March 15, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State track and field team ended Day One of the Snow Bird Invitational at Mike Long Track on the campus of FSU by winning five individual events and one relay. Kim Jones, who recently earned All-America honorable mention in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor championship, won the long jump with a NCAA provisional mark of 6.26 meters.
FSU’s Josh Bowling (52.88 meters) and Ryan O’Donnell (51.60m) placed first and second, respectively, in the men’s hammer throw. Mario Lowe took first place in the long jump (7.16m), while Joep Tigchelaar won the men’s 5,000-meter run at 14:25.61.
In women’s action, Karen Rademeyer won the javelin throw at 42.48m. The women’s sprint medley relay team rounded out the winners for the Tribe by taking first place at 3:59.25.
Other notable finishes for the Seminoles include Vicky Gill in the women’s 5,000m run (second, 17:01.60), Marlisha Jackson in the women’s 300-meter hurdles (third, 49.16), Mandy Kinney in the women’s hammer throw (fourth, 48.88m), and the women’s 4×100-meter relay team in the open division (second, 45.60).
The final day of competition will begin Saturday afternoon with the women’s pole vault scheduled to start at noon. The meet will conclude with the men’s 4x400m relay at approximately 7:30 p.m.