January 16, 2004 - by
FSU Track and Field Travels to the University of Florida for the Florida Intercollegiates

Jan. 16, 2004


Tallahassee – The Florida State track and field squad will travel to Gainesville, Fla., to compete against 12 colleges and universities at the Florida Intercollegiate Championships.

The Seminoles are coming off a season in which the men won their second consecutive ACC Championship title and the women finished in second place behind North Carolina.

So far this season, senior Vicky Gill (Lancashire, England/St. Andrews University), who ended her final cross country season with All-America honors, qualified for the indoor championships in the 3000m event after besting the current school record by 15 seconds. Gill her ACC Player of the Week honors for the January 5-11, 2004. Reigning ACC Indoor Triple Jump Champion and Outdoor All-American Rafeeq Curry (Miami, Fla./ACE Academy) will travel to UF’s campus to compete in the event for the Noles. Curry won the triple jump at the Clemson Opener on December 6 to open this season. The former ACE Academy standout won last season’s Florida Intercollegiates Meet with a jump of 16.17m (53’06.50″), setting an NCAA provisional mark.


NOTES:
Freshman Chris Nickinson (Pensacola, Fla./Washington) finished fourth in the 3000m event in a time of 8:42.16 at Clemson on December 6th in his first collegiate track competition… Junior All-American Willie Johnson (Orlando, Fla./Edgewater) finished second behind Curry at Clemson, jumping 15.43m (50’07.50″) for the meet… Rookie India Pettus (Cleveland, Ohio/Trinity), a highly touted recruit, will join last season’s All-American 4x400m relay team, filling a spot left vacant by former FSU runner Laura Gerber.

FIELD EVENTS
11:00 AM	20lb Weight Throw (W), 35lb Weight Throw (M)
	        Long Jump (W), followed by Long Jump (M)
12:00 PM	High Jump (W)
	        Pole Vault (W), followed by Long Jump (M)
3:00 PM	        Triple Jump (W), followed by Triple Jump (M)
3:30 PM 	Shot Put (W), followed by Shot Put (M)

RUNNING EVENTS

10:00 AM 3000m (W) 10:30 AM 3000m (M) 1:30 PM 55m Hurdles Trials (M) 1:45 PM 55m Hurdles Trials (W) 2:00 PM 55m Trials (M) 2:15 PM 55m Trials (W) 2:35 PM 55m Hurdles Finals (W) 2:45 PM 55m Hurdles Finals (M) 2:50 PM 55m Finals (W) 2:55 PM 55m Finals (M) 3:20 PM Mile (W) 3:35 PM Mile (M) 3:50 PM 400m (W) 4:10 PM 400m (M) 4:30 PM 800m (W) 4:45 PM 800m (M) 5:00 PM 200m (W) 5:25 PM 200m (M) 5:50 PM 4x400m Relay (W) 6:05 PM 4x400m Relay (M)

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