BLACKSBURG, Va. – Isaac Grimes and Jeremiah Davis capped off an exciting day for the Florida State track and field on day two of the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Overall, 10 Noles qualified for finals in their respective events. The men sit in fifth with 20 points while Alonie Sutton tallied three points for the Noles in the long jump.
“Overall, it was a solid day for both squads,” Head Coach Bob Braman said. “We had some home run, and we had some hard luck. We have a chance to contend for the men’s title, but it will take a near perfect day.”
Grimes put himself in prime position to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships after a a 7.91m jump to take silver in the event. Davis finished third with a season-best jump of 7.79m. Jacore Irving finished sixth with a personal-best mark of 7.69m to give the Noles three scorers in the jumps. Sutton finished sixth in the women’s long jump with a season-best jump of 6.11m.
Trey Cunningham continued to climb the NCAA and world record book, as he clocked in the second-fastest time in NCAA history and the 13th-fastest time in world history. Cunningham ran a 7.40 60m hurdle race to secure the top spot in preliminaries by 0.31 seconds.
The Noles had a great day in the sprints, as four Noles qualified between the 60m dash and the 200m dash. Edidiong Odiong led the way by qualifying in both the 60m dash (7.23) and the 200m dash (23.84). Odiong’s 60m time was the top qualifying time and the fourth-fastest time in school history.
Jo’Vaughn Martin (6.64), Amir Willis (6.66) and Taylor Banks (6.68) each qualified for the finals in the 60m dash while Willis also qualified for the 200m dash (21.31).
DaeQwan Butler clocked the top qualifying time in the 400m dash (46.73) by a full 0.16 second.
Lauren Ryan continued her great season in the distance races, as she finished second in the preliminaries in the mile with a time of 4:40.73.
Ruby Stauber finished third in the preliminaries in the 800m run with a time of 2:04.97.
Riley Ott got the day started off strong with a solid finish to the heptathlon. Ott improved his personal best with a score of 5157 to finish sixth.
Action will begin tomorrow at noon with the shot put while track events will begin at 1 p.m. Coverage will be available on ACC Network Extra.
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