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Lady Seminoles Send Six To 2002 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships

May 24, 2002

Florida State women’s track and field team had six athletes qualify to compete at the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. The meet will be held at Bernie Moore Stadium on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., on May 29-June 1. The six Lady Seminoles are among 776 male and female participants selected to compete by the NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee on Friday.

Jones looks to repeat All-America status in the long jump.

Junior Kim Jones (Greensboro, N.C.) will compete in the long jump, which she earned All-America honors in 2002 at the indoor meet, and the 100-meter hurdles.

Joining Jones as a dual competitor will be senior Teresa Bundy (Cleveland, Ohio). Bundy will compete in the triple jump and 100-meter dash. She was one of three Lady Seminoles to automatically qualify for the meet, which she did in the triple jump. Earlier in the season she won ACC titles in both events.

The Lady Seminoles also sport the top freshmen in the nation for the pole vault and 1,500-meter run. Lacy Janson (Sarasota, Fla.) broke the U.S. Junior National, ACC and school pole vault records this season with an automatic qualifying mark of 14-00. Natalie Hughes (Grand Junction, Colo.) owns the second-fastest 1,500m time in FSU history at 4:19.69.

Janson set the ACC and school records in the pole vault and looks to earn All-America honors for the second time this season.

Junior Vicky Gill (Lancshire, England) is the third automatic qualifier for the women’s squad. She will compete in the 10,000-meter run, which she holds the school record in at 33:59.67.

Senior Nakeya Crutchfield (Coatesville, Penn.) rounds out the field for the Lady Seminoles. Crutchfield will join Bundy in the 100m dash. At ACCs, she finished behind Bundy for second place.

The following are highlights on each Lady Seminole:

Teresa Bundy, Senior, 100m Dash, Triple Jump
NCAA Automatic Mark: 43-10.00 (13.36m), Triple Jump
NCAA Provisional Mark: 11.51, 100m
Player Highlights:
Owns the third-best triple jump mark in the nation and 21st fastest 100m dash time… ranks her No. 4 in the Dandy Dozen for the triple jump…her mark of 13.36 meters in the triple is second best in school history…won the ACC title in both the 100m and triple jump…returns to the track at full force after knee surgery in 2000…competing at her first NCAA championship.

Nakeya Crutchfield, Senior, 100m Dash
NCAA Provisional Mark: 11.44
Player Highlights:
Ran the 14th-fastest time in the nation to place second at the ACC Championships…joins teammate Teresa Bundy in the 100m dash…won the 200m dash at ACCs…competing at her first NCAA Championship.

Vicky Gill, Junior, 10,000m Run
NCAA Automatic Mark: 33:59.67
Player Highlights:
16th-fastest time in the 10,000m run…her time set a new FSU record…one of three Lady Seminoles to automatically qualify…finished fifth at the ACC Outdoor Championships…competed at the 2001 NCAA Cross Country Championship.

Gill is one of three Lady Seminoles to automatically qualify for the NCAAs.

Natalie Hughes, Freshman, 1,500m Run
NCAA Provisional Mark: 4:19.69
Player Highlights:
Turned in the 13th-fastest time to provisionally qualify…top freshman in the nation for the 1,500m…finished third at the ACC Outdoor Championships…competing at her first NCAA meet.

Lacy Janson, Freshman, Pole Vault
NCAA Automatic Mark: 14-00.00 (4.27m)
Player Highlights:
Vaulted the third-best mark in the nation…broke the U.S. Junior National, FSU and ACC pole vault record…top freshman in the nation… ranks her No. 5 in the nation…earned All-America honors at the indoor meet…won the ACC title for both indoor and outdoor…competing at her second NCAA meet.

Kim Jones, Junior, 100m Hurdles, Long Jump
NCAA Provisional Mark: 13.30, 100m H.; 21-01.25 (6.43m), Long Jump
Player Highlights:
Ran the ninth fastest 100m hurdles time in the nation and jumped the 10th-best mark in the long jump…earned All-America honors in the long jump at 2002 NCAA Indoors… ranks her No. 9 and No. 10 in the Dandy Dozen for the long jump and 100m hurdles, respectively…owns the second-best 100m hurdles time in FSU history and fourth best long jump mark…won the ACC title in the hurdles and was second in the long jump…competing at her third NCAA meet.

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