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DAEQWAN BUTLER - Track & Field - Florida State Seminoles

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
high school



Enters sophomore season after having immediate impact as a freshman with the Noles…will be a key component in the 4×400 and also the open 400…was the ACC Indoor runner-up in the 400 and led off the gold medal 4×400 to help Noles clinch a share of the conference title…qualified for the second round of the 400 at the NCAA East Preliminary.


Indoor: For the second consecutive year was at his best in the season-finale…helped the Noles to their third consecutive ACC Championship with a pair of silver medals…ran a personal-best 46.30 in the 400-meter final – No. 3 all-time among Noles, ahead of three Olympians – to finish second for the second consecutive season, narrowly missing an NCAA qualifying spot…followed up with a strong 4×400 leg as the Noles placed second in 3:07.53, which ranks 10th-fastest program history…got off to a slow start, but flashed ACC Championship form when he ran 47.27 to place 10th against a loaded field at the Tiger Paw Invitational.



Indoor: Improved throughout his first season of indoor competition, while competing primarily in the 400 and 200…saw action in four meets…made his mark at the ACC Indoor Championships when he qualified second for the finals of the 400 and delivered a silver medal finish in the final, running 46.87, which ranks No. 6 all-time at FSU…led off the winning 4×400 (3:10.61) as the Noles claimed a share of the conference team title at Virginia Tech. Outdoor: Competed in seven meets, despite battling through some late-season injuries…recorded collegiate-best 21.63 200 at the Crimson Tide Invitational…came back two weeks later and ran a new 400-meter personal-best (46.29) to place eighth at the Tom Jones Memorial…finished eighth in the 400 at the ACC Outdoor Championships, jogging the final after suffering an injury…advanced to the second round at the NCAA East Preliminary when he ran 46.58 but was forced to shut it down in the final by injury.



Ranked No. 10 in the nation in the 400 after taking down top-ranked Jamal Walton in the Florida 4A state finals for the title in a prep personal-best time of 46.55…ran also finished fifth in the 200 in PB 21.31…owned the top triple jump mark in the state (14.80m nwi/48-6.75) set at district meet…was third at 2017 4A state meet in 400…was 2017 AAU National Club Championship finalist in 400m…outstanding student who was a member of National Honor Society…plans to major in computer science…son of Lashelle Oliver…born May 10, 1999.