March 31, 2022 - by

Noles Head to Gainesville for the Pepsi Florida Relays

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State track and field team will continue their outdoor campaign this Friday and Saturday at the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. The Noles will be included in a field that features 11 teams that are ranked in the USTFCCCA top 25 and 21 power five conference teams. Fans can catch the action on SEC Network+ beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Live results can be found at https://live.deltatiming.com/meets/14150.

Previewing the Noles

The Noles have a successful first two weeks to the outdoor season with some new faces joining some familiar names. One of those new names is Amir Willis who has had a great first two weeks in the 100m dash. Willis ran a 10.21 last week at the FSU Relays which puts him second in the ACC and 12th in the country.

Another new face is Megan Cook who has climbed her way up the FSU record books in the hammer throw. Cook threw a personal best 61.25m last week at the FSU Relays which puts her fourth all-time in FSU history and on top of the ACC.

The Noles have also had a few familiar faces do some great things to start the season. Kelechi Nwanaga has continued her success in the javelin throw, posting a personal best throw of 55.06m which puts her second all-time in FSU history and second in the ACC this season.

Edidiong Odiong has picked up right where she left off in the indoor season last weekend at the FSU Relays. Odiong cracked the FSU top 10 list in the 100m dash after running an ACC-leading time of 11.28 which puts her No. 7 all-time in FSU history.

Quick Sprints

  • Head Coach Bob Braman is in his 18th year as the head coach of the Florida State track and field team. Braman leads all active ACC coaches with 33 combined ACC Indoor Championships.
  • Braman brought in three new assistant coaches this season in Alex Midgett (Distance), Doug Reynolds (Throws) and Leevan Sands (Jumps).
  • The Noles are the defending ACC Champions as the men and women swept the ACC team titles last season.
  • The Noles return three individual ACC champions and two relay champions from last year’s ACC Outdoor Championships. Trey Cunningham (110m hurdles), Kelechi Nwanaga (Javelin) and Adriaan Wildschutt (5000m run) are the returning ACC champions.
  • The Noles had four female athletes post FSU all-time top ten marks last weekend at the FSU Relays. Megan Cook (Hammer; 61.25m) moved to fourth all-time. Amanda Beach (10000m; 33:40.08) and Edidiong Odiong (100m; 11.28) moved to seventh all-time while Kelechi Nwanaga (Javelin; 55.06m) moved to No. 2 all-time.
  • Trey Cunningham became the first Nole to win an indoor national championship since Dentarious Locke and James Harris in 2014. Cunningham took home the 60m hurdles title this past March in Birmingham, Ala. with a staggering time of 7.38.
  • Cunningham remained on The Bowerman Watch List on Mar. 24. Cunningham is the first Nole to appear on The Bowerman Watch List in three straight seasons (2020-22). Cunningham has been on the Bowerman Watch List all season.
  • Cunningham became the first Nole to be named the USTFCCCA National Men’s Athlete of the Week on Mar. 1. Cunningham took home the USTFCCCA South Region Athlete of the Year award and the ACC Men’s Track Performer of the Year award.

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Schedule

Friday (Apr. 1)

Field Events

Women’s Discus (11:30 a.m.) – Amani Heaven

Women’s Hammer (Noon) – Megan Cook

Men’s Long Jump Invite (2:30 p.m.) – Jeremiah Davis

Women’s Javelin (3 p.m.) – Kelechi Nwanaga, Sara Zabarino

Men’s Long Jump (4:45 p.m.) – Riley Ott

Men’s Discus (4:45 p.m.) – Jacob Hoeffner

Running Events

Women’s 1500m run (5 p.m.) – Yasmine Abbes, Jen Lima, Nicole McConnell, Caitlin Wilkey

Men’s 1500m run (5:25 p.m.) – Jay Brown, Jacob Holmes, Humberto Freire, Sam Field

Women’s 200m dash (5:50 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong, Ashley Seymour, Ka’Tia Seymour, Savvy’on Toombs

Men’s 200m dash (6:25 p.m.) – Jhevaughn Matherson, Sean Watkins Jr., Amir Willis

Women’s 400m Hurdles (7 p.m.) – Ava Klein

Men’s 400m hurdles (7:20 p.m.) – James Rivera

Men’s 3000m Steeplechase (9:05 p.m.) – Harrison Martingayle, Matthew Owens

Women’s 5000m run (9:20 p.m.) – Riley Bahr, Rebecca Bergnes

Men’s 5000m run (9:45 p.m.) – Andy Martinez, Luke Reid

Saturday (Apr. 2)

Field Events

Men’s Discus Invite (11 a.m.) – Milton Ingraham

Men’s Shot Put (Noon) – Milton Ingraham

Men’s Pole Vault (1 p.m.) – Nick Napier

Women’s Shot Put (2:30 p.m.) – Amani Heaven

Men’s Triple Jump (3 p.m.) – Jacore Irving

Running Events

Women’s 100m Hurdles Prelims (Noon) – Jazmine Tilmon

Women’s 4x100m Relay (1:30 p.m.) – A. Seymour, Toombs, K. Seymour, Odiong

Men’s 4x100m Relay (1:45 p.m.) – Banks, Willis, Swint, Collier

Women’s 800m Run (2 p.m.) – Ruby Stauber

Men’s 800m run (2:35 p.m.) – Amari Douglas, Sukeil Foucha, Joab Francois

Women’s 100m Hurdles Finals (3:05 p.m.) – Jazmine Tilmon

Women’s 400m Dash (3:25 p.m.) – Ava Klein, Michelle Petit-Pointe

Men’s 400m Dash (3:55 p.m.) – Alex Collier, DaeQwan Butler, Damarre Martin, Riley Ott, James Rivera

Women’s 100m Dash (4:25 p.m.) – Ashley Seymour, Ka’Tia Seymour

Men’s 100m Dash (4:45 p.m.) – Taylor Banks, Don’dre Swint, Bryand Rincher

Women’s 3000m Run (5:10 p.m.) – Evie McIver

Women’s 4x400m Relay (5:40 p.m.) – Odiong, Toombs, K. Seymour, Stauber

Men’s 4x400m Relay (6:10 p.m.) – Collier, Watkins Jr., D. Martin, Butler

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