April 9, 2019 - by
Two Top-10s & Promising Postseason Rankings

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With its top athletes taking a week off from competition, it was no surprise that the Florida State women and men took a small step back in this week’s US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Ratings Index.

Each team slipped a notch when Monday’s national rankings were revealed, with the women checking in at No. 7 and the men at No. 8. Still, it marks the first time both Noles teams simultaneously appeared in the top-10 for consecutive weeks in the regular season since early in 2011.

Week #2 USTFCCCA Track & Field Ratings Index
Women bit.ly/2FW1hDi
Men bit.ly/2G8uZWW

The Seminoles won’t have to wait long for the opportunity to improve on those positions. FSU travels to the Crimson Tide Invitational, which will be contested Thursday and Friday at Alabama’s Sam Bailey Track & Field Stadium. Host Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Southern Miss headline approximately 20 schools expected to compete.

As the season approaches its midway point, several prominent Noles are scheduled to make their outdoor season debuts. Chief among those are ACC Indoor Track Men’s Performer of the Year Kasaun James, women’s long jumpers Rougui Sow and Jogaile Petrokaite, high jumper Eleonora Omoregie and sprinter Jayla Kirkland.

Competition begins Friday evening with the invitational women’s 1500 at 10 p.m. (ET), followed by the men. The women’s 5,000-meter run is set to begin at 10:20 p.m. You can keep up with the action via Twitter @FSU_Track and Instagram @fsu_track. Live stats will be provided throughout the two-day meet at https://results.flotrack.org/?mid=1595.

Noles Piling Up NCAA East Qualifiers
With the end-goal of every track & field season centering around the NCAA Championships, FSU’s men and women spend most of the season chasing postseason marks. The goal is to finish the year among the top 48 athletes in each individual event and top 24 relay teams, based on the NCAA East descending order list.

Not surprisingly, the Noles are off to a good start toward outstanding representation at the NCAA East Preliminary meet, which will be contested May 23-25 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. From there the top 24 individuals and top 12 relay teams advance to the NCAA Championships.

Currently, 14 FSU women are ranked among the top 48 in 18 events, in addition to two relay teams inside the top 24. There are 11 men represented in 12 events, along with a relay team. Here’s a closer look at the Noles currently positioned for NCAA postseason appearances.

MEN
100 Meters
13. Darryl Gay 10.32
19. Roodolph Antoine 10.38
45. Michael Timpson 10.51
200 Meters
11. Andre Ewers 20.69 (14)
400 Meters
28. Kyle Fearrington 46.85
31. DaeQwan Butler 46.96
110 Meter Hurdles
3. Trey Cunningham 13.43 (3)
13. Tyricke Highman 13.99
4X100 Relay
3. Florida State 39.21 (6)
Gay, Matherson, Timpson, Ewers
Long Jump
20. Jacore Irving 7.51m (24-7.75)
Triple Jump
29. Jacore Irving 15.19m (49-10)
Shot Put
17. Sanjae Lawrence 18.09 (59-4.25)
Hammer
19. Brandon Tirado 62.96m (206-7)
Note: Overall top-24 national ranking in (parentheses)

WOMEN
100 Meters
2. Ka’Tia Seymour 11.08 (2)
200 Meters
14. Karimah Davis 23.52
400 Meters
16. Karimah Davis 53.18 (24)
37. Janae Caldwell 54.11
800 Meters
11. Maudie Skyring 2:06.27 (24)
1500 Meters
21. Maudie Skyring 4:21.25
23. Militsa Mircheva 4:21.68
24. Jodie Judd 4:21.87
5000 Meters
34. Megan Mooney 16:34.23
48. Jodie Judd 16:43.45
10,000 Meters
2. Militsa Mircheva 32:30.07 (6)
7. Elizabeth Funderburk 33:31.05 (21)
100 Meter Hurdles
2. Cortney Jones 13.03 (4)
4X100 Relay
5. Florida State 43.84 (9)
Davis, Helps, Jones, Seymour
4X400 Relay
16. Florida State 3:38.89
Caldwell, Seymour, Cunningham, Davis
Long Jump
41. Trentorria Green 5.92m (19-5.25)
Discus
1. Shanice Love 61.54m (210-11) (2)
Hammer
3. Veronika Kanuchova 65.42m (214-7) (7)
17. Nadia Maffo 61.66m (202-3)
Javelin
3. Lauri Paredes 55.38m (181-8) (5)
Note: Overall top-24 national ranking in (parentheses)

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