ORLANDO, FL — The Florida State women’s track and field team finished
third in the team standings of the ACC Outdoor Championships with 97.50
points. The men’s team took fourth with 106.33 points at Disney’s Wide
World of Sports Complex. North Carolina won the women’s title with 187
points while Clemson won the men’s title with 194 points.
Winning ACC individual titles today were Chinette Johnson in the
heptathlon and Dore Louis in the decathlon. Johnson, a freshman from
Tallahassee, held her first day lead and finished with 5,176 points.
Louis, a senior from Miami, beat first day leader and teammate Darius Jones
with 6,848 points. Jones placed second with 6,735 points and also took
fifth in the high jump at 6-8.
Tonya Carter led the FSU women’s sprinters as she contributed points in
three events. Carter finished third in the 100m (11.48), sixth in the 200m
(2.18) and ran on the second place 4x100m relay team that recorded a time
Scoring well for the men were Chris Osborn, Barnard Francis and Jody
Lawrence. Osborn was conference runner-up in the high jump with a mark of
6-9.75, Francis took fourth in the triple jump at 48-8.75 and Lawrence was
third in the hammer with a toss of 175-8.
Select FSU runners will compete next weekend at the Penn Relays (April
23-25) as the outdoor season continues. Complete results are available on
ACC Faxback (910) 854-5859 under the code 6402#.