March 15, 2003
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –
Florida State sophomore Lacy Janson won the NCAA Indoor National title in the women’s pole vault Saturday with a NCAA record vault of 14-07.25. Janson, a three-time ACC champion (Indoor- 2002 & 2003, Outdoor- 2002), earned her third All-America honor (2002 Indoor and Outdoor) to go along with her national title. Her record setting mark eclipsed the previous record of 14-06 set by UCLA’s Tracy O’Hara in 2000. Janson is the fourth Lady Seminole to win a national title at the NCAA Indoor Championships and the first since Tonya Carter’s 60m dash title in 2000.
On the men’s side, freshman Rafeeq Curry finished sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 53-06.25. Curry’s finish earned him All-America honors and placed him as the top freshman in the nation. He becomes the first Seminole to earn All-America honors in the indoor triple jump.
Junior Dorian Scott finished 11th in the shot put to earn All-America honors. Scott, who set the school record earlier this season with a mark of 61-10, threw the shot 61-04. Freshman Garrett Johnson, the 2003 ACC champion, added a 15th-place finish for the Seminoles in the shot with a mark of 60-08.5.
Rounding out the competitors for FSU was senior Kim Jones in the women’s 60m hurdles. Jones finished 16th in women’s 60m hurdles with a time of 8.31.
Janson’s scoring in the pole vault earned the Lady Seminoles a 17th-place finish overall at the meet. The men, the 2003 ACC Indoor champs, earned points with Curry’s finish to end up 51st.