TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Atlantic Coast Conference recognized four Florida State track and field athletes as performers of the week, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. Jo’Vaughn Martin and Adriaan Wildschutt earned Men’s Co-Track Performer of the Week, Maudie Skyring was named Women’s Co-Track Performer of the week and Ruta Lasmane as Women’s Field Performer of the Week.
In his 100 meters season debut, Martin posted a blazing time of 9.94 at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Florida. The Houston native’s personal best time stands as No. 1 in the world this year and sits atop the NCAA Leaderboard (the next closest is 10.00). His performance this past weekend also ranks as the third-fastest time among FSU sprinters on the all-time list.
Sharing Men’s Track Performer of the Week honors with Martin is South African native Wildschutt. The NCAA Men’s Cross Country Championship runner-up made his outdoor track debut at the Virginia Challenge winning the 10,000 meters in an ACC-record time of 28:25.11. This time shattered the FSU record by nearly three seconds and established meet and facility records.
Skyring, also making her outdoor season debut, shares Women’s Performer of the Week honors with Hannah Steelman of NC State. The Australian native moved to the No. 1 spot in the NCAA in the 1,500 meters with a winning time of 4:11.43 at University of Florida. Her personal best time now stands as the fifth-best in school history, moving past 2016 Olympian Colleen Quigley on FSU’s all-time list.
Lasmane was once again named ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week after being recognized three times during the indoor season. Making her outdoor debut at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in the triple jump with a winning mark of 13.81 meters (45-3.75). In the Florida State record books, Lasmane’s mark is the second-best trailing only those set by Seminole great and Olympian Kimberly Williams and currently ranks No. 4 nationally.
Martin, Wildschutt, Skyring, Lasmane and the rest of the Florida State track and field team will return to action on April 29th and 30th in Jacksonville, Fla. at the UNF Invitational.
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