TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Junior Amy Harris set a personal record and earned two wins and several other Florida State track & field athletes took event titles at the final day of the FSU Twilight meet Saturday at Mike Long Track.
Harris specializes in the long jump but that didn’t stop the junior from leaving her mark in the women’s 100m dash. Moments after winning her primary event with a leap of 6.31m, Harris jogged across the track in time to take her block and sprint her way to a win and new personal record of 11.54 in the 100.
In that women’s 100m dash, Harris edged out her teammate, Bianca Smith, who ran an 11.85 while Briana Emanuel (12.36) was fifth, Morgan McGhee (12.63) was eighth and Amber Cambridge (12.64) was ninth.
Like Harris, Ngoni Makusha knows a thing or two about competing in field and track events. As usual, Makusha looked gold in the men’s triple jump, with a top spot on wind-aided jump of 8.35. Paul Madzivire performed well, too; jumping a wind-aided 7.94m.
Just like she did about 24 hours earlier, Teona Rodgers achieved an early victory on her home track. After taking the 200m dash Friday, Rodgers ran to first place in the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 13.67.
In the field, Michael Putman continued his dominant season with a win in the men’s discus throw. Putman won the event with a throw of 57.39m.
Michelle Jenije then leapt her way to a first-place wind-aided 12.64m in the women’s triple jump. Latera Davis’ jump of 12.08m was good enough for second place.
Also earning a win on Saturday was Darrin Gibson, who took the top time in the men’s 800m run. Gibson finished the race in 1:49.24.
“We got some things done today,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “Amy Harris running like she did is huge. Once her speed on the track moves over to the jump she is going to really turn some heads. And Ngoni did great as usual with the wind. Overall we were pleased with both days. It sets us up moving forward we just have to keep after it.”
In the women’s 800m run, Christal Washington earned a third-place finish with her 2:10.99 clip.
In the men’s 110m hurdles, Tremaine Grant placed third with a 14.16 while Daniel Salgado was 12th with a 15.09.
Danielle Williams placed fifth in the women’s high jump with a mark of 1.66m and freshman Terril Gibson ran a 49.80 in the men’s 400m dash to take 12th place.
The men’s and women’s hammer throws served as the starting events on Saturday. While no FSU women competed, Trevor Andrews placed third in the men’s competition with a throw of 53.60m. David Lhamonie’s throw of 51.94m was good enough for fourth.
In the women’s discus throw, Kamorean Hayes finished fifth with a toss of 45.80m while Marsha Ariol was fourth in the women’s 400m run with a time of 1:03.93.
Late in the day and under the lights, Phillip Young wound up fourth in the men’s 400m hurdles with a mark of 54.06. Maxwell Hyman (54.39) was sixth in that race and Brix Gomez (55.07) was 10th.
Chelsi Woodruff then finished sixth in the women’s 1500m run with a 4:39.77 while Bree McArdle ran a 4:39.77 for seventh place. Emily Ness (4:40.52) was eighth and Kaitlyn Iselborn (4:46.76) was 12th.
A few minutes later, Smith finished the women’s 200m dash in fifth place behind a time of 24.98. Emanuel ran the race in 25.20 and Cambridge did so in 26.52.
In the men’s pole vault, Andrew Lahaye was the top FSU competitor. He finished third with a height of 5.11m. Warren Harper (4.56m) was ninth and John Kennedy (4.41m) and Charles Janson (4.41m) were 10th and 11th.