Runners on the mark for Invitational


The Florida A&M University men and women’s track and field team will make the short trip across Gaines Avenue to compete in the Florida State Invitational on Saturday.  

The athletes will have the opportunity to compete against teams from across the nation.

Men’s head coach Rey Robinson said the team performed very well in the first meet of the outdoor season and will look to continue to progress this weekend. 

Hurdler Carl Mckenzie Jr.won in the 100m high hurdles while freshman pole-vaulter Michael White set a personal record of 15 feet set during the FAMU Relays. 

Also, the men’s 4×100 team, which included Mckenzie, LaJarius Cook, Rennie Corty, and Craig Scott, won first place.

“We have a couple of new faces on the 4×100 team, but we have a lot of speed on the team,” said sprinter Scott, 22, a biology student from Fort Lauderdale. 

“Once we get our chemistry right we will be able to compete with any team out there.”

High jumper Antwonne McCloud expects to join fellow high jumper, Bryan Turner, and leap the NCAA regional competitions qualifying height of 6’10.75″.

“I’ve been working on my form and I believe that if the meet doesn’t get rained out I plan on jumping the regional qualifying height,” McCloud said.

Robinson has high hopes for the outcomes of each event the Rattlers will compete in on Saturday.