March 27, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s and women’s track and field team are scheduled to compete in three meets this weekend including trips to the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla., the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, NC and finally the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.
The Florida Relays kickoff on Thursday evening, March 27th with the men’s and women’s 3000m steeplechase and 5000m run events. Friday’s full day of events start at 8:30 am with the women’s hammer throw and concludes at 8:25 pm with the men’s sprint medley relay. The final day of competition on Saturday features an array of relay events starting at 3:50 pm. All events are schedule to take place at Percy Beard Stadium on the University of Florida campus.
At last year’s Florida Relays, Lacy Janson and Maarten van den Heuvel led the way for the Garnet and Gold. Janson won the women’s pole vault competition with her mark of 13′ 7.25″ (4.15m). Van den Heuvel ran to a victory in the 800m run in a time of 1:51.08. The Tribe went on to compile two-second place finishes in the women’s long jump with Kim Jones and in the women’s 3000m steeplechase with Suzanne Shepard.
The Wolfpack of NC State hosts the Adidas Raleigh Relays on Friday and Saturday with over 110 teams traveling to North Carolina to compete. The Seminole distance runners head to Raleigh to take part in the two-day meet.
All track and field fans who wish to follow the Seminoles this weekend in Gainesville, should type in the live stats link located at the end of this story. For complete results from all of this weekends action, stayed tuned to seminoles.com, the official athletic website of the Florida State Seminoles.
Florida Relays live stats link: http://www.deltatiming.com/events/2003/flarel/index.htm