EUGENE, Ore. – The Florida State women’s track and field team placed 14th at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, finishing with a total of 18 team points inside Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
“Women kept grinding and managed to score a 14th place National finish,” said head coach Bob Braman. “We were just 2 points out of a Top 10 finish. Proud of this squad, we will make an even louder noise next year.”
The first event of the day was the 4×100 meter relay who scored early points for the Noles. Shian Hyde, Jayla Kirkland, Ka’Tia Seymour and Edidiong Odiong moved the baton around the track in a time of 43.06 in one of their most well-executed races of the season.
In the 1,500 meters, Maudie Skyring battled her way to a 12th place finish. Despite having her foot stepped on with a lap to go, forcing her to stop running, she still clocked a time of 4:21.04.
In the last track event of the day, Kirkland contested the 100 meter final. She quickly surged to the front and was looking like top three finish when she tweaked her hamstring with about 20 meters left to go. The Birmingham, Alabama native managed to finish in sixth place in a time of 11.22.
Ruta Lasmane capped off her incredible freshman season with a fifth place finish in the triple jump. She leaped 13.91m earning her First Team All-American status. Alonie Sutton placed 13th with a mark of 13.26m in the triple jump as well.
Our Seminole discus queen, Shanice Love, wrapped her Florida State career placing fourth overall, falling just short of a podium finish. The Kingston, Jamaican native earned First Team All-American accolade with a final collegiate throw of 58.50. Freshman Caisa-Marie Lindfors also competed in the discus placing 18th with a mark of 52.86m.
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