Jan. 28, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State track and field team will
travel to Colorado Springs, Co. this weekend to compete at the Air Force
Academy. The men’s and women’s team will attempt to build upon their early
indoor season success with strong performances this weekend.
Senior Tonya Carter will look to extend her early season dominance
in the 55m and 60m events. Last week, Carter earned an NCAA automatic
qualifying mark for her effort in the 60m dash at the Pepsi Invitational.
Carter started the season with an NCAA provisioal qualifying mark in the
55m competition at the Florida Intercollegiates. The Douglasville, Ga.
native has also been a force in other sprinting events, earning a second
place finish in the 200m dash at the Pepsi Invitational and a fifth place
finish at the Florida Intercollegiates in the 400m.
In addition to Carter, there are several other Lady Seminoles to
watch this weekend. Senior Samantha George posted NCAA provisional times
in the 800m competition at the first two meets. Lakeisha Mose, the Lady
Seminole Indoor record holder in the weight throw, recorded first place
finishes in both the shot put and weight throw events at the Florida
Intercollegiates. Chinette Johnson has led the way for the jumps unit with
an NCAA provisional mark in the triple jump at the Pepsi Invitational.
On the men’s side, Joe Allen will look to lead the way for the
third consecutive week. The junior college transfer began the season with
first place performances in the both the triple jump and long jump. Allen
followed that performance with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the
long jump competition at the Pepsi Invitational.
Other Seminoles looking to make an impact this weekend include
junior Jason Dean, who tied for first place in the pole vault competition
last week at the Pepsi Invitational. Chris Bland (high jump) and Josh
Bowling (weight throw) will look to build upon their second place efforts
at the Florida Intercollegiates.