March 8, 2002
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –
The Florida State track and field team placed two competitors in the top eight to earn All-America honors Friday night at the 2002 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Senior Shawn Brown repeated as an All-American in the high jump, while freshman Lacy Janson earned the honor in the pole vault. Senior Stacey Taylor will compete tomorrow in the women’s high jump for the Seminoles in the final day of the championships.
Brown placed fifth overall in the men’s high jump championship with a mark of 6-11.75 (2.12-meters). The accomplishment marked the second year in a row that Brown has earned All-America honors in the high jump, as he placed third in the event last season.
Janson tied her Atlantic Coast Conference and school record mark of 13-07.75 (4.15m) to place sixth in the women’s pole vault championship and earn the honor of All-American. Janson’s sixth-place finish was the second highest for a freshman.
Junior Kim Jones competed in both the 60-meter hurdles and the long jump for the Tribe. Her mark of 19-11 (6.07m) in the long jump was good enough to place her 12th overall. Jones was unable to advance to the championship round in the 60m hurdles after placing fifth in her preliminary heat at 8.48.
The NCAA Indoor Championships will conclude tomorrow on the campus of Arkansas University.