March 29, 2003
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On the final day of competition at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla., the Florida State track and field team posted nine more NCAA regional qualifying marks to run their weekend total to 19. Leading the way for the Seminoles was Freshman Garrett Johnson who set a school record throw in the men’s shot put after establishing a mark of 61′ 11″ (18.87m). He would finish second in that event. This would be the third school record set this weekend by the Garnet and Gold.
Sophomore Lacy Janson won the women’s pole vault with a mark of 14′ 4″ (4,37m), her second best mark and top outdoor mark of the season. Janson’s vault also qualified her for the NCAA East Regionals in May.
In the jump events, senior Kim Jones placed second in the women’s long jump at 20′ 10″ (6.35m), establishing an NCAA Regional qualifying mark. In the men’s long jump, Kolby Jones finished in eighth with his jump at 23′ 6.75″ (7.18m), a season best. Freshman Rafeeq Curry competed in his first triple jump competition of the outdoor season finishing fourth. His jump of 51′ 11.75″ (15.84m) was good for seventh place in FSU history and a qualifying spot at the NCAA Regional.
Senior Josh Bowling had a season best throw of 185′ 2″ in the men’s hammer earning an NCAA Regional qualifying spot. Other regional qualifiers on the day included in the men’s 4×400 relay: Sean Campbell, Rafeeq Curry, David Johnson, Cedrick Robinson, fifth (3:07.65); women’s 4×100 relay: Kim Walker, Shauna Quinn, Kim Jones, Sharneka Brown, sixth (45.60); women’s 4×400 relay: Tamara Campbell, Laura Gerber, Marla Jackson, Kim Adams, fourth (3:36.18); women’s shot put: Cerenity Young, 12th (47′ 0.75″).
The best relay finish for the Seminoles came in the men’s distance relay event. The team of Giscard Titus, Cedrick Robinson, David Johnson and Maarten van den Heuvel placed second in a season best time of 9:47.66.
The Florida State track and field team will next compete at the Georgia Tech Invitational Saturday, April 5th in Atlanta, Ga.