May 10, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University track and field team will host its final home meet of the 2002 outdoor season on Saturday, May 11, with the Seminole Twilight Meet. With only one meet remaining after this weekend’s competition, the Seminoles will use the Twilight Meet as a tune up for the NCAA championships at the end of the month.
Entering Saturday’s competition, the Lady Seminoles have three automatic qualifiers for NCAAs and seven provisional qualifiers. In addition, the women are ranked in Trackwire.com’s Dandy Dozen in five events. Kim Jones leads the way with a No. 8 ranking in both the long jump and 4×100 relay and a No. 10 ranking in the 100-meter hurdles. Jones, who is provisionally qualified in all three events, ran the second-fastest 100m hurdle time in school history (13.30) at last weekend’s Texas Invitational.
Two of the Lady Seminoles’ automatic qualifiers are also ranked in the Dandy Dozen. Triple jumper Teresa Bundy is ranked fourth and is also a member of the No. 8 4×100 relay. Nakeya Crutchfield and Kimberley Walker join Jones and Bundy in the 4×100.
ACC and school record holder Lacy Janson is ranked fifth in the pole vault. Her record mark of 14-00.00 at the ACC Championships was also a new Junior American record.
Not to be outdone this season’s men’s ACC Outdoor Champions have eight provisional qualifiers and one automatic qualifier in 10k runner Joep Tigchelaar. Tigchelaar is currently ranked No. 11 on Trackwire.com’s Dandy Dozen, while Shawn Brown and the 4×400 relay team have also made their way into the top 12 rankings.
Field events will begin at 11 a.m. with the men’s hammer throw and track events are scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start with the men’s 4×100 relay. The meet will conclude with the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at approximately 9:35 p.m.