Tonja Brown
Tonja Brown
Full Name:  Tonja Brown
   School:  Bradenton Southeast High School in Bradenton, Florida


FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
78-79 H                 Fr   *   Bradenton                       
79-80 H-R               So   *   Bradenton                       
80-81 H-R               Jr   *   Bradenton                       
81-82 IH-HH-R           Sr   *   Bradenton                       


Awards
Track & Field
Year  Award
1982  Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - Mile Relay - 1st Leg (6th) - Indoor
      Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships - 60-Yard High Hurdles (7th) - Indoor
      NCAA Championships - 400 Meter Hurdles (1st) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 100 Meter Hurdles (4th) - Outdoor
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2011
Tonja Brown was a standout athlete at Southwest High School in Bradenton, Florida and never slowed down over here four-year career with the FSU Track and Field program. Brown was a four-time All-American for the Seminoles competing from 1979-82. She won the NCAA Outdoor 400-meters with a time of 56.46 in 1982 which broke the Florida State record and was the third fastest time ever recorded by an American in the event. She finished fourth at the same NCAA meet in the 100-meter hurdles (13.73). She was All-American in the indoor 60-yard hurdles at the 1982 AIAW national championships with a 7.99 clocking. At the time of her graduation in 1982, Brown held school records in the indoor 50-meter hurdles and 600-meter run, the 100 and 400-meter outdoor hurdles and was a member of the record setting 1982 Mile Relay team (3:48.89). She ran the five fastest times in school history in both the 100 and 400-meter hurdles. Brown was instrumental in FSU's rise to national prominence in women's track. The Seminoles finished third in consecutive outdoor National Championships in 1981 (AIAW) and 1982 (inaugural NCAA). FSU was also second nationally at the 1981 AIAW indoor championships and fourth the next season.


FSU Statistics
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
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            1979 Season
02/10/1979 NC STATE INDOOR INVITATIONAL   60-Yard High Hurdles (I)        2           8.48         4
02/10/1979 NC STATE INDOOR INVITATIONAL   Long Jump (I)                   2    17- 2.50    5.25m   4
02/10/1979 NC STATE INDOOR INVITATIONAL   440-Yard Dash (I)               2        1:01.1          4
04/13/1979 DOGWOOD RELAYS                 100 Meter Hurdles               2          14.56         4
            1980 Season
02/23/1980 LSU INVITATIONAL               600-Yard Run (I)                2        1:23.79         4
03/22/1980 LADY GATOR FLORIDA RELAYS      400 Meter Hurdles               2        1:01.2          4
04/12/1980 DOGWOOD RELAYS                 100 Meter Hurdles               5          14.60         1
04/19/1980 AUBURN                         Long Jump                       2    18- 0.50    5.50m   3
04/19/1980 AUBURN                         100 Meter Hurdles               1          14.36         5
04/19/1980 AUBURN                         400 Meter Hurdles               1        1:05.50         5
05/10/1980 AIAW REGION 3                  100 Meter Hurdles               1          14.45         5
05/11/1980 AIAW REGION 3                  400 Meter Hurdles               1        1:00.10         5
            1981 Season
01/10/1981 LSU INDOOR                     Long Jump (I)                   3    18- 6.00    5.64m   2
01/10/1981 LSU INDOOR                     60-Yard High Hurdles (I)        1           8.19         5
01/10/1981 LSU INDOOR                     600-Yard Run (I)                4        1:30.00         1
02/21/1981 LSU INVITATIONAL               60-Yard High Hurdles (I)        4           8.24         2
02/21/1981 LSU INVITATIONAL               600-Yard Run (I)                1        1:24.3          5
03/14/1981 AIAW INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       Long Jump (I)                   9    18-11.25    5.77m  
03/18/1981 FLORIDA STATE QUAD             100 Meter Hurdles               1          13.9          5
03/18/1981 FLORIDA STATE QUAD             400 Meter Hurdles               1        1:01.3          5
03/21/1981 LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL        400 Meter Hurdles               2        1:00.1          4
03/28/1981 GEORGIA WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL   100 Meter Hurdles               1          14.02         5
03/28/1981 GEORGIA WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL   400 Meter Hurdles               1        1:00.23         5
04/04/1981 TEXAS RELAYS                   400 Meter Hurdles               2          57.53         4
04/24/1981 FLORIDA STATE QUAD             100 Meter Hurdles               1          13.8          5
04/24/1981 FLORIDA STATE QUAD             Long Jump                       2    19- 2.00    5.84m   4
05/01/1981 FLORIDA                        100 Meter Hurdles               1          13.9          5
05/17/1981 VIRGINIA INVITATIONAL          100 Meter Hurdles               4          13.6          2
05/17/1981 VIRGINIA INVITATIONAL          400 Meter Hurdles               2          58.3          4
05/30/1981 AIAW OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      100 Meter Hurdles               9          13.53        
05/30/1981 AIAW OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      400 Meter Hurdles              16          58.46        
            1982 Season
03/13/1982 AIAW INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       60-Yard High Hurdles (I)        7           7.97        
03/13/1982 AIAW INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       60 Meter Hurdles (I)                        8.53        
03/20/1982 LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL        400 Meter Hurdles               2        1:00.64         4
04/03/1982 VIRGINIA                       100 Meter Hurdles               3          14.1          3
04/03/1982 VIRGINIA                       400 Meter Hurdles               1          58.89         5
04/17/1982 ALABAMA                        100 Meter Hurdles               3          14.16         2
04/17/1982 ALABAMA                        400 Meter Hurdles               1          58.66         5
04/24/1982 PENN RELAYS                    100 Meter Hurdles               4          13.82         2
05/01/1982 FLORIDA                        100 Meter Hurdles               1          13.6          5
05/01/1982 FLORIDA                        400 Meter Hurdles               1          58.8          5
05/08/1982 SPEC TOWNS INVITATIONAL        100 Meter Hurdles               1          13.42         5
05/08/1982 SPEC TOWNS INVITATIONAL        400 Meters                      1          59.25         5
05/14/1982 PACIFIC COAST INVITATIONAL     400 Meter Hurdles               2          58.44         4
05/22/1982 TOM BLACK TRACK CLASSIC        100 Meter Hurdles               1          13.6          5
06/04/1982 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      400 Meter Hurdles               1          56.46        15
06/02/1982 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      100 Meter Hurdles               4          13.42         9