March 21, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s and women’s track and field
squads opened up the 2001 FSU Relays today with the first half of the
decathlon and heptathlon competitions. Florida State has four athletes
entered in the two events, which will conclude tomorrow afternoon.
The Lady Seminoles opened up the four-day meet with three competitors in
the heptathlon. Karen Rademeyer leads the trio, putting 2,494 points on the
board in the opening events to retain sixth place heading into tomorrow.
Chelsa Downs is right behind Rademeyer, standing in seventh place with
2,423 points. Taressa Davis owns the nine spot, collecting 1,603 points.
On the men’s side, the ‘Noles’ lone competitor is Gary Visser. Visser has
worked his way to a fourth-place standing, and will compete in his most
successful event this season, the pole vault, in the final day of
competition. Visser has tallied 3,201 points heading into tomorrow and
stands 648 points behind current leader Ramsey Moore of Liberty University.
Thursday’s events are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., and conclude at 8:00
p.m. with the running of the men’s Division 2 5,000m.