February 5, 2004 - by
Seminoles Await Husker Invitational

Feb. 5, 2004

Tallahassee – The men’s and women’s track and field team will head to Lincoln, Nebraska for the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Other schools competing in the meet, hosted by the University of Nebraska, are: Alabama (W), Cal State-LA (W), East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oral Roberts, Purdue, Southwest Missouri State, Tennessee (M), Tulsa, UTEP, Washington State and Wyoming.

The Competitors

In the group traveling to Nebraska, three of this season’s event winners are slated to compete in their respective events. Sophomore Rafeeq Curry opened the season in grand fashion, winning the triple jump competition at the Clemson Opener with a jump of 15.65m (51’4.25″). Sophomore John Fallone followed that meet with a win at the Florida Intercollegiates in Gainesville. The Virginia Tech transfer, competing in the weight throw, tossed a personal best distance of 17.03m (55’10”). This past weekend at the Gator Invitational, junior Ian Hornabrook bested the field in the men’s mile run, crossing the tape in a time of 4:11.31. All are expected to compete in the highly competitive events at the Husker Invite.

The Facility

The Bob Devaney Sports Center Track is one of only seven hydraulic-banked track facilities in the world. Nebraska’s state of the art 200-meter track features the widest curves of any indoor track in the world. The track is ideal for producing fast times in all events. The recently renovated facility allows for over 5,000 spectators at track meets, and has hosted the Big 12 Indoor Track Championships four years in a row.

The Season

Wins (5) – Vicky Gill, 3000m run, 9:15.68, Clemson Opener; Rafeeq Curry, triple jump, 15.65m (51’4.25″); John Fallone, weight throw, 17.03m (55’10”), Florida Intercollegiates; Ian Hornabrook, men’s mile run, 4:11.31; Distance Medley Relay (Robert Cooper, Tony Martin, Tommy Noyes, Ian Hornabrook), 10:01.4, Clemson Invite.

Qualifying Marks (2) – Vicky Gill, 3000m run, 9:15.68 (A); Rafeeq Curry, triple jump, 15.84m (52’00”)

Husker Invite Schedule

Friday, Feb. 6, 2004


1:00 p.m Women’s 60-meter Hurdles ^
1:45 p.m. Men’s 60-meter Dash *
Est. 1:45 p.m. Women’s High Jump ^
Est. 2:30 p.m. Men’s Long Jump *
Est. 3:30 p.m. Men’s Shot Put *
Est. 4:30 p.m. Women’s Shot Put ^
Est. 5:00 p.m. Men’s High Jump *
Est. 5:45 p.m. Women’s Long Jump ^
Est. 7:15 p.m. Women’s 800-meter Run ^

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004


10:00 a.m. Men’s 60-meter Hurdles *
Est. 10:45 a.m. Men’s Pole Vault *
Est. 2:55 p.m. Men’s 1,000-meter Run *
^Pentathlon *Heptathlon

Field Events

10:00 a.m. Men’s Weight Throw
to follow Women’s Weight Throw
to follow Men’s Shot Put
to follow Women’s Shot Put
10:45 a.m. Men’s Heptathlon Pole Vault
to follow Women’s Pole Vault
to follow Men’s Pole Vault
1:00 p.m. Men’s Long Jump
1:30 p.m. Men’s High Jump
2:30 p.m. Women’s Long Jump
4:00 p.m. Women’s High Jump
4:00 p.m. Men’s Triple Jump
5:30 p.m. Women’s Triple Jump

Running Events

11:00 a.m. Women’s 60m Hurdles (Prelims)
11:15 a.m. Men’s 60m Hurdles (Prelims)
11:30 a.m. Women’s 60m Dash (Prelims)
11:50 a.m. Men’s 60mDash (Prelims)
12:20 p.m. Women’s 5,000m Run
12:45 p.m. Men’s 5,000m Run
1:15 p.m. Women’s 60m Hurdles (Semis)
1:25 p.m. Men’s 60m Hurdles (Semis)
1:35 p.m. Women’s 60m Dash (Semis)
1:45 p.m. Men’s 60m Dash (Semis)
2:05 p.m. Women’s Mile Run
2:25 p.m. Men’s Mile Run
2:55 p.m. Men’s Heptathlon 1,000m Run
3:05 p.m. Women’s 400mDash
3:40 p.m. Men’s 400m Dash
4:15 p.m. Women’s 600-yard Run
4:25 p.m. Men’s 600-yard Run
4:40 p.m. Women’s 60m Hurdles (Finals)
4:45 p.m. Men’s 60m Hurdles (Finals)
4:50 p.m. Women’s 60m Dash (Finals)
4:55 p.m. Men’s 60m Dash (Finals)
5:05 p.m. Women’s 800m Run
5:25 p.m. Men’s 80m Run
5:50 p.m. Women’s 200m Dash
6:20 p.m. Men’s 200m Dash
6:50 p.m. Women’s 3,000m Run
7:15 p.m. Men’s 3,000m Run
7:45 p.m. Hall of Fame Service Awards
7:50 p.m. Women’s 4x400m Relay
8:05 p.m. Men’s 4x400m Relay

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