April 16, 2022 - by

Cunningham Shines; Five Noles Crack FSU Top Ten List in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla – After a great start to the Tom Jones Memorial on Friday, the Noles picked up right where they left off on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla. Five Noles cracked the FSU all-time top ten list, including Trey Cunningham who broke Arthur Blake’s 35-year old record in the 110m hurdles.

“Another really good day for our group. What Trey did to run 13.21 in his season opener is almost unheard of. Our sprinters and jumpers had a really good day as well,” Head Coach Bob Braman said.

Cunningham shined in his first race since the NCAA Indoor Championships on Mar. 12. Cunningham tied his personal best in the 110m hurdles with a school record time of 13.21. Cunningham’s time is currently the fastest in the world and also ties him for the 10th-fastest time in NCAA history. He also has the top time in the NCAA this season.

DaeQwan Butler put together a great performance in the 400m dash, finishing fourth with a time of 45.53. Butler’s time is a personal best and also puts himself at No. 9 on FSU’s top ten list.

After going a season-best 7.92m last night in the long jump, Jeremiah Davis put together another phenomenal performance in the triple jump. Davis had a mark of 16.00m into a headwind of two meters per second to finish as the top collegian and second in the event. His mark moved him to No. 10 all-time at FSU. Jacore Irving finished sixth with a mark of 15.28m.

In the men’s 4x100m relay, Alex Collier, Amir Willis, Don’dre Swint and Jo’Vaughn Martin combined to finish third among collegians with a time of 38.88. That time put them No. 8 on FSU’s all-time list is the fourth-fastest time in the country this season.

The men’s 4x400m relay of Collier, Sean Watkins Jr., James Rivera and Butler finished seventh among collegiate teams with a time of 3:04.74 which is the best time of the season for the Noles. 

On the women’s side, Edidiong Odiong was the highlight for the Noles, as she climbed to No. 4 on FSU’s top ten list in the 100m dash. Odiong clocked in at a personal best 10.22 to finish fifth.

Ruby Stauber was great in the 800m run, as she also clocked in a top ten time for the Noles. Stauber finished fourth in the event with a time of 2:03.54 which ties her for fifth all-time in FSU history. Her time is also the top time in the ACC and the ninth-fastest time in the NCAA this season.

The women’s 4x100m relay of Ashley Seymour, Savy’on Toombs, Ka’Tia Seymour and Odiong finished fifth with a time of 43.85.

The Noles will be back in action next weekend at the Virginia Challenge. The Noles will be sending primarily distance runners to the event.

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