January 13, 2023

Kone and Davis Grab World Leads at Clemson Invitational

CLEMSON, S.C. – Jeremiah Davis and Ismael Kone ended the day with a bang as each of them posted world-leading marks at the first day of the Clemson Invitational.

Kone broke the school record in the 60m dash with a time of 6.51. Kone’s mark is tied for the 11th-fastest mark in NCAA history, and it broke Andre Ewers’ and Dentarius Locke’s school record. Davis’s mark of 8.17m is good enough for third on FSU’s all-time list.

“An incredible race by Ismael. He’s worked really hard to get to this point and when you own a record in Florida State’s record book, it usually means you’re a world-class athlete,” Head Coach Bob Braman said. “Jeremiah had a great start to his season today. His mark was better than his outdoor personal bests, and we can’t wait to see his improvement throughout the season.”

The long jump was the highlight of the day for the Noles as they took four out of the top six spots. Joining Davis was Curtis Williams (7.62m) in fourth, Kyvon Tatham (7.38m) in fifth and Jaiden Rollins (7.33m) in sixth.

In the 60m dash, Taylor Banks finished fourth (6.628), and Amir Willis (6.630) finished right behind him in fifth.

Samuel Field had a great day in the mile finishing second with a time of 4:05.38. That time puts him at No. 12 on FSU’s all-time list.

On the women’s side, the 1,000m run proved to be the highlight of the day for the Noles as Yasmine Abbes (2:48.33), Suus Altorf (2:48.72) and Bieke Schipperen (2:50.29) finished second, third and fourth in the event.

Faith Banks had a solid day in the 400m dash finishing fourth with a time of 55.06.

The Noles will be back on the track tomorrow with field events starting at 11 a.m. and running events starting at noon. Fans can once again follow along on ACCNX.

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