March 2, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Despite nasty weather conditions that included rain and high winds, the Seminoles track & field team produced solid results in at the FSU Season Opener at Mike Long Track Saturday. Florida State won 16 events and provisionally qualified one athlete for the NCAA Championships.
Junior Jeff Atkinson didn’t waste any time this season, earning an NCAA provisional berth to the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the pole vault event. He cleared 5.25m and took first place for the Seminoles.
Senior Karen Rademeyer won two events and added a third place finish in two other events for the Tribe, winning the women’s hammer throw and javelin events. She also added a third place finish in the long jump and the 100m hurdles.
Junior Josh Bowling won two events for FSU, finishing first in the men’s discus and hammer throw events. Bowling finished with a distance of 45.60m in the discus and 51.72m in the hammer throw.
Shawn Brown, a 2001 NCAA All-American, won the men’s high jump event, finishing with a height of 2.02m.
The Seminoles return to action on Saturday, March 9 at the FAMU Relays hosted by Florida A&M University. The Seminoles next home meet is March 15-16 when they host the Snowbird Invitational at Mike Long Track.