May 30, 2002
BATON ROUGE, La. –
The Florida State women’s track and field team qualified two athletes for finals competition following preliminary heats on Thursday night at the 2002 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Baton Rouge, La. Due to inclement weather, start times for all events were delayed over an hour.
Kim Jones (Greensboro, N.C.) turned in the 16th-fastest time in preliminary heats at 13.47 to qualify her for the women’s 100-meter hurdles semifinal on Saturday.
Lady Seminole sprinter Nakeya Crutchfield (Coatsville, Penn.) also qualified for Saturday’s semifinals of the 100-meter dash. Crutchfield crossed the finish line at 10.60, which places her 14th in the field of 16.
Fellow 100m sprinter Teresa Bundy (Cleveland, Ohio) was disqualified due to a false start. Bundy will return to action on Sunday to compete for All-America honors in the triple jump, which is her strongest event.
In men’s action, Maarten van den Heuvel (Warnsveld, The Netherlands) was 19th in the 1,500-meter run, failing to qualify for the finals.
Results for Jones in the long jump, Natalie Hughes (Grand Junction, Colo.) in the 1,500m run, Joep Tigchelaar (The Netherlands) in the 10,000-meter run and the men’s 4×400 relay, were not available at press time. Results for these events will be released on Friday morning.