June 3, 2000
DURHAM, NC — The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships came to a close Saturday, June 3 and Florida State’s Tonya Carter posted a personal season best time in the women’s 100m dash finals. The senior from Douglasville, GA placed third with a time of 11.30.
Carter is the NCAA’s reigning women’s 60m dash champion and she was attempting to win her second NCAA title this season. Carter became the first Seminole to win an individual NCAA track and field title in 15 years earlier this season. She was looking to match the accomplishments of Lady Seminole Michelle Finn, who won two NCAA titles in the 55m and 100m dashes, and Esmeralda Garcia, who won NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Titles in the triple jump.
The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships signified the end of one of the most successful track and field seasons in Lady Seminole history. Florida State not only had their first NCAA champion in 15 years but they also took home their first ACC team title in history.