JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida State track and field team picked up three victories on a windy evening at Hodges Stadium on the campus of North Florida.
“Overall, we had a good day in some tough conditions. We gained some momentum heading into the postseason and continued to rack up some regional marks,” Head Coach Bob Braman said.
Jeremiah Davis was the highlight for the Noles. Davis won the long jump with a mark of 7.98m, just 0.01m off his personal best which he set indoors in the 2021 season. Davis bettered his outdoor personal best after going 7.92m at the Tom Jones Memorial two weeks ago. The Noles dominated the long jump event taking three out of the four spots. Jacore Irving finished third with a mark of 7.73m while Isaac Grimes finished right behind him in fourth with a mark of 7.74m.
Sam Field picked up his second victory of the season in the 1500m run. Field took the lead in the last 100 meters and clocked in at 3:46.47 for the win. Humberto Freire (3:48.69) finished fourth while Jacob Holmes finished (3:50.41).
Alyson Churchill had a great race in the women’s 5000m run in her first race of the outdoor season. Churchill pulled away from the pack in the final two laps to win the event with a time of 16:16.60.
Edidiong Odiong continued her terrific season for the Noles, as she clocked a personal best 23.03 in the 200m dash into a 1.2 meters per second headwind. Odiong finished as the top collegian and third overall in the event.
In the women’s 1500m run, the Noles went 2-3-4 with Ruby Stauber leading the way with a personal best 4:17.88. Stauber was followed closely by Maudie Skyring (4:18.24) and Jen Lima (4:20.09).
James Rivera had a strong showing in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 51.38 to finish second.
Milton Ingraham posted a runner-up finish in the shot put with a solid mark of 17.03m. Amani Heaven also finished second in the women’s shot put with a mark of 15.74m, and Megan Cook finished third in the hammer throw with a toss of 56.46m to round out a solid day for the throwers.
In the men’s 200m dash, Alex Collier, a Jacksonville native, gave his hometown a solid showing with a time of 21.01 to finish third among collegians and 10th overall.
In the final event of the night, the Noles took three out of the top six spots in the men’s 5000m run. Luke Reid finished second in the event with a personal best time of 14:19.57 while Matthew Newland (14:28.32) and Anderson Ball (14:36.34) finished fourth and sixth respectively.
Day two action will begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. with the men’s discus and the women’s javelin.
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