April 15, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State track and field teams hosted
their second United States Track Coaches Association Series quad-meet of
the season Saturday. The Lady Seminoles out pointed the 11th-ranked Ohio
State Buckeyes and earned a first place finish while the Florida State men
finished in second.
The Lady Seminoles garnered seven first place finishes, set 14
personal season-best times, and set three Seminole season-best marks. NCAA
60m Champion Tonya Carter finished first in the 100m dash with a time of
11.54. Carter also placed second and set a Seminole season-best mark in the
200m with a time of 23.58.
Samantha George and Tangela Wobbleton also took home first place
finishes in track events. Wobbleton finished first and set a personal
season-best with a time of 53.92 in the 400m dash. George placed first in
the 800m run with a time of 2:05.74. The women’s 4x100m relay team took
first and set another NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark with a time of
The Lady Seminoles finished first overall with 182 points. The
11th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes finished second with 172 points, the
University of Miami scored 146 points and finished third, and Tulane
University placed fourth with a total of 106 points. Ohio State finished
first in the men’s team competition with 209 points. Florida State finished
second with 198 points, Tulane University finished third with 118 points,
and the University of Miami placed fourth and totaled 110 points.
The Florida State men placed first in six events, set 16 personal
season-best marks and eight Seminole season-bests Saturday. Donald Heaven
led the way for the men in the field. Heaven took home first place finishes
in the men’s shot put and the men’s discus. His mark of 51’08.25 in the
shot put was a Seminole season-best mark and his throw of 159’03.00 in the
discus was just short of a personal-best.
Mario Lowe and Joe Allen continued their impressive seasons with
first place finishes Saturday. Lowe’s jump of 51’05.50 set a Seminole
season-best mark in the triple jump. Allen’s jump of 25’02.50 set another
NCAA Provisional mark in the long jump.
The Seminoles also had a strong meet on the track. Senior Steve
Augustine set a personal season-best and NCAA Provisional Qualifying time
with a mark of 50.97 in the 400m hurdles. The men’s 4x100m relay team’s
mark time of 41.18 was good enough for a Seminole season-best time and a
third place finish.
Maarten van den Heuvel finished first in the 1,500m run. His time
of 3:47.64 was a Seminole season-best. Sophomore Chris Williams placed
first and set a Seminole season-best in the 200m dash with a time of 21.42.
The Lady Seminoles also had an impressive day in the field events.
Lindsay Adkins-Osborn garnered another first place finish with mark of
11’10.50 in the pole vault. Makiba Batten placed first in the women’s
discus with a throw measuring 163’11.00, and LaKeisha Mose’s mark of
174’03.00 in the women’s hammer throw was also good enough for a first
The Seminoles travel to Durham, NC next week for the ACC Outdoor
Championships. Florida State will be looking to add to the eight ACC crowns
they won at February’s ACC Indoor Championships.