Women take second spot

By David Yon


The Florida State men’s track and field team won a convincing victory in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend scoring 201.50 points to beat runner up Clemson who had 158 points by a wide margin and capture their first ACC outdoor title. The women took second place as North Carolina took the top spot. North Carolina scored 176.50 points compared to FSU’s 128.

Top distance performances for the FSU men included Sean Campbell who won the 800 with a time of 1:49.69, Maartin van den Heuvel who won the 1500 in 3:44.95 (provisional NCAA qualifying time), and Joep Tigchelaar who was third in the 5000 with a time of 14:24.11. Other event winners for the men included Byron Taylor (51.64 400H) and Mario Lowe (52-09.50 triple jump).

The top distance performers for the women were Natalie Hughes who took third in the 1500 with a time of 4:20.77 (provisional NCAA qualifying time) and Vicky Gill who finished tenth in the 5000 meter race with a 17:00.0. Teresa Bundy won the 100m run in 11.51 (NCAA provisional qualifier) and took third in the 200, Nakeya Cruthchfield won the 200 dash with a 23.64 (and took second in the 100 with an NCAA provisional qualifier) and Kim Jones won the 100H with a 13.36 (NCAA provisional qualifier).

For more information check out: http://theacc.fansonly.com/sports/c-otrack/recaps/042002aaa.html or http://www.fsu.edu/~track/