Three Noles claim individual titles at UNF on day one
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida State track team scored three wins on a windy evening at Hodges Stadium on the North Florida campus.
“Overall, we had a good day in difficult conditions. We built momentum heading into the playoffs and continued to rack up regional marks,” said head coach Bob Braman.
Jeremiah Davis was the highlight of the Noles. Davis won the long jump with a mark of 7.98m, just 0.01m shy of his personal best he set indoors in the 2021 season. Davis improved his outdoor personal best after running 7.92m at the Tom Jones Memorial two weeks ago. The Noles dominated the long jump event taking three of the four places. Jacore Irving finished third with a mark of 7.73m while Isaac Grimes finished just behind him in fourth with a mark of 7.74m.
Sam Field earned his second victory of the season in the 1500m race. Field took the lead in the final 100 meters and clocked 3:46.47 for the victory. Humberto Freire (3:48.69) finished fourth while Jacob Holmes finished (3:50.41).
Alyson Churchill had a great run in the women’s 5000m in her first outdoor race of the 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 tremendous season for the Noles, as she clocked a personal best 23.03 in the 200m sprint in a headwind of 1.2 meters per second. Odiong finished top middle schooler and third overall in the event.
In the women’s 1,500m race, the Noles went 2-3-4 with Ruby Stauber leading in a personal best 4:17.88. Stauber was closely followed by Maudie Skyring (4:18.24) and Jen Lima (4:20.09).
James Rivera had a strong showing in the men’s 400m hurdles clocking 51.38 to finish second.
Milton Ingraham finished second in the shot put with a strong mark of 17.03m. Amani Heaven was also second in the women’s shot put with a mark of 15.74m, and Megan Cook was third in the hammer throw with a throw of 56.46m to complete a strong day for the throwers.
In the men’s 200, Jacksonville native Alex Collier gave his hometown a strong performance clocking 21.01 to finish third among middle schoolers and 10th overall.
In the final event of the evening, the Noles took three of the top six spots in the men’s 5,000m. Luke Reid finished second in the event with a personal best 14:19.57 while Matthew Newland (14:28.32) and Anderson Ball (14:36.34) were fourth and sixth respectively.
Day two action begins tomorrow at 11 a.m. with men’s discus and women’s javelin.
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