March 3, 2004
Tallahassee – After winning the ACC Championships on the men’s side, the Florida State men’s and women’s track teams will carry that momentum into the first outdoor track meet of the season held at the Mike Long Track Complex in Tallahassee, Fl. While the meet goes on at home, several Noles will travel to Iowa State and Florida for last chance meets.
Several schools have been invited to attend include cross-town rival Florida A&M, Belmont, Berry, Edinboro, Florida Southern, Mississippi State, Southeastern Louisiana, North Florida, Tampa, Tennessee, West Florida and Webber College.
Among the Seminoles heading to Iowa State are reigning 200m ACC Indoor Champion Brian Dzingai (Harare, Zimbabwe/Truman State) and the one-two triple jump punch of sophomore All-American Rafeeq Curry (Miami, FL/ACE Academy) – 2003 and 2004 Indoor Triple Jump Champion and junior All-American Willie Johnson (Orlando, FL/Edgewater) – 2004 Indoor ACC Championship Triple Jump runner-up.
A handful of athletes are headed to Gainesville for the Florida Fast Times Invite. Senior Vicky Gill (Lancashire, England/St. Andrews University) and junior Natalie Hughes (Grand Junction, CO/Palisade) are scheduled to run the 5000m run while senior Rachel Evjen (Eau Claire, WI/Northwestern), senior Pat Gerberich, reigning ACC Indoor Pole Vault Champion, and Tamara Campbell (Orlando, FL/Evans), competing in the 400m dash, will look to solidify their spots at nationals.
The event starts on Friday, March 5, 2004 and will conclude on Saturday March 6 with the awards ceremony.