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KA’TIA SEYMOUR

Player profile

position
Sprints
year
Junior
hometown
Palatka, Fla.
high school
Palatka

Bio:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Enters junior season with nine All-American honors and on the fast track to becoming the greatest sprinter in FSU and ACC history…earned three first-team All-American honors at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships, setting the ACC and breaking her own FSU record in the 100-meter dash, while anchoring the 4×100 relay to the ACC record…added fourth first-team All-American honor in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships…was Track MVP at both the ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships, giving her three such honors in four career opportunities entering 2020…owns FSU records in the 100 (11.11) and indoor 200 (22.85), while ranking second all-time in the outdoor 200 (22.55) and indoor 60 (7.19)…teamed with Karimah Davis, Jayla Kirkland and Shauna Helps for the ACC record and FSU No. 2 4×100 time (43.13).

 

 

 

2019

Indoor: Was named ACC Track Performer of the Year after capping season with a third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash in a personal-best time of 7.19…performance came on the heels of her sweep of the ACC Indoor Championships 60-and 200-meter titles, which earned her Track MVP honors for the runner-up Noles…hint of what was to come came at Tiger Paw Invitational when she won the 60-meter title against a stout field in 7.21…opened year with runner-up finishes in the 200 at the Orange & Purple Elite and 60-meter dash at the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge. Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championship finals in the 100, 200 and 4×100, earning All-American honors in all three…ran FSU and ACC record 11.11 in the 100 prelims to qualify seventh, but suffered injury in final and cruised home eighth…qualified fifth in the 200 with a PB of 22.55 but was forced to scratch out of final…anchored the relay to a strong seventh in 43.13. setting ACC record for second consecutive race…at the NCAA East Preliminary qualified second in the 100 (11.15), seventh in the 200 (22.73) and fourth in the 4×100…led the Noles to the ACC Outdoor team title, sweeping the 100 (11.14), 200 (23.12) and contributing to the runner-up 4×100…broke her own ACC Championship record in the 100 final and collected Track MVP honors for the meet…saw limited action in the regular season…won FSU Relays 100 title (11.25) and was second at Florida Relays in an all-conditions best time of 11.08 (w 2.3)…was sixth in the 200 at the Mt. SAC Relays in the only other individual event competition before the postseason.

 

2018

Indoor: Capped the start of the finest freshman sprint season in FSU history by qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60- and 200-meter dashes…finished sixth in the 200 final (23.01) for first-team All-American honors…was 13th in the 60 (7.27) for second-team All-American honors…keyed the Noles’ run to the ACC Indoor Championships team title, earning Track MVP honors…was second to teammate Jayla Kirkland in the 60m final with a PB of 7.24, tying Kirkland for No. 3 of FSU’s all-time list…set her first school record of the season in the 200-meter final, winning in 22.85 to edge teammate Shauna Helps in a 1-2 finish…competed well against stout competition throughout the year, including a third-place 60m finish in her debut at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational…was ACC Track Freshman of the Year…earned All-ACC Academic honors indoor. Outdoor: An NCAA Championships qualifier in three events (100, 200 and 4×100)…finished fourth in the 200m final after posting a PB of 22.74 – No. 3 in FSU history – in the prelims…missed the 100-meter finals by one position for second-team All-American honors…anchored the 4×100 relay team to an eighth-place finish in the final for her second, giving her a pair of first-team All-American honors…at the NCAA East Preliminary, shattered Olympic gold medalist Michelle Finn’s 1986 school 100-meter dash record when she ran 11.13 in the prelims…the Noles ran 43.33 in the prelims; tied for No. 3 all-time by an FSU quartet…won the ACC 100-meter title in a meet record 11.22 after failing to reach the finals in the 200…also anchored runner-up 4×100 relay…earned a pair of ACC Performer of the Week honors, including her first after winning the FSU Relays 200m title (22.75)…followed up a week later winning the Pepsi Florida Relays 200 (22.96)…capped year by being selected as ACC Freshman of the Year…earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

PERSONAL:

One of finest prep Floridian sprinters of all time…for Palatka High won back-to-back Florida 2A state titles in the 100 and 200, and anchored her ’16 4×100 relay to gold as well…was slowed slightly by injury as a senior after recording arguably the nation’s finest season in 2016…was the 2016 Florida Gatorade Girls Track Athlete of the Year…in addition to state series success she swept the Great Southwest Classic 100 (11.26) and 200 (23.44) titles, won 100 gold at AAU Junior Olympics and silver in the 200…also posted gold 100-200 at AAU National Club Championships…was silver medalist at adidas Boost Boston Games Dream 100…posted fastest all-conditions 200 in nation in 2017 (22.89-w, 2.3) and ranked No. 4 nationally in the 100 with a legal 11.33…has legal PBs of 11.26 and 23.37…in addition to track & field also a member of the dance team in high school…daughter of Tomeika Lewis and Anthony Seymour…majoring in sport management at FSU…born Oct. 3, 1997.