May 9, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State track and field team return home for the final time this season as they host the Seminole Twilight Meet on Saturday, May 10. Competition begins Saturday morning at 10:00 am with the men’s and women’s hammer throw, to be held at Alumni Village off Levy Park Road. The final event, the women’s 5000m run is schedule to start at 9:35 pm. 14 schools will participate in this weekend’s meet including state rivals Florida, UCF, Jacksonville and Florida Southern. Overall, 31 teams are scheduled to compete at Mike Long Track this weekend.
At last year’s Seminole Twilight, the men’s team had a productive day winning eight events. Craphonso Thorpe captured the 200m dash in a time of 21.18. Cedrick Robinson had two top three finishes taking second in the 200m (21.62) and third in the 400m (47.08). Sean Campbell won the 800m in a time of 1:50.66. In the field events, Jeff Atkinson placed first in the men’s pole vault achieving a height of 16′ 9.25″. Dorian Scott won the shot put, while Marqus Johnson finished on top in the discus. On the women’s side, Kim Jones dominated the 100m hurdles winning the event in a time of 13.37. Lacy Janson placed first in the pole vault at 13′ 9.75″.
Four Seminoles will travel to Palo Alto, Calif. to compete in the Cardinal Qualifier on Friday, May 9. Senior Cerenity Young returns to the west coast after transferring to Florida State from Southern Cal. She will participate in the women’s shot put getting the opportunity to perform in front of friends and family for the first time since making to move to FSU. Marten van den Heuvel will run in the 1500m looking to improve on his season best time of 3:45.85. He currently ranks eighth in the east region in this event. On the women’s side, Laura Gerber will participate in the 800m run, where she currently ranks third in the nation and first in the region. Senior Vicky Gill will compete in the 5000m run on Friday evening. Her time of 15:58.99 is the 11th fastest in the nation.
For complete results from this weekend’s events, stayed tuned to seminoles.com, the official athletic website of the Florida State Seminoles.