DURHAM, N.C – The Florida State track and field team put together great performances on both the track and the field on day two of the ACC Outdoor Championships in Durham, N.C. The men are on top of the team standings with 50 points while the women are in eighth with 24 points.
“I’m really pleased with how we are performing so far. We are just feeding off each other in each event,” Head Coach Bob Braman said. “We had a great day of qualifying. We’ve put ourselves in really good position for tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more pleased.”
Riley Ott kicked things off on Friday with a gutsy performance in the decathlon. Ott posted personal bests in the 110m hurdles (15.44), the discus throw (32.14m), the javelin throw (51.05m) and the 1500m run (4:40.21) in route to a personal best score of 7105 points to earn him third. His score puts him No. 6 on the FSU all-time list.
After finishing second in the long jump yesterday, Jeremiah Davis continued his success in the triple jump with a personal best mark of 16.16m to take third. Jacore Irving finished sixth in the event with a mark of 15.38m.
Amani Heaven had a great day in the shot put tossing a personal best 16.35m to take fifth in the event. It was the highest placing of her career, and it moved her to fourth all-time in FSU history.
Milton Ingraham also had a good day in the shot put with a season-best mark of 17.80m to finish seventh in the shot put.
Trey Cunningham shined again in the 110m hurdle preliminary race with a time of 13.13, the 10th-fastest time in NCAA history to secure the top qualifying spot in the event.
The Noles had a great day in the short sprints putting seven athletes in the 100m finals on the men’s and women’s side. Jo’Vaughn Martin (10.19), Amir Willis (10.36) and Taylor Banks (10.41) all qualified on the men’s side, while Edidiong Odiong (11.20), Ka’Tia Seymour (11.31) and Ashley Seymour (11.46) each advanced to the 100m finals. Martin and Odiong each clocked the top qualifying times.
Sean Watkins Jr. (45.95), Alex Collier (46.03) and DaeQwan Butler (46.13) each had great races in the 400m dash to take the first, second and fourth qualifying spots in the event.
Ruby Stauber clocked the top qualifying time in the 800m run with a time of 2:05.28.
Action will begin at 11 a.m. with the men’s discus with running events beginning at 5 p.m. with the 4x100m relay. ACC Network Extra will once again have coverage throughout the day.
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