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Track And Field Teams Compete In ACC Outdoor Championships

April 21, 2000



DURHAM, N.C. — The Florida State track and field teams participated
in the ACC Outdoor Championships first day of competition on Friday. The
Seminoles entered the meet hoping to eclipse the success they encountered
at the ACC Indoor Championships, where they took home eight individual
titles. Both teams found success on the first day with the men finishing
second and the women ending the day in third place.

The men’s team had a solid performance behind the efforts of Joe
Allen. Allen, who previously took home both the long jump and triple junp
titles at the ACC Indoor Championships, achieved half his goal of putting
in a repeat performance at the ACC Outdoors. The junior college transfer
extended his winning ways by capturing the long jump title with a leap of
24’10.5″. He will battle teammate Mario Lowe for the triple jump crown on
Saturday.

The women’s team had strong performances from Chinette Johnson,
Lindsay Adkins-Osborn and Makiba Batten on Friday. Johnson took home the
heptathlon crown with a score of 3215. Osborn finished third in the pole
vault with a vault of 11′ 11.75′ while Batten placed second in the discus
with a toss of 169’04”.

The women will look to close in on their competitors in the second
day of action. The Seminoles should move up the leader board on Saturday
when the majority of events will be held. Senior Tonya Carter, the favorite
to take home the 100m and 200m titles, should contribute points in both
events.Samantha George should also be in the running for two first place
finishes as she enters tomorrow with the best conference times in the 400m
and 800m events. Lakeisha Mose will attempt to double her current number of
ACC Championships with strong performances in the shot put and hammer throw
competitions.

Final day action will resume at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow at Duke’s
Wallace Wade Stadium.

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