June 1, 2001
Tallahassee, Fla. – In Day Two of the 2001 NCAA Track and Field Championships, the Florida State Seminoles track and field team sent three athletes into competition. Shawn Brown led the trio, as the junior from Tampa, Fla., ended the afternoon with a seventh-place finish and All-America honors. Brown earned Florida State’s only points of the day, notching two points to place Florida State 30th, tied with conference foe Clemson.
Brown cleared the bar at 7-03.00 for the third-best mark in the competition, but fell to seventh on misses. Brown owned the same mark as four other athletes, including Jimmy Baxter, Brown’s replacement at South Florida after he transferred to FSU. Senior Joe Allen made his mark in the jumps as well, as the Toledo, Ohio native went 24-01 to finish 17th overall in the long jump. Allen was the top ACC finisher in the country in the event. Mike Jennings rounded out the Seminoles’ competitors in Day Two of the collegiate championships, as the sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., managed a sixth-place finish in his heat, crossing the line in 46.74. Jennings finished 17th overall, and will not compete in the 400m finals on Saturday.
Florida State will send its final athlete into competition on Saturday, when junior Mario Lowe competes in the triple jump, beginning at 5:45 p.m. (PT).