March 1, 2002
GAINSEVILLE, Fla. –
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Seniors Stacey Taylor and B.J. Linnenbrink and junior Jeff Atkinson earned provisional qualifying marks at the Gator Last Chance meet in Gainesville on Thursday.
Linnenbrink finished with a throw of 65-00.75 (19.83m) in the weight throw, clearing the NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark of 19.00m.
Atkinson cleared a height of 17-02.75 (5.25m) in the pole vault, passing the NCAA Provisional mark of 5.20m.
Taylor’s jump of 5-10.75 (1.80m) in the high jump surpassed the NCAA provisional mark of 1.77m.
2001 NCAA All-American Laura Gerber narrowly missed the provisional mark in the 800m run, finishing with a time of 2:10.73 in the 800m. The NCAA Provisional mark for the 800m was 2:10.00, leaving Gerber just :00.73 short of the mark.
The Seminoles open the 2002 Outdoor Season on Saturday, March 2 when they host the FSU Season Opener meet at Mike Long Track.