Five Rattlers place top-10 at FSU Relays


Five of Florida A&M men’s track and field athletes finished with top-10 performances at the Florida State University Relays this weekend, which was cut short Saturday due to inclement weather.

A time of 9 minutes and 10.15 seconds in the 3,000-meter steeplechase earned sophomore Elias Chesire a second-place finish behind Clemson University’s Ty McCormack, who finished with a time of 8:55.21. FAMU sophomore Robyel Kidane finished 10th in the steeplechase 10:31.84.

Freshman Lee Williams finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 6.94 meters (22-08.25).

Sophomore Dennis Pugh placed 10th in the 110-meter hurdles after finishing in 15 seconds flat.

With a javelin throw of 43.69 meters (143-04), junior Jean Leon finished eighth.

The Rattlers will travel to Gainesville, Fla., for their next meet, the Florida Relays, on April 5.