May 4, 2002 - by
FSU Track & Field Wins Five Events At Texas Invitational

May 4, 2002

AUSTIN, Texas –
The Florida State track and field team competed against many of the top collegiate programs on Saturday at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas, taking home five wins. Kim Jones turned in the best performance of the day for the No. 20 Lady Seminoles with a second-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. Her NCAA provisional time of 13.30 is the second fastest in school history, behind two-time Olympic silver medallist Kim Batten. Jones later placed third in the long jump, which ranks her fourth in the nation, at 19-09.00 (6.02m).

The women’s 4×100 relay team, ranked ninth in the nation, placed first on Saturday. The team of Jones, Teresa Bundy, Kim Walker and Nakeya Crutchfield turned in a provisional time of 44.73.

Lacy Janson, ranked fifth in the nation, finished second in the pole vault with a NCAA automatic mark of 13-07.25 (4.15m).

The Lady Seminoles’ second and final win of the day came from Karen Rademeyer in the javelin throw with a mark of 139-06.00 (42.53m). Rademeyer also placed fourth in the hammer throw at 157-06.00 (48.01m).

The men took home three wins for the Seminoles. Sean Campbell placed first in the 800-meter run, tying his season-best time of 1:49.06. David Johnson followed in second place at 1:49.54.

B.J. Linnenbrink finished first in the hammer throw at 186-08.00 (56.89m). Josh Bowling came in second with a mark of 177-07.00 (54.13m).

Mario Lowe rounded out the winners for FSU by placing first in the triple jump with a provisional mark of 52-02.00 (15.90m).

Shawn Brown, ranked fourth in the nation in the high jump, finished fourth at 6-11.75 (2.13m).

Craphonso Thorpe ran the team’s fastest time of the year in the 200m dash at 21.00 to place third. Cedrick Robinson followed in ninth place at 21.22.

Pole vaulter Jeff Atkinson tied his season-best mark of 17-02.75 (5.25m) to place fourth and provisionally qualify for NCAAs.

Dorian Scott finished second in the shot put with a toss of 56-03.00 (17.14m). Kolby Jones jumped 23-06.75 (7.18m) in the long jump to finish fourth.

Crutchfield and Stacey Taylor turned in other top performances for the Lady Seminoles. Crutchfield finished fourth in the 100m dash (11.60) and fifth in the 200m dash, tying her team-best time of 23.63. Taylor was sixth in the high jump with a mark of 5-06.50 (1.69m).

The Seminoles will return to the track on May 11, when they host their final home meet of the season with the Seminole Twilight meet.

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