High School, College Athletes Compete At 37th FSU Relays Friday

High School, College Athletes Compete At 37th FSU Relays Friday
Posted at 9:56 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 19:41:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - There are few events bigger for the Florida State track and field program then the FSU Relays. In it's 37th showing, the year's Relays is for the record books, as highly ranked Mississippi State and Alabama, as well as Southern Miss, are in town for a quadrangular meet.

What makes the Relays so unique is that it's also a high school event, and this year, it's bigger then ever. Over 100 teams from seven different states across the southeast are represented. 

It's been nearly four decades since the college meet was started, but high schools were added a decade ago, and everyone thankful for the opportunity.

"As a coach, helping kids run here and compete against other kids actually helps them because they can see there's other competition outside of Tallahassee," said Lincoln High School assistant coach Damarius Carroll. The Lincoln girls 4x4 relay team was the only local winner on Friday, but fellow Trojan Vincent Johnson took second in the 110m hurdles.

"We would get good schools that said hey, there's good jumpers or throwers or runners in Tallahassee, can we get in?" said Florida State head coach Bob Bramen of how the high school portion was added. "We just turned it over to a couple of the local coaches. They just do a phenomenal job and make us look like good hosts."

To see results of the meet, click here.