May 11, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State track and field team won 12 events at the Seminole Twilight Meet, its final home meet of the 2002 season, Saturday evening in Tallahassee, Fla. The men’s squad won eight events, while the Lady Seminoles took first place in four events. Mario Lowe turned in a NCAA provisional mark of 16.11 meters to win the triple jump, and the men’s 4×100 relay team won with a provisional time of 39.85. For the women, Lacy Janson won the pole vault with a NCAA automatic mark of 4.21 meters.
In the men’s 200-meter dash, Craphonso Thorpe placed first with a time of 21.18, and was followed by Cedrick Robinson in second place at 21.62. Other top sprint finishes for the Seminoles came from Kolby Jones’ third-place finish in the 100m dash (10.65) and Robinson’s third-place finish in the 400m dash (47.08).
In the men’s throwing events, Dorian Scott (shot put, 16.15m), Marqus Johnson (discus, 50.90m) and B.J. Linnenbrink (hammer, 58.55m) all placed first for the Tribe. Dan Royal turned in three top-three finishes by placing second in the discus (47.30m) and third in the shot put (14.51m) and hammer (52.33m). Josh Bowling was second in the hammer at 52.33m.
In women’s action, Teresa Bundy won the 100m dash at 11.63. Nakeya Crutchfield came in third with a time of 11.67. Cruchfield later won the 200m dash, crossing the finish line at 23.66. Tamara Campbell rounded out the top finishers for the Lady Seminoles in the sprint events with a second-place finish in the 400m dash at 54.99.
Kim Jones, one week removed from turning in the second-fastest 100m hurdles time in school history at 13.30, won with an impressive time of 13.37.
Other top finishes for the Seminoles came from Danyne Brown in the 400m hurdles (third, 51.65), Shawn Brown in the high jump (second, 2.05m), Megan Robbins in the pole vault (second, 3.61m) and Karen Rademeyer in the javelin throw (40.49m).
The Seminoles will end the regular season next Friday, May 17, at the Reebok Invitational in Atlanta.