CLEMSON, S.C. – The Florida State track and field team got off to a strong start for their indoor season with four individuals picking up wins in their respective events Friday at the Clemson Opener in Clemson, S.C.
“Overall, it was a good meet for us,” head coach Bob Braman said. ” We haven’t competed in December before, and I really liked how it kept us motivated through fall training. We’re not where we are going to be in February and March, but we got some good work in.”
Alonie Sutton led the way for the Noles with a win in the triple jump (12.86m) and a third-place finish in the long jump (5.91m).
Jacore Irving had a stellar day with a great early-season mark of 15.84m in the triple jump to win the event. Irving also finished second in the long jump with a mark of 7.20m.
Ashley Seymour and Ediong Odiong each had solid days in the sprints for the Noles. Seymour took home gold in the 200m dash with a time of 24.18 – her best indoor time as a Nole. Seymour also finished third in the 60m dash ( 7.50) right behind Odiong (7.45).
Amari Douglas also got a win in the 800m run with a time of 1:58.94, and Tyson Williams ran a personal best of 8.01 in the 60m hurdles to take third.
The Noles ended the meet on a strong note with a couple of impressive 4x400m relay performances. The men’s squad had two teams compete with the ‘A’ team of Damarre Martin, Sean Watkins Jr., JoVaughn Martin and DaeQwan Butler taking first with a time of 3:09.71. The ‘B’ team of James Rivera, Tyson Williams, Riley Ott and Amari Douglas finished fourth with a time of 3:19.54.
On the women’s side, Michelle Petit-Pointe, Ashley Seymour, De’Andreah Young and Savyon Toombs combined to finish third in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:50.74.
Other top five finishers include Darryl Gay in the 60m dash (6.82), Megan Cook in the weight throw (16.75m), De’Andreah Young (1:36.18) and James Rivera (1:22.44) in the 600m run, Savyon Toombs in the 300m dash (38.74) and Riley Ott in the 400m dash (49.18).
The Noles will return to Clemson on Jan. 14-15 for the Clemson Invite.
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