sixth and final attempt.

Keep up to speed throughout the ACC Championships on the progress of your Seminoles right here at our daily blogs.

WOMEN'S HAMMER

Senior Katja Vangsnes could not have put together a better performance in her home finale, capturing her first ACC title. The No. 3 seed entering the competition, Vangsnes eclipsed her previous SB on all five of her legal throws, including the title-clincher of 62.51 meters (205-1).

Not only was it the winning mark, but it broke Vangsnes' own school record by more than a full meter.

She is FSU's first ACC champion in the women's hammer since Lakeisha Mose won her second of back-to-back titles in 2000.

MEN'S 400 HURDLES

Redshirt freshman D'Mitry Charlton came tantalizingly close to grabbing a spot in the final, but had to settle for a season-best time of 53.29 in the preliminary heats. Charlton's time is a season-best as he finished fourth in heat three and ended up tied for the ninth-best time in the field, with the top eight advancing to Sunday's final. Charlton came into the meet with a season-best of 53.60 and was seeded 14th.

WOMEN'S & MEN'S 200 Prelims

Competing well with a second-place heat finish, senior Jande Pierce came up short of qualifying for the finals in 24.11...Jamal Pitts (21.23) advanced to the finals - sort - after placing second in his heat. Pitts actually tied for the final qualifying spot with Miami's Jaalen Jones, and the two will run-off for the final spot Saturday at 8:25 p.m. ... Darryl Haraway (21.45) and Stephen Sutherland (21.63) failed to advance.

WOMEN'S 1500

A year ago Georgia Peel faltered shy of the finish line in the 1500m prelims. Friday night she made sure that history didn't repeat itself in her final race at home. The senior not only won her heat to automatically advance to the final, she did it with the top time (4:21.15). Teammate Bridget Blake grabbed an automatic berth in the final as well, placing third in the same heat in 4:26.67.

MEN'S 1500

Zak Seddon and Michael Hall worked together in a tightly packed third heat and it paid off as the senior and redshirt freshman advanced to finals in 3:48.24 and 3:48.38. Seddon grabbed the automatic berth by placing third in the heat, while Hall nabbed a qualifying mark on time by hanging with the group.

HEPTATHLON

100m Hurdles: Junior Melissa-Maree Farrington posted a lifetime-best time of 13.40 and leads all 14 competitors with 1,065 points after the opening event. Teammate Grete Sadeiko was fourth-fastet over at 14.03, good for 974 points.

High Jump: Farrington and Sadeiko each clear 1.70m (5-7) for 855 points and stand 1-2 in the overall standings thru two events with 1,920 and 1,829 points, respectively.

Shot Put: Sadeiko posted a season-best of 12.23 meters (40-1.50) - second-best in the field -which was good for 676 points. Farrington added her own season-best (11.16/36-7.50) for 606 points.

Farrington is second with 2,526 points, and Sadeiko third with 2505 heading into the final event of the day - the 200. They trail Notre Dame's Carly Loeffel (2580).

200: Farrington and Sadeiko closed out day one running 24.88 and 25.20, respectively, in the 200-meter dash. It was a collegiate-best mark for Farrington, who will be day two of the the competition in second place with 3,424 points, just 28 behind the leader - Notre Dame's Carly Loeffel (3,452).

Sadeiko heads into the second day of competition - historically her strongest - in third place with 3,374 points.

Day two will include the long jump, javelin and 800-meter run.

DECATHLON

100m Dash: Freshman Dante Newberg matched his lifetime-best in the 100-meter dash, opening the decathlon with an 11.03, which was third-fastest among 13 competitors. Newberg, the No. 10 seed with a career-best total of 5,979 points, picked up 858 in the first of 10 events.

Long Jump: Newberg betters his previous season-best on all three attempts and counts a leap of 6.74m (22-1.50) for 753 points and a two-event total of 1,611 points. The freshman is in third place overall heading into the shot put.

Shot Put: Make it three consecutive personal-bests for Newberg, whose shot put of 11.67m (38-3.50) was good for 586 points. Through three events the Tampa, Fla. native is fourth with 2,197 points, heading into the high jump.

High Jump: With a clearance of 1.80m (5-10.75), Newberg picked up 627 points to push his total four-event total to 2,824 points and stands sixth overall entering the 400-meter dash.

400m Dash: Newberg closed his personal-best first day of competition by running 54.37 for 627 points. The freshman will begin Saturday's competition in ninth place with 3,448 points, just 42 points out of the eighth and final scoring spot.


May 14, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FL

MEN'S LONG JUMP

It took Stefan Brits just one attempt to shatter his own ACC Championship record, secure the gold medal and - most likely - fulfill the lifetime dream of every track & field athlete.

Brits soared 8.22 meters (26-11.75) on his first long jump attempt, the No. 6 mark in the world this year, the NCAA Division I lead and an Olympic qualifying standard. Following a recent third-place finish at the South African national championships, the Cape Town native is positioned well to close out his summer in Rio.

It was a remarkable lifetime-best performance for the doctoral candidate in chemistry, whose previous best came at the 2013 ACC Championships, which he won with the old championship mark of 8.05 meters.

As an added bonus, the Seminoles also locked down fourth and eighth places with personal-best performances by Keniel Grant (7.69m/25-2.75) and Ashton Butler (7.39/24-3), respectively.

Armani Wallace also advanced to the final on the strength of a lifetime-best (7.24/23-9), but finished just outside the scoring.

WOMEN'S LONG JUMP

For the third consecutive year FSU senior Der'Renae Freeman summoned magic on her sixth and final attempt, this time overcoming teammate Jogaile Petrokaite with her third personal-best of the competition - 6.54 meters (21-5.50).

Freeman had to tie the ACC Championships meet record in order to overcome her teammate, who recorded two lifetime-bests along the way, with a top mark of 6.52m (21-4.75).

The second 18-point event performance of the day by the Noles pushed their team lead to 20 points - 50-30 - over second-place Virginia.

WOMEN'S STEEPLECHASE

Bridget Blake held off a furious last-lap kick by defending champion Iona Lake of Virginia to secure a silver medal finish. Blake dug deep for the eight-point haul for the Noles, registering a new lifetime-best of 10:09.81, which moves her to No. 6 on FSU's all-time list.

MEN'S STEEPLECHASE

To no one's surprise Zak Seddon and Louisville's Edwin Kibichiy battled elbow-to-elbow for seven-plus laps with ACC supremacy on the line. In doubt to the final few strides, Kibichiy successfully defended his title by the narrowest of margins - 8:34.46 to 8:34.85

MEN'S SHOT PUT

Junior Chad DaCosta came up big in the fifth round of the shot put, unleashing a personal-best throw of 17.94m (58-10.25) to nab fifth-place for the Seminoles.

WOMEN'S 100-METER HURDLES

Meme Jean (13.01) was the fastest qualifier for the finals and will be joined by teammate Peta-Gay Williams (13.26) and Nicole Setterington (13.45) on Sunday for what could be a big point-getter toward FSU's team championship cause.

Jean turned a new personal-best in the No. 2 time in Florida State history. Williams' time was also a personal-best and good for No. 6 on the all-time list.

MEN'S 400

Alistair Moona (48.09) and Ricardo Roy (49.36) came up shy of qualifying marks from the preliminary rounds.

WOMEN'S 100

Freshman Shauna Helps left no doubt that she is on the mend and ready to compete, advancing to the finals automatically by winning her heat in a season-best 11.62. Sidelined by injury for nearly a month, Helps' returning performance was good for the second-fastest qualifying mark.

Jande Pierce did not advance, but the grad student's 11.81 was a career best.

MEN'S 100

With Darryl Haraway forced to pull out due to injury, Edward Clarke (10.47) and Raheem Robinson (10.54) carried the torch, advancing to the finals for the Noles. Clarke posted the No.3 qualifying mark overall.

Keniel Grant (10.61) missed the finals by .05, finishing ninth.

WOMEN'S 800

Chelsea Jarvis automatically advanced to the final with her heat three victory over Ersula Farrow in 2:07.42. Neither Madison Harris (2:11.50) or Kayla Thomas (2:14.81) advanced, but Thomas did record a new lifetime-best.

MEN'S 800

The veteran tandem of Jake Burton and Otniel Teixeira are back in the finals together for a third straight year. Burton (1:48.85) and Teixeira (1:49.11) qualified automatically with heat victories.

WOMEN'S SHOT PUT

Kellion Knibb and Sasha-Ann Lebert entered the shot put competition without a single mark this season, largely to try and contribute to the Seminoles' championship hopes. They responded to that challenge by delivering a pair of career-best marks as Knibb finished fifth overall (15.29m/50-2) and Lebert missed making the final by four-inches with an all-time best of 14.14m (46-4.75) to place 10th.

HEPTATHLON

Long Jump: Melissa-Maree Farrington soared 5.88 meters (19-3.50) - the second-best leap of the field - to take over the ACC Heptathlon lead through five events. Farrington has 4237 points and 107-point lead over Duke's Teddi Maslowski. FSU teammate Grete Sadeiko slipped from third to fourth after managing just 723 points in the long jump (5.58m/18-3.75) for 4097 points.

Day 1 leader Carly Loeffel managed just 674 points in the long jump and slipped to third (4126).

Javelin: Sadeiko dominated the competition with a best effort of 41.97m (137-8), good for 705 points which vaulted her into second place overall with 4802 points. Farrington maintained her lead with a solid 40.51m (132-11) best and carried 4914 points into the final.

800: Farrington did everything she needed to preserve her lead and claim the ACC title, running a personal-best 2:20.16 (821 pts.) for a winning total of 5735 points. That's a lifetime-best by 385 points, which all but assured her a place at the NCAA Championships for the first time. Farrington currently ranks 12th nationally.

Sadeiko was even more impressive in the final event of the competition, registering a collegiate-best time of 2:18.29 for 847 points to secure the silver medal with a total of 5649.

DECATHLON

110m Hurdles: Freshman Dante Newberg began the day in ninth place overall, trailing eighth place by 42 points. Despite an average performance in Saturday's opening event - 15.97 for 736 points - Newberg moved into eighth place after the hurdles.

Day 1 leader Paul Haley's crash in the fourth heat sent him tumbling to ninth overall, so Newberg will head to the discus with 4,184 points; just 57 out of seventh place. That's proof positive that things can change dramatically in the multi-events.

Discus: A subpar performance (27.39m/89-10) netted Newberg just 413 points and dropped him to 10th place overall with 4597 points. He trails eighth place by 144 points heading to the pole vault in what remains a tightly-packed competition.

Pole Vault: With a clearance of 3.70m (12-1.50), Newberg picked up 535 points. He remains on pace for a personal-best overall score with 5132 points (10th place) with the javelin and 1500m run remaining.

Javelin: Newberg bounced back with a solid performance, piercing the sky with a mark of 50.89 meters (166-11) for 602 points, all but assuring a lifetime-best in his final tally.

1500: With a personal-best time of 5:21.35, Newberg secured a new decathlon personal-best of 6177 points - a 198-point improvement over his previous best - and a 10th-place finish.

SCORING LEADERS AFTER DAY 2

Women: 1. Florida State 58, 2. Virginia 36, 3. Louisville 31

Men: 1. Virginia Tech 64, 2. Virginia 43, 3. Louisville 37.5, 4. NC State 37, 5. Miami 32, 6. FSU 30


May 15, 2016

WOMEN'S DISCUS

Kellion Knibb delivered the Seminoles their third gold medal of the meet, and did so in most-impressive fashion. The redshirt junior claimed her third career discus title, smashing the ACC Championships record and improving her own Mike Long Track facility mark with a hurl of 60.62 meters (198-11).

The win enabled the Seminoles to extend their team lead to 30.5 points ( 72.5-42) over second-place Virginia with 11 events remaining.

WOMEN'S HIGH JUMP

Kiara Wright provided the Noles the the most pleasant surprise from the early events, clearing 1.75 meters (5-8.75) in the high jump to place fourth overall. It was a season-best performance for the senior, whose five-point contributioncame in an event where the Noles were not expected to score.

FSU nearly stole another point when Hannah Welsh cleared a career-best 1.69m (5-6.50), but finished 10th after losing out on a tie-breaker with two others for the eighth-place position.

MEN'S TRIPLE JUMP

Freshman Armani Wallace could not have performed at a higher level in his first ACC Outdoor Championships, eclipsing his previous lifetime-best on all five of his legal jumps. Wallace moved into second place on his second attempt (15.89 meters), then punctuated his silver medal performance by joining the 16-meter club on his final attempt.

Wallace's 16.12 (52-10.75) moved him into No. 7 on FSU's stellar top-10 list and more notably, from 28th to fourth on the NCAA East descending order list. The Orlando native came into the meet as the No. 4 seed.

WOMEN'S 1500

Bridget Blake backed up her silver medal finish in the steeplechase with a big kick to sixth place in the final, and a huge personal-best of 4:19.42. Georgia Peel was eighth in 4:30.11 as the Seminoles picked up four team points.

WOMEN'S 100 HURDLES

The Seminoles drew a straight of sorts, finishing 4-5-6 in the finals, led by Meme Jean (13.10). Nicole Setterington was fifth (13.36) and Peta-Gay Williams (13.47) sixth as the Seminoles picked up 12 points.

FSU's total of 93.50 points gave them a 47.50-point lead over Virginia and Duke. Hard-charging Miami and Louisville were tied for fourth with 39 points with eight finals remaining.

WOMEN'S 100

Freshman Shauna Helps came into the ACC Championships as the No. 7 seed. She leaves it as the champion - twice over! Helps, who qualified second for the finals, came up with a big move in the late stages to win the title in 11.68 and all but clinch the team championship for the Noles.

MEN'S 100

Edward Clarke pushed defending champion Tevin Hester of Clemson to the finish before settling for silver in a slightly windy 10.27. Raheem Robinson finished eighth in 10.51.

WOMEN'S 800

Chelsea Jarvis continued her late-season surge, running a season-best 2:06.37 for sixth place, pushing FSU's lead to 39.5 points over hard-charging Clemson with four events remaining.

MEN'S 1500

Zak Seddon (3:45.67) and Michael Hall (3:47.43) finished ninth and 10th and just outside the scoring.

WOMEN'S 5000

With the team title all locked up Georgia Peel (17:24.88) and Courteney West (17:50.88) finished 16th and 22nd.

WOMEN'S TRIPLE JUMP

Jogaile Petrokaite summoned up a lifetime-best mark of 12.19 (40-0) but was knocked out of the finals on the final attempt by Miami's Alexis Wright (12.21/40-0.75).

MEN'S JAVELIN

Decathlete Dante Newberg placed 12th overall with a top mark of 50.48m (165-7) in the first event of the day, which was won by Virginia Tech's Matija Muhar (75.60m/248-0).


Seminole Women Make History By Learning From It For ACC Title.
Knibb wins discus, Helps squashes competition with 100-meter title.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Don’t believe for a minute that today’s generation doesn’t have an appreciation for history.

The Florida State women’s track & field team learned a lot about themselves when they saw the ACC Indoor Championships slip away in February and they made it very clear that history would not repeat itself. Not on its home track Sunday, in front of a large and supportive crowd, with the ACC Outdoor Championship title hanging in the balance.

The Seminoles began the final day of competition at Mike Long Track with a 22-point lead over their closest competitor and quickly doubled their cushion before in-state rival Miami, the ACC Indoor champions, and defending champion Clemson began cutting into that lead.

That’s when freshman sprinter Shauna Helps decided to put her foot, or more accurately, her feet down. Fast. In succession.

Helps found herself behind Syracuse’s Shaina Harrison midway through the 100-meter final and refused to be denied.

“In the middle of the race I had a lot of things going through my mind, because at the indoor championships this season I came in eighth in my final,” Helps said of her 60-meter dash finish in Boston. “I saw myself in that position midway in the race and said, ‘There’s no way I’m going to allow history to repeat itself,’ so I dug deep and I searched for the line.”

Helps found the line in 11.68, ahead of Harrison and the rest of the field, and the Seminoles found the footing they needed to secure the program’s fourth ACC Outdoor Championship title in their 25th season of conference membership.

FSU finished with a 106.5 points, 18.5 clear of runner-up Miami. Clemson, which briefly occupied second place, was third with 85.

“We were in a position where if we had a couple big things happen we could put a cap on it and we did [with Kellion] Knibb’s win and Shauna Helps’ huge win,” FSU coach Bob Braman said. “It was just a phenomenal weekend. Virtually all of that team, except maybe one or two pieces, is back next year. We’re going to be better.

“The tradition has been reset with this group right here.”

In what many believed would be a transition year after significant staff and personnel changes, the Seminole women helped validate the program’s rich tradition, even though the men’s team saw its streak of three consecutive titles end with a fourth-place finish.

Redshirt junior Kellion Knibb helped see to that when she won her third ACC discus title, setting the conference championship meet and her own Mike Long Track record with a winning mark of 60.62 meters (198-11).

And just when it seemed as if the Hurricanes, led by Most Valuable Track Performer Shakima Wimbley, were ready to strike back, Helps and her teammates delivered the finals blows. Wimbley led off the Hurricanes’ winning 4x100 relay and successfully defended her ACC 400-meter title, as Miami outscored FSU 17-0 in one event. Coupled with Ebony Morrison’s third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles, ahead of Seminoles Meme Jean, Nicole Setterington and Peta-Gay Williams, who finished 4-5-6, Miami had 41 points on the board after just four running events.

“We knew that the huge lead didn’t really exist,” Braman said. “We were just so perfect, beyond expectation, for two days that you start to think that you’re going to keep doing that. That’s not realistic. Even if you do, you can’t control them.

“Miami is a great team. They won the indoor championship and they were really strong favorites. We were realistically thinking, ‘We’d like to get in and challenge them, but we might lose to Clemson and get third.’ And Clemson is the defending champion.”

Bridget Blake’s huge personal-best of 4:19.26 was good for sixth in the 1500 and Georgia Peel was eighth as the Noles picked up four points. Earlier, senior Kiara Wright grabbed a share of fourth place in the high jump with a collegiate-best effort (1.75m/5-8.75), for 4.5 points.

Those contributions helped ease the sting of the 400, which preceded Helps’ 100 win, which squashed the possibility that someone else would hoist the championship trophy on the Seminoles’ high jump pad.

“I came in here with the notion that I was going to give my team points no matter what, whether it was one or it was 10,” Helps said. “That’s what I came out and did.”

With her 10-point win the Noles pushed their total to 103.5 points, and sophomore Chelsea Jarvis’ sixth-place finish in the 800 – in a season-best 2:06.37 – closed the deal.

No Seminole was happier than senior Der’Renae Freeman, who began the day on the anchor leg of FSU’s fourth-place 4x100 relay team, after she won a third consecutive long jump title on her final attempt with a career-best on Saturday.

“It meant everything to me,” Freeman said through a broad smile from under her cocked ACC Championship ball cap. “This is my last ACC meet, it’s at home. That’s just amazing. The atmosphere here with all of our fan base, it meant so much to me to finally get another ring that I’ve really been wanting. Doing it on home turf made it even that much more special.”

There were a few special performances on the men’s side as well, not the least of which was freshman Armani Wallace’s silver medal finish in the triple jump. The Orlando native recorded new career-best marks on all five of his legal jumps, capped by his monster 16.12-meter (52-10.75) leap – No. 7 in FSU history and currently No. 9 in Division I.

“During the competition, I’m really competitive,” said Wallace, who came into the meet as the fourth seed and finished behind two-time champion Ben Williams, the All-American from Louisville. “I can’t say that I didn’t worry about who I was competing with. I was seeded fourth, but to come out second was really great.”

Wallace knew he was in special territory the moment his feet hit the sand.

“I definitely was excited,” he said. “This is our home track. We practice on it every day so we know what the measurements are coming out of the sand before they even say it. It was a great feeling. To put it on in the end, with the last jump, that’s clutch and what I like.”

Edward Clarke, like Helps a freshman class who calls Jamaica home, turned in a pair of clutch performances as well. He finished second in the 100 (10.27-w) and ran a leg on FSU’s runner-up 4x100 relay (39.72). Classmate and countryman Raheem Robinson was eighth in the 100 (10.51) and led off the relay silver medalists.

Senior Otniel Teixeira nearly pulled off his second ACC 800-meter title, but finished third in a five-man, blanket finish in 1:49.36. Teammate Jake Burton was fourth (1:49.67).

The Seminoles also received a seventh-place finish from Emmanuel Onyia in the discus (53.57m), while the 4x400 relay team of Ricardo Roy, Burton, Teixeira and Alistair Moona was fifth in a season-best 3:09.20.

Virginia Tech won the men’s title with 129 points, followed by NC State (93) and Virginia (80), while the Noles and North Carolina shared fourth with 72.

The day, however, belonged to the ladies who answered the bell in the face of strong challenges from the 17th-ranked Hurricanes and 2015 champion Tigers, and turned their Saturday lead into a Sunday title just past sunset.

“We were doing the things right that we had to do,” Braman said. “If you don’t slip up big when you have the kind of day we had yesterday, you can usually hang on, because nobody is going to be perfect.”

The Noles weren’t perfect, but they were more than good enough; not something many expected from this team.

“This feels great,” Braman said. “We’re supposed to be, ‘too young, not good, lost too many people and rebuilding.’ Winning this championship really validates where we’re going, the coaches and the job they’ve done and the athletes that we’ve always believed in.”

Event 21 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Edward Clarke                     10.27w   8
  8    Raheem Robinson                   10.51w   1
  9    Keniel Grant                      10.61   

Event 22 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  9    Jamal Pitts                       21.22   
 12    Darryl Haraway                    21.45   
 12    Stephen Sutherland                21.45   

Event 23 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 14    Alistair Moona                    48.09   
 22    Ricardo Roy                       49.36   

Event 24 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Otniel Teixeira                 1:49.11    6
  4    Jake Burton                     1:48.85    5
 19    Matt Magee                      1:50.85   
 31    Matt Butler                     1:53.94   
 36    Max del Monte                   2:09.87   

Event 25 - 1500 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
  9    Zak Seddon                      3:45.67   
 10    Michael Hall                    3:47.43   

Event 26 - 3000 Meter Steeplechase
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Zak Seddon                      8:34.85    8

Event 27 - 5000 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 31    Max del Monte                  15:48.46   

Event 30 - 400 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 10    D'Mitry Charlton                  53.29   

Event 31 - 4x100-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Relay Team A                      39.72    8
       1) Raheem Robinson
       2) Keniel Grant
       3) Edward Clarke
       4) Jamal Pitts

Event 32 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Relay Team A                    3:09.20    4
       1) Ricardo Roy
       2) Jake Burton
       3) Otniel Teixeira
       4) Alistair Moona

Event 33 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga      6-10       2.08m    2
 12    Nicholas Medich                6- 7.50    2.02m   

Event 34 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 NH    Cayman Ellis                                      

Event 35 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Stefan Brits                  26-11.50    8.22m   10
  4    Keniel Grant                  25- 2.75    7.69m    5
  8    Ashton Butler                 24- 3       7.39m    1
 10    Armani Wallace                23- 9       7.24m   

Event 36 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Armani Wallace                52-10.75   16.12m    8
 10    Ashton Butler                 48- 4.25   14.74m   

Event 37 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Chadrick DaCosta              58-10.30   17.94m    4
 11    Ben Bonhurst                  54- 6      16.61m   

Event 38 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Emmanuel Onyia               175- 9      53.57m    2
 12    Fredrick Jones               157-11      48.13m   

Event 39 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 14    Brandon Tirado               182- 7.25   55.66m   

Event 40 - Javelin
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 12    Dante Newberg                165- 7.50   50.48m   

Event 50 - Decathlon
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 10    Dante Newberg                      6177   

Event 51 - 100 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                     11.01   

Event 52 - Long Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 22- 1.25    6.74m   

Event 53 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 38- 3.50   11.67m   

Event 54 - High Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                  5-10.75    1.80m   

Event 55 - 400 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                     54.37   

Event 56 - 110 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                     15.97   

Event 57 - Discus
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 89-10.25   27.39m   

Event 58 - Pole Vault
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 12- 1.50    3.70m   

Event 59 - Javelin
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                166-11      50.88m   

Event 60 - 1500 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                   5:21.35   


NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY
05/28/2016, May 26-28, 2016, Jacksonville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Track Noles Jump Out To Fast Start, Securing Four NCAA Berths.
Brits, Freeman and Petrokaite advance in long jump; Vangsnes in hammer.

May 26, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, FL - A foursome of Florida State's most-seasoned field event performers secured return trips to the NCAA Outdoor Championships on the opening day of NCAA East Preliminary competition Thursday at the University of North Florida.

Graduate student Stefan Brits, senior Der'Renae Freeman and sophomore Jogaile Petrokaite all booked tickets in the long jump, while senior Katja Vangsnes is moving on to Eugene, Ore. in the women's hammer.

In addition to the championship qualifiers, Georgia Peel (1500), Jake Burton (800) and Edward Clarke (100) advanced to the quarterfinals in their respective events. Burton (1:48.63) qualified on time for Friday's 800 quarterfinal, while Clarke earned an automatic spot in Friday's 100 quarterfinal by placing second in his heat (10.43).

"I thought we came in really focused today," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "Almost all of our field event athletes all had their best marks on their first attempts and that's what you want under this kind of do-or-die competition."

Brits got things started on a sun-splashed day, leaping 7.68 meters (25-2.50) on his opening attempt, which stood as the fourth-best qualifying mark from the field of 48. The national leader this season, Brits will be making his fourth trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Keniel Grant had the misfortune of finishing 13th - one spot out of a trip to the June 8-11 NCAA Championships - by the narrowest of margins. Grant was one of three men with a mark of 7.50m (24-7.25), but had the third next-best attempt of the group, which came into play when NC State's Jonathan Addison soared 7.92 meters on his final attempt to pass the entire field.

"I felt bad for Keniel to miss nationals on a three-way tie," Braman said.

Like Brits, Vangsnes wasted no time securing his first trip to the NCAA Championships since 2014 with an opening throw of 59.51 meters (195-3), which qualified her seventh.

Freeman and Petrokaite put themselves on the plane to Eugene with long jumps of 6.30 meters (20-8) and 6.29m (20-7.75), which stood as the sixth- and seventh-best marks on the day. Petrokaite punched her ticket on the first attempt, while Freeman's best mark of the day came on her second.

"We came in and said, 'OK, I've only got three attempts,' and that's the scariest in the field events," Braman said. "And we either first-marked or second-marked.

"That really says a lot about the coaching, about the kids and about the focus, because you can't come here very often and play catch-up. You can get away with a few of them. Jake Burton survived a little tactical hiccup, where he had a stop-and-go, was full of run and was lucky enough to get through."

Burton's teammate and career-long training partner Otniel Teixeira wasn't as fortunate, missing the cut in the 800 after placing sixth in his heat in 1:49.29.

"Teixeira, I think he had his best race of the year at ACC's and wasn't as sharp today," Braman added. "It's just a tough field not to be perfectly sharp and perfectly tactical…I feel really bad for Otniel as a senior. He's the hardest-working 800-meter runner I've ever coached."

Peel, a senior hunting her first NCAA Championship appearance, secured a spot in Saturday's 1500-meter quarterfinal in style on her 22nd birthday. She qualified automatically by placing third in her heat with a season-best time of 4:18.42, which was fourth fastest in the field.

Among those Seminoles not moving on were freshman Shauna Helps in the 100 (11.78), sophomore Chelsea Jarvis in the 800 (2:07.33) and senior Christine Griggs, who out-performed her seed with a 40th-place finish in the 10,000 before a hometown crowd in her final collegiate racee.

Friday's schedule will provide nine Seminoles with a chance to join the championship-bound foursome. Top-seeded Kellion Knibb and teammate Sasha-Ann Lebert will kick-start the day in the women's discus at noon, with Emmanuel Onyia and Chad DaCosta following suit in the men's discus. Kiara Wright will also compete in the women's high jump.

In addition to the quarterfinals for Clarke (100) and Burton (800), FSU steeplechase standouts Zak Seddon and Bridget Blake will close things out on the track.

Four Seminole ladies - Meme Jean, Nicole Setterington, Peta-Gay Williams and Melissa-Maree Farrington - will initiate the on-track action at 5 p.m. with the preliminary rounds of the 100-meter hurdles.

"Tomorrow is going to be a big day to keep loading up the plane," Braman said. "We're still alive for a spot in the 100; we're still alive for a spot in the 800."


Track Noles Add Five More NCAA Championship Qualifiers.
Trio of first-timers join veterans Knibb, Seddon on plane to Oregon

May 27, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Friday began with bang and finished with an exclamation point as the Florida State track & field teams advanced five more athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Championships from the East Preliminary at UNF’s Hodges Stadium.

Seminole stars Kellion Knibb and Zak Seddon took care of business in the discus and steeplechase, respectively – the first and last events of the day - but gained company on the charter plane to Eugene, Ore. from three first-time NCAA Championship qualifiers.

Seeded 27th in a field of 48, graduate transfer Sasha-Ann Lebert summoned up a four-meter personal-best in the discus (55.65m/182-7) to qualify fourth and join Knibb on college track & field’s big stage.

Lebert doesn’t remember much about the specifics of her second attempt of the competition.

“I know it felt really good, but I cannot tell you the feeling,” Lebert said. “I just knew it was a good throw. It felt really easy and smooth; it felt really good coming out. My whole technique, going through all of my positions, felt really good.”

So does the sound of being a two-time NCAA Championship qualifier, having earned his first trip indoors in the weight throw.

Florida State head coach Bob Braman called Lebert’s trip-clinching second attempt, the No. 2 throw in FSU history, “shockingly wonderful to see.”

“I’m extremely proud of her, because we’ve seen it in practice but she hasn’t been able to put it together,” Knibb said of her training partner and fellow Jamaican. “When I saw her put it together today I was even more proud of her than I was myself.”

And Knibb had plenty to be proud of she took the lead on her third and final throw (59.81m/196-2) to pass Michigan State’s Katelyn Daniels by 11 inches and remain unbeaten against collegiate competition this season.

“The main goal is just to qualify coming into the meet, but when I realized that the win was within reach I just went for it,” Knibb said. “I like [being unbeaten] because it applies a certain kind of pressure that I haven’t had all season, so it helps to put pressure on me.”

“Kellion made a statement on her last throw that winning, even in a qualifying meet, is what she’s all about,” Braman said. “Coach [Dorian] Scott has done a magnificent job with our throwers.”

As the evening session on the track began the Seminole women took care of business in the preliminary round of the 100-meter hurdles. Junior Nicole Setterington (13.37), freshman Peta-Gay Williams (13.37) and grad student Meme Jean (13.42) all advanced automatically to Saturday’s quarterfinals.

Setterington and Jean finished second in the third and fourth heats, respectively, while Williams placed third in the sixth heat. Their times ranked 14-16 from the field of 48 as they move on to Saturday’s 7:05 p.m. quarterfinal.

Melissa-Maree Farrington (13.57) finished one spot behind Williams but did not advance.

“Our hurdle ladies did a nice job,” Braman said. “They’ve been sitting around for three days and really needed to get this first race in. It wasn’t perfect, but three earned automatic qualifiers and Melissa was the first not to advance. Coach [Brandon] Hon will have them ready to run their best tomorrow, I’m sure”

The second big surprise of the day came from freshman sprinter Edward Clarke, who arrived at his first NCAA postseason meet as the No. 8 seed but handled the pressure of the moment with a strong second-place quarterfinal heat finish behind Tennessee’s Christian Coleman in 10.35.

“Making it to nationals is always a good accomplishment,” said Clarke, who walked off the track seemingly more upset about losing his heat than happy he is headed to Oregon. “I’d rather win the race, I’ll take what I can get now and go back to the drawing board to get better at nationals…

“It’s a good experience; first-year, first nationals. You can’t complain. I’m looking forward to the experience so I can back there again next year.”

“It was a great effort for Eddie Clark, a freshman,” Braman said. “That’s a lot of moxie and control to do that.”

As the evening wound down FSU’s distance group joined in on the fun.

Sophomore Bridget Blake needed a big, last lap kick and a personal-best 10:07.87 to claim the 12th and final qualifying spot for the June 8-11 championship meet. Blake had to nervously wait out the third and final heat to see if her fourth-place, first heat time would stand up.

“She was hurting today but she had the best gut-check of her career; she had to go from sixth to fourth and she doesn’t make it without that.”

Seddon followed up with a trip-clinching win in the first heat of the men’s steeplechase (8.41.33), though he had to wade through a tightly contested field before he passed Furman’s Troy Reeder for the win coming off the final water barrier.

“Zak had to work his way through this big crowd,” Braman said of Seddon, the No. 2 seed nationally. “You can only lose. You’re supposed to win. He handled himself probably better than the coach did. I was over here stressing.”

Four Noles who saw their seasons come to an end out-performed their seeds entering the meet.

Jake Burton advanced to the quarterfinals in the 800, but a fifth-place heat finish in 1:48.97 left him in 17th-place overall; a significant improvement over his No. 27 seed from the field of 48.

Juniors Emmanuel Onyia and Chad DaCosta entered the discus as the 17th and 34th seeds, but finished 16th and 20th overall. Onyia registered a best of 55.54 meters (182-3), while DaCosta posted a season-best 54.62 (179-2).

Kiara Wright shared 32nd place in the high jump (1.66m/5-5.25), an improvement over her No. 37 seed.

Collectively, it was a strong and satisfying day for the Noles, who will send seven individuals and two relays into action on Saturday with plenty more room for NCAA Championship qualifiers.

Freshmen Armani Wallace and Ashton Butler will compete in the triple jump at 3 p.m., followed by DaCosta in the shot put. FSU’s women and men will try and qualify 4x100 relay teams and senior Georgia Peel will chase her first NCAA appearance in the 1500.

The trio of 100-meter women hurdlers will close it out.

“We need to have this kind of day tomorrow,” Braman said. “It would not only justify our top 20 ranking, but give us a chance to do something better than that. And that’s what we’re hoping for.”


Setterington, Relays Teams Sizzle, Secure NCAA Trips.
FSU will send 21 athletes in 14 events to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The second of two career-defining moments in a 60-minute span Saturday left Florida State junior Nicole Setterington with a look of total disbelief as she paced in circles just beyond the 100-meter hurdles finish line.

Setterington had a pretty good idea she had just finished the fastest hurdle race of her career, but it took a PA announcement and her name - and the time - flashed on the 25-foot tall scoreboard to confirm the transcendent moment.

Not only did Setterington's third-place finish secure her first individual NCAA Championship appearance, but she shattered her previous-best time with a 12.98; an Olympic qualifying standard, the third-ranked time in her native Canada and the No. 2 time in Florida State history.

"I couldn't believe it," Setterington said. "First off, I couldn't believe I came in top three. That was crazy. Then to see I broke 13 seconds and it was legal, I couldn't believe it."

Florida State coach Bob Braman called it, "a shockingly great race."

It was a fitting cap to strong, three-day NCAA East Preliminary performance by the Seminoles at UNF's Hodges Stadium.

Florida State's men and women qualified their 4x100 relay teams on a hot and windy final day to go along with Setterington's spot in the hurdles, which pushed the Seminoles NCAA Championships qualifying total to 14 overall. In all, 21 Seminoles will make the trip to Eugene, Ore. for the June 8-11 meet.

Twelve of those spots were secured over the three-day meet, with heptathletes Melissa-Maree Farrington and Grete Sadeiko locked in for the multi-events based on their top 24 national rankings. Eight belong to the FSU women's team.

"We had a spectacular meet," Braman said. "This is as many qualifies as we've ever had on the ladies side and the young men's team added a strong crew as well. We missed very few realistic opportunities and hugely out-performed the form chart in almost every case.

"Our coaches did a fantastic job getting their kids ready to compete, especially with so many first-timers."

The fourth and final men's spot came from the 4x100 relay team of freshmen Raheem Robinson, Darryl Haraway, Edward Clarke and redshirt junior anchor Jamal Pitts. Pitts, a transfer from UNF, helped the quartet overcome a near-disastrous second baton exchange when he chased down LIU Brooklyn for third place and an auto berth in 39.53.

It was the second-fastest time of the season for the squad, which was buoyed by the return of Haraway, who was forced out of the ACC Championships two weeks ago by a balky hamstring.

"It was a fantastic job by our young men sprinters," Braman said. "The key was the health of Darryl's hamstring and he passed the test with flying colors. I thought Jamal Pitts did a wonderful job of fighting off challenges and securing us an automatic spot. They'll be even faster in 2 weeks as they get healthier, but I couldn't be happier for those guys."

The men got the job done on the heels of the day's first and perhaps, biggest surprise, turned in by the 22nd-seeded women's 4x100 relay team. The squad of Setterington, freshman Shauna Helps and seniors Jande Pierce and Der'Renae Freeman managed to nab the final qualifying spot on time in a season-best 44.65.

Freeman's big anchor, following a strong curve from Pierce and some deft baton work on both ends by Helps, provided decisive. Freeman ran down Rutgers for fifth place in the third heat to get the job done.

"It just means so much," said Pierce, whose collegiate career was extended. "As a senior you always want to end your college career the way you want, with family. I'm just excited that I was able to do it with people that helped me and pushed me."

Pierce had a look of concern on her face after handing the baton to Freeman.

"I just know if it's in God's will, what's going to happen is going to happen, regardless of rankings or where we're at," she added. "If it was meant for us to go to Oregon, we were going to go to Oregon. I'm just so thankful and excited, because there was a point where, 'This could have been it,' but it wasn't. Now we're going to Eugene."

"Freeman anchored like a champion and got us the one spot we needed, but what gutsy effort by all four," Braman said. "And huge props to Shauna Helps who made two veteran like adjustments to save us."

There were some disappointments on the day as well.

Sixth-seeded freshman Armani Wallace was unable to build on his opening triple jump mark of 15.72 meters (51-7) and placed 16th, while classmate Ashton Butler (14.60m/47-10.75) was 43rd after struggling to get just one approach on the takeoff board in gusty conditions.

Senior Georgia Peel could not match her preliminary round performance - fourth-fastest in the field - and was 47th in the 1500, while Chad DaCosta placed 29th in the men's shot put (17.33m/56-10.25).

The most painful outcome of the day fell on the shoulders of grad student Meme Jean, who was unable to join Setterington in hurdles. She was sailing along to an auto spot in the second heat before she smacked the seventh hurdle. That opened the door for New Orelans' Alexia Fortenberry, who nipped Jean for fourth-place finish in 13.18 (13.171) to 13.18 (13.180).

That .009 difference left Jean in the dreaded 13th position; one spot shy of a second trip to nationals.

"My heart breaks for Meme as she was on her way to a sub-13 time," Braman said. "Luckily, she'll get consideration for relay duty in Eugene."

Freshman Peta-Gay Williams ran 13.40 to place 17th overall in the event, which also produced the most dramatic storyline of the day.

Setterington came into the race with a lifetime-best time of 13.24, but a solid season hinted that she was capable of more, which she delivered in dynamic fashion.

"I wanted to focus on getting off with the gun and Coach [Brandon] Hon talked about having the Kentucky girl, Jacklyn Howell right next to me," Setterington said, as she recounted her race. "I raced her once this year and it was the same situation, she was right beside me.

"I've just got to get out and run my race…I saw her out of the corner of my eye and I just found my rhythm. She was in hers and I just wasn't going to let her get away from me."

Still, Setterington had no idea how fast she had just run.

"It felt fast," she said. "It went by like a blur. I remember my start and I remember seeing a little blue flash right beside me each hurdle, each hurdle, each hurdle."

When asked about her bewildered look at the end as she awaited the results at the end of the race, Setterington confessed:

"I didn't know. I just hoped. Both girls to my right [Michigan's Cindy Ofili and Howell] had the top two fastest times going in. I didn't know if I was third, fourth, fifth; I didn't know."

She does now.

Event 1 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Edward Clarke                     10.35    3

Event 4 - 800 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 17    Jake Burton                     1:48.63   
 29    Otniel Teixeira                 1:49.29   

Event 10 - 3000 Meter Steeplechase
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Zak Seddon                      8:41.33    6

Event 11 - 4x100-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Relay Team A                      39.53    2
       1) Raheem Robinson
       2) Darryl Haraway
       3) Edward Clarke
       4) Jamal Pitts

Event 13 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  4    Stefan Brits                  25- 2.25    7.68m    5
 13    Keniel Grant                  24- 7.25    7.50m   

Event 14 - Triple Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 16    Armani Wallace                51- 7      15.72m   
 43    Ashton Butler                 47-10.75   14.60m   

Event 17 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 29    Chadrick DaCosta              56-10.25   17.33m   

Event 18 - Discus
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 16    Emmanuel Onyia               182- 2.50   55.54m   
 20    Chadrick DaCosta             179- 2.50   54.62m   


NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 64th place
06/11/2016, June 8-11, 2016, Eugene, Or

Event 1 - 100 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 16    Edward Clarke                     10.36   

Event 10 - 3000 Meter Steeplechase
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Zak Seddon                      8:36.77    3

Event 11 - 4x100-Meter Relay
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 13    Relay Team A                      39.60   
       1) Raheem Robinson
       2) Darryl Haraway
       3) Edward Clarke
       4) Jamal Pitts

Event 13 - Long Jump
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 DNS   Stefan Brits                                      


2016 EOY Stats

Ben Bonhurst Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 11 0.00 56- 2.00 17.12m 02/13/2016 TYSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 12 0.00 55- 0.25 16.77m 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Shot Put (I) 7 2.00 58- 3.25 17.76m 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS Shot Put 5 4.00 56- 1.25 17.10m 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS Discus 4 5.00 154- 8.75 47.16m 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS Shot Put 5 4.00 54-10.00 16.71m 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS Discus 10 0.00 157- 5.25 47.99m 04/09/2016 UCLA Discus 4 5.00 141-11.50 43.27m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Shot Put 2 8.00 56- 0.50 17.08m 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT Shot Put 1 10.00 55- 5.00 16.89m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put 11 0.00 54- 6.00 16.61m 38.00 William Bridges Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 4 5.00 15:07.14 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 5000 Meters 8 1.00 15:44.59 6.00 Stefan Brits Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE Long Jump (I) 6 3.00 23- 2.75 7.08m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 3 6.00 25- 4.00 7.72m 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump (I) 2 8.00 25- 8.00 7.82m 03/12/2016 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump (I) 3 6.00 25- 4.50 7.73m 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS Long Jump 1 10.00 25- 2.50 7.68m 04/09/2016 UCLA Long Jump 1 10.00 26- 0.75 7.94m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump 1 10.00 26-11.50 8.22m 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY Long Jump 4 5.00 25- 2.25 7.68m 06/11/2016 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump DNS 0.00 58.00 Jake Burton Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 7 2.00 1:49.97 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:18.45 02/20/2016 UCS INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 1 10.00 1:48.54 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 800 Meters (I) 2 8.00 1:47.72 03/12/2016 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 800 Meters (I) 14 0.00 1:49.81 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 800 Meters 51 0.00 1:53.49 04/09/2016 UCLA 800 Meters 1 10.00 1:50.39 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:17.76 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 1 10.00 1:48.55 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:10.49 05/01/2016 PAYTON JORDAN INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 0.00 1:48.65 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters 4 5.00 1:48.85 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay 5 1.00 3:09.20 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY 800 Meters 17 0.00 1:48.63 48.50 Ashton Butler Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE Triple Jump (I) 8 1.00 47- 9.00 14.55m 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH Long Jump (I) 25 0.00 21- 4.00 6.50m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 11 0.00 48- 4.00 14.73m 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Triple Jump (I) 11 0.00 47- 7.00 14.50m 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS Triple Jump 2 8.00 50- 2.25 15.30m 04/09/2016 UCLA Triple Jump 3 6.00 48- 5.25 14.76m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Triple Jump 11 0.00 48- 4.00 14.73m 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL Long Jump 7 2.00 23- 4.75 7.13m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump 8 1.00 24- 3.00 7.39m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump 10 0.00 48- 4.25 14.74m 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY Triple Jump 43 0.00 47-10.75 14.60m 18.00 Matt Butler Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE 800 Meters (I) 2 8.00 1:55.07 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH 800 Meters (I) 21 0.00 1:56.02 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 36 0.00 1:54.54 02/13/2016 TYSON INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 15 0.00 1:53.92 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 800 Meters (I) 19 0.00 1:54.13 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Distance Medley Relay (I) 6 0.75 9:45.56 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 800 Meters 1 10.00 1:52.52 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 800 Meters 42 0.00 1:52.26 04/09/2016 UCLA 800 Meters 3 6.00 1:51.88 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:17.76 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 6 2.00 1:51.01 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 9 0.00 3:22.07 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 8 1.00 1:54.23 05/01/2016 PAYTON JORDAN INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 0.00 1:52.68 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters 31 0.00 1:53.94 29.00 D'Mitry Charlton Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 400 Meter Hurdles 5 4.00 53.60 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 400 Meter Hurdles 36 0.00 54.07 04/09/2016 UCLA 400 Meter Hurdles 2 8.00 54.37 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:17.76 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 400 Meter Hurdles 13 0.00 54.21 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 9 0.00 3:22.07 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL 400 Meter Hurdles 19 0.00 54.01 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 400 Meter Hurdles 3 6.00 53.72 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meter Hurdles 10 0.00 53.29 19.25 Edward Clarke Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE 200 Meters (I) 22 0.00 22.51 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH 60 Meters (I) 3 6.00 6.79 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 26 0.00 22.18 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 16 0.00 6.89 02/13/2016 TYSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 13 0.00 6.81 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 60 Meters (I) 4 5.00 6.69 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters (I) 7 2.00 21.77 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 100 Meters 2 8.00 10.36 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.41 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 8 0.25 39.92 04/09/2016 UCLA 100 Meters 2 8.00 10.66 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 40.49 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 14 0.00 21.25 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 8 0.25 3:19.85 04/30/2016 PENN RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 8 0.25 40.24 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 100 Meters 2 8.00 10.35 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 Meters 2 8.00 10.27 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 39.72 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY 100 Meters 6 3.00 10.35 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY 4x100-Meter Relay 7 0.50 39.53 06/11/2016 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 Meters 16 0.00 10.36 06/11/2016 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 13 0.00 39.60 56.25 Andy Coscoran Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 22 0.00 8:42.81 02/13/2016 DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE Mile Run (I) 37 0.00 4:10.55 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 4 5.00 3:45.75 5.00 Chadrick DaCosta Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE Shot Put (I) 1 10.00 54- 6.75 16.63m 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH Shot Put (I) 11 0.00 56- 8.00 17.27m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 12 0.00 55-10.00 17.02m 02/13/2016 TYSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 5 4.00 57- 9.00 17.60m 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Shot Put (I) 6 3.00 58- 9.25 17.91m 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS Shot Put 3 6.00 57- 4.50 17.49m 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS Discus 3 6.00 177-10.75 54.22m 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS Shot Put 2 8.00 57- 2.25 17.43m 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS Discus 12 0.00 167- 6.75 51.07m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Shot Put 1 10.00 56- 6.25 17.23m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Discus 2 8.00 171- 9.50 52.36m 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL Discus 4 5.00 171- 5.00 52.25m 04/30/2016 PENN RELAYS Shot Put 9 0.00 55- 3.75 16.86m 04/30/2016 PENN RELAYS Discus 10 0.00 155- 5.75 47.39m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put 5 4.00 58-10.30 17.94m 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY Shot Put 29 0.00 56-10.25 17.33m 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY Discus 20 0.00 179- 2.50 54.62m 64.00 Christopher Daniels Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/18/2016 BULLS INVITATIONAL Long Jump 11 0.00 21- 8.00 6.60m 0.00 Cayman Ellis Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE Pole Vault (I) 5 4.00 15- 5.00 4.70m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 2T 6.33 15- 7.75 4.77m 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 3 6.00 15- 7.50 4.76m 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT Pole Vault 4 5.00 14- 6.75 4.44m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault NH 0.00 21.33 Abdin Fator Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 15 0.00 4:01.43 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 1500 Meters 9 0.00 3:59.92 0.00 Keniel Grant Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE Long Jump (I) 5 4.00 23- 4.00 7.11m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 11 0.00 24- 0.50 7.33m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 22 0.00 6.96 02/13/2016 TYSON INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 4 5.00 24- 3.75 7.41m 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump (I) 7 2.00 23-10.00 7.26m 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 40.49 04/09/2016 UCLA Long Jump 2 8.00 24- 5.50 7.45m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Long Jump 3 6.00 24- 0.50 7.33m 04/30/2016 PENN RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 8 0.25 40.24 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 100 Meters 5 4.00 10.55 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 Meters 9 0.00 10.61 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 39.72 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump 4 5.00 25- 2.75 7.69m 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY Long Jump 13 0.00 24- 7.25 7.50m 38.75 Michael Hall Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 1500 Meters 33 0.00 3:50.59 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 13 0.00 3:54.55 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 6 2.00 3:50.66 05/01/2016 PAYTON JORDAN INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 0.00 3:51.12 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 1500 Meters 10 0.00 3:47.43 2.00 Darryl Haraway Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE 200 Meters (I) 2 8.00 21.60 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 5 4.00 6.71 02/13/2016 TYSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 7 2.00 6.76 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 60 Meters (I) 2 8.00 6.67 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters (I) 3 6.00 21.31 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 100 Meters 1 10.00 10.34 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.41 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 8 0.25 39.92 04/09/2016 UCLA 100 Meters 1 10.00 10.43 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 40.49 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 8 1.00 21.04 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 8 0.25 3:19.85 04/30/2016 PENN RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 8 0.25 40.24 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 100 Meters 1 10.00 10.32 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters 12 0.00 21.45 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY 4x100-Meter Relay 7 0.50 39.53 06/11/2016 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 13 0.00 39.60 65.25 Cristobal Hurtado-Arteaga Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE High Jump (I) 5 4.00 6- 8.75 2.05m 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH High Jump (I) 7 2.00 6- 8.75 2.05m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 6T 1.20 6- 8.25 2.04m 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP High Jump (I) 9T 0.00 6- 8.50 2.04m 03/18/2016 BULLS INVITATIONAL High Jump 3 6.00 6- 6.25 1.99m 04/09/2016 UCLA High Jump 4 5.00 6- 9.00 2.06m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL High Jump 5 4.00 6- 8.25 2.04m 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT High Jump 2 8.00 6- 7.50 2.02m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump 7 2.00 6-10.00 2.08m 32.20 Fredrick Jones Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Discus 4 5.00 166- 0.50 50.61m 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL Discus 6 3.00 169-10.25 51.77m 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT Discus 2 8.00 161- 4.50 49.19m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Discus 12 0.00 157-11.00 48.13m 16.00 Bryce Kelley Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 1500 Meters 6 2.00 3:53.70 04/09/2016 UCLA 3000 Meters 4 5.00 8:44.45 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 14 0.00 3:54.69 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 17 0.00 4:02.58 7.00 Matt Magee Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE 800 Meters (I) 4 5.00 1:55.37 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH 800 Meters (I) 17 0.00 1:54.70 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 26 0.00 1:53.11 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:18.45 02/13/2016 DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE 800 Meters (I) 22 0.00 1:52.94 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 800 Meters (I) 32 0.00 1:55.87 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 800 Meters 2 8.00 1:53.65 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 800 Meters 53 0.00 1:54.09 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:17.76 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 9 0.00 3:22.07 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters 19 0.00 1:50.85 14.25 Nicholas Medich Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE High Jump (I) 7 2.00 6- 4.75 1.95m 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH High Jump (I) 13 0.00 6- 4.75 1.95m 03/18/2016 BULLS INVITATIONAL High Jump 6T 2.50 6- 4.25 1.94m 04/09/2016 UCLA High Jump 5 4.00 6- 7.00 2.01m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL High Jump 6 3.00 6- 6.25 1.99m 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL High Jump 4 5.00 6- 7.50 2.02m 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT High Jump 4 5.00 6- 5.50 1.97m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump 12 0.00 6- 7.50 2.02m 21.50 Alistair Moona Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 25 0.00 22.13 02/13/2016 DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE 400 Meters (I) 18 0.00 48.36 02/13/2016 DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:48.37 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 200 Meters 13 0.00 21.82 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.41 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 400 Meters 23 0.00 47.70 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 8 0.25 39.92 04/09/2016 UCLA 400 Meters 4 5.00 48.14 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x400-Meter Relay 3 1.50 3:15.73 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 5 4.00 47.95 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:10.49 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 20 0.00 47.74 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 200 Meters 4 5.00 21.34 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 400 Meters 4 5.00 47.31 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters 14 0.00 48.09 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay 5 1.00 3:09.20 27.50 Harry Mulenga Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 11 0.00 4:07.03 02/13/2016 DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE 3000 Meters (I) 22 0.00 8:14.99 02/13/2016 DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:48.37 02/20/2016 UCS INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 2 8.00 4:01.71 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Mile Run (I) 16 0.00 4:13.08 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 3000 Meters (I) 17 0.00 8:13.77 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Distance Medley Relay (I) 6 0.75 9:45.56 10.75 Dante Newberg Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 24 0.00 8.78 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE Long Jump (I) 19 0.00 21- 0.50 6.41m 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH 60 Meters (I) 39 0.00 7.24 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 21 0.00 8.73 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH Shot Put (I) 21 0.00 32- 9.00 9.98m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Heptathlon (I) 13 0.00 4793 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 0.00 7.23 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 0.00 21- 4.25 6.51m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 0.00 35- 4.00 10.77m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 0.00 6- 1.75 1.87m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 0.00 8.56 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Pole Vault (I) 0.00 12- 9.50 3.90m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 1000 Meters (I) 0.00 3:02.96 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Heptathlon (I) 12 0.00 4810 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 60 Meters (I) 0.00 7.17 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Long Jump (I) 0.00 21- 3.12 6.48m 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Shot Put (I) 0.00 35- 8.50 10.88m 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP High Jump (I) 0.00 6- 0.00 1.83m 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 0.00 8.69 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Pole Vault (I) 0.00 13- 3.50 4.05m 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 1000 Meters (I) 0.00 3:00.98 03/18/2016 BULLS INVITATIONAL Discus 17 0.00 85- 2.00 25.96m 03/18/2016 BULLS INVITATIONAL Shot Put 11 0.00 34- 5.50 10.50m 03/18/2016 BULLS INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 12 0.00 15.76 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 400 Meters 10 0.00 52.65 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 110 Meter Hurdles 3 6.00 15.85 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS Javelin 7 2.00 175- 4.00 53.44m 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS Decathlon 15 0.00 5979 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS 100 Meters 0.00 11.11 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS Long Jump 0.00 20- 3.00 6.17m 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS Shot Put 0.00 35- 9.25 10.90m 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS High Jump 0.00 5- 8.75 1.75m 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS 400 Meters 0.00 53.64 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS 110 Meter Hurdles 0.00 15.71 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS Discus 0.00 88-11.25 27.11m 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS Pole Vault 0.00 13- 1.50 4.00m 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS Javelin 0.00 148- 2.00 45.16m 04/02/2016 TEXAS RELAYS 1500 Meters 0.00 5:23.74 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 8 1.00 15.95 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Long Jump 12 0.00 21- 4.25 6.51m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Shot Put 8 1.00 38- 2.25 11.64m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Discus 10 0.00 108- 9.00 33.15m 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL 110 Meter Hurdles 10 0.00 15.81 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL Long Jump 11 0.00 21- 1.50 6.44m 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL Javelin 7 2.00 144- 0.25 43.90m 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 100 Meters 23 0.00 11.09 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT High Jump 7 2.00 6- 1.50 1.87m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Javelin 12 0.00 165- 7.50 50.48m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Decathlon 10 0.00 6177 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 Meters 0.00 11.01 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump 0.00 22- 1.25 6.74m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put 0.00 38- 3.50 11.67m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump 0.00 5-10.75 1.80m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters 0.00 54.37 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 110 Meter Hurdles 0.00 15.97 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Discus 0.00 89-10.25 27.39m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault 0.00 12- 1.50 3.70m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Javelin 0.00 166-11.00 50.88m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 1500 Meters 0.00 5:21.35 14.00 Grant Nykaza Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 12 0.00 8:22.53 02/13/2016 DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE 5000 Meters (I) 6 3.00 14:28.40 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 5000 Meters (I) 28 0.00 14:58.63 3.00 Emmanuel Onyia Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Discus 5 4.00 159- 9.75 48.71m 04/30/2016 JACE LACOSTE INVITATIONAL Discus 4 5.00 169- 8.25 51.72m 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT Discus 1 10.00 185- 5.25 56.52m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Discus 7 2.00 175- 9.00 53.57m 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY Discus 16 0.00 182- 2.50 55.54m 21.00 Jamal Pitts Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH 200 Meters (I) 26 0.00 21.93 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 22 0.00 22.00 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Meters (I) 14 0.00 22.11 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:18.63 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 200 Meters 7 2.00 21.42 04/09/2016 UCLA 200 Meters 1 10.00 21.28 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 6 3.00 20.84 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 8 0.25 3:19.85 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL 100 Meters 26 0.00 10.68 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 200 Meters 6 3.00 21.54 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters 9 0.00 21.22 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 39.72 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY 4x100-Meter Relay 7 0.50 39.53 06/11/2016 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 13 0.00 39.60 20.75 James Rhoden Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE 400 Meters (I) 30 0.00 50.56 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH 400 Meters (I) 27 0.00 50.60 0.00 Raheem Robinson Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE 200 Meters (I) 13 0.00 22.23 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 15 0.00 6.88 02/13/2016 TYSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 32 0.00 6.91 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 60 Meters (I) 9 0.00 6.85 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 100 Meters 5 4.00 10.57 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 39.41 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 8 0.25 39.92 04/09/2016 UCLA 100 Meters 3 6.00 10.83 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x100-Meter Relay 1 2.50 40.49 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 23 0.00 21.61 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 8 0.25 3:19.85 04/30/2016 PENN RELAYS 4x100-Meter Relay 8 0.25 40.24 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 100 Meters 4 5.00 10.52 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 Meters 8 1.00 10.51 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 2 2.00 39.72 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY 4x100-Meter Relay 7 0.50 39.53 06/11/2016 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x100-Meter Relay 13 0.00 39.60 24.25 Ricardo Roy Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 16 0.00 48.86 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:18.45 02/13/2016 TYSON INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 20 0.00 48.28 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 400 Meters (I) 15 0.00 49.17 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:18.63 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Distance Medley Relay (I) 6 0.75 9:45.56 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 400 Meters 7 2.00 49.16 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 400 Meters 36 0.00 48.40 04/09/2016 UCLA 400 Meters 5 4.00 48.73 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x400-Meter Relay 3 1.50 3:15.73 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 10 0.00 48.56 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:10.49 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 23 0.00 47.85 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 400 Meters 8 1.00 48.54 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters 22 0.00 49.36 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay 5 1.00 3:09.20 11.50 Zak Seddon Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/13/2016 DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:48.37 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Mile Run (I) 6 3.00 4:04.03 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Distance Medley Relay (I) 6 0.75 9:45.56 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 2000-Meter Steeplechase 1 10.00 5:38.79 04/02/2016 STANFORD INVITATIONAL 3000 Meter Steeplechase 2 8.00 8:33.09 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 1500 Meters 9 0.00 3:45.67 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 3000 Meter Steeplechase 2 8.00 8:34.85 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY 3000 Meter Steeplechase 3 6.00 8:41.33 06/11/2016 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 3000 Meter Steeplechase 6 3.00 8:36.77 40.75 Stephen Sutherland Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 17 0.00 48.86 02/13/2016 TYSON INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 29 0.00 49.08 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 400 Meters (I) 17 0.00 49.29 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:18.63 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 200 Meters 11 0.00 21.65 04/09/2016 UCLA 200 Meters 2 8.00 21.52 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x400-Meter Relay 3 1.50 3:15.73 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 18 0.00 21.32 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 9 0.00 3:22.07 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 200 Meters 2 8.00 21.21 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters 12 0.00 21.45 17.50 Otniel Teixeira Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH Mile Run (I) 8 1.00 4:07.75 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 11 0.00 1:50.46 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:18.45 02/13/2016 DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE 800 Meters (I) 4 5.00 1:49.65 02/13/2016 DAVID HEMERY VALENTINE INVITE Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:48.37 02/20/2016 UCS INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 3 6.00 1:52.32 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 800 Meters (I) 4 5.00 1:48.47 02/27/2016 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:18.63 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 1500 Meters 3 6.00 3:50.55 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 800 Meters 7 2.00 1:48.03 04/09/2016 UCLA 1500 Meters 2 8.00 3:49.71 04/09/2016 UCLA 4x400-Meter Relay 3 1.50 3:15.73 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 2 8.00 1:49.37 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay 4 1.25 3:10.49 05/01/2016 PAYTON JORDAN INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 0.00 1:48.55 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters 3 6.00 1:49.11 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay 5 1.00 3:09.20 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY 800 Meters 29 0.00 1:49.29 52.75 Brandon Tirado Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE Weight Throw (I) 2 8.00 54- 8.25 16.67m 01/23/2016 CONFERENCE CLASH Weight Throw (I) 17 0.00 48- 2.50 14.69m 02/20/2016 VIRGINIA TECH CHALLENGE Weight Throw (I) 7 2.00 52- 8.25 16.06m 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS Discus 5 4.00 145- 3.00 44.27m 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS Hammer 2 8.00 175-11.00 53.62m 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS Hammer 19 0.00 184- 9.00 56.31m 04/09/2016 UCLA Discus 6 3.00 134- 4.75 40.96m 04/09/2016 UCLA Hammer 1 10.00 182-11.75 55.77m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Hammer 5 4.00 185- 1.26 56.42m 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL Hammer 7 2.00 176- 3.00 53.72m 04/30/2016 JACE LACOSTE INVITATIONAL Discus 8 1.00 147- 6.50 44.97m 04/30/2016 JACE LACOSTE INVITATIONAL Hammer 7 2.00 170- 6.50 51.98m 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT Hammer 1 10.00 175- 8.00 53.54m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Hammer 14 0.00 182- 7.25 55.66m 54.00 Armani Wallace Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE Triple Jump (I) 3 6.00 49- 9.75 15.18m 01/30/2016 RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 12 0.00 47-11.50 14.62m 02/13/2016 TYSON INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 9 0.00 48- 1.25 14.66m 03/18/2016 BULLS INVITATIONAL Long Jump 7 2.00 23- 3.50 7.10m 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS Triple Jump 4 5.00 49- 6.50 15.10m 04/09/2016 UCLA Long Jump 4 5.00 22- 6.50 6.87m 04/09/2016 UCLA Triple Jump 1 10.00 51- 0.00 15.54m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Long Jump 9 0.00 22- 6.00 6.86m 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL Triple Jump 8 1.00 49-10.75 15.21m 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL Long Jump 9 0.00 22- 6.75 6.88m 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT Triple Jump 4 5.00 49- 7.00 15.11m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump 10 0.00 23- 9.00 7.24m 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump 2 8.00 52-10.75 16.12m 05/28/2016 NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY Triple Jump 16 0.00 51- 7.00 15.72m 42.00 Clayton Washburn Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/15/2016 UAB BLAZER INVITE Pole Vault (I) 11 0.00 14-11.00 4.55m 03/18/2016 BULLS INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 6 3.00 14- 7.25 4.45m 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL Pole Vault 7 2.00 15- 1.50 4.61m 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT Pole Vault 5 4.00 14- 6.75 4.44m 9.00 Max del Monte Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/26/2016 FSU RELAYS 1500 Meters 12 0.00 4:08.62 04/02/2016 FLORIDA RELAYS 1500 Meters 39 0.00 3:53.63 04/16/2016 SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 9 0.00 3:51.76 04/22/2016 TOM JONES INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 12 0.00 3:54.72 05/04/2016 UNF TWILIGHT 1500 Meters 3 6.00 3:51.48 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters 36 0.00 2:09.87 05/15/2016 ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 5000 Meters 31 0.00 15:48.46 6.00