April 29, 2009
In a listing compiled by Jack Pfeifer of Track & Field News, Florida State’s women’s track and field team may just follow in the footsteps of the men’s program as the Seminole women are projected to place first at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Fayetteville, Ark., June 10-13).
“Track & Field News, for five decades, predicts finishes based upon the athletes’ strengths and weaknesses,” Florida State head coach Bob Braman said. “Being #1 nationally, for the first time ever in polls, because we didn’t have polls in mid-80’s, is a big deal.”
Winning national championships is not new for the Florida State women’s track team. In 1984, the women won the NCAA Outdoor Championships and followed that with an NCAA Indoor Championship in 1985.
In what shapes up to be a gripping battle all the way to the finish, Bob Braman’s Seminoles currently rate as a narrow one-point favorite over Texas A&M, with defending champ LSU and reigning indoor champ Tennessee just another five points behind.
Based on Track & Field News’ current predictions, the Big Four would come into the final event, the mile relay, standing: 1. Florida State 45; 2. Tennessee 41; 3. Texas A&M 40; 4. LSU 33, however, that’s all speculation at this point.
For now, read the current predictions at:
TRACK & FIELD NEWS’ PROJECTED FINAL TEAM SCORING
1. Florida State 47
2. Texas A&M 46
3. LSU 41
3. Tennessee 41
5. Arizona State 36
6. Texas 33
7. Virginia Tech 31
8. Oregon 30
9. Michigan 29
10. Miami 27