AUBURN, Ala. – The Florida State track and field team only had five participants on day one of the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala., but all five Noles placed inside the top three in their respective events.
The Noles were led by Kelechi Nwanaga who took home the individual title in the javelin. Nwanaga won the event with a throw of 52.84m, just edging teammate Sara Zabarino who finished second with a throw of 52.34m.
Megan Cook had a solid showing in the hammer throw as she took third with a personal best throw of 56.34m. Cook’s throw is the fifth-farthest throw in FSU history.
In the men’s long jump, Jeremiah Davis took second with a leap of 7.64m. Teammate Jacore Irving was right behind him with a jump of 7.09m.
“We had a really good season opener for the field events,” Head Coach Bob Braman said. “Jeremiah, Kelechi and Sara all earned what should be NCAA regional qualifying marks. A real good start for the Noles.”
At the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Adriaan Wildschutt finished the 3000m run with a time of 8:09.24 while Lauren Ryan clocked in at 9:13.93.
The Noles will be back in action tomorrow at the Tiger Track Classic and the Hurricane Invitational in Miami, Fla. Action will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Auburn and 2 p.m. in Miami. Saturday’s action in Miami can be seen on ACC Network Extra.
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