February 12, 2021
Grimes Shines on Day One of Tyson Invite


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Florida State jumper Isaac Grimes put on a world class performance with a world leading long jump of 8.33m on day one of the Tyson Invitational inside Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

Grimes enormous jump puts him at No. 1 in the FSU record books passing up Seminole legend and 2008 Bowerman Trophy winner Ngoni Makusha (8.21m).  His mark becomes the fifth best in collegiate indoor history and is beyond the Olympic standard to qualify for the Olympic games.

Meanwhile, Trey Cunningham exploded in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.55. He remains at the top of the NCAA at No. 1 with this season best performance.

The women’s distance medley relay cruised to a school record time of 10:57.24. Clocking in at No. 3 in the country with a foursome of Alyson Churchill (3:21.17), Edidiong Odiong (53.15), Yasmine Abbes (2:08.51), and Maudie Skyring (4:32.42).

The Seminoles impressed all over the track, in one of the best 60 meters sprint fields in the country Don’drea Swint finished second with a time of 6.65. Taylor Banks placed third after posting a season best of 6.66.

The Florida State track and field team return to action at the Tyson Invitational on Saturday, the second and final day of the meet. Action begins at noon with the men’s triple jump, and live coverage will be available on SEC Network+ at 1 p.m. CT when the women’s 800-meter run gets underway.

Keep up with the Seminoles by visiting Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information or keep up with the team on social media via Twitter (@FSU_Track), Facebook (@FSUTrack), and Instagram (@fsu_track).

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