January 21, 2000 - by
Track And Field Teams Travel To Virginia Tech

Jan. 21, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State men’s and women’s track and
field team will travel to Blacksburg, Va. this weekend to compete in their
second indoor meet of the season. Last weekend at the Florida
Intercollegiate, four Seminoles earned NCAA Provisional qualifying marks in
their respective events.

Lakeisha Mose, Tonya Carter, Samantha George and Joe Allen each
posted NCAA Provisional scores. Mose won both the shot put and weight
throw for the Seminoles. Her toss of 49’07.25 in the shot put earned her
an NCAA Provisional qualification. Carter was the fastest woman in the 55m
dash, posting a time of 6.83 to earn her an NCAA Provisional qualification.
George nailed down an NCAA Provisional qualification with a second-place
finish in the 800m run (2:09.95). Allen won both the men’s triple jump and
long jump for the Seminoles. Allen’s triple jump of 15.57m (51’1″) just
missed the national qualifying mark, but his long jump of 7.57m (24’10”)
was good enough to earn an NCAA Provisional qualification.

Along with the national qualifying marks set by the four Noles, a
new Florida State record was set Saturday, January 16th. Nikki Allen and
Lindsey Atkins both set a new school record in the women’s pole vault with
a clearance of 3.40m (11’1.75″).

With the meet at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs a week
away, Saturday’s meet in Blacksburg, Va. will provide some young Seminoles
the chance to gain some valuable experience. Coach Long has decided to
take only part of his squad to Virginia Tech to allow some athletes to
maintain their training schedules and get some rest.

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