April 5, 2016 - by
Seddon Claims ACC Men’s Track Performer Of The Week Honor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State senior Zak Seddon produced the nation’s top collegiate time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday at the Stanford Invitational, which earned him a share of ACC Men’s Track Performer of the Week honors. Seddon turned in a lifetime-best effort of 8:33.09 – just off the Olympic qualifying standard – to record a runner-up finish at one of the nation’s premier distance meets.

Competing in the fastest of three sections at Cobb Track at Angell Field, Seddon finished second to post-collegian Hillary Bor (8:30.70). The Great Britain native, a first-team All-American in the event last season, led until the penultimate water barrier in his first 3,000-meter steeplechase race of the season.

In all, 39 athletes competed in the event, which produced 13 of the top 16 NCAA Division I times this season. It marked the third time Seddon has finished second in the event at the Stanford Invitational over the course of his career.

Seddon shared ACC Men’s Track Performer of the Week honors with Virginia’s Henry Wynne, who set the Florida Relays record in the 1500-meter run with a nation-leading time of 3:38.35.

Seddon wasn’t the only Seminole to turn in an outstanding performance over the weekend. Redshirt junior Kellion Knibb posted the nation’s leading women’s discus mark (59.55 meters/195-4) on Friday to finish second at the Florida Relays. Though Knibb held the national lead for only one day – she was bumped by USC’s Tera Novy (59.90m) –  she was responsible for four of the nation’s 10 longest throws over the weekend.

Knibb was nudged out of ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week honors by Duke’s Megan Clark, who posted the nation’s leading pole vault (4.51 meters/14-9.50), which is the sixth-best mark in NCAA history.

Here is a list of the top 10 marks in each event registered this weekend: noles.co/1RAs2xC

Otniel Teixeira (800), the men’s 4×100 relay, Der’Renae Freeman (long jump) and Grete Sadeiko (heptathlon) all appear on the list.

The USTFCCCA, which produces the list each week, also released its NCAA Division I rankings. After a debut at No. 14 nationally in the preseason poll, the Seminole women check in at No. 22 this week.

The Seminoles head to Los Angeles, Cal. on Wednesday and will compete against UCLA, Minnesota, UNLV and a select group of post-collegians on Saturday at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at Drake Stadium, home to the Bruins.

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