BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Florida State indoor track teams (men – No. 6/women – No. 14) finished off their trip to Blacksburg, Va. with a nice showing on day two at the Virginia Tech Invitational.
Michael Putman had a terrific day as he led the men’s team with a first-place finish in the shot put. Not only did he win the event but Putman also set a new indoor personal record of 58’2” on his final attempt.
Not to be outdone, the men’s 4x400 squad claimed a victory by edging out South Carolina in the relay.
Brandon Byram helped make that happen as he anchored in 46.7 for a Seminoles team that also featured the running of Brian Chibudu, Maurice Mitchell and Kevin Williams.
In the men’s 200-meter dash, Kemar Hyman’s indoor personal record time of 21.59 was good enough for a second place finish.
As for the women, Stephanie Simpson came close to her indoor personal record in the 200. She wound up finishing in second place with a time of 24.22 while her teammate, Teonoa Rodgers, finished that race in fourth place behind a time of 24.48.
“Day two reinforced the day one results,” FSU associate head coach Harlis Meaders said. “The fall training has gone very well. Our athletes demonstrated a good level of fitness but coming off the winter break we are a little rusty.
“Overall we are pleased with the effort our kids put forth in this first competition of the year.”