May 16, 2023


RALEIGH, N.C. —  Florida State men’s field specialist Jeremiah Davis and women’s sprinter Dajaz DeFrand were named the ACC Most Valuable Performers in their respective categories following the outdoor championships last week at NC State.

DeFrand, a freshman competing in her first outdoor conference meet, was the ACC Champion in both the 100 and 200 meters leading to her selection as the ACC Women’s Track Most Valuable Performer.

Davis, who is among the favorites for the NCAA Championship in both the long and triple jump, won the ACC title in the long jump and was second in the triple en route to being named the ACC Men’s Most Valuable Performer.  Davis was also the MVP of the ACC Indoor Championships earlier this year.

The Seminoles took home seven individual ACC Championships over the three-day conference meet.  In addition to the three won between the MVPs, Amir Willis was the ACC men’s 100 meter champion, Milton Ingraham won the discus, Alexandra Webster finished first in the 100 hurdles and Caisa-Marie Lindfors was the ACC Champion in the women’s discus.

In addition, FSU had six first team All-ACC performances with Ismael Kone earning the honor in the 100 meters, Amir Willis in the 200 meters, James Rivera in the 400 hurdles, Amani Heaven in the shot put, Jeremiah Davis in the triple jump and the men’s 4×100 relay team.

The Seminoles also had 10 second team All-ACC performances.  On the women’s team, Alyson Churchill earned second team honors in the 1500 meters, Kayla Pickard in the triple jump and Stella Weinberg in the javelin. Ismael Kone earned second team distinction on the men’s team in the 200 meters as did Taylor Banks in the 100 meters, DaeQwan Butler in the 400 meters, David Mullarkey in the 5000 meters, Curtis Williams in the long jump and the 4×100 relay team.

The men’s team finished just one point away from repeating as ACC Outdoor Champions to finish in the second and the women finished fourth in the league.

Next up will be the NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville, Fla. with the field to be announced later this week.




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