May 12, 2022 - by

Three Noles Crowned ACC Champions on Day One of ACC Championships

DURHAM, N.C. – The Florida State track and field team got off to a terrific start Thursday at the ACC Outdoor Championships. Isaac Grimes (long jump), Lauren Ryan (10,000m run) and Ahmed Muhumed (10,000m run) each took home ACC titles on the first day of competition. The men currently lead the team standings with 33 points while the women are fourth with 24 points.

Grimes led a trio of FSU jumpers in the long jump competition. The Noles went first, second and fourth in the event to score 23 points in a single event. Grimes won the event with a season-best and facility record mark of 8.05m. Jeremiah Davis finished second with a mark of 7.96m and Jacore Irving finished fourth with a personal best mark of 7.83m.

The distance group shined late into the night, as Lauren Ryan ran away with the 10,000m run title by nearly 26 seconds. This was the first time Ryan has ran the 10,000m run in competition and moved to No. 3 on FSU’s all-time list with a time of 32:56.53.

Ahmed Muhumed used a 56 second final 400 meters in the 10,000m run to take the title in a downpour. Muhumed broke the meet record with a time of 28:48.69 to move to No. 6 all-time in FSU history. This was Muhumed’s first ACC title, and he is the first Nole to win an ACC title in the 10,000m run since Breandan O’Reilly in 2013.

Sara Zabarino broke the school record in the javelin with a mark of 55.66m to finish second in the event. Kelechi Nwanaga finished third with a mark of 52.10m

In preliminary action, Edidiong Odiong ran a phenomenal 200m dash, clocking a personal best 22.83 to move to No. 8 on FSU’s all-time list and take the top qualifying time into Saturday’s final race.

In the 400m hurdles, Ava Klein (1:00.87) advanced to the finals on the women’s side while James Rivera (52.02) also advanced to Saturday’s final.

In the men’s 200m dash, Amir Willis qualified with a time of 20.76. Maudie Skyring (4:22.66) and Jen Lima (4:23.16) each advanced to the final in the women’s 1500m run. Sam Field (3:49.69) advanced to the final as well.

Riley Ott competed in the first five events of the decathlon and posted personal bests in three of those events. He currently sits in third with a score of 3865.

Action will continue tomorrow at 11 a.m. with the decathlon. ACC Network Extra will once again have coverage.

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