Junior multi-event specialist is coming off a breakthrough season in 2017…now owns the No. 3 heptathlon mark (5,186 points) and No. 5 decathlon standard (7,113 points) in program history…scored at both the ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships for the first time…continuing on a progression course toward NCAA Championships qualifying.
Indoor – Competed in three meets including the ACC Championships…participated in seven different events…opened the year with a third-place heptathlon finish at Clemson’s Bob Pollock Invitational, with a then-personal best total of 4,963 points…posted new personal bests in six of seven heptathlon events: 60m dash (7.01), 60m hurdles (8.49), high jump (1.90m/6-2.75), long jump (6.83m/22-5), shot put (12.66m/41-6.5) and 1000m (2:54.44)…registered first ACC Championships points of his career in the heptathlon with a sixth-place finish…his personal-best 5,186 points ranks No. 3 all-time among Noles. Outdoor – Continued his multi-event progress by competing in 10 different events over seven meets, culminating with his fourth-place decathlon finish at the ACC Championships…earned second-team All-ACC honors after registering a personal-best total of 7,113 points; No. 5 all-time at FSU…despite difficult weather conditions at the Tennessee Relays, totaled 6,475 points for second-place finish in season decathlon debut…over the course of the season established new PBs in nine of 10 events: 100m (10.73), 110 hurdles (14.93), 1500m (5:04.65), high jump (1.99m/6-6.25), long jump 7.13m (23-4.5), shot put (12.87m/42-2.5), discus (38.08m/124-11), javelin (57.75m/189-5.5) and pole vault (4.05m/13-3.25).
Competed in two decathlons outdoors and five meets overall…finished 10th at ACC Championships in the decathlon with his personal-best (6,177) after scoring 5,979 in his decathlon debut at the Texas Relays…registered personal-bests of 11.01 (100), 52.65 (400), 5:21.35 (1500), 15.71 (110 hurdles) on the track…field event PBs established in the high jump (1.87m/6-1.50), pole vault (4.00/13-1.5), long jump (6.74/22-1.5), shot put (11.67/38-3.5), discus (33.15/108-9) and javelin (53.44/175-4)…placed 12th at the ACC Indoor Championships in the heptathlon (4,810), improving on his 4,793 from his hep debut at the Razorback Invitational…posted indoor PBs of 7.17 (60), 8.56 (60 hurdles) and 3:00.98 (1000) to go along with 1.87m (6-1.5) in high jump and 4.05 (13-3.5) in pole vault.
Starred at Tampa Jesuit where he excelled in the hurdles, long jump and pole vault…senior season got off to a slow start as he recovered from injury