Noles Earn 33 Combined All-ACC Honors
FSU’s women and men walked away from the conference championships with 33 combined All-ACC honors; second only to the 36 amassed by Virginia Tech, which swept the team titles.
With its meet-leading six conference champions paving the way, the Seminole women matched the Hokies with 11 first-team honors (top three places), including three second-place finishes and two thirds, and added five second-team honors for a total of 17. Virginia Tech tallied 18.
The Seminole men earned five first-team honors and tied for a league-high 11 second-team selections for 16 total, trailing only runner-up Virginia (19) and Virginia Tech (18).
In 26 years of ACC membership the FSU men have now collected 266 All-ACC honors at the Outdoor Championships and trails only Clemson (281), which has been a member since the league began recognizing All-ACC selections 31 years ago. The Seminole women also rank second all-time in All-ACC honors after pushing their total to 224, trailing only North Carolina (253).
ACC Noles Data Points
- Director of Field Events Dennis Nobles, who in his 31st full-time season is the longest tenured assistant coach at Florida State, saw his event-specific athletes claim four more ACC gold medals. He has now coached 63 ACC Outdoor champions (33 men, 30 women) in his career;
- FSU’s women have now won 97 ACC event titles in 26 years of conference membership, including 83 individual events;
- The Seminole men pushed their all-time ACC Outdoor gold medal count to 114, including 97 individual events;
- Armani Wallace is the 11th Seminole to win the ACC Outdoor long jump title. Together those men have combined for a league-high 14 gold medals in the event;
- The Seminole women scored 118.5 points in their runner-up finish to Virginia Tech (124.5), which is more points than they totaled when they won the 2014 (111) and 2016 (106.5) titles and their highest total since the league expanded to 15 teams in 2014;
- FSU’s men finished third with 104 points, trailing Virginia Tech (120) and Virginia (119). That is the highest point total for a third-place team in four years as a 15-team league;
- Throws coach Dorian Scott’s group enjoyed an outstanding meet, especially on the women’s side, claiming two golds, two silvers and totaling 40 points. The men’s throwers added 24 points to the cause;
- Of the 55 FSU athletes competing at the ACC Championships, Jamaicans make up one-fifth (11) of the roster. Collectively, they produced 84.5 points, highlighted by 59.5 on the women’s side. Three of the Seminoles’ six champions – Kellion Knibb, Peta-Gay Williams and Shauna Helps – hail from the track-loving island nation, as well as Field MVP and double silver medalist Gleneve Grange;
- The Seminoles’ youth bodes well for future ACC Championship runs. Of the 55 athletes competing, 29 were making their first ACC Outdoor Championships appearance. The group of 19 (out of 27) first-timers competing for the FSU women combined for 62.5 points. First-timers on the men’s side contributed 22 points to the cause.