Feb. 25, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s track and field team
moved from 24th to 14th in the February 22, 2000 Trackwire Top 25 poll. The
jump in the poll comes less than a week after the Seminoles strong showing
in the ACC Indoor Championships.
The Lady Seminole’s finished second overall at the meet and
returned home with five ACC Championships. They were led by strong
performance’s by two senior leaders. Tonya Carter won championships in the
60m and 200m dash and she set an ACC indoor record in the 60m dash with a
time of 7.15. Samantha George won the ACC Championship in the 400m and
finished second in the 800m dash.
Lekisha Mose and Makiba Batten also returned to Tallahassee as
newly crowned ACC Champions. Batten’s mark of 48’4 1/2″ in the shot put
garnered her the ACC title while Mose took home the title in the weight
throw with a mark of 58’8 3/4″.
The FSU men’s team captured three ACC Championships. Junior Joe
Allen led the way with titles in the long jump and triple jump. Sophomore
Christian Bland earned an ACC title and NCAA Provisional qualifying time
with a mark of 7’1″ in the high jump. The men’s 4×400 relay team took home
second place and Mario Lowe placed third in the triple jump.
After a week off, the Seminoles return to action March 3rd and 4th
in Atlanta at the USATF Indoor Championships.