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Track & Field Squad Finish In Top Half Of ACC Championships

Feb. 20, 2000

BLACKSBURG, VA. – The Florida State track and field team came away
with a second-place finish and a fourth-place finish at the ACC Indoor
Championships this weekend. The women’s team finished in second place
behind North Carolina which wrapped up their eighth consecutive
championship and the men’s team finished in fourth place behind N.C. State,
North Carolina and Clemson.

The FSU women’s team walked away with five ACC Championships.
Senior Tonya Carter paced the Lady Noles with two ACC crowns. Carter won
both the 60m dash and the 200m dash. In the 60m, Carter set a new ACC
record of 7.16. The previous mark was 7.26 set last year by Georgia Tech’s
Andria King. Junior Teresa Bundy finished in third in the 60m dash to
claim All-ACC honors. Senior Samantha George won the 400m dash with an
NCAA automatic qualifying time of 53.01 and fellow senior LaKeisha Mose
captured the weight throw championship with a toss of 58’8″. On Friday,
FSU’s Makiba Batten won the shot put title with a score of 48’4 1/2″.

The FSU men’s team captured three ACC Championships. Junior Joe
Allen took home both the long jump and triple jump crowns with provisional
marks in both events. Sophomore Christian Bland earned an NCAA provisional
qualification and the ACC title in the high jump with a clearance of 7’1″.
FSU sophomore Mario Lowe placed third in the triple jump to earn All-ACC
honors and the men’s 4x400m relay team came in second place.

The Seminoles will return to action on March 3rd at the USATF
Indoor Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.

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