March 12, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men and women’s track and field team return home for the second time this season as they host the 2003 Snowbird Invitational at the newly renovated Mike Long Track. The Seminoles welcome a total of 24 teams this weekend including Chattanooga, Louisville, and in-state rival Jacksonville. The two-day tournament starts Friday morning at 10:30 am with the women and men’s hammer throw competition. The Invitational concludes Saturday starting at 12:00 pm with the women’s pole vault and men’s discus throw. The track events will follow a rolling time schedule beginning at noon with the 4×100 relay events.
Craphonso Thorpe will look to duplicate his performance from a year ago after winning both the 100m and 200m dash at the Snowbird Invitational. Joep Tigchelaar led the Seminoles in the distance events winning the 5000m run event. The Tribe dominated the field events accumulating first place finishes with Dorian Scott in the shot put, Marqus Johnson in the discus throw and Josh Bowling in the hammer throw event.
Kim Jones was the top performer on the women’s side placing first in both 100m hurdles and long jump events. She also compiled a third place finish in the 100m dash. In the 800m run, Natalie Hughes was the top performer for the Seminoles placing first with her time of 2:10.69, while Suzanne Shepherd won the 3000m steeplechase. The Garnet and Gold were led in the field events by Amanda Kinney who finished in the top four in both the shot put and hammer throw events.
For a complete listing of the schedule of events for the 2003 Snowbird Invitational on Friday and Saturday please check out the track & field meet notes icon at the top of the page. Track fans should also stay tuned to seminoles.com for complete results from this weekend’s home meet action.