EUGENE, Ore. – Senior jumper Isaac Grimes capped off his collegiate career Wednesday with a National runner-up title in the long jump, as Florida State collected nine total team points and advanced in three events, during the first day of the 2021 Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Grimes secured his podium finish with a jump of 8.05m. He matches his NCAA Indoor Championships finish after taking second as well with a leap of 8.35m.
FSU’s 4x100m relay squad- formed by Taylor Banks, Kasaun James, Don’drea Swint, and Jo’Vaughn Martin-opened up the day for the Seminoles, advancing to the finals with a time of 38.75.
Martin continued that momentum to advance in both the 100 and 200 meters. In the 100 meters, he logged a time of 10.12 to win his heat and earn an automatic qualifier into the final. Martin later returned to the track in the 200 meters, crossing in 20.30 to compete in the finals on Friday.
Meanwhile, Taylor Banks will also run for a championship in the 100 meters. He came in second in his heat with the time of 10.18 earning him a spot in the Friday final.
The men’s final round is scheduled for Friday. Meanwhile, the women’s team will begin competition Thursday, with their finals taking place Saturday.
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