CLEMSON, S.C. – After a year of uncertainty and obstacles the Florida State track and field teams have finally made it to championship season and will compete at Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championship. Historically this championship has brought the Seminoles great success which they will be looking to repeat over this week’s three-day championship.
The FSU men are ranked No. 4 nationally and will be shooting to win their fourth consecutive ACC Indoor title. The women who are ranked No.11 nationally will also be looking to contend for the ACC crown.
The Seminoles will be looking to earn some big points in the jump events. Last year’s silver and bronze medalists Isaac Grimes (three-time 2021 ACC Field Performer of the week honoree) and Jeremiah Davis are set to compete in the long jump. Grimes the ACC long jump record holder enters the event as the No. 1 seed while Davis enters as the No. 2 seed. On the women’s side, No.2 nationally ranked Ruta Lasmane (three-time 2021 ACC Field Performer of the week honoree) will once again be back on the runway in the triple jump. She will be joined by No. 10 nationally ranked Alonie Sutton. Sutton and Lasmane will also compete in the long jump.
Ka’tia Seymour (three-time ACC Indoor Track Championship MVP two time 60– 200 – meter champion) will be looking to defend her titles this weekend by competing in both the Women’s 60m and Women’s 200m. Joining Seymour in the 60m will be ACC Track Performer of the Week honoree Jayla Kirkland. Seymour will not be the only one looking to win a 4th consecutive title. No. 1 nationally ranked Trey Cunningham will toe the line in the Men’s 60m hurdles looking to take home yet another title. In the men’s 60 meters 2019 ACC Championship Track MVP Kasaun James will be looking to win another ACC indoor title as the No. 1 seed, he will be joined by teammate and No. 2 seed Don’drea Swint.
Despite having these returnee medalists and many talented fresh faces FSU is still expecting the battle for the ACC crowns to be a tough one. The men, as has been the case in the past, will expect stiff competition from Virginia Tech. While the women’s team will also be looking to take down Virginia Tech as well as a tough University of Miami team. The women will be looking to Maudie Skyring (3000m), Yasmine Abbes (Mile), Edidiong “Blessing” Odiong (200m) and Rebecca Clark (5000m) to score them some much needed points.
The events start on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. with the Men’s Heptathlon 60m, with the field events starting 1 p.m. with the men’s Pole Vault.
The meet will be broadcasted live on ACCNX starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Click HERE to find all relevant information for this weekend’s conference championships.
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