April 27, 2000 - by
FSU Track Squads Garner Top ACC Honors

April 27, 2000


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s track and field team wrapped
up their first ever ACC Outdoor Championship this past weekend and on
Thursday, April 27, Terry Long was named both the women’s and men’s ACC
Coach of the Year while Tonya Carter was tabbed the women’s ACC Performer
of the Year.

Long is the first coach from Florida State to be named the ACC’s
Coach of the Year for both men’s and women’s track and field as he led the
women to their first ACC outdoor title and the men to a second-place finish
at last weekend’s conference championships. Long is in his 12th year as
the Seminoles head coach, and has coached 41 All-Americans and two
Olympians during his tenure at FSU. Prior to returning to Tallahassee as
the program’s head coach, Long was inducted into the Florida Track Hall of
Fame.

“I am really happy for Tonya,” said head coach Terry Long. “She
has worked really hard this year and I am glad to see her efforts have paid
off.”

Carter, a native of Douglasville, Ga., was the top performer at the
ACC Outdoor Championships, as she earned All-Conference recognition in four
events, including winning a pair of individual ACC titles. The senior
sprinter was the ACC Champion in the 100 meters with a time of 11.31
seconds, and in the 200 meter event with a time of 23.63 and was also a
member of Florida State’s winning relay teams in the 4×100 and 4×400
meters.

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