January 28, 2021
Noles Set to Compete at Bob Pollock Invitational

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State track and field team heads back to South Carolina as the Seminoles are set to take on the Bob Pollock Invitational on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30.

 After 10 wins in their first outing the Noles will be looking to produce performances of a similar caliber over this two day meet.

Many of those who competed last weekend at the Gamecock Opener will be back in action at the Bob Pollock Invitational. Amongst these are, ACC performer of the week honourees, Ruta Lasmane and Isaac Grimes who will be back on the runway to try and better their standout performances. Trey Cunningham and Tyson Williams will compete in the men’s 60m hurdles. With Jayla Kirkland and Jacoria Burton going in the women’s 60m dash.

In addition to the returners from the first meet, the women’s and men’s teams will also be joined by a fleet of distance athletes who will be opening their indoor seasons this weekend. Seven FSU women are entered to compete in the 3k with four of those down to compete in the mile/3k double. Maudie Skyring (2020 indoor national qualifier) will be one of those looking to get her season off to a strong start in both the mile and the 3k. Freshman Alyson Churchill will join Skyring in what is to be her indoor debut. On the men’s side 800m runners Joab Francois and Amari Douglas will take to the track for the first time this season.

Joining the Seminoles in representing the ACC at this weekend’s meet will be host Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami, and Virginia Tech. Auburn, Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, FIU, Florida Atlantic, Kennesaw State, Liberty, Northern Colorado, South Carolina, Tennessee, UAB and Wofford round out the rest of the field’s competition.

Action is slated to begin on Friday Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m. with the men’s heptathlon 60-meter dash. The women’s pentathlon will get underway at 10 a.m. with the 60-meter hurdles. Friday’s first track event is scheduled to be the women’s 5k at 1 p.m., while weight throw, women’s pole vault, and women’s long jump are slated to begin action in the field events at 3 p.m.

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