CLEMSON, S.C. – The Florida State track and field team competed in the third and final day of the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship. The women put on an impressive display to claim the ACC crown by scoring an amazing 95 points on the final day to jump and take first place. The men’s team claimed third place behind Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina.
Florida State captured its fourth ACC women’s indoor championship, all of which have come under current head coach Bob Braman since 2009. The Seminoles have placed first in the last three women’s championships held at Clemson – 2014, 2018 and this season – and their four total ACC titles rank third in league history.
“Simply incredible performance for our Ladies,” said Head Coach Bob Braman. “This was one of the biggest rallies in FSU History! Senior leadership and athletes feeding off each other’s success, hat’s the true definition of a team. Could not be more proud of our ladies, their coaches and our excellent medical crew. They never missed a beat.”
It was Jacore Irving who won the first points of the day for the men. His jump of 15.67m (51-5) which was just shy of a personal best earned him 4th place in the triple jump and 5 points for the men’s team.
On the women’s side Jodie Judd and Yasmine Abbes took first and second in a very tactical women’s mile. Judd just managed to edge out Abbes by 0.08 seconds. Abbes time of 4.43.89 was a personal best. Earning 18 points in the first track event of the day the distance women started the ball rolling for many more medal ceremonies.
Jayla Kirkland and Ka’Tia Seymour were next up. They took 1st and 4th in the women’s 60m with Kirkland blasting away to run a season’s best with a time of 7.23. Seymour finished with a time of 7.35. Within 15 minutes the Noles had earned a whopping 33 points and had begun their assent to the top. Edidiong Odiong added to the points total with a personal best and 4th place finish in the women’s 400m.
In the men’s 60m Don’drea Swint lead the way by taking silver in a time of 6.68 with his teammates Taylor Banks and Darryl Gay finishing in 4th and 6th place. DaeQwan Butler and Damarre Martin earned 6 points for the men in the 400m by taking 5th and 7th. Butler’s time of 46.79 was a season’s best while Martin’s time of 47.35 was a PB.
Trey Cunningham earned his 4th ACC Championship gold in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.67. This victory makes him the first ever athlete to win four straight titles in the 60m hurdles. It also makes him one of just four male athletes to win four indoor golds in ACC history.
Back on the field, Milton Ingrahm racked up some solid points in the men’s shot put final. His distance 18.33m (60-1 3/4) earned him fourth place.
Odiong and Seymour returned to the track in the women’s 200m to score even more points for the Noles. Odiong took 4th again with a time of 23.66 while Ka’Tia took 6th in a time of 24.81.
Adrian Wildschutt displayed his caliber by winning the men’s 3000m with a dominating performance. His time of 7:55.26 places him at No.2 on the FSU all-time list and ranks him at No.15 nationally.
Next up on the track was the women’s 3000m. Maudie Skyring and Alyson Churchill ran the races of their lives to take second and third in the quickest women’s 3k in ACC history. Skyring ran a time of 9:04.44 to take the silver while Freshman Churchill kicked through the line to beat Georgia Tech’s Nicole Fegans to take 3rd in a time of 9:07.06. Not only were their times tremendous PR’s but they also rank them at No.11 and No.13 nationally and place them 2nd and 3rd on the FSU all-time list.
The Noles continued their domination on the field. In the shot put, Caisa Lindfors made a triumphant Seminole debut by claiming bronze with a throw of 16.41m (53-10 1/4). In the triple jump Ruta Lasmane continued to show her prestige by taking 1st in the triple jump with a jump of 13.53m (44-4 3/4). Her teammate Alonie Sutton took second with a personal record setting jump of 13.33m (43-8 3/4).
The men’s 4x400m (James Rivera, Cameron Daniel, Damarre Martin and DaeQwan Butler) ran a solid race to rack up some more points for the men by finishing in 5th with a time of 3:11.21.
The women’s 4x400m finished off the day. The FSU team (Ava Klein, Ashley Seymour, Jacoria Burton and Ka’Tia Seymour) came in 8th to score the women their final point of the day.
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FINAL MEN’S STANDINGS
1. Virginia Tech 136
2. North Carolina 81
3. Florida State 76
4. Clemson 48
4. Pitt 48
6. Notre Dame 44
7. Virginia 40
8. Louisville 38.5
9. Duke 32
10. Miami 27.5
11. Georgia Tech 25
11. NC State 25
13. Wake Forest 23
14. Syracuse 13
15. Boston College 4
FINAL WOMEN’S STANDINGS
1. Florida State 95
2. Miami 85
3. Virginia 72.5
4. Virginia Tech 62.5
5. Clemson 62
6. Duke 59
7. Louisville 46
8. NC State 43
9. North Carolina 30.5
10. Notre Dame 28
11. Georgia Tech 26.5
12. Wake Forest 22
13. Pitt 14
14. Syracuse 10
15. Boston College 7