Five noteworthy Seminoles made their outdoor season-debuts in their individual events, with the meet essentially serving as a rust-buster. Such was the case for ACC indoor champions Eleonora Omoregie (high jump) and Jogaile Petrokaite (long jump), as well as Nicole Setterington (100 hurdles), who had not competed since suffering an injury which forced her from the ACC Indoor 60-meter hurdle finals. All three were competitive, with Omoregie finishing second, Petrokaite fourth and Setterington sixth.
Grad student Jake Burton ran his first 800-meter race for the Noles since last year’s NCAA East Preliminary meet in May and was also fourth. Raheem Robinson competed in the 100-meter dash for the first time since the 2016 ACC Outdoor Championships, continuing his comeback from injury.
The hope is their workmanlike results will yield greater benefits down the road.
“We’ve planned it so we can keep training hard and not have to compete next weekend,” Braman said. “The Stanford Invitational should yield some huge results.”
The Noles will get back to work here Saturday, with much of the focus on relay teams, though discus standouts Kellion Knibb, Gleneve Grange, Shanice Love and Emmanuel Onyia will compete, as will Ed’Ricus Williams in the men’s high jump.
Saturday’s action begins with the women’s discus at 10 a.m., and there will be a live stream on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app from 12-4 p.m. here http://es.pn/2n8Eeyk.
You can keep up with the Noles throughout the final day of competition via Twitter @FSU_Track, while live results (except field events) can be followed at http://www.adkinstrak.com/meet/?meet_id=672