BOSTON, Mass. – Take a bow, Adriaan Wildschutt.
The Ceres, South Africa, native, solidified himself in the NCAA record books Saturday night with the second-fastest time in collegiate history in the 5000m run at the David Hemery Valentine Invite in Boston, Mass. Wildschutt’s time was just 1.16 seconds shy of the collegiate record. Wildschutt found himself in front of several Olympians and his time will be a top 50 time in the history of the sport.
Not to be overshadowed, Ahmed Muhumed clocked in the second-fastest time in school history at 13:26.40. Wildschutt and Muhumed now sit at the top of the FSU top ten list, and Muhumed put himself in prime position to compete at the 2022 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in a month.
“What a weekend!” Head Coach Bob Braman said. “We left the weekend with three No. 1 times in the nation. I’m so proud of everyone who competed, and it truly was a special weekend on the track.”
Over at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., Ruby Stauber claimed second place behind a personal best time of 2:04.51. She now holds the second-fastest time in school history and was just .06 seconds off the school record. Stauber leaped from No. 7 to No. 2 on the FSU top ten chart and only trails Chelsea Jarvis who ran a 2:04.45 in 2016. For the men’s 800m, Sukeil Foucha notched a new personal best time of 1:51.30.
In dominating fashion, Florida State swept the top four places in the women’s 5000m. Amanda Beach won the race in her debut in the event (16:31.29) ahead of Rebecca Clark in second (16:43.92). Elizabeth Funderburk took third (16:48.60) followed by Erin Phelps in fourth with a personal best time of 16:59.61.
The men also showed out in the 5000m with four runners in the top five. Silas Griffith finished second behind a personal best time of 14:07.48. In third was Zachary Cloud (14:23.78) followed by Zach Leachman also with a personal best time of 14:33.95. Matthew Newland rounded out the top five with a time of 14:39.10.
The Seminoles placed two runners in the top five in the women’s mile with Jennifer Lima in first (4:50.53) and Yasmine Abbes in fourth (4:53.95). Junious Brown clocked in a personal best time of 4:14.94 in the men’s race.
The men’s 4x400m relay recorded a season best time of 3:08.15 in the final race of the day.
Jacore Irving placed fifth in the triple jump at 15.83m, only 0.02m off his personal best. Freshman Jeremiah Davis improved his personal best in the event to 15.21m.
With a distance of 15.30m, Amani Heaven finished fourth in the women’s shot put.
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