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TRENTAVIS FRIDAY

Player profile

BIO:

PERFORMANCE RESULTS

Freshman and first-time NCAA Championships qualifier…earned second-team All-American honors at indoor championships with the 11th-fastest time (20.96) in the 200-meter dash prelims…entered meet as the No. 10 seed on the strength of his collegiate debut 20.86 to win the Auburn Invitational on Jan. 17…that time ranks No. 7 in Florida State indoor history for 200 meters…his victory came against LSU’s Aaron Ernest, who is the No. 2 seed overall after winning the SEC title…though he is only competing in the 200, Friday also posted a qualifying-worthy mark in the 60-meter dash (6.60) with his third-place finish – he was the second collegian – at the Rod McCravy Memorial behind winner Trayvon Bromell of Baylor…a late-season injury has limted Friday, who missed three weeks and did not advance from the preliminary rounds of the 200 at the ACC Indoor Championships.

Personal:

No stranger to success, Friday enjoyed a monster summer of 2014…he won gold medals at the World Junior Championships in July in the 200 and as a member of the Team USA 4×100 relay…his wind-aided (+2.3) 200 win came in a jaw-dropping 20.04…taking the baton from freshman FSU teammate Kendal Williams, he brought it home in 38.70; the No. 3 junior relay time in world history…two weeks earlier, Friday broke the six-year-old U.S. national high school record in the 100-meter dash at the USA Track & Field Junior Championships, blistering the field in 10.00, which is the No. 2 junior time in the world…a false start in the final of the 100 prevented a showdown with world junior record-holder and 2014 NCAA champion, Bromell…he finished the year with the No. 1 world junior ranking in the 200 (20.33)…capped an incredible senior season at Cherryville (N.C.) High by winning state titles in the 100, 200 and 400 as well as the 4×400 relay, leading his squad to the team title…finished career with eight state titles…he followed up by capturing the New Balance Outdoor Nationals 200-meter title, adding it to his collection of New Balance Indoor National Championships – and records – in the 60 and 200…was named Gatorade National Track & Field thlete of the Year…signing with the Seminoles, along with Williams, prompted Track & Field News to tab FSU as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country…born June 5, 1996.