EUGENE, Ore. – Florida State’s women advanced all three entries and collected a team point during the second day of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
“Really strong Day one for Ladies,” said head coach Bob Braman. “Everyone competed hard and positioned us well for a run at a Top 5 finish Saturday.”
FSU’s 4×100-meter relays squad- formed by Shian Hyde, Jayla Kirkland, Ka’Tia Seymour and Edidiong Odiong- earned the Seminoles first qualification of the day. The quartet advanced to the finals with a time of 43.38.
Maudie Skyring, the ACC runner-up in 1,500 meters, earned a chance to compete for a national title after advancing to the finals with a time of 4:09.83.
In the 100-meter, Kirkland closed out the day on the track, winning her heat with a time of 11.30. This time earned her an automatic qualification into the Saturday finals.
Thrower Kelechi Nwanaga finished eighth in the javelin throw, accounting for the Noles point of the day. She earned First Team All-American honors with a mark of 54.19m.
Sara Zabarino also competed in the javelin throw where she came up just one spot short from making it to the final heat. She finished 10th overall and logged a mark of 53.51m. She adds Second Team All-American to her impressive freshman year outing.
The women’s final round will take place on Saturday. Meanwhile, the men will be back in action Friday for their final day of competition.
Jo’Vaughn Martin will compete in the 100 and 200 meters while being joined by Taylor Banks, Kasaun James and Don’drea swint to make a run for a title in the 4×100-meter relay.
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