March 14, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State track and field program will
hold the annual FSU Relays this weekend at the Mike Long Track in
Tallahassee, Fla. Over 1,000 athletes from over 50 schools and clubs will
take part in the annual event on the campus of Florida State University.
The Relays is the second event of the outdoor season on the
schedule for the Seminoles. Last weekend’s FAMU Relays were rained out
mid-way through the competition. The field consists of a number of ranked
teams from the indoor season including four on the women’s side, the
University of Florida (#12), Manhattan College and Florida State University
(tied #17) and the University of Miami (#21). Three of the women’s teams
in this year’s FSU Relays finished in the top 20 at the NCAA Indoor
FSU’s Tonya Carter won the 60m dash Saturday at the NCAA
Championships to become the first Lady Seminole in 15 years to capture an
NCAA crown. Carter, who holds the seventh fastest time in the world this
year in the 60m, was named the South Region Indoor Athlete of the Year by
the USTCA after breaking the ACC record at the conference championships in
FSU junior Joe Allen qualified to compete in the NCAA Championships
this past weekend as well. Allen finished in 12th-place in the triple jump
with a leap of 51’9.25″. Allen’s best jump of the indoor season was
52’06.00 at the ACC Indoor Championships were he won the conference crown.
Other FSU athletes competing this weekend will be Samantha George
(400m ACC Champion, LaKeisha Mose (ACC Shot Put and Weight Throw Champion),
Maarten van den Huevel (3rd in the 800m at the ACC Championships) and
Michael Jennings (5th in the 400m at the ACC Championships).
The FSU Relays will be the first of four home meets this season for
the Florida State track and field team. The Seminoles will host two
quad-meets and the Seminole Twilight on May 13th. All home meets are held
at the Mike Long Track on the campus of Florida State University.