January 14, 2022 - by

Ryan, Swint and Cunningham Shine on Day One of Clemson Invite

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Florida State track and field team kicked off their spring indoor season at the Clemson Invite at the Rock Norman Indoor Track and Field Complex on Friday.

“We had a really, really good day today. We didn’t have a lot of events today, but the ones we competed in we did really well in. There’s not many times where you have two world leaders in one day,” Head Coach Bob Braman said.

16 Seminoles competed today, garnering three first-place finishes and numerous personal bests along with many first-time event competitors.

Lauren Ryan started the meet off with a first-place finish in the mile. This was Ryan’s first time competing in the mile, setting a personal best time of 4:38.60. Ryan’s time ranks 10th in the top 10 all-time for Florida State and is first in the NCAA.

Trey Cunningham was the favorite coming into today’s meet to win the 60m hurdles. Cunningham took the world-lead in the preliminary heats with a time of 7.56 and proceeded to win the event with a time of 7.57.

Don’drea Swint and Taylor Banks went first and fourth, respectively, in the men’s 60m dash. Swint boasted a personal best time of 6.53 which is the third-fastest time in FSU history and is currently the top time in the world. He was followed closely by Banks who clocked in at 6.67

Savyon Toombs earned fifth place in the women’s 400m dash with a personal best time of 55.67. This was the first time Toombs has competed in the 400m dash during the indoor season.

The Seminoles resume competition tomorrow at 11:00 AM EST with men’s triple jump. Running events will begin at 1:15 with the men’s 300m dash.

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