TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State track and field team will continue their postseason at the NCAA East Preliminary in Bloomington, Ind., this week. Competition will begin on Wednesday with the men and women alternating every other day. 35 athletes and three relay teams qualified for the meet. The top 48 athletes and top 24 relay teams in each region (East and West) qualified for the meet. The top 12 athletes from each region will move on to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 8-11.
Previewing the Noles
The Noles will have plenty of depth going into these championships. On the men’s side, the Noles have three different events, (100m Dash, 400m Dash and Long Jump) where the Noles will have three representatives in each of those events. Highlighting the men are Trey Cunningham (110m Hurdles) and Adriaan Wildschutt (5000m Run; 10,000m Run). Both have the top time in their respective events, with Cunningham clocking a 13:10 at UNF Invitational, and Wildschutt running a 27:38.54 in the 10,000m run. Wildschutt also has the seventh-fastest time in the region in the 5000m run at 13:28.03 just behind teammate Ahmed Muhumed (13:26.11) who has the fourth-best time in the region.
On the women’s side, the Noles will be led by Lauren Ryan, Maudie Skyring and Edidiong Odiong. Ryan is entered in both the 5000m run (15:30.00) and the 10,000m run (32:56.53). She has the top mark in the region in the 10,000m run and the third-best region time in the 5000m run. Skyring has the second-best time in the 1500m run with a time of 4:09.83.
Coming off her ACC Championship MVP award, Odiong is seeded fourth in the 100m dash (11.05) and fifth in the 200m dash (22.64). She will also be a member of the women’s 4x100m relay team that is seeded third (43.16).
The Noles put together one of the most dominant performances in ACC history at the ACC Outdoor Championships. The men took home the team title with a 149 points, winning the team title by 56 points. The Noles led from nearly start to finish and posted the most points since league expansion. The Nole margin of victory of 56 points was the largest margin of victory since league expansion and the second-largest margin of victory in ACC men’s history. Only the 2005 Noles won the ACC Championships by a larger margin where they won by 71.5 points.
Putting the Nation on Notice
The men’s long jumpers are ranked third in the country thanks to the group of Isaac Grimes, Jeremiah Davis, Jacore Irving and Riley Ott. Between the four of them, they average 7.64m. Davis has the ninth-best mark in the country at 7.98m.
The men’s 100m dash sprinters, Jo’Vaughn Martin, Don’dre Swint, Amir Willis and Taylor Banks, are ranked fourth in the country in the event with an average time of 10.19.
The Noles also have two individuals who lead the country in their respective events. Trey Cunningham leads the country in the 110m hurdles (13.10), and Adriaan Wildschutt has the top time in the 10,000m run (27.38.54).
Making History One Hurdle at a Time
Trey Cunningham continued his remarkable 2022 campaign at the ACC Championships. Cunningham clocked a 13.13 in the preliminary race before going 13.16 in the finals to take home the ACC title.
At the UNF Invitational, Cunningham clocked a personal best 13.10 in the 110m hurdles to move him to No. 4 on the NCAA all-time list. Cunningham’s time is the seventh-fastest time in NCAA history and he is now the No. 40 performer in world history. Cunningham is also one of just three athletes in NCAA history to run sub 13.20 four different times, joining Grant Holloway and Daniel Roberts.
Cunningham’s success this early in the track season is unprecedented. Cunningham ran 13.22 at the Tom Jones Memorial which was tied for the third-fastest time in NCAA history in a season opener. His 13.15 he ran in the preliminary race at the UNF Invitational and his 13.10 are the two fastest times in NCAA history in the month of April. Collegiate record holder Grant Holloway held that right before Cunningham when he ran 13.16 on Apr. 13, 2018.
Rewriting the Record Book
Six Noles have broken school records during the outdoor season. Edidiong Odiong (100m Dash), Lauren Ryan (5000m run), Sara Zabarino (Javelin), Trey Cunningham (110m Hurdles), Ahmed Muhumed (5000m run) and Adriaan Wildschutt (10,000m run).
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110m Hurdles (6 p.m.) – Trey Cunningham
Long Jump (6 p.m.) – Jeremiah Davis, Isaac Grimes, Jacore Irving
1500m Run (6:30 p.m.) – Sam Field
100m Dash (7 p.m.) – Taylor Banks, Jo’Vaughn Martin, Don’dre Swint, Amir Willis
400m Dash (7:25 p.m.) – DaeQwan Butler, Alex Collier, Sean Watkins Jr.
400m Hurdles (8:20 p.m.) – James Rivera
200m Dash (8:45 p.m.) – Amir Willis
10,000m Run (9:10 p.m.) – Silas Griffith, Caleb Pottorff, Adriaan Wildschutt
Hammer Throw (10 a.m.) – Megan Cook
Javelin Throw (2 p.m.) – Kelechi Nwanaga, Sara Zabarino
1500m run (6:30 p.m.) – Jen Lima, Maudie Skyring
100m Dash (7 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong, Ashley Seymour, Ka’Tia Seymour
Shot Put (7 p.m.) – Amani Heaven
800m Run ( 7:50 p.m.) – Ruby Stauber
400m Hurdles (8:20 p.m.) – Ava Klein
200m Dash (8:45 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong
10,000m Run (9:10 p.m.) – Amanda Beach, Rebecca Clark, Erin Phelps, Lauren Ryan
Discus (1 p.m.) – Milton Ingraham
4x100m Relay (5 p.m.)
1500m Run (5:15 p.m.) – Samuel Field
3000m Steeplechase (5:40 p.m.) – Matt Owens
Triple Jump (6 p.m.) – Jeremiah Davis, Jacore Irving
110m Hurdles (6:15 p.m.) – Trey Cunningham
100m Dash (6:35 p.m.) – Taylor Banks, Jo’Vaughn Martin, Don’dre Swint, Amir Willis
400m Dash (6:50 p.m.) – DaeQwan Butler, Alex Collier, Sean Watkins Jr.
400m Hurdles (7:25 p.m.) – James Rivera
200m Dash (7:50 p.m.) – Amir Willis
5000m Run (8:10 p.m.) – Ahmed Muhumed, Adriaan Wildschutt
4x400m Relay (8:45 p.m.)
Discus (1 p.m.) – Amani Heaven
4x100m Relay (5 p.m.)
1500m Run (5:15 p.m.) – Jen Lima, Maudie Skyring
100m Dash (6:35 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong, Ashley Seymour, Ka’Tia Seymour
800m Run ( 7:05 p.m.) – Ruby Stauber
400m Hurdles (7:25 p.m.) – Ava Klein
200m Dash (7:50 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong
5000m Run (8:10 p.m.) – Amanda Beach, Alyson Churchill, Lauren Ryan