March 12, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State indoor track and field team will send three men and two women to the 2003 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. this weekend. The Seminoles’ Rafeeq Curry, Lacy Janson, Garrett Johnson, Kim Jones, and Dorian Scott will represent the Tribe as each individual seeks their first-ever national championship.
Two-time ACC Champion, Lacy Janson will head to Arkansas this weekend to compete in the women’s pole vault competition. She enters the Championships as the No. 1 rated sophomore in the nation and currently sits fourth overall. Her highest mark of the season came at the ACC Indoor Championships where she posted a height of 14′ 0″ (4.27m), which set an ACC Championship and FSU women’s indoor record. She has finished in first place in four different occasions in 2003 for the Seminoles.
As the top rated freshman in the nation in the men’s triple jump, Rafeeq Curry will look to become the first-ever Seminole to win an NCAA individual national championship in this event. He was crowned ACC Rookie of the Year this season, as well as garnered an individual title at this year’s ACC Indoor Championships in the triple jump. Curry posted his best mark in 2003 at the Gator Invitational, where he jumped 53′ 7.5″ (16.34m) in route to a second place finish in Gainesville.
The Seminoles will have two athletes competing for a national title in the men’s shot put competition this weekend as well. Freshman Garrett Johnson holds the top throw on the team at 63′ 2.25″ (19.26m). He won the ACC Indoor shot put title with his mark of 60′ 11.50″ (18.58m) earlier this year. Johnson sits ninth nationally and is the No. 1 rated freshman in the country in this event. Junior Dorian Scott finished second at this year’s ACC Indoor Championships and has captured two first place finishes at the Gator Invitational and Florida Intercollegiates. In Gainesville, Scott posted his furthest throw of the season at 61′ 10.25″ (18.85m), which earned him a spot in top 16 for this year’s NCAA national championships.
Coming off an ACC Indoor Championship in the women’s 60m hurdles, senior All-American Kim Jones will look to earn her first-ever national championship. Jones has been the top hurdler for the Lady Seminoles in 2003 finishing first in the conference and she currently sits 14th in the nation in this event. Jones posted a collegiate best time of 8.21 in the 60m hurdles at the 2003 ACC Indoor Championships in North Carolina.
The two-day tournament starts Friday, March 14th at high noon at the home of the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark. and concludes Saturday, March 15th. For complete results on how the Seminoles fair at this year’s NCAA Indoor National Championships stayed tuned to www.seminoles.com, the official athletic website of the Florida State Seminoles.