JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida State track and field team closed out day one of the UNF Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday night. Five event wins, 11 top-five finished and two facility records highlighted the first day of competition.
“We had a really good first day,” said Head Coach Bob Braman. “Both men’s and women’s 1500m races had multiple PR’s, same for the discus competitions, and some great 200m racing as well. We definitely made some good progress for ACCs in 2 weeks.”
The Seminoles did most of their work on Thursday in the field with Shanice Love starting the day with an event win. In the women’s discus throw, Love threw a mark of 59.82m to take first place. Teammate Caisa-Marie Lindfors also had a big showing with a mark of 56.93m to take third and Amani heaven tossed a 53.13 to finish 5th overall.
On the men’s side in the discus throw, Milton Ingraham shined throwing a huge personal best throw of 58.36m. He finished second overall but first out of the collegians and his mark ranks No. 10 in the country.
In the men’s high jump Jordan Wesner continued to be at the top of the leader board throughout the afternoon. He would end the day taking first place going 2.13m.
Isaac Grimes continued his indoor success today by jumping over 8-meters with 8.07m. Grimes finished first with teammate Fabian Edoki also joining the over 8-meters club in second with a mark of 8.01m.
Jo’Vaughn Martin got the Noles going on the track with his third-place finish in the men’s 200m going 20.22. In his 200m debut, Martin once again cracked into the top-10 on FSU’s all-time list at No. 6 and ranks No. 5 in the NCAA.
The men’s 1,500-meter kicked things off for the distance crew with Sam Field leading the way to finish third overall with a personal best time of 3:42.39. Ahmed Muhumed wasn’t too far behind as he finished fourth with a personal best time of 3:42.46. Humberto Freire took seventh but also had a personal best performance with a 3:43.94.
Florida State earned another event win in Jennifer Lima as she went 10:54.04 in the women’s 3000 steeplechase. Rebecca Clark and Kayla Easterly finished in the top five of the women’s 5000m. Clark finished third with 16:39.68 while Easterly took fourth in a time of 16:43.66.
Finishing out day one in Jacksonville, Florida was the men’s 5000m. In classic Adriaan Wildschutt fashion he took first place and broke another Florida State program record running 13:28.97. The South African native once again leads the ACC, broke the North Florida facility record and ranks No. 2 in the east region.
The Seminoles will continue the UNF Invitational tomorrow starting at 10:00 a.m. with the women’s hammer throw. Track events begin at 1:00 p.m. with the women’s 100m hurdles prelims.
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