FSU Relays recap

Breanna Brown-Marshall running the four-by-one relays.
Courtesy: FAMU Athletics

This past weekend, Florida State University hosted the annual Florida State Relay track and field meet for colleges and high school athletes. The Rattlers faced stiff competition during the event: Syracuse University, Marshall University, Auburn University, and Florida State University. The two-day event was with the best athletes representing their respective universities. 

Coach Ellenwood shared his thoughts on his athlete’s performance in the FSU Relays. 

“I was pleased with a couple of performances. Some, we have more work to do. The plan is to get back and get ready for the Florida Relays, move in the right direction, and clean things up. Overall, we have gotten better. I just want to see a little bit more,” Coach Ellenwood II said.

Coach Ellenwood also added and highlighted some athletes who have made some improvement from the start of the season to now after the Florida State Relays. 

 “Breanna is progressing well now that she is starting to do more running, running the 100 meters. Joseph is progressing well in the hurdles,” Ellenwood II said. 

Joseph DeRosier premiered in the 110-meter hurdles, placing third with a time of 13.70 seconds in heat one and third overall in the meet. DeRosier talked about his performance in his premiere event, with the weather conditions playing a factor. 

“It was a decent time, especially considering the conditions. I’m not satisfied. I still want to work and keep improving,” DeRosier said. 

Breanna Brown-Marshall premiered in the high jump, 100 meters, and four-by-one relays. In her events, she placed first in the high jump, jumping five feet and six and a half inches. In the 100-meter dash, she placed sixth, running 12.13 seconds, and first in the four-by-one relays with a time of 46.37 seconds. Marshall had a strong performance in the local meet and touched on her overall performance. 

“I feel like my preference in the high jump could have been better. My 100 opener was a strong performance, and the four by one, we performed better than last time,” Marshall said. 

The Rattlers’ next track meet is from (Mar. 29th– Marc. 30th) in Gainesville, Florida, as they will compete in the Pepsi Florida Relays.