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Freshmen Performance Testing Results

Freshmen Performance Testing Results
After two days of meetings, physicals, tours and paperwork
the freshmen class finally got to work Wednesday morning. The
newest Seminoles underwent performance testing under the
direction of Strength and Conditioning Coach Jon Jost followed by
a light 12-period practice. Only 10 of the scholarship players
took part in the testing as Lorne Sam, Lorenzo Booker, Wyatt
Sexton and Pat Watkins tested with the varsity in early July
and decided not to retest.
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freshmen participating Wednesday were timed both electronically
and by hand-held stopwatches. Tailback Leon Washington
led the way on the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.69 seconds
(hand-held). For the most part the 10 and 40-yard dash times
weren't impressive due to a wet field.
"The difference between the hand held and the electronic
was .152 seconds," said Jost. "The conversion we gave
you (before) was really accurate considering we were factoring in
the track. And the truth is if you factor in the track it
probably is going to be even faster. Today that grass was really
wet. I'll tell you it was really a slow track."
As far as the overall performance index three of the players that
tested earlier ended up with the top scores (likely due to better
field conditions). Wednesday's top performer was Georgia native Darrell Burston. The 6'2", 221-pound defensive end put up an impressive vertical jump of 37" and a broad jump of
10'3.25". That was the top vertical for the freshmen and
only Pat Watkins had a better broad jump
(10'4").
"Darrell Burston tested out with the best performance
index," said Jost. "Thomas Clayton
didn't run the pro agility so he would have been competing with
him. Leon Washington did not run the pro agility
and he also would have been right there with them."
Performance Testing Scores for
the Freshmen
Scoring for each test ranges from 0 to 1,000 points, with
1,000 points being equal to a predicted world record performance
in the event. The Index takes into account the result of each
test as well as the athlete’s body weight, which enables
every athlete’s abilities to be evaluated equally. The index
was developed at the University of Nebraska and evaluated over a
ten-year period by a team of statistics professors to develop the
scoring equation.
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