TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State captured three of the eight ACC Indoor Track & Field season awards announced Thursday. Bob Braman was named the ACC’s Women’s Coach of the Year, Isaac Grimes was named ACC Indoor Performer of the Year and Ruta Lasmane was named the ACC Women’s Freshman of the Year.
This is the 26th ACC Coach of the Year honor for Braman who guided the women’s track and field squad to an ACC Indoor Championship with a blistering performance on the final day going from 10th place to first. It was the fourth ACC Indoor Championship for FSU and all four have come under the guidance of Braman. FSU now ranks third in ACC history for women’s indoor titles.
Grimes is coming off a stellar performance at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The senior from Moreno Valley, CA jumped a personal best in the men’s long jump to take the silver medal. His jump of 8.35m (27-4 ¾) ranked him sixth in collegiate history and was the best silver performance in NCAA Indoor Championship history. Grimes captured the ACC indoor title in the long jump.
Lasmane had an incredible first indoor season in Tallahassee. The freshman won the ACC Indoor Championship in the triple jump helping lead FSU to a furious Sunday comeback to capture the ACC Indoor Title. She concluded her standout indoor season by jumping another personal best distance of 14.15m (46-5 ¼) at NCAA Indoors. The jump earned her third in her first ever Indoor NCAA Championship meet.
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