Seminoles Stack Up All-ACC Honors
Led by Darryl Haraway’s ACC Track Co-MVP award, for sharing high-point honors with Syracuse’s two-event champion Justyn Knight, the Seminoles piled up plenty of hardware at the ACC Indoor Championships.
FSU’s men collected five first-team All-ACC honors, which are presented to the top three finishers in each individual event. Haraway led the way with two, one for each of his sprint victories, and was joined by Droogsma (second, shot put), Nevers (third, triple jump) and Keniel Grant (long jump, third).
The Noles amassed nine second-team honors, for places fourth-sixth in individual events, and second or third in relays. The distance medley relay team of Mulenga, Simpkins, Freire and Hall (second), Edward Clark (60, fifth), Hall (Mile, fourth), Mulenga (Mile, sixth), Ed’Ricus Williams (high jump, fifth), Armani Wallace (triple jump, fifth), Carlos Becker (long jump, sixth), Emmanuel Onyia (shot put, sixth) and Dante Newberg (heptathlon, sixth).
FSU’s women collected six first-team All-ACC honors, led by champions Omoregie and Petrokaite. Peta-Gay Williams and Cortney Jones finished second and third, respectively, in the 60-meter hurdles, while the first-teamers were rounded out by Melissa-Maree Farrington (pentathlon, third) and Gleneve Grange (shot put, third).
Five Seminoles earned second-team All-ACC honors, including Shauna Helps, who picked up two by placing fourth in the 200 and fifth in the 60. She was joined by Carmela Cardama Baez (5000, fourth), Kellion Knibb (shot put, fifth) and Safia Morgan (high jump, tied sixth).
Burton Gets USATF National Spot
Florida State senior co-captain Jacob Burton, whose indoor eligibility had expired, will get a jumpstart on his outdoor season for the Seminoles when he competes at the USATF Indoor Championships in the 600-meter run this weekend in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A second-team All-American for the Seminoles in the 800 indoors for the Noles last season, Burton will compete in Saturday’s first round of action against a field which includes the likes of Casimir Loxsom, Chris Giesting, Shaquille Walker, Erik Sowinski and Donovan Brazier.
The finals are scheduled for Sunday.
Outdoor Season Has Arrived
More than 20 members of the Florida State track & field teams will open their outdoor season Saturday at the Florida A&M Relays. A large group of distance runners and a handful of field event competitors will get an early start on the season in the all-day event at the Pete Griffin Track Complex, which begins with the 10,000-meter run at 7:30 a.m.
Fatema Jaffer and Bella Poole will represent the Seminole women in the 10,000. Cross country veterans Catherine Blaney, Tara Rooney, Courteney West, Hailey Hendry and Sarah Candiano are scheduled to compete in the 1500.
The meet will also mark the FSU debut of freshman Shanice Love, the Jamaican national junior record holder in the discus.
The Seminole men will be represented by sophomore Dante Newberg and freshmen Conor McClain and Conner Flynn in the javelin.