TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A dozen current or former Florida State track & field athletes are set the represent their respective countries when the IAAF World Championships begin Friday at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
FSU students Andre Ewers and Shanice Love, members of the 2019 men’s and women’s teams, will represent Jamaica, while Noles newcomer Kelechi Nwanga will represent Nigeria. They are among 1,972 athletes entered, representing 209 federations over the course of the 10-day, bi-annual event.
A pair of former Noles will compete Friday.
Kemar Hyman will represent the Cayman Islands in the 100-meter dash qualifying heats, set for 11:05 a.m. (ET). Colleen Quigley is scheduled to make her third consecutive World Championships appearance representing the United States in the women’s steeplechase. Quigley, who has been battling an injury, is entered in the third of three semifinal heats. The event begins at 11:55 a.m.
Saturday’s schedule will include the women’s 10,000-meter run, where recent FSU Hall of Fame inductee Susan (Kuijken) Krumins will represent the Netherlands in the final, set for 2:10 p.m. Former NCAA champion Kevin Borlee is listed as a member of Belgium’s relay pool for the mixed 4×400, which will hold its semifinal sections at 1 p.m.
Ewers, a six-time All-American with the Noles who completed his eligibility in the spring, will make his World Championships debut in Sunday’s 200-meter dash preliminary heats, set for 1:05 p.m.
Nwanga, a transfer from Unviersity of Maryland-Baltimore County, will compete in the qualifying round of the javelin on Monday.
Love, the NCAA runner-up in the discus this past June, will make her World Championships debut in the qualifying rounds on Wednesday.
Zak Seddon (Great Britain) is entered in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while Alonzo Russell (Bahamas) will compete in the 400-meter dash. Ewers is also scheduled to compete on Jamaica’s 4×100 relay, while Borlee will also represent Belgium in the men’s 4×40 relay.
Linden Hall (Australia) is entered in the 1500-meter run, while Anne Zagre (Belgium) will compete in the 100-meter hurdles. Kimberly Williams will make her sixth World Championships appearance in the triple, representing Jamaica.
A complete schedule for all of the Noles competing is attached.
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