February 24, 2023


Florida State sensation Jeremiah Davis won the long jump at the ACC Indoor Championship and Saturday’s finals will see lots of Seminoles as the second day of the three-day conference championships wrapped up in Louisville Friday night.

“Both our men and women had a really strong day today,” FSU Head Coach Bob Braman said. “We qualified well in men’s and women’s sprints and women’s hurdles.  We will also be chasing big points in the 3000m run, triple jump, 4×400 relay and women’s shot tomorrow.

We are in position finish to finish among the top three and you never know when something special happens,  We are not conceding the titles just yet.”

Davis’ stunning junior season just keeps on going as he posted a facility record leap of 8.02m to lead the field in the long jump.  Freshman Curtis Williams finished fifth in the event with a jump of 7.43m.

The Seminoles will have three of the eight participants in the championship finals of the men’s 400 meter tomorrow.  Senior DaeQwan Butler qualified third with a time of 46.75 with sophomore Sean Watkins just behind him in sixth with a time of 47.30 and junior Alex Collier seventh at 47.47.  James Rivera just missed qualifying for the finals finishing 12th with a time of 48.12.

The finals of the men’s 60m dash will also be loaded with Noles.  Senior Ismael Kone’s time of 6.56 was the fastest in the prelims, and he will be joined by juniors Amir Willis, who ran a personal best 6.60 and was the fourth-highest qualifier, and Taylor Banks whose 6.66 was the sixth-best qualifying time.

Two FSU women advanced to the finals of the 60m hurdles.  Junior Alexandra Webster had the fourth-best time in the prelims at 8.24, which is just off her season best.  Tyra Wilson, a sophomore, qualified sixth with a lifetime best time of 8.30.

Senior Faith Banks easily won her heat of the women’s 400m with a lifetime best time of 53.59, which is third best among the eighth that will race in the championship finals tomorrow.  Teammate Ava Klein was clocked at 57.23 in her prelim race.

Freshman Dajaz DeFrand was the second-fastest qualifier in the women’s 60m dash at 7.25.

Freshman Suus Altorf’s time of 2:07.05 in her preliminary heat of the women’s 800m was the 11th best.

FSU’s women’s long jumpers, Victoria Josse and Ella Madson finished 13th and 24th, respectively.  Josse’s best jump was 5.83m and Madson’s was 5.63m.

Senior Yasmine Ebbes just missed qualifying for the finals of the women’s mile finishing 11th with a time of 4:43.32.  Freshman Bieke Schipperen finished 18th in her first-ever conference championship with a personal best 4:49.40.



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