June 8, 2021 - by

Track and Field Readies for Nationals


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State track and field team is ready to compete in the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. from June 9-12.

“Our kids are really excited to finally be at the NCAA Championships,” said head coach Bob Braman. “It’s been a long season, and two long years since Outdoor Nationals, so they can’t wait to compete for the Garnet and Gold.”

The top 24 athletes in the country, 12 in each event from the East and West Preliminary Rounds, have advanced to the championships. FSU has eight men who have qualified in 10 events, plus the two relays for a total of 17 men ready for action in Eugene. The women’s team has eight who have qualified in a total of eight events, plus the 4x100m relay team for a total of 12 Seminole women set to compete.

“Having both teams ranked in the Top 10 makes this year extra special,” said Braman. “They can feed off each other’s success and both make a run at a Top 5 finish.”

First up, competing June 9 at 8:02 p.m. ET, will be the men’s 4x100m relay consisting of Taylor Banks, Kasaun James, Don’drea Swint and Jo’Vaughn Martin.

“As always, Day One is critical for a high team finish,” said Braman. “We’ve got to hit on as many scoring opportunities as possible, and making Finals on their first day is essential.”

Members of the Florida State’s 2021 track and field team scheduled to compete this week at the NCAA Championships are:

Taylor Banks (100m, 4x100m)
DaeQwan Butler (4x400m)
Ari Cogdell (4x400m)
Alex Collier (4x400m)
Trey Cunningham (4x400m-alt.)
Darryl Gay (4x100m-alt.)
Isaac Grimes (Long Jump)
Milton Ingraham (Discus)
Jacore Irving (Triple Jump)
Kasaun James (100m, 200m, 4x100m)
Damarre Martin (4x400m)
Jo’Vaughn Martin (100m, 200m, 4x100m)
William Ott (4x400m-alt.)
Bryand Rincher (4x100m-alt.)
Don’drea Swint (4x100m)
Jordan Wesner (High Jump)
Adriaan Wildschutt (10,000m)

Shian Hyde (4x100m)
Jayla Kirkland (100m, 4x100m)
Ruta Lasmane (Triple Jump)
Shanice Love (Discus)
Caisa-Marie Lindfors (Discus)
Kelechi Nwanaga (Javelin)
Edidiong Odiong (4x100m)
Ashley Seymour (4x100m-alt.)
Ka’Tia Seymour (4x100m)
Maudie Skyring (1,500m)
Alonie Sutton (Triple Jump)
Sara Zabarino (Javelin)

For the sixth year in a row, the men’s and women’s meets will be contested on alternate days with the men’s semifinals on June 9, the women’s semifinals on June 10, the men’s finals on June 11 and the women’s finals on June 12.

The entire 2021 NCAA Track & Field Championships will be televised on one of the ESPN network platforms.  The coverage on June 9 will begin at 1:00 p.m. on ESPN3, 5:00 p.m. on ESPNU and 6:00 p.m. on ESPN2; on June 10 at 9:30 a.m. on ESPN3, at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2; on June 11 at noon on ESPN3 and 5:00 p.m. on ESPN2; June 12 at 11 a.m. on ESPN3 and at 3:00 p.m. on ESPNU.  All times are PT.

Broadcast schedule can be found HERE. You can find the events schedule HERE and stay up to date with all the live results HERE.

“Our kids have been energized by all the success of the other Spring sports and want to keep our end of the deal, as FSU chases anther Top 10 finish in the Athletic Directors Cup.”

Keep up with the Seminoles by visiting Seminoles.com for the latest news and scheduling information or keep up with the team on social media via Twitter (@FSU_Track), Facebook (@FSUTrack), and Instagram (@fsu_track).

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