Florida State Men's Track & Field - 2016-17 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bob Braman, Head Coach
Ricky Argro, Sprints & Relays
David Beauchem, Director of Operations
Brandon Hon, Director Hurdles, Director Sprints & Relays
Dennis Nobles, Director of Field Events, Pole Vault, Jumps, Multis
Wilma Proctor, Volunteer Assistant
Dorian Scott, Throws

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2016-17 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Carlos Becker, 6-2, 183, J, Kissimmee

Steven Cross, D, Merritt Island

Kyle Fearrington, S, Tarpon Springs

Conner Flynn, M, Middletown, RI

Humberto Freiere, MD, Miami

Benjamin Kieler, HJ, Clearwater

Conor McClain, T, Rockaway, NJ

Montel Nevers, TJ, Nottingham, England

Steven Simpkins, S, Tallahassee


2016-17 Roster - By Name

L
T                                    PY
R Name                  Pos     Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Ibrahim Ahmed         D       Sr-R      Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada (Saint Francis/Southern Utah)
  Christian Aman        D       Fr-R      Lake Mary (Lake Mary)
  Carlos Becker         J       Fr        Kissimmee (Osceola)
  Tyler Bennett         D       So-R      Fort Myers (Fort Myers/North Florida)
  Jake Burton           MD      Sr-R ***  Stuart (Martin County)
  Ashton Butler         J       Jr   *    Nassau, Bahamas (Bolles)
  Matt Butler           MD      Jr   *    Fort Lauderdale (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
  Michael Callegari     D       Jr        London, England (Saint Mary's)
  D'Mitry Charlton      H       So-R *    Nassau, Bahamas (Queen's College)
  Edward Clarke         S       So   *    Kingston, Jamaica (Calabar)
  Steven Cross          D       Fr        Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
  Chadrick DaCosta      T       Sr   ***  Kingston, Jamaica (Kingston College)
  Christopher Daniels   J       So        Sugar Land, TX (Clements)
  Shane Dillon          D       So        Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Vincent Massey/Kentucky)
  Austin Droogsma       T       Sr   **   Gulf Breeze (Gulf Breeze)
  Abdin Fator           D       Jr-R      Tampa (Sickles)
  Kyle Fearrington      S       Fr        Tarpon Springs (East Lake)
  Conner Flynn          M       Fr        Middletown, RI (Middletown)
  Humberto Freiere      MD      Fr        Miami (Columbus)
  Keniel Grant          J-S     Sr   *    Brampton, Ontario, Canada (Kingston College/Texas Tech)
  Michael Hall          MD      So-R      Cincinnati, OH (Saint Xavier)
  Darryl Haraway        S       So   *    Upper Marlboro, MD (DeMatha Catholic)
  Fredrick Jones        T       So-R *    Miami (Miami Central)
  Bryce Kelley          D       Jr-R      Hope Valley, RI (Chariho)
  Benjamin Kieler       HJ      Jr        Clearwater (Central Catholic/Loras College)
  Kenny Lane            S       Jr-R      Altamonte Springs (Lake Brantley/Auburn)
  Matt Magee            MD      Jr-R **   Lutz (Steinbrenner)
  Conor McClain         T       Fr        Rockaway, NJ (Morris Hills)
  Harry Mulenga         D       Sr        Chililabombwe, Zambia (Chililabombwe/Central Arizona CC)
  Tyson Murray          D       Fr-R      Tallahassee (Chiles)
  Ben Najman            D       Jr        Freeport, Bahamas (Bishop Michael Eldon/Allen Community College)
  Hunter Napier         M       Fr-R      Bradenton (Lakewood Ranch/Florida International)
  Montel Nevers         TJ      Jr        Nottingham, England (Leeds Beckett)
  Dante Newberg         M       So   *    Tampa (Jesuit)
  Grant Nykaza          D       Jr-R      Beecher, IL (Beecher)
  Emmanuel Onyia        T       Sr-R **   Montego Bay, Jamaica (Munro College/Minnesota)
  Jamal Pitts           S       Sr-R *    Jacksonville (Paxon/North Florida)
  Samuel Pons           D       Sr-R      South Pasadena, CA (South Pasadena/Princeton)
  James Rhoden          H       Sr-R *    Katy, TX (Cinco Ranch)
  Raheem Robinson       S       So   *    Kingston, Jamaica (Wolmer's Boys School)
  Hunter Scott          D       Fr-R      Tallahassee (Leon)
  Will Simons           MD      Fr-R      Hartland, WI (Arrowhead)
  Steven Simpkins       S       Fr        Tallahassee (East Gadsden)
  Brandon Tirado        T       So-R *    Naples (Gulf Coast/Tallahassee CC)
  Jaap Vellinga         MD      Sr-R      Lemmer, Netherlands (Groningen)
  Armani Wallace        J       So   *    Orlando (Colonial)
  Clayton Washburn      PV      Jr-R      Orlando (Olympia/North Florida)
  Ed'ricus Williams     HJ      Sr-R      Warrenton, GA (Warren County/Bethune-Cookman)

2016-17 All-Americans

Name                     NCAA Championships
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Austin Droogsma          Shot Put (13th) - Indoor - 2nd Team

Darryl Haraway           60 Meters (14th) - Indoor - 2nd Team

Montel Nevers            Triple Jump (8th)

All-Americans -  3

2016-17 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
01/14
Ref
N
CLEMSON INVITATIONAL
Clemson, SC
 
01/21
Ref
N
HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL
January 20-21, 2017, Iowa City, Ia
 
01/28
Ref
N
BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL
January 27-28, 2017, Clemson, SC
 
02/11
Ref
N
DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL
February 10-11, 2017, Boston, Ma
 
02/11
Ref
N
TYSON INVITATIONAL
February 10-11, 2017, Fayetteville, Ar
 
02/18
Ref
N
UCS INVITATIONAL
February 18, 2017, Winston-Salem, NC
 
02/25
Ref
N
ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 23-25, 2017, Notre Dame, In
3rd Place
03/04
Ref
N
FAMU RELAYS  
03/11
Ref
N
NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 10-11, 2017, College Station, Tx
58th Place
03/17
Ref
N
YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL
Atlanta, Ga
 
03/18
Ref
N
BULLS INVITATIONAL
March 17-18, 2017, Tampa, Fl
 
03/25
Ref
H
FSU RELAYS
March 24-25, 2017
 
04/01
 
N
FLORIDA RELAYS
March 30-April 1, 2017, Gainesville, Fl
 
04/06
 
N
BULLDOG DECATHLON/HEPTATHLON
April 5-6, 2017, Athens, Ga
 
04/08
 
N
TENNESSEE RELAYS
April 6-8, 2017, Knoxville, Tn
 
04/08
 
N
UNF TWILIGHT
Jacksonville, Fl
 
04/22
 
N
CARDINAL CLASSIC
April 21-22, 2017, Palo Alto, Ca
 
04/28
 
N
TOM JONES MEMORIAL
Gainesville, Fl
 
05/05
 
H
SEMINOLE TWILIGHT  
05/14
 
N
ACC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 12-14, 2017, Atlanta, Ga
 
05/27
 
N
NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY
May 26-27, 2017, Lexington, Ky
 
06/11
 
N
NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 8-11, 2017, Eugene, OR
28th Place
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


2017 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
INDOOR
 1  VIRGINIA TECH         109
 2  VIRGINIA               98
 3  FLORIDA STATE          86
 4  CLEMSON                76
 5t SYRACUSE               47
 5t LOUISVILLE             47
 7  NORTH CAROLINA STATE   39
 8  NOTRE DAME             33
 9  NORTH CAROLINA         29
10  GEORGIA TECH           28
11  MIAMI                  24
12  PITTSBURGH             21
13  DUKE                   14
14  WAKE FOREST            11

CLEMSON INVITATIONAL
01/14/2017, Clemson, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Indoor Season Opens With Flurry Of Impressive Marks.
Six wins, six top-10 standards and 38 PB's pave way at Clemson.

CLEMSON, SC - As lid-lifters go, Florida State's performance at the indoor track & field season opener may not have raised the roof Saturday at the Clemson Invitational, but it certainly proved that the Seminoles have a high ceiling for the 2017 season.

In a relatively low-key affair featuring the host Tigers and South Carolina, the Seminoles scored six event victories - four by the women - added six marks to the all-time FSU top 10 lists and piled up a whopping 38 personal-best marks on the sizzling new Clemson track.

Furthermore, four Seminoles came away with standards ranked among the top 16 nationally. Only the top 16 marks in each of the 15 contested events advance to the March 10-11 NCAA Indoor Championships.

"Our overall focus was really good for a first meet with light competition," Florida State coach Bob Braman said. "This was a perfect set-up for Iowa and the bigger meets to come."

The Seminoles were especially strong in the field events, as juniors Gleneve Grange and Jogaile Petrokaite won the shot put and long jump, respectively.

Grange, who was forced to sit out last season, made her long-awaited Seminole debut memorable by uncorking a personal-best throw of 15.67 meters (51-5) to move into fifth place on FSU's all-time list. Petrokaite landed only two legal jumps on six attempts, but her best mark of the day - 6.31 meters (20-8.5) - ranks No. 6 nationally.

"I'm really excited about Gleneve's FSU debut," FSU throws coach Dorian Scott said. "It's been a long time coming and there is a lot more in the tank. She came here based off her discus talent, so I'm really happy that we're getting some quality out of the shot put."

Fifth-year senior Emmanuel Onyia finished third in the men's shot put, but like his teammate and fellow Jamaican, Grange, he posted the No. 5 mark in Seminole history with his throw of 18.01 meters (59-1.25). It was one of four personal-bests on the day by FSU throwers, including sophomore Brandon Tirado's runner-up finish in the weight throw (17.28m/56-8.5), which ranks 10th all-time.

"Onyia really showed some good maturity in his opener," Scott said of his shot putter, who missed the entire 2016 indoor season due to injury and has been focusing his training on the discus. "I'm happy with all the PB's and the way we competed."

The men's and women's sprinters did not allow the throwers to have all the fun.

Darryl Haraway won the 60-meter dash in 6.71, which is tied for No. 11 nationally. Edward Clarke was third (6.78) and Keniel Grant fourth (6.83). Grant and Jamal Pitts, who qualified for the finals in 6.86, each recorded the fastest times of their careers. Pitts opted not to run in the 60 final to focus on the 200; a decision that paid off with a sizzling personal-best of 21.51 for second place overall.

"I was really pleased with all the 60-meter men," Braman said. "Their execution was pretty good for the first meet. Darryl and Ed will definitely have a shot to qualify for Indoor Nationals."

Shauna Helps, the reigning ACC Outdoor 100-meter champion and Freshman of the Year, was impressive in her season-opening 200-meter race. Flashing her early-season fitness, Helps ran away with the win in 23.37; the sixth-fastest time in Seminole history and ninth-fastest mark nationally this year.

"I really like Shuana's race," Braman said. "She can be a national class 200 runner if she wants, but I know she loves the short sprints."

Fellow sophomore Shaquania Dorsett challenged her personal-best in the 400 by clocking a 54.82 to finish fourth overall.

Freshman walk-on Alina Stewart advanced to the finals of the women's 60-meter dash, where she recorded her second personal-best of the day in 7.63 to finish fifth.

Another freshman, former Maclay and East Gadsden standout Steven Simpkins, turned heads with his runner-up finish in the 400-meter dash (48.27). The eclipses the fastest outdoor 400 of his high school and AAU career.

Emily Edwards has been on the FSU campus for only a week, but the junior transfer from Alabama looked very comfortable in her wire-to-wire victory in the women's mile. The former Florida high school prep star's Seminole debut was a personal-best (4:56.35).

"The first meet is always good to see where you are and what you need to work on," FSU women's distance coach Kelly Phillips said. "We saw some great things today with transfer Emily Edwards winning the mile and running a new PB, and freshman Ginelle Demone with her first college race running a solid 800 (2:15.76). They all did a nice job of having a pre-race plan and executing that plan in the race."

Fatema Jaffer was the runner-up in the 5000 (18:05.17) and Tara Rooney finished third in the 3000 (10:27.58).

Rounding out the Seminole winners was Bryce Kelley, who worked with teammate Matt Magee through most of the 3000-meter race before finishing it off in runaway fashion with his personal-best (8:27.49).

There were an ample number of other positive developments. Freshman Nicole Breske was second in the pole vault, tying for the ninth-best mark in school history (3.80 meters/12-5.5) in her collegiate debut. Redshirt junior Elizabeth Eversole was third (3.65/11-11.75) and freshman Olivia Ogles was fourth (3.50/11-5.75).

Redshirt freshman Safia Morgan's high jump debut (1.70m/5-7) was good enough for third place and a share of eighth on the all-time list.

In the men's long jump, Grant finished third with the longest season-opening leap of his four-year career (7.45/24-5.5). Sophomore Armani Wallace opened up with the best indoor triple jump of his career (15.49/50-10) to place second. Junior transfer and British collegiate record-holder Montel Nevers was third (15.20/49-10.5). Ashton Butler finished fifth in a PB (14.84/48-8.25) as well.

Senior Nicole Setterington posted the fastest 60-meter hurdles season-opener of her career (6.35) in the prelims and finished third in the final. The Canadian standout followed up by blasting her previous lifetime-best in the 200 by finishing fourth in 24.87.

It was a busy day for Seminole multi-event performers Melissa-Maree Farrington and Dante Newberg, who along with Hunter Napier, competed in three events each. Farrington was fifth in the 60-meter hurdles final after running 8.45 in the prelims, advancing to the shot put finals (11.00m/36-1.25) and finishing fifth in the long jump (5.65/18-6.5).

Newberg set three new personal-bests while advancing to the finals in the 60-meter hurdles (8.45) and long jump (6.69m/21-11.5), and posting a 12.02-meter (39-5.25) in the shot put.

Event 1 - 60 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Darryl Haraway                     6.71   10
  3    Edward Clarke                      6.78    6
  4    Keniel Grant                       6.83    5
  9    Jamal Pitts                        6.86   
 15    Kyle Fearrington                   7.02   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Jamal Pitts                       21.51    8
  7    Kyle Fearrington                  22.27    2

Event 3 - 300 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    D'Mitry Charlton                  36.08    4
  6    Raheem Robinson                   36.36    3

Event 4 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Steven Simpkins                   48.27    8

Event 5 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Humberto Freiere                1:53.72    8
  3    Matt Magee                      1:54.08    6
  8    Matt Butler                     1:55.97    1

Event 6 - 3000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Bryce Kelley                    8:27.49   10

Event 8 - 60 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Dante Newberg                      8.45    4

Event 13 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Keniel Grant                  24- 5.50    7.45m    6
  8    Dante Newberg                 21-11.50    6.69m    1
 12    Hunter Napier                 19- 5.50    5.93m   

Event 14 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Armani Wallace                50-10      15.49m    8
  3    Montel Nevers                 49-10.50   15.20m    6
  5    Ashton Butler                 48- 8.25   14.84m    4

Event 17 - Shot Put
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Emmanuel Onyia                59- 1.25   18.01m    6
  5    Austin Droogsma               58- 0.50   17.69m    4
  7    Chadrick DaCosta              52-10.75   16.12m    2
 16    Dante Newberg                 39- 5.25   12.02m   
 23    Hunter Napier                 33- 2.50   10.12m   

Event 19 - Weight Throw
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Brandon Tirado                56- 8.50   17.28m    8


HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL
01/21/2017, January 20-21, 2017, Iowa City, Ia

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Omoregie, Grant Lead Seminole Flight Crew At Iowa.
Tirado has major breakthrough in weight throw.

January 20, 2017

IOWA CITY, IA - Impressive debuts by a host of newcomers and significant improvements on last week's season-opening meet by several others carried the day for the Florida State track & field teams Friday as the Larry Wieczorek Invitational.

Freshman Eleonora Omoregie won the high jump in her debut as the two-time Italian National silver medalist introduced herself with the best mark by a Seminole in 27 years - and the No. 3 clearance all-time indoors. Less than three weeks after arriving in Tallahassee from Udine, Italy, Omoregie cleared 1.80 meters (5-10.75) to beat an FSU-heavy field.

The last Seminole to clear a higher bar was school record-holder Holly Kelly (1.84m/6-0.75) in 1990.

Omoregie's winning height was not only good for a share of the ACC lead, but earned her a share of ninth-place nationally on the descending order list.

"Eleonora is a huge talent," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "Her 1.80 clearance would've been good at 1.88. She will be a force for us at Nationals."

The Seminoles swept the top four spots in the high jump, with freshman Safia Morgan matching her personal-best (1.70) for second place.

Senior Keniel Grant provided the Seminoles with their only other win of the day, and he did it with flare, busting out his best indoor leap in three seasons on his final attempt. Grant soared 7.61 meters (24-11.75) to outdistance his freshman teammate Carlos Becker, whose collegiate debut produced a personal-best 7.38 (24-2.5).

Grant's mark ranks 10th nationally and second in the ACC this season, with Becker fifth among conference jumpers.

"Keniel did a great job," Braman said. "He and Coach Nobles are in total synch right now. They're making adjustments in the 10-centimeter or less range. He has a shot at Nationals.

"Carlos was really good in his debut. He's still learning so much in this event and that 7.38 is a top 3-4 finish at ACC's."

Friday's action began with Veronika Kanuchova competing as a Seminole for the first time. The three-time Slovakian National hammer silver medalist didn't waste any time leaving her mark in the weight throw, launching her opening attempt of the competition 17.35 meters (56-11.25), which not only stood up for a fourth-place finish, but was good enough to vault her into sixth place on FSU's all-time list.

Sophomore Brandon Tirado made the biggest improvement among Seminoles who competing for the second consecutive week, and in the process jumped for 10th on the school's all-time list in the weight throw into a share of fourth place.

Tirado came into the competition off a career-best mark of 17.28m (56-8.50) last week, and recorded five legal throws better, capped by his final attempt best of 18.75 meters (61-6.25). That was good for second place in the competition, a fifth-place ranking among ACC competitors and a share of the No. 4 slot on FSU's all-time top 10, alongside Jody Lawrence.

It was a great way to start the day and the meet for the Noles.

"Brandon did a really nice job," Braman said. "He had five personal bests and climbed the ladder to No. 4 all-time. He has a chance to be an impact ACC thrower if he keeps improving like this. Coach Scott also got a nice opener from Veronika; No. 6 all-time in her first competition with the weight is really exciting."

The Seminoles also received scoring performances from Darryl Haraway and Jamal Pitts in the 200, as they finished fifth and sixth in 21.83 and 21.94, respectively. Kimmie Cunningham recorded a personal-best 200 (25.28) for fifth place, shaving nearly a half-second off her time from Clemson.


Indoor Noles Close With Authority At Wieczorek Invitational.
Facility records by MVP Cardama Baez, Williams among eight victories.

IOWA CITY, IA - Carmela Cardama Baez and Peta-Gay Williams set facility records in winning performances Saturday, leading a strong showing by both the Florida State women and men on the final day of the Larry Wieczorek Invitational at the University of Iowa.

Pulling away late, Cardama Baez ran 9:31.54 to win the women's 3000-meter run; a personal-best in the redshirt freshman's track debut for the Seminoles. Williams, a sophomore, edged teammate Nicole Setterington for the 60-meter hurdle title in her season debut, sailing to victory in a lifetime-best 8.24. Her time ranks ninth nationally and is fifth-fastest in FSU history.

Setterington matched her career-best (8.28) to finish second and move into 12th on the national list.

It was that kind of day for the Seminoles as the women and men scored four victories each in the four-team meet and combined for 15 new personal-best performances. Additionally, four FSU women and two men authored new entries on the school's all-time top 10 list.

"I was pleased with overall team effort," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "We weren't trying to score points, just compete hard and move up the national lists. Almost no one doubled unless it was for development purposes.

"This was a quality show on a world-class facility. Big props to the Hawkeyes for setting it up."

The Noles didn't do poorly in the team scoring either, with the men rallying from Friday's fourth-place standing to finish second with 123.5 points. Iowa won with 148.5. FSU's women climbed from fourth to third on the final day, finishing behind the host Hawkeyes (168) and Iowa State (123) with 116 points.

Claiming the top two spots in the women's 60-meter hurdles certainly didn't hurt the comeback cause.

"Our lady hurdlers really appear to be a month ahead of last year and coach [Brandon] Hon may ge two national qualifiers out of PG and Nicole," Braman offered.

For the second consecutive day the Seminole throwers provided the jump-start.

Gleneve Grange and Kellion Knibb produced a 1-2 shot put finish in Saturday's opening event.

Grange, who made her FSU debut a week ago with the No. 5 mark in program history, was even better in the circle. Two of her five throws were even better, including a second attempt bomb of 16.11 meters (52-10.25), which vaulted her to No. 3 all-time among Seminoles and from No. 21 to No. 13 nationally.

Knibb, who surrendered the No. 3 spot to her fellow Jamaican, offered up a best of 15.02m (49-3.5) in her first competition since the discus at the Rio Olympic Games.

"Gleneve is such a great athlete," Braman said. "She's not even a shot specialist and now she's No. 3 all-time. Kellion was also very good, especially for a season-opener."

Austin Droogsma kept the string of personal-bests going for the throws group, when his second attempt of the afternoon carried 18.22 meters (59-9.5), vaulting him past teammate Emmanuel Onyia into the No. 5 position on FSU's all-time list.

It marks the first time the Seminoles have had two 18-meter shot putters on the same indoor roster since throws coach Dorian Scott teamed with a freshman named Garrett Johnson in 2003.

"What a great job by Austin," Braman said. "he's still getting back into form after missing last year to injury. Coach Scott continues to move his kids to the top of the ACC rankings. The key for us will be to get them all to be great on the same day. That'll be big ACC points."

Droogsma's mark gives the Noles the top two spots among ACC throwers, and even more promising, moved him into 14th place nationally on the NCAA list.

FSU's top sprinters made significant progress, especially in the 60-meter dash, where both the men and women advanced three to the finals.

Shauna Helps finished second in the final with a career-best time of 7.42 - climbing one spot to No. 9 on FSU's all-time list - behind post-collegian Lake Kwaza (7.39).

Darryl Haraway powered his way to a lifetime-best 6.65 in the men's final, which ties him for the eighth-fastest nationally and puts him at the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference. And while Haraway broke the facility record, so did Northern Iowa's Brandon Carnes, who won with the No. 2 time nationally (6.59).

"Coach [Ricky] Argro really had his guys ready in the 60-meter dash, especially Darryl," Braman said.

Sophomore Armani Wallace finally cracked FSU's top-10 triple jump list, claiming the title with a leap of 15.58 meters (51-1.50) to take over 10th place.

Back on the track, huge moves off the final curve propelled Steven Simpkins and Harry Mulenga to victories. Simpkins claimed the 400-meter title in 48.76, running down Iowa State's Derek Jones (48.83) at the line.

Mulenga brought the crowd at the UI Recreation Building to its feet for the final lap of the men's 3000, as he closed in 27.9 over the final 200 to edge home team favorite Adam Jones 8:21.31-8:21.49 to complete the gender sweep in the longest distance race for the Noles.

"I thought top to bottom, coach Kellly Phillips ladies ran tough," Braman said, after watching Cardama Baez lead five of her teammates; four of which registered personal-bests. "In a lot of ways it was more like a time trial - with our kids doing all the work.

"In the men's race we got some good old-fashioned banked board racing. Time didn't matter, but was a true gut-check and Harry's 27.9 on the last lap was nice."

Both Cardama Baez and Mulenga climbed to No. 2 in the ACC this season.

Freshman Humberto Freire backed up his runner-up 800-meter finish last week at Clemson with a victory, commanding the race from the start and posting a personal-best to win in 1:52.20.

"We got great efforts from Simpkins and Freire," Braman said. "Those are two fearless freshmen. Now we have to get them to take the next step and be an ACC factor. In five weeks we'll get there, for sure."

Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Darryl Haraway                     6.65    8
  5    Edward Clarke                      6.80    4
  8    Jamal Pitts                        6.88    1
  9    Raheem Robinson                    6.89   
 18    Chadrick DaCosta                   7.33   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Darryl Haraway                    21.83    4
  6    Jamal Pitts                       21.94    3
  7    Edward Clarke                     22.36    2
  9    Raheem Robinson                   22.57   

Event 3 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Steven Simpkins                   48.76   10
  8    Kyle Fearrington                  49.60    1

Event 4 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Humberto Freiere                1:52.20   10
  7    Matt Magee                      1:54.85    2
  9    Matt Butler                     1:55.05   

Event 5 - Mile Run
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Michael Hall                    4:13.37    8

Event 6 - 3000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Harry Mulenga                   8:21.31   10
 10    Bryce Kelley                    8:39.93   
 11    Ibrahim Ahmed                   8:51.24   

Event 11 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Relay Team A                    3:18.67    3
       1) Kenny Lane
       2) D'Mitry Charlton
       3) Kyle Fearrington
       4) Steven Simpkins

Event 13 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Keniel Grant                  24-11.75    7.61m   10
  2    Carlos Becker                 24- 2.50    7.38m    8

Event 14 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Armani Wallace                51- 1.50   15.58m   10
  2    Ashton Butler                 48- 3.50   14.72m    8

Event 15 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3T   Benjamin Kieler                6- 4.75    1.95m    5.50

Event 17 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Austin Droogsma               59- 9.50   18.22m    8
  4    Emmanuel Onyia                55-11.25   17.05m    5
  6    Chadrick DaCosta              55- 5.75   16.91m    3

Event 19 - Weight Throw
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Brandon Tirado                61- 6.25   18.75m    8


BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL
01/28/2017, January 27-28, 2017, Clemson, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Williams, Haraway Lead The Way On Opening Day.
Pair closing on NCAA Indoor spots in 60 hurdles, 60 dash, respectively.

January 27, 2017

CLEMSON, SC – Sophomores Peta-Gay Williams and Darryl Haraway took major steps toward earning NCAA Indoor Championship berths, leading the Florida State track & field teams to a solid all-around performance Friday on the first day of the Bob Pollock Invitational.

Williams delivered the first of four wins on the day for the Noles, but it was how she performed in the 60-meter hurdle finals that was most noteworthy. Backing up last week’s career-best time in a win at Iowa, she laid down the third-fastest time in Florida State history, crushing the field in 8.19.

“I’ve just been training really hard for the last couple of months, and based on last year, I decided this year was going to be different,” Williams said. “And I trust my coach [Brandon Hon]. I follow everything he says and if he says I’m going to run 8.1, I’m going to run 8.1. Did I anticipate it? I guess so, because he told me I could do it and I just went out there and did it.”

Following a similar path to Williams, Haraway backed up last week’s 60-meter dash personal best with a new one, racing to a second-place finish in 6.64 seconds.

For a second consecutive week Haraway was on the short end at the finish. Troy’s Hakim Montgomery ran 6.62 for the win after laying down a 6.59 in the prelims. Still, he isn’t lacking for confidence after backing up last week’s 6.65 at Iowa.

“I do like the direction that I’m headed,” said Haraway, whose freshman outdoor season was limited by an injury suffered at the ACC Championships. “I feel like I’m the old Darryl. I just feel like I’m going to get better and faster.”

“Peta-Gay and Darryl were spectacular tonight,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “Both are right at the number needed to make it to Indoor Nationals and we have a month to sharpen up.”

Williams came into the meet holding down the No. 16 spot nationally, and jumped to No. 12 in the rankings with her performance. As an added bonus she climbed from No. 5 on FSU’s all-time list at 8.24, past two-time Olympian Anne Zagre and Kim Jones into the No. 3 position.

And she got a little motivation from her freshman teammate Cortney Jones, who beat Williams in the preliminary round by running 8.26; the No. 6 time in Seminole history.

“After the prelims I was determined,” said Williams, who ran 8.31 in the prelims. “I know what I can do and this is not me. I definitely have to turn it up in the finals. That’s what I went out and did.”

Jones’ performance in the prelims – she finished sixth in the final in 8.51 - was nothing short of amazing. Last month she was finishing her high school degree and the Conyers, Ga. native has only been on campus for three weeks.

“I was impressed with Cortney Jones' maiden race,” Braman said. “8.26 is rare territory for a freshman.”

So was Williams.

“I was impressed. To be honest, it shocked me, but I know she’s a good athlete and she has more in her,” Williams said. “I’m happy to have her as a training partner for three more years.”

Like Williams, Haraway improved his national standing, climbing into a three-way tie for seventh on the national list. And the Maryland native is confident that if he can clean up his start, he is capable of racing with those in front of him on that list.

Melissa-Maree Farrington put up an NCAA-worthy, early-season pentathlon score in her first multi-event competition of the year, posting a five-event total of 4,056 points – which ranked as the No. 3 score nationally. Though the Australia native won four of five events, establishing a new personal-best in the shot put, she finished behind Alabama’s Stacey Destin. Destin won with a nation-leading total of 4,144 points; largely because she outscored Farrington by 187 points in the high jump.

Farrington wasn’t the only Seminole multi-event athlete competing Friday. Teammates Dante Newberg and Hunter Napier knocked out four of their seven heptathlon events; with three more to go Saturday.

Amassing 2,951 points on the opening day, Newberg leads the competition and is on pace to destroy his previous-best (4,810), after establishing new personal-best marks in all four events. The sophomore from Tampa, who was 12th in the ACC last year, ran 7.13 in the 60-meter dash, long jumped 6.80 meters (22-3.75), registered a 12.43-meter (40-9.5) shot put and closed the day by high jumping 1.90 meters (6-2.75).

“Both Melissa-Maree and Dante were on their game,” Braman said. “Neither had a bad event and that kind of consistency will pay off at ACC's. Melissa looks like a definite national qualifier in her next pentathlon, and Dante is heading up the conference list in a big way.”

Florida State’s distance runners provided most of the other highlights. Catherine Blaney won the 5,000-meter run (17:33.05) and both the women’s and men’s distance medley relays were victorious with times that will secure them spots in the fast heat of the ACC Indoor Championships late next month.

Junior Bridget Blake and redshirt freshman Carmela Cardama Baez finished 2-3 in the mile run. Blake ran the fastest season-opening mile (4:47.86) of her career, while Cardama Baez (4:49.28) was equally impressive in her collegiate mile debut.

On the men’s side, Michael Hall was third in the mile, registering a personal-best 4:08.23 as he nipped teammate Harry Mulenga (4:08.33) with a kick off the final turn. Redshirt freshman Tyson Murray was second in the 5000 (15:09.38) in the first indoor meet of his career.

Blake doubled back on the 1600 anchor of the winning DMR, while Hall and Mulenga handled the 1200 and 1600 legs, respectively, for the men’s team win.

“Bridget Blake had a really good night and Carmela put a nice mile race on her indoor resume,” Braman said. “The distance men competed really well but were once again running in tactical races. Solid racing is a good habit so I know the times will come.”


Omoregie’s Record-Tying High Jumps Leads Final Day.
Noles add two more wins to productive weekend at Clemson.

CLEMSON, SC – A week ago Eleonora Omoregie could barely muster a smile as she spoke with Florida State assistant coach Dennis Nobles, following her high jump victory at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational in Iowa City.

Omoregie, a freshman from Udine, France, wasn’t the least bit happy with her debut performance. Never mind, that after less than three weeks in the United States, she posted the third-best indoor mark in Florida State history.

Saturday afternoon Omoregie greeted Nobles with a huge smile and a hug after matching Holly Kelly’s 27-year-old school record, soaring to victory in 1.85 meters (6-0.75) on the final day of the Bob Pollock Invitational. Tying for the sixth-best mark in the nation, Omoregie is virtually assured a spot at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

“Last week I was disappointed because I was feeling good, I was focused and I wanted to jump higher,” Omoregie said. “During [this past] week I tired and so sore. I didn’t know how I was going to do this day.”

Clearing 1.85 meters on her first attempt gave Omoregie the victory over Jeanelle Scheper, the 2015 NCAA champion from South Carolina who represented St. Lucia at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Scheper had a miss on her first attempt at the height.

“Eleonora was spectacular today,” FSU coach Bob Braman said. “She is a truly special athlete and gives a national level weapon.”

How special? Omoregie nearly grabbed a share of the NCAA lead – and the outright FSU record - narrowly missing her third and final attempt at 1.90 meters (6-2.75).

“That [1.90] is the entry standard for the European Championships this year,” Omoregie said. “I was close. I feel confident I can do it.”

Armani Wallace provided the Seminoles with their only other victory Saturday, winning the triple jump on his sixth and final attempt with a leap of 15.51 meters (50-10.75).

“Armani has been solid and continues to win triple Jump competitions,” Braman said. “He's just looking for that 16-meter-plus zone.”

While event wins were scarce there was no shortage of encouraging developments. The Seminole men and women combined for 17 more personal-best performances and three more additions to the school’s all-time top 10 lists.

Sophomore Dante Newberg finished third in the heptathlon with a new personal-best total of 4,963 points, which moved him into third place on FSU’s all-time list behind former NCAA champion Gonzalo Barroilhet and All-American Pelle Rietveld. Redshirt freshman Hunter Napier closed strong over the final two events to place fourth with 4,045 points, which ranks eighth all-time.

After a strong opening day effort, the FSU distance and middle-distance groups continued to put forth some promising efforts. None, however, was bigger than freshman Steven Cross, who ran 8:13.66 for 3000 meters to place fifth overall. The former Merritt Island High star was third among collegians in the field behind seasoned Alabama veterans Alfred Chelanga and Antibahs Kosgei.

“He ran fantastic,” Braman said of Cross, who was competing in the first indoor meet of his life. “That’s nearly 30 seconds faster than he ran in high school. It’s a really incredible improvement. I haven’t seen a Florida high schooler, as a freshman, run like this since [former FSU star] Herb Wills. It shows you how great he’s going to be…He has chance to score at ACCs in the best distance conference in the country.”

Fellow freshman Humberto Freire continued his impressive progression in the 800, placing second in a personal-best 1:51.81. On the women’s side, Madison Harris (2:12.34), Emily Edwards (2:13.07) and Ginelle DeMone (2:13.70) registered season-, personal- and collegiate-best marks, respectively, in the 800.

“The middle distance groups, men and women, continue to compete well, they just need some fast-paced races,” Braman said.

Militsa Mircheva’s heady approach to the women’s 3000-meter run produced a strong fourth-place showing in 9:43.45, just three seconds off her personal-best and nearly 20 seconds faster than last week.

The FSU men’s 4x400 relay closed out the competition with a fifth-place finish in a season-best 3:15.77 as Kyle Fearrington, D’Mitry Charlton, Kenny Lane and Steven Simpkins whacked five seconds off their time from a week earlier.

Event 1 - 60 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Darryl Haraway                     6.64    8

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  7    Jamal Pitts                       21.53    2

Event 3 - 400 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 14    Kyle Fearrington                  49.04   
 15    Steven Simpkins                   49.19   
 23    Kenny Lane                        50.22   
 25    D'Mitry Charlton                  50.48   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Humberto Freiere                1:51.81    8
  5    Matt Magee                      1:53.45    4
 13    Matt Butler                     1:55.77   

Event 5 - Mile Run
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Michael Hall                    4:08.23    6
  4    Harry Mulenga                   4:08.33    5
  7    Bryce Kelley                    4:10.60    2
 13    Grant Nykaza                    4:21.70   
 18    Christian Aman                  4:26.82   

Event 6 - 5000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Tyson Murray                   15:09.38    8
  4    Ben Najman                     15:17.99    5
  6    Tyler Bennett                  15:41.22    3

Event 7 - 3000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Steven Cross                    8:13.66    4
 19    Abdin Fator                     8:49.16   

Event 11 - 4x400-Meter Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Relay Team A                    3:15.77    4
       1) Kyle Fearrington
       2) D'Mitry Charlton
       3) Kenny Lane
       4) Steven Simpkins

Event 12 - Distance Medley Relay
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Relay Team A                    9:57.17   10
       1) Michael Hall
       2) Humberto Freiere
       3) Matt Magee
       4) Harry Mulenga

Event 13 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Keniel Grant                  23-11.75    7.31m    6
  5    Carlos Becker                 23- 6.75    7.18m    4
  7    Ashton Butler                 22-11.75    7.00m    2
  9    Armani Wallace                21-11       6.68m   

Event 14 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Armani Wallace                50-10.75   15.51m   10
  7    Christopher Daniels           46- 2.75   14.09m    2

Event 15 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Benjamin Kieler                6- 6.75    2.00m    6
  5    Ed'ricus Williams              6- 6.75    2.00m    4

Event 25 - Heptathlon
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Dante Newberg                      4963    6
  4    Hunter Napier                      4045    5

Event 26 - 60 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                      7.13   
       Hunter Napier                      7.71   

Event 27 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 22- 3.75    6.80m   
       Hunter Napier                 18- 8.50    5.70m   

Event 28 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 40- 9.50   12.43m   
       Hunter Napier                 32- 1       9.78m   

Event 29 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                  6- 2.75    1.90m   
       Hunter Napier                  6- 1.50    1.87m   

Event 30 - 60 Meter Hurdles
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                      8.56   
       Hunter Napier                     10.51   

Event 31 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Hunter Napier                 12- 5.50    3.80m   
       Dante Newberg                 11- 9.75    3.60m   

Event 32 - 1000 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Hunter Napier                   2:55.76   
  4    Dante Newberg                   3:00.73   


DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL
02/11/2017, February 10-11, 2017, Boston, Ma

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Haraway Wins Tyson 60-Meter Title In A Flash.
Soph sprints day full of personal bests from Arkansas to Boston.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Florida State sophomore Darryl Haraway lived up to his Twitter handle - @ina_flash_4 - Friday, winning the Tyson Invitational 60-meter dash final in a lifetime-best time of 6.59, which puts him among the all-time Seminole greats.

Exploding from the gun out of lane two, Haraway was first to the finish line in the eight-man field which included two-time former champion Cameron Burrell of Houston, who finished second in 6.63.

Haraway, who matched his previous best (6.64) to reach the finals, equaled the No. 2 time in the nation this year and tied former Florida State greats Walter Dix and Michael Ray Garvin for No. 9 on FSU’s all-time list. He is just the second Seminole to win the 60 title at the one of the nation’s most prestigious races, joining 2013 champion Marvin Bracy.

“Before I went out to the track I told coach [Ricky] Argro, ‘I’m trying to win this,’” Haraway said. “I knew I had it in me.”

And he was even more certain after perfectly executing Argro’s starting directions: “Big arms at the start and drive, drive, drive.”

“It was my first step,” Haraway said. “Once I got up, in my peripheral vision to my right, it was like, ‘Wow, I’m in front…I didn’t see anybody on my right side.’”

Argro couldn’t have been happier for his young pupil, who avenged an earlier loss to Northern Iowa’s Brandon Carnes this season. Carnes, who beat Haraway with a 6.59 at Iowa a month ago, was fourth in 6.67 after beating the Nole in semifinal with a 6.60.

“I’m most proud of the fact that it was done on this stage,” Argro said of Haraway. “We finally got Darryl to put together two parts of his race and make it a full race. He came out in a very, very high level competition meet and he performed well.”

While Haraway provided the lone win of the day, his lifetime-best was one of nine on the day by the Seminoles.

Sophomore Peta-Gay Williams twice lowered her previous best in the 60-meter hurdles, capped by her 8.15 in the final to place sixth. The Jamaican edged closer to her first NCAA Indoor Championships appearance by moving up three spots on the national descending order list into a tie for 12th place.

“She executed a lot of things well, which is what we came here to do against top competition, but she left quite a bit on the table from the prelims, where she had a much better start,” FSU assistant coach Brandon Hon said. “If she gets out [of the blocks] like she did in the prelims and finishes like she did in the finals she’s 8.01-8.04 at least, and maybe she wins.

“If she hits it right she can actually be in contention to win a national title. That’s something that she didn’t expect…Now she can flirt with that idea.”

Fellow sophomore Jamaican Shauna Helps came up short of advancing to the finals of the 60-meter dash, but she put together back-to-back times of 7.39 to move up to eighth on FSU’s all-time list.

“Shauna’s block start has always been her nemesis and now it’s becoming her strength,” Hon said. “She has been consistently good and sometimes great in practice and the goal was, ‘Let’s get credit for it in a real track meet.’ She did it in back-to-back rounds. She had a great start and a good finish.”

Fellow 60-meter sprinters Kiera Brown (7.54) and Cierra Jones (7.74) also posted career-bests.

Sophomore Shaquania Dorsett lowered her personal-best in the 400-meter dash to 54.44; good for an eighth-place finish in an event that also produced a new best for freshman Kimmie Cunningham (57.62).

On the men’s side, freshman Kyle Fearrington celebrated a major breakthrough in the 400, lowering his previous best by more than a full second as he finished in 47.93.

Veronika Kanuchova overcame a pair of early fouls in the weight throw to make the final on her third attempt, then jumped a spot to finish eighth overall with a new personal-best of 17.63 meters (57-10.25).

The Seminoles will return to action Saturday at 12 noon (ET) when Nicole Breske opens competition in the pole vault. Among the Noles competing in featured events will be Eleonora Omoregie (women’s high jump), Ed’Ricus Williams (men’s high jump), Gleneve Grange (shot put) and men’s triple jumpers Armani Wallace and Montel Nevers.

Women’s distance group impressive at Boston.

BOSTON, MA - Sophomore Carmela Cardama Baez trimmed 13 seconds off her previous best in the 3,000-meter run to join a list of all-time Seminole greats. The Spaniard finished third overall in 9:18.20 – the seventh-fastest time in program history – at Boston University’s David Hemery Invitational.

She took her place on FSU’s top 10 list ahead of 2016 Olympians Linden Hall and Violah Lagat, among others.

Overall, it was a productive performance by the Seminole women’s distance runners.

“Everyone came to race and executed their plans,” FSU women’s distance coach Kelly Phillips said. “Most of them had personal best and it was definitely worth the trip. I was really happy with everyone’s performances.”

The day began with redshirt sophomore Madison Harris and freshman Ginelle DeMone recording personal-bests of 2:10.26 and 2:12.67 in the 800.

Junior Bridget Blake finished third in her heat of the mile with a season-best of 4:45.14, with recent transfer Emily Edwards (4:48.61) lowering her previous personal-best by a whopping eight seconds.

“Emily and Carmela both had pretty big PR’s but both had been training at those times, so I was happy but not surprised. Both of them are capable of running faster and after today, I think they know it too. Bridget just needs to get in a fast race and she will hit a big time as well.”

Catherine Blaney and Mackenzie Landa closed the night with new season-bests in the 5000, finishing in 17:19.34 and 17:28.85.


Grange Sets Shot Put Mark At Tyson Invitational.
Noles pile up handful of new top-10 marks in program history.

February 11, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Gleneve Grange broke the Florida State shot put record Saturday at the Tyson Invitational, highlighting another productive day for the Seminoles, who split up for two meets for the pivotal weekend as the indoor track & field season winds toward the postseason.

Grange's second throw sailed 16.32 meters (53-6.50) and pushed the junior from third to first on the Seminoles' all-time list, past Kamorean Hayes' 2008 record of 16.29.

A junior transfer who was forced to sit out last season, Grange chose FSU out of New Mexico Junior College primarily to compete in the discus with fellow Jamaican Kellion Knibb and under coach Dorian Scott's direction.

"It's a great feeling knowing that I just came here for the discus; the shot put was a pet event and now I'm excelling in it," said Grange, who came into the season with a shot put personal best of 14.57 meters (47-9.75). "Definitely there's more. I just need to get some technique work done and it will fly."

Grange, who broke the Jamaican junior national discus record once held by Knibb - which has since been broken by FSU freshman Shanice Love - is growing fond her one-off event.

"I hated it to be honest," Grange said. "I was throwing it but it wasn't going anywhere so I grew more to the discus than the shot."

Her progression from a season-opening mark of 15.67 meters (51-5) literally has her dreaming of bigger throws in the future.

"I'm sleeping and dreaming about my technique," Grange said. "It's weird."

"I couldn't be more happy for her," Scott said. "She got the record but it wasn't perfect throwing. There's still so much more there. I don't want to throw a number out there, but 16.32 is just the beginning."

Grange wasn't the only Seminole at the Randal Tyson Center to move up Florida State's all-time top 10 lists. Sophomore Shauna Helps climbed from sixth to fourth in the 200-meter dash, finishing third in a new personal-best of 23.56; not bad for someone who considers herself more of a short sprinter.

"Honestly I am getting more excited [about the 200]," said Helps, who also posted a personal-best in the 60-meter dash on Friday. "This year my coach [Brandon Hon] and I sat down and we attacked training from a different angle, being more prepared for the longer races as opposed to being just a 60- and 100-meter runner."

Helps was actually the second collegian in the field - Olympian Kori Carter won in 23.22 - and beat some established stars, including 2016 NCAA Indoor 60-meter champion Teahna Daniels of Texas.

"I'm always grateful for a PR, but I think I'm my worst critic," Helps said. "I'm grateful for my PR but there were many mistakes in the race; things I need to clean up before the ACC's."

Junior transfer Montel Nevers, who has been battling a lower leg injury, joined teammate Armani Wallace in a tie for No. 10 on FSU's all-time triple jump list with his seventh-place finish in 15.58 meters (51-1.50). Wallace was eighth in 15.52 in the invitational section.

Ed'Ricus Williams flashed the form that qualified the graduate transfer from Bethune-Cookman for the NCAA Championships in the high jump early in his career. Williams matched his indoor personal-best with a leap of 2.16 meters (7-1) to join a five-way tie for the No. 8 spot on FSU's all-time list.

Jamal Pitts still has work to do to crack FSU's all-time list in the 200, but his personal-best 21.35 on Saturday established the graduate student as one of the favorites at the ACC Indoor Championships. In addition to the 200, Pitts contributed a 47.6 split to FSU's season-best 4x400 relay (3:12.96), where he teamed with Kyle Fearrington, Matthew Butler and Steven Simpkins.

Eleonora Omoregie was the runner-up in the women's high jump (1.80m/5-10.75), while Austin Droogsma placed third in the men's shot put (18.17m/59-7.50).

The women's 4x400 relay team of Janae Caldwell, Kimmie Cunningham, Melissa-Maree Farrington and Shaquania Dorsett also turned in a season-best time (3:43.76).

Middle distance men lead way at Boston

BOSTON, MA - Junior Michael Hall whacked six seconds off his two-week-old previous best in the mile with the sixth-fastest time in Florida State history Saturday at the David Hemery Invitational. Hall's 4:04.12 was good for 10th place overall and one of three personal-bests in the event on the day by Seminoles.

Junior Bryce Kelley (4:09.17) and redshirt freshman Will Simons (4:12.39) followed suit.

"Mike Hall is finally finding his stride with indoor track," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "He's finally getting to the front where his kick can do some damage."

Freshman Humberto Freire posted his fourth 800-meter personal-best of the season (1:51.67) and senior Matt Magee also PR'd in 1:52.76. Between them was grad student Jaap Vellinga, who debuted with an ACC Championships qualifying time of 1:52.76.

"I was pleased with our middle distance crew," Braman said. "We had four lifetime bests, five indoor lifetime bests and then Jaap's ACC qualifier. So they were very productive, for sure. They all competed really well, which is really important prep for ACC's. The ACC Championships are about advancing and scoring."

Harry Mulenga added to the personal-best parade with his 8:10.59 in the 3000-meter run.

"Overall I was pleased with the progress we made this weekend," Braman added. "We had a few big breakthroughs and a bunch of improvements on the ACC list. The ACC has become one of the three best track & field conferences in the country so there should be some great fireworks in two weeks."

Event 4 - 800 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 17    Humberto Freiere                1:51.67   
 19    Jaap Vellinga                   1:51.71   
 28    Matt Magee                      1:52.76   

Event 5 - Mile Run
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 10    Michael Hall                    4:04.12   
 29    Bryce Kelley                    4:09.17   
 41    Will Simons                     4:12.39   

Event 6 - 3000 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 11    Harry Mulenga                   8:10.59   
 33    Grant Nykaza                    8:24.27   
 38    Steven Cross                    8:26.02   

Event 7 - 5000 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 28    Ibrahim Ahmed                  14:55.77   


TYSON INVITATIONAL
02/11/2017, February 10-11, 2017, Fayetteville, Ar

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Haraway Wins Tyson 60-Meter Title In A Flash.
Soph sprints day full of personal bests from Arkansas to Boston.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Florida State sophomore Darryl Haraway lived up to his Twitter handle - @ina_flash_4 - Friday, winning the Tyson Invitational 60-meter dash final in a lifetime-best time of 6.59, which puts him among the all-time Seminole greats.

Exploding from the gun out of lane two, Haraway was first to the finish line in the eight-man field which included two-time former champion Cameron Burrell of Houston, who finished second in 6.63.

Haraway, who matched his previous best (6.64) to reach the finals, equaled the No. 2 time in the nation this year and tied former Florida State greats Walter Dix and Michael Ray Garvin for No. 9 on FSU’s all-time list. He is just the second Seminole to win the 60 title at the one of the nation’s most prestigious races, joining 2013 champion Marvin Bracy.

“Before I went out to the track I told coach [Ricky] Argro, ‘I’m trying to win this,’” Haraway said. “I knew I had it in me.”

And he was even more certain after perfectly executing Argro’s starting directions: “Big arms at the start and drive, drive, drive.”

“It was my first step,” Haraway said. “Once I got up, in my peripheral vision to my right, it was like, ‘Wow, I’m in front…I didn’t see anybody on my right side.’”

Argro couldn’t have been happier for his young pupil, who avenged an earlier loss to Northern Iowa’s Brandon Carnes this season. Carnes, who beat Haraway with a 6.59 at Iowa a month ago, was fourth in 6.67 after beating the Nole in semifinal with a 6.60.

“I’m most proud of the fact that it was done on this stage,” Argro said of Haraway. “We finally got Darryl to put together two parts of his race and make it a full race. He came out in a very, very high level competition meet and he performed well.”

While Haraway provided the lone win of the day, his lifetime-best was one of nine on the day by the Seminoles.

Sophomore Peta-Gay Williams twice lowered her previous best in the 60-meter hurdles, capped by her 8.15 in the final to place sixth. The Jamaican edged closer to her first NCAA Indoor Championships appearance by moving up three spots on the national descending order list into a tie for 12th place.

“She executed a lot of things well, which is what we came here to do against top competition, but she left quite a bit on the table from the prelims, where she had a much better start,” FSU assistant coach Brandon Hon said. “If she gets out [of the blocks] like she did in the prelims and finishes like she did in the finals she’s 8.01-8.04 at least, and maybe she wins.

“If she hits it right she can actually be in contention to win a national title. That’s something that she didn’t expect…Now she can flirt with that idea.”

Fellow sophomore Jamaican Shauna Helps came up short of advancing to the finals of the 60-meter dash, but she put together back-to-back times of 7.39 to move up to eighth on FSU’s all-time list.

“Shauna’s block start has always been her nemesis and now it’s becoming her strength,” Hon said. “She has been consistently good and sometimes great in practice and the goal was, ‘Let’s get credit for it in a real track meet.’ She did it in back-to-back rounds. She had a great start and a good finish.”

Fellow 60-meter sprinters Kiera Brown (7.54) and Cierra Jones (7.74) also posted career-bests.

Sophomore Shaquania Dorsett lowered her personal-best in the 400-meter dash to 54.44; good for an eighth-place finish in an event that also produced a new best for freshman Kimmie Cunningham (57.62).

On the men’s side, freshman Kyle Fearrington celebrated a major breakthrough in the 400, lowering his previous best by more than a full second as he finished in 47.93.

Veronika Kanuchova overcame a pair of early fouls in the weight throw to make the final on her third attempt, then jumped a spot to finish eighth overall with a new personal-best of 17.63 meters (57-10.25).

The Seminoles will return to action Saturday at 12 noon (ET) when Nicole Breske opens competition in the pole vault. Among the Noles competing in featured events will be Eleonora Omoregie (women’s high jump), Ed’Ricus Williams (men’s high jump), Gleneve Grange (shot put) and men’s triple jumpers Armani Wallace and Montel Nevers.

Women’s distance group impressive at Boston.

BOSTON, MA - Sophomore Carmela Cardama Baez trimmed 13 seconds off her previous best in the 3,000-meter run to join a list of all-time Seminole greats. The Spaniard finished third overall in 9:18.20 – the seventh-fastest time in program history – at Boston University’s David Hemery Invitational.

She took her place on FSU’s top 10 list ahead of 2016 Olympians Linden Hall and Violah Lagat, among others.

Overall, it was a productive performance by the Seminole women’s distance runners.

“Everyone came to race and executed their plans,” FSU women’s distance coach Kelly Phillips said. “Most of them had personal best and it was definitely worth the trip. I was really happy with everyone’s performances.”

The day began with redshirt sophomore Madison Harris and freshman Ginelle DeMone recording personal-bests of 2:10.26 and 2:12.67 in the 800.

Junior Bridget Blake finished third in her heat of the mile with a season-best of 4:45.14, with recent transfer Emily Edwards (4:48.61) lowering her previous personal-best by a whopping eight seconds.

“Emily and Carmela both had pretty big PR’s but both had been training at those times, so I was happy but not surprised. Both of them are capable of running faster and after today, I think they know it too. Bridget just needs to get in a fast race and she will hit a big time as well.”

Catherine Blaney and Mackenzie Landa closed the night with new season-bests in the 5000, finishing in 17:19.34 and 17:28.85.


Grange Sets Shot Put Mark At Tyson Invitational.
Noles pile up handful of new top-10 marks in program history.

February 11, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Gleneve Grange broke the Florida State shot put record Saturday at the Tyson Invitational, highlighting another productive day for the Seminoles, who split up for two meets for the pivotal weekend as the indoor track & field season winds toward the postseason.

Grange's second throw sailed 16.32 meters (53-6.50) and pushed the junior from third to first on the Seminoles' all-time list, past Kamorean Hayes' 2008 record of 16.29.

A junior transfer who was forced to sit out last season, Grange chose FSU out of New Mexico Junior College primarily to compete in the discus with fellow Jamaican Kellion Knibb and under coach Dorian Scott's direction.

"It's a great feeling knowing that I just came here for the discus; the shot put was a pet event and now I'm excelling in it," said Grange, who came into the season with a shot put personal best of 14.57 meters (47-9.75). "Definitely there's more. I just need to get some technique work done and it will fly."

Grange, who broke the Jamaican junior national discus record once held by Knibb - which has since been broken by FSU freshman Shanice Love - is growing fond her one-off event.

"I hated it to be honest," Grange said. "I was throwing it but it wasn't going anywhere so I grew more to the discus than the shot."

Her progression from a season-opening mark of 15.67 meters (51-5) literally has her dreaming of bigger throws in the future.

"I'm sleeping and dreaming about my technique," Grange said. "It's weird."

"I couldn't be more happy for her," Scott said. "She got the record but it wasn't perfect throwing. There's still so much more there. I don't want to throw a number out there, but 16.32 is just the beginning."

Grange wasn't the only Seminole at the Randal Tyson Center to move up Florida State's all-time top 10 lists. Sophomore Shauna Helps climbed from sixth to fourth in the 200-meter dash, finishing third in a new personal-best of 23.56; not bad for someone who considers herself more of a short sprinter.

"Honestly I am getting more excited [about the 200]," said Helps, who also posted a personal-best in the 60-meter dash on Friday. "This year my coach [Brandon Hon] and I sat down and we attacked training from a different angle, being more prepared for the longer races as opposed to being just a 60- and 100-meter runner."

Helps was actually the second collegian in the field - Olympian Kori Carter won in 23.22 - and beat some established stars, including 2016 NCAA Indoor 60-meter champion Teahna Daniels of Texas.

"I'm always grateful for a PR, but I think I'm my worst critic," Helps said. "I'm grateful for my PR but there were many mistakes in the race; things I need to clean up before the ACC's."

Junior transfer Montel Nevers, who has been battling a lower leg injury, joined teammate Armani Wallace in a tie for No. 10 on FSU's all-time triple jump list with his seventh-place finish in 15.58 meters (51-1.50). Wallace was eighth in 15.52 in the invitational section.

Ed'Ricus Williams flashed the form that qualified the graduate transfer from Bethune-Cookman for the NCAA Championships in the high jump early in his career. Williams matched his indoor personal-best with a leap of 2.16 meters (7-1) to join a five-way tie for the No. 8 spot on FSU's all-time list.

Jamal Pitts still has work to do to crack FSU's all-time list in the 200, but his personal-best 21.35 on Saturday established the graduate student as one of the favorites at the ACC Indoor Championships. In addition to the 200, Pitts contributed a 47.6 split to FSU's season-best 4x400 relay (3:12.96), where he teamed with Kyle Fearrington, Matthew Butler and Steven Simpkins.

Eleonora Omoregie was the runner-up in the women's high jump (1.80m/5-10.75), while Austin Droogsma placed third in the men's shot put (18.17m/59-7.50).

The women's 4x400 relay team of Janae Caldwell, Kimmie Cunningham, Melissa-Maree Farrington and Shaquania Dorsett also turned in a season-best time (3:43.76).

Middle distance men lead way at Boston

BOSTON, MA - Junior Michael Hall whacked six seconds off his two-week-old previous best in the mile with the sixth-fastest time in Florida State history Saturday at the David Hemery Invitational. Hall's 4:04.12 was good for 10th place overall and one of three personal-bests in the event on the day by Seminoles.

Junior Bryce Kelley (4:09.17) and redshirt freshman Will Simons (4:12.39) followed suit.

"Mike Hall is finally finding his stride with indoor track," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "He's finally getting to the front where his kick can do some damage."

Freshman Humberto Freire posted his fourth 800-meter personal-best of the season (1:51.67) and senior Matt Magee also PR'd in 1:52.76. Between them was grad student Jaap Vellinga, who debuted with an ACC Championships qualifying time of 1:52.76.

"I was pleased with our middle distance crew," Braman said. "We had four lifetime bests, five indoor lifetime bests and then Jaap's ACC qualifier. So they were very productive, for sure. They all competed really well, which is really important prep for ACC's. The ACC Championships are about advancing and scoring."

Harry Mulenga added to the personal-best parade with his 8:10.59 in the 3000-meter run.

"Overall I was pleased with the progress we made this weekend," Braman added. "We had a few big breakthroughs and a bunch of improvements on the ACC list. The ACC has become one of the three best track & field conferences in the country so there should be some great fireworks in two weeks."

Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    Darryl Haraway                     6.59   10
 12    Edward Clarke                      6.76   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 12    Jamal Pitts                       21.35   

Event 3 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 15    Kyle Fearrington                  47.93   
 35    Steven Simpkins                   48.91   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
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 12    Matt Butler                     1:57.09   

Event 11 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results
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 11    Relay Team A                    3:12.96   
       1) Kyle Fearrington
       2) Jamal Pitts
       3) Matt Butler
       4) Steven Simpkins

Event 13 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  7    Keniel Grant                  24- 1       7.34m    2
 21    Carlos Becker                 21-11.50    6.69m   

Event 14 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  7    Montel Nevers                 51- 1.50   15.58m    2
  8    Armani Wallace                50-11      15.52m    1
 13    Ashton Butler                 48- 0.75   14.65m   

Event 15 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  8    Ed'ricus Williams              7- 1       2.16m    1

Event 17 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  3    Austin Droogsma               59- 7.50   18.17m    6
  7    Emmanuel Onyia                57- 1      17.40m    2
 10    Chadrick DaCosta              55- 7.50   16.95m   

Event 19 - Weight Throw
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  7    Brandon Tirado                59- 4      18.08m    2


UCS INVITATIONAL
02/18/2017, February 18, 2017, Winston-Salem, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Men’s DMR Secures Spot In Fast Heat At ACC Championships.
Noles post 10th-fastest time in program history, finish fourth at UCS Invite.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – While the balance of the Florida State indoor track & field teams spent the weekend making final preparations for next week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, the men’s distance medley team clinched a spot in the fast heat of Friday night’s title race at Notre Dame.

The FSU team of Harry Mulenga, Steven Simpkins, Humberto Freire and Michael Hall posted the 10th fastest time in program history, placing fourth overall at the UCS Invitational in 9:52.66.

Racing out of the slow heat the Noles went wire-to-wire for the win in the seven-team heat, and also finished ahead of Clemson and Virginia from the fast heat. Benefitting from the conversion from the JDL Fast Track’s 200-meter flat surface, FSU was credited with a time of 9:44.72, which stands as fourth-fastest in the ACC this season and 26th nationally.

“I thought the guys did a fantastic job and we were basically chasing air after the first 400…If you convert this like the NCAA does this is our third-best distance medley ever. I’m real proud of these guys. This tells us we can be top-three at the ACC if we have a good day.”

The Seminoles finished behind Ole Miss, Arkansas and Villanova, whose converted times rank first, fifth and sixth nationally, respectively.

Event 12 - Distance Medley Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  4    Relay Team A                    9:52.66    5
       1) Harry Mulenga
       2) Steven Simpkins
       3) Humberto Freiere
       4) Michael Hall


ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 3rd place
02/25/2017, February 23-25, 2017, Notre Dame, In

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

School Record In Men's DMR Lights Day 1 Fuse For Noles.
Men, women in third place after opening day at ACC Indoor Championships.

February 23, 2017

NOTRE DAME, IN – Chopping down a 10-year-old school record with a silver medal performance in Thursday’s final event, the Florida State men’s distance medley relay team provided the Seminoles with plenty momentum heading into Day 2 of the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships.

The Noles quartet of Harry Mulenga, Steven Simpkins, Humberto Freire and Michael Hall not only took the best shot from a loaded field at Notre Dame’s Loftus Sports Center, but delivered their own blows, finishing second to Virginia Tech in 9:33.39.

“That feels so great, so huge, so amazing,” said Mulenga, who set the tone with a leadoff 1200-meter leg of 2:54 that put the Noles firmly in the top three, delivering on a promise he made to coach Bob Braman at the team meeting Wednesday night.

“I told him, ‘I think I can be a good starter. If I get a good start and try and put 2:50-something for the guys and give the baton to the 400 guy, I think we’ll have a good chance to score good points.’ We did it today.”

Simpkins, a freshman from the Tallahassee area, split 47.8 seconds for the 400-meter second leg and turned it over to Freire, another freshman, who delivered a 1:49 800-meter split. From there, Hall, a redshirt sophomore competing in his first indoor season, dropped a 4:01.92 1600-meter anchor.

That smashed the record set by Mark Buckingham, Tywayne Buchanan, Kenny Jesensky and Tom Lancashire (9:37.26) set in 2007.

“That was a lot of fun,” Braman said, through a beaming smile. “It was as good as we could be. And it’s a momentum thing. You feed off each other.”

Their performance came on the heels of an inspiring fourth-place effort by the women’s DMR team of Emily Edwards, Kimmie Cunningham, Madison Harris and Bridget Blake. Entering the meet as the No. 10 seed in the 11-team field, Edwards put the Noles in the hunt with a 3:27 leadoff leg. Cunningham blistered a 56.8 400 and Harris followed with a 2:11.7 800. Blake brought the baton home with a 4:41.9 anchor for a huge season-best time of 11:18.62.

“I loved the way the women’s distance medley competed,” Braman said. “We came in ranked 10th and got fourth. When you watched us compete, we really maximized it.”

Sophomore Brandon Tirado also maximized his opportunity in the weight throw. Seeded eighth overall with a lifetime-best of 18.75 meters (61-6.25), Tirado responded with five of six throws carrying more than 19 meters, including his personal-best of 19.24 (63-1), to place seventh.

The Seminole men closed the first day of competition with 10 points and are tied with defending champion Virginia Tech for third behind Virginia (15) and Notre Dame (11), and the promise for more points on the horizon.

Sophomore Dante Newberg positioned himself well to add to that total in the heptathlon. Newberg parlayed personal-best performances in 60-meter dash (7.01), long jump (6.83m/22-5) and shot put (12.66m/41-6.5) into a first-day, career-best of 2,987 points and is in third place with the final three events to be contested on Friday.

Melissa-Maree Farrington put the Seminole women on the scoreboard first, placing third in the pentathlon with a lifetime-best of 4,086 points. It wasn’t the result, however, that the senior from Australia was looking to produce.

“Each event was just a little short of what I can do and was hoping to do,” said Farrington, who came in as the top seed. “Nothing was bad, there were just no home runs.”

The Seminole women stand alone in third place with 11 points, behind Louisville (26) and defending champion Miami (22).

“I’m hungry to come back and redeem myself, make the [60-meter hurdles] final, get a couple points for the team and make up for losing a couple points in the pentathlon,” said Farrington, who will compete in Friday’s hurdles prelims. “It’s redemption.”

That’s exactly the kind of mindset Braman wants to see from his men and women with 14 events remaining, including a host of preliminary rounds on Friday.

“It’s been a typical ACC Day 1,” Braman said. “And it’s going to be the same thing the next couple of days. What I hope is we continue to have more performances like the Tirado’s, Newberg’s and DMR’s and feed off of each other; don’t panic over the point or two we’re going to lose here. It’s going to be a battle.”


Omoregie, Petrokaite Soar To ACC Gold On Day 2.
Seminole men, women poised for final day title pushes.
February 24, 2017

NOTRE DAME, IN - Eleonora Omoregie and Jogaile Petrokaite delivered gold medal-winning performances Friday, highlighting a strong day by the Florida State women and men at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Petrokaite connected on a pair of season-best jumps, including a lifetime-best of 6.38 meters (20-11.25) to lock up her first career ACC title. The Lithuanian delivered FSU's first gold medal of the meet in style, moving up to a share of No. 10 on the NCAA list - the top 16 advance to the national championship meet - and a share of No. 6 of FSU's all-time list, alongside her former teammate Der'Renae Freeman.

"It's good to see JoJo, who has chased Der'Renae all these years, to stand out and have her moment," Florida State coach Bob Braman said. "Not only to win the conference but move herself closer to the NCAA Championships. It looks like she's in a pretty good spot."

Those that chose to stick around Notre Dame's Loftus Sports Center until the very end of the night were treated to a tremendous women's high jump dual between Omoregie and North Carolina's Nicole Greene, who came into the meet tied for sixth nationally.

It took a lifetime-best - indoors or outdoors - for the freshman from Italy to win the first ACC women's high jump title in Florida State history. Overcoming a shaky start and near elimination at 1.82 meters, Omoregie navigated the next two bars on her first attempt to claim the outright FSU school record with a winning jump of 1.88 meters (6-2).

Omoregie missed her first two attempts at 1.82 meters (Greene cleared on her first attempt) when everything came together. She had also rattled the bar on two earlier clearances.

"The first jumps I was so close, I kept hitting the bar when I was coming down or going up," she said. "I needed to adjust my approach and at 1.82 I got the right feeling and after that everything changed."

Competing against her toughest opponent with the support of teammates in her first collegiate championship meet, seemed to bring out Omoregie's best.

"I enjoyed it a lot because under pressure I perform a lot better," Omoregie said. "Seeing that she [Greene] was jumping higher and her previous jump was so good, I said, 'Whoa, I need to get everything together.'

"It's so different and so exciting. I can't believe it because my PR [1.86m in 2014] was old and I really wanted to improve it. I was really focused and all my teammates were there and knowing they were supporting me I wanted to jump that for them, too."

Braman marveled at Omoregie, who arrived from Italy in January and rewarded Director of Field Events Dennis Nobles with his 45th career ACC title in 26 years of conference membership. Petrokaite responsible for No. 44.

"Three-time Olympian Chaunte Howard is the only one better ever in the ACC," Braman said. "It's just phenomenal, how good you have to be historically just to win. That wasn't given to her. When God chiseled a high jumper it looked just like Nicole Greene. Eleonora had to fight for it and come from behind."

The Seminole women, who enter the final day of competition in second place, also received a fourth-place finish from redshirt freshman Carmela Cardama Baez, who posted the fourth-fasted 5000-meter time (16:07.49) in program history, breaking Spain's national indoor record in the process.

"Carmela comes out here in her debut 5k, running in the best distance conference in America, and oh by the way it was 15:38 to win the thing," Braman said. "So there were some pretty special people in the race and she didn't shy away from the moment, so to finish fourth and to get fourth all-time [at FSU] is pretty special."

Militsa Mircheva was 11th overall, but her time of 17:05.39 set Bulgaria's national indoor mark.

On the men's side, sophomore Dante Newberg finished off his heptathlon in style, becoming just the third 5,000-point scorer in program history as he wrapped up a sixth-place finish with 5,186 points.

Keniel Grant and Carlos Becker tag-teamed for a nine team points in the long jump. Grant leaped 7.58 meters (24-10.5) for the bronze medal, despite cramps which hindered his final two attempts. Becker, the freshman defensive back for the FSU football team, climbed for 13th to fourth on his final attempt in the prelims and finished sixth (7.35m/24-1.5).

Grad student Ed'Ricus Williams delivered the first points of the day for the Noles in the men's high jump, placing fifth in an intense battle with a top clearance of 2.15 meters (7-0.5).

While there were plenty of highlights among those performing in the finals, the Seminoles set themselves up nicely in a host of preliminary events as well.

On the women's side, Peta-Gay Williams, Cortney Jones and Nicole Setterington advanced to the finals in the 60-meter hurdles, matching defending champion and favorite Miami in finalists. Sprinter Shauna Helps did her part, moving on the 60- and 200-meter dashes. The sophomore climbed to No. 6 all-time among Noles in the 60 when she qualified third in 7.37.

Fellow sophomore Shaquania Dorsett's indoor lifetime-best 400 of 54.21 - also No. 6 all-time at FSU - very nearly wasn't enough. She grabbed the eighth and final qualifying spot on .01 seconds.

Bridget Blake was the third-fastest mile qualifier overall (4:46.78) while finishing third in her heat.

"The women finished with a bang," Braman said. "Shauna Helps was great twice and our hurdlers did what they were supposed to do and got through. Cortney Jones was awesome for a freshman and Shaquania had to battle. That was the fastest 400-meter eighth place in the history of this conference. That would have been third place a couple years ago.

"We did a good job and we've got to finish with as many points as we can."

Chasing a third ACC Indoor Championship, the Seminole women are second with 37 points and trail Louisville (43.5), with Miami lurking in third with 34 points and an arsenal of finalists up Saturday.

The men will also have to maximize their opportunities, given that they only pushed six athletes on to Saturday's finals. It certainly doesn't hurt, however, that Darryl Haraway came away from Friday's prelims as the No. 1 qualifier in both the 60-meter dash (6.64) and the 200, where he dropped a lifetime-best of 21.11, though he came into the meet seeded 15th.

"Darryl Haraway looked really, really spectacular," Braman said. "It didn't look like there was any kind of trouble in that 200 and in the 60 he was under control."

Edward Clarke and Jamal Pitts dropped season-best of 6.74 and 21.28, respectively, to join Haraway in the 60 and 200 finals.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was delivered by milers Michael Hall and Harry Mulenga, who came into the meet seeded ninth and 15th, but raced their way into the finals with runner-up heat finishes in 4:08.60 and 4:05.94. Mulenga finished a second behind defending NCAA champion Henry Wynne of Virginia, while Hall used a big final lap to lock down his spot.

"Mike and Harry carried that momentum forward," Braman said of the pair, who contributed to Thursday's DMR silver medal. "They qualified automatically and didn't look bad doing it. Would is shock anybody if they combined for 10 points tomorrow? If we're going to have a chance we're probably going to need that."

Though the Noles did not get anyone through to the 800-meter final, freshman Humberto Freire ran a personal-best of 1:50.70 to take over the No. 8 spot on FSU's all-time list. And one week after he was honored for his heroic act by the Tallahassee Police Department for stopping an assault and robbery of two women near campus, Matt Magee delivered his lifetime best of 1:51.51.

With 26 points, the Noles are in third place heading into the final day of competition at the Loftus Sports Center, trailing Virginia (39 points) and Louisville (37).

"The men have a chance to win because that women's [winning] number is going to be around 100 points and that men's number is going to be around 80 to 85," said Braman, whose team would be chasing the program's 12th ACC Indoor Championships. "It's going to be a battle."

"We've got some big opportunities. The triple jump is going to be head-to-head with Virginia and you've got a little bit of head-to-head in the shot put. We don't have a ton of qualifiers. We have some good qualifiers and we're going to have to make them all count."


Haraway Logs Sprint Gold Double Leading Strong ACC Performance.
Seminole men, women rise up for third-place team finishes.

NOTRE DAME, IN - Darryl Haraway isn't quite ready to put an exclamation point on his indoor track & field season, nevertheless, the Florida State sophomore sprinter punctuated his breakout campaign with an historic gold medal double Saturday, leading the Seminoles on the final day of the ACC Indoor Championships.

Haraway joined Maurice Mitchell as the only Seminole sprinter to win ACC indoor titles in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes in the same year, claiming the 60 title by the slimmest of margins, then capping the day with a personal-best of 21.07 for the 200 crown; the 10th-fastest time in program history.

Mitchell pulled off his double in 2011.

"Darryl dominted the ACC sprint scene all year and today was just the celebration of that," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "He's developing into one of the best in the country and he's only going to get better."

Haraway's 20-point haul was not only good for Men's Track Co-MVP honors - he shared it with Syracuse's Justyn Knight - but led the Seminole men to a third-place finish.

"Last year was mostly a learning experience where I had to basically show out this year," said Haraway, who was the runner-up in the 60 and third in the 200 behind Clemson senior Tevin Hester. "He kind of passed the torch…I wanted the torch, so I just wanted to show out, do my thing, go to nationals and win it."

While Haraway provided the only gold medals on the final day of competition, the Noles weren't short on outstanding performances from both the men and the women, who also finished third.

Virginia Tech claimed the men's team title with 109 points, followed by Virginia (98) and FSU (76). The Seminole women closed the meeting with 74 points behind defending champion Miami (113) and Clemson (98).

"We had unbelievable performances," Braman said. "The conference is getting better and better and we're keeping up with it. We were 30 points better this year on the men's side and the women were about comparable. In order to be third we had to be really good, and we were really good."

In second place to begin the day, the Seminole women overhauled Friday leader Louisville when Gleneve Grange improved on her school record in the shot put (16.54m/54-3.25) for third and Kellion Knibb added a season-best (15.36/50-4.75) for fifth and a 10 team points.

FSU's hurdle tandem of sophomore Peta-Gay Williams (8.16) and Cortney Jones (8.18) tacked on 14 more points with their silver-bronze finish in the 60-meter hurdles. Jones' time moved her to No. 4 on the all-time list.

The Seminoles, however, just didn't have enough finals qualifiers to stave off a Miami team built for the indoor season. Sophomore sprinters Shauna Helps and Shaquania Dorsett did their part. Helps was fifth in the 60, matching her personal-best (7.37) and fourth in the 200, while Dorsett cracked the 54-second barrier for the first time for seventh in the No. 5 time in program history (53.84).

Carmela Cardama Baez backed up her fourth-place finish in Friday's 5000 by finishing seventh in the 3000 (9:29.98).

There were an equal number of big performances on the men's side, beginning in the men's mile where redshirt sophomore Michael Hall (4:03.00) and senior Harry Mulenga (4:04.36) dropped lifetime bests to finish fourth and sixth. Hall's time is third-fastest in FSU history and Mulenga climbed to No. 7.

"I'm really proud of Mike and Harry," Braman said. "Neither made the final last year and today they put eight big points on the board. Mike Hall is going to be special someday. He's incredibly talented and competes like a tiger. His future is unlimited."

One of the most productive event of the day was the men's shot put, which produced one of the biggest surprises.

Junior Austin Droogsma unleashed the throw of his life (19.14m/62-9.5) to not only lock down a silver medal finish but secure at trip to the NCAA Championship meet. As an added bonus, he climbed to No. 3 all-time among Seminoles.

"The ACC competition can often elicit iconic performances," Braman said. "Austin Droogsma had his today. That throw puts him into the national meet and makes him one of our best-ever."

Emmanuel Onyia (17.57) and Chad DaCosta (17.11) finished sixth and seventh for a net haul of 13 points.

Junior Montel Nevers may very well be joining Droogsma in College Station, Texas when his sixth and final attempt of the competition was good for a season-best 15.88 meters (52-5.5), a bronze medal and at least temporarily, the No. 14 spot on the national descending order list. Teammate Armani Wallace rallied late as well (15.54m) to finish fifth.

In addition to Haraway, Edward Clarke contributed a fifth-place finish in the 60 (6.79) from the sprints corps, while the 4x400 relay team of Kyle Fearrington, Jamal Pitts, Kenny Lane and Steven Simpkins summoned up a season-best time of 3:11.31 to finish fourth in the final event of the meet.

"We had a really good meet," Braman said. "We out-performed our seedings and I couldn't be happier with how we competed. We've always said we're a better outdoor team, and I don't want to take away the accomplishments of Virginia Tech and Miami, but we aren't quite built for these events. If we do our best, qualify people for nationals and do our best, that's our goal. I think we accomplished that."

Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Darryl Haraway                     6.64   10
  5    Edward Clarke                      6.74    4
 16    Jamal Pitts                        6.86   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Darryl Haraway                    21.07   10
 20    Edward Clarke                     21.86   
 FS    Jamal Pitts                       21.28   

Event 3 - 400 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 17    Kyle Fearrington                  48.00   
 19    Steven Simpkins                   48.08   
 30    Kenny Lane                        48.90   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 11    Humberto Freiere                1:50.70   
 17    Matt Magee                      1:51.51   
 23    Jaap Vellinga                   1:52.35   

Event 5 - Mile Run
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Michael Hall                    4:03.00    5
  6    Harry Mulenga                   4:04.36    3
 19    Bryce Kelley                    4:12.11   
 25    Will Simons                     4:17.03   

Event 11 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Relay Team A                    3:11.31    5
       1) Kyle Fearrington
       2) Jamal Pitts
       3) Kenny Lane
       4) Steven Simpkins

Event 12 - Distance Medley Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Relay Team A                    9:33.39    8
       1) Harry Mulenga
       2) Steven Simpkins
       3) Humberto Freiere
       4) Michael Hall

Event 13 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Keniel Grant                  24-10.50    7.58m    6
  6    Carlos Becker                 24- 1.50    7.35m    3
 16    Ashton Butler                 22- 2.25    6.76m   

Event 14 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Montel Nevers                 52- 1.25   15.88m    6
  5    Armani Wallace                50-11.75   15.54m    4

Event 15 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Ed'ricus Williams              7- 0.75    2.15m    4

Event 17 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  2    Austin Droogsma               62- 9.50   19.14m    8
  6    Emmanuel Onyia                57- 7.75   17.57m    3
  7    Chadrick DaCosta              56- 1.75   17.11m    2

Event 19 - Weight Throw
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  7    Brandon Tirado                63- 1.50   19.24m    2

Event 24 - Heptathlon
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Dante Newberg                      5186    3

Event 25 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                      7.01   

Event 26 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 22- 5       6.83m   

Event 27 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 41- 6.50   12.66m   

Event 28 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                  6- 1.75    1.87m   

Event 29 - 60 Meter Hurdles
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                      8.49   

Event 30 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
       Dante Newberg                 13- 1.50    4.00m   

Event 31 - 1000 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
       Dante Newberg                   2:54.44   


FAMU RELAYS
03/04/2017

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Newcomer Trio Opens Outdoor Season With Wins At FAMU.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – First-year Florida State athletes Conor McClain, Shanice Love and Mackenzie Landa opened their outdoor track & field seasons with victories Saturday at the Florida A&M Relays.

McClain, a freshman from New Jersey, led a 1-2-3 sweep by the Seminoles in the men’s javelin with a winning throw of 56.88 meters (186-7) in his FSU debut. Fellow freshman Conner Flynn was second (52.23m/171-4), followed by sophomore decathlete Dante Newberg (51.76m/169-10).

Love, the Jamaican junior national record-holder in the discus, etched her name among the best in FSU history in her freshman debut. Love’s winning throw of 48.41 meters (158-10) was nearly 12 feet clear of her closest competitor and good for the No. 7 spot on the Seminoles’ all-time, top 10 list.

The FSU women’s distance squad made up the vast majority of Seminoles competing in the outdoor season-opener and they opened in style.

Landa, a junior transfer from Fresno State better known for longer events, established a new personal-best on her way to victory in the 1500-meter run (4:40.83). The Noles claimed the top nine spots in the field with freshmen Hailey Hendry (4:44.64) and Megan Mooney (4:45.10) finishing second and third, followed by Tara Rooney (4:45.16), Sarah Candiano (4:46.47), Courteney West (4:46.58) and Althea Hewitt (4:49.92) leading the garnet charge across the finish line. Hewitt’s seventh-place showing marked a personal-best of a whopping 49 seconds.

The day began with Bella Poole’s 10,000-meter runner-up finish in 38:05.61 in her first 25-lap venture.

Kayla Thomas and Narinah Jean-Baptiste were second and fourth in the 800-meter run.

Event 20 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Conor McClain                186- 7.25   56.88m   10
  2    Conner Flynn                 171- 4.25   52.23m    8
  3    Dante Newberg                169- 9.75   51.76m    6


NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 58th place
03/11/2017, March 10-11, 2017, College Station, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Lessons Learned On Opening Day At NCAA Indoor Championships.
Omoregie, Droogsma post top finishes among newcomers.

March 10, 2017

COLLEGE STATION, TX - Gaining experience isn't always easy, but it is invaluable.

That was Florida State track & field coach Bob Braman's takeaway following Friday's opening action at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Of the five Seminoles competing Friday inside Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, four were making their first appearances on the championship stage.

"All of our kids laid it on the line at ACC's and we came here a bit worn down," Braman said. "As these elite athletes get older and more experienced, they'll circle this meet on their calendar, not ACC's."

FSU's trio of ACC champions - Eleonora Omoregie, Jogaile Petrokaite and Darryl Haraway - were unable to get the Noles on the scoreboard, nor were conference podium finishers Austin Droogsma and Melissa-Maree Farrington.

Omoregie, the lone freshman in the women's high jump field, posted the top finish among Seminoles, tying for 11th in the women's high jump with a clearance of 1.76 meters (5-9.25).

"Eleonora has been nursing a bad calf," Braman said. "She's going to have three more years of national meets so I know she'll rebound from this."

Droogsma, a redshirt junior, was the only Seminole to out-perform his seed entering the meet. With a top mark of 18.16 meters (59-7) he placed 13th; one spot higher that he was seeded.

"Austin had a solid day and beat his seed," Braman said. "He had some great warm-up throws and just didn't catch one."

Haraway never really had the opportunity to make a run at the finals in the 60-meter dash, aborting his attempt midway down the track in his preliminary heat. Jogging across the line in 7.14, he was 14th overall.

"Darryl's hamstring got tweaked earlier this week and it really bothered him in warmups," Braman explained. "He's had a fantastic season and his future is really bright."

Petrokaite, the lone Nole with NCAA Indoor Championship experience, was unable to improve on his opening long jump attempt of 6.09 meters (19-11.75). After fouling her final two attempts the junior from Lithuania finished 14th.

"I felt bad for JoJo," Braman said. "She's been so good all year, but two fouls really limits your production."

Farrington came tantalizingly close to delivering the Noles their lone points of the day. The senior, competing in her first NCAA pentathlon competition, was among the top eight in the standings through the first four events, only to have it slip away in the fifth final event.

With her competitive juices flowing from the start, Farrington won her heat in the 60-meter hurdles in a season-best time of 8.40 and followed up with a personal best-matching 1.72 meters (5-7.75) to capture her high jump flight by three bars.

With 1,918 points - one point shy of her career best through two events - she moved on to the shot put. Despite the 16th-best effort in the field (11.46m), Farrington emerged with a career-best total of 2,543 points through three events and stood eighth overall.

She regained a spot in the overall standings (seventh) with a long jump of 5.80 meters pushing her total to 3,332 points with the 800 remaining; well within reach of first-team All-American honors and the Florida State school record.

Those hopes were dashed with a 2:32.69 800 as the Australian tumbled to 15th overall, finishing with 3,992 points.

"Melissa-Maree did a fantastic job through four events and just didn't have it in the 800," Braman said. "If she can get her 800 up with her other events she'll be hard to beat. She competed really hard all day."

Junior transfer Montel Nevers will carry the garnet and gold banner for the Noles on the final day when he competes in the triple jump, scheduled for 6 p.m. (ET). Nevers, who won the British University Championships indoors last year for Leeds Beckett University in record fashion, nabbed the 16th and final spot in the field when he leaped 15.88 meters (52-1.25) on his sixth attempt.


Nevers' Clutch Jump Worthy Of All-American Honors.
Junior delivers season-best triple jump, finishes eighth.

COLLEGE STATION, TX - Developing a reputation for delivering when it matters most, Florida State junior Montel Nevers rose to the occasion once more on the final day of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday.

Busting out a season-best triple jump mark of 15.90 meters (52-2) on his third and final attempt of the preliminary round, Nevers advanced to finals, where he finished eighth for first-team All-American honors.

"Montel did a fantastic job," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "All six jumps were solid and he fought to an indoor season best. Seeded 16th and finishing eighth, you couldn't ask for much more from a first-timer."

Nevers, a transfer from Leeds Beckett University in Great Britain, where he won the British University Championships last year, was one of five Seminoles who made their NCAA Indoor Championships debut over the course of the two-day meet at Gilliam Indoor Track & Field Stadium.

He also delivered the lone points of the meet for either the Seminole men or women, after climbing from 13th-place to sixth on his third attempt to earn three more attempts in the finals. Nevers retained sixth place until the final round, fouling his final attempt after being passed by two competitors.

"This is my first year in the United States and I always wanted to come here," Nevers said. "Coming in ranked 16th I was kind of like the underdog; no one really knew who I was, but I knew I was better than I was ranked. Eighth, I'll take it for the moment, but I wanted to finish top five to get my name out there a little bit."

Nevers made a name for himself two weeks ago at the ACC Indoor Championships, where his sixth and final attempt of the triple jump competition not only vaulted him into a bronze medal finish, but also secured the final spot in the 16-man NCAA Championships field.

Slow starts are not uncommon for the Nottingham, England native.

"Normally I start really bad," he said. "My first jump is really rusty and just getting out the cobwebs. The second jump wasn't quite what I wanted. The third jump I just focused on myself and tried to get through my phases and luckily I executed it the way I wanted to."

Nevers' third attempt knocked Virginia's Jordan Scott, the ACC champion, from the finals. He also defeated ACC runner-up Damar Forbes of Louisville, posting the league's top finish.

The Seminole men finished tied for 58th in the field with Nevers' lone scoring contribution in the final event of the indoor season.

Event 1 - 60 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 14    Darryl Haraway                     7.14   

Event 14 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  8    Montel Nevers                 52- 2      15.90m    1

Event 17 - Shot Put
======================================================
Place  Name                               Results     
======================================================
 13    Austin Droogsma               59- 7      18.16m   


YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL
03/17/2017, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Distance Crew Knocks Off Rust At Yellow Jacket Invitational.

ATLANTA, GA - FSU's distance runners headed north to Georgia Tech for Friday's Yellow Jacket Invitational, primarily to knock off some rust in what was the outdoor season-opener for most of the group.

Junior Mackenzie Landa and freshman Megan Mooney led the way, finishing 2-3 in the women's 5000-meter run in 17:30.95 and 17:32.58, respectively. They were among seven Seminole women in the event.

Redshirt freshman Tyson Murray's personal-best of 14:58.02 in the men's 5000 was good for a fourth-place finish.

Graduate transfer Jaap Vellinga followed up a conditioning effort in the 1500-meter run with a second-place finish in a tactical 800 (1:54.37). Militsa Mircheva's outdoor debut with the Noles came in the 1500, where she checked in with a 10th-place finish (4:36.70) and was followed closely by Catherine Blaney (4:37.40).

"We got done what we came to do - knock the rust off and compete hard," FSU head coach Bob Braman said. "I thought Mackenzie Landa and Megan Mooney in the 5000 were the top performances. Jaap did a nice job in a really tactical race and Ty Murray had a six-second lifetime-best in his 5000.

"We really needed a hard, tough meet on tired legs so that we can be ready for a strong FSU Relays field next week."

Event 4 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  2    Jaap Vellinga                   1:54.37    8
  7    Matt Butler                     1:57.10    2
  8    Matt Magee                      1:57.21    1

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
==============================================
Place  Name                            Results
==============================================
 24    Jaap Vellinga                   4:01.60   
 26    Matt Magee                      4:01.99   
 35    Christian Aman                  4:09.12   
 37    Matt Butler                     4:13.10   

Event 6 - 5000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Tyson Murray                   14:58.02    5
 13    Tyler Bennett                  16:01.79   
 17    Hunter Scott                   16:20.40   


BULLS INVITATIONAL
03/18/2017, March 17-18, 2017, Tampa, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Kanuchova Sets FSU Hammer Record In Debut.
Noles throwers post three of four team wins at Bulls Invitational.

March 17, 2017

TAMPA, FL - Propelled by a school record and a pair of personal-best performances, Florida State's throwers produced three of the team's four victories Friday at the Bulls Invitational on the USF campus.

Veronika Kanuchova smashed the school record in the women's hammer on her very first throw as a Seminole, and by the conclusion of the finals had eclipsed the previous mark on all five of her legal throws. The Slovakian standout's sixth and final throw of the competition was her best; 65.75 meters (215-8) - more than 10 feet further than Katja Vangnses' 2016 record.

"I'm pleased," FSU throws coach Dorian Scott said of Kanuchova, who sat out last season as a redshirt. "At the end of the day a lot of it was trying to get some film and see what we need to correct at the start of the season. Veronika had the eye of the tiger."

By the end of the first of two days of competition, Scott had plenty of quality film from his group, especially his men's group which is often overshadowed by the women.

"They came to play," Scott said.

Seniors Emmanuel Onyia and Chad DaCosta led a 1-2-3 sweep of the men's discus. Onyia locked in early and produced a pair of 56-meter marks on his final attempt, including a personal-best of 56.86 (185-11) in the fifth round for the win.

Fellow Jamaican DaCosta improved throughout the rounds, and capped his day with the best season-opening mark of his career - 54.50m (178-10). It was his best throw as a Seminole since 2014. Redshirt sophomore Fred Jones completed the sweep for the Noles with a throw of 49.99m (164-0).

"These are really good openers for them," Scott said. "It really shows the work that they're doing is connecting. They really locked in on the technique."

Sophomore walk-on Brandon Tirado added his name to the list of winners with a monster personal-best in the men's hammer. The Naples, Fla. native put together and outstanding series, highlighted by his winning mark of 59.54 meters (195-4), which moved him from ninth to fourth on FSU's all-time list. Five of Tirado's six legal throws exceeded his previous best (56.42).

"Brandon is forcing himself to be a contributing factor on this team," Scott said. "He's not looking at himself as a walk-on. He's looking at himself as just being a couple years behind the others. That's a testament to his hard."

Graduate student Ed'Ricus Williams delivered FSU's only other victory of the day, claiming the high jump with a winning mark of 2.05 meters (6-8.75).


Grange Highlights Five-Win Saturday At Bulls Invitational.
Junior posts No. 2 discus mark in debut to go along with four track wins.

March 18, 2017

TAMPA, FL - Florida State's track & field teams closed out the Bulls Invitational Saturday with five more victories - four from the women - capping a successful opening weekend of the outdoor track & field season.

Combined, the Seminoles authored three new top-10 all-time marks among seven new personal-best performances on the final day of competition at USF.

Gleneve Grange made her outdoor debut for the Seminoles memorable, winning the discus on her sixth and final throw with a personal-best of 56.16 meters (184-3) to edge teammate and Jamaican national record-holder Kellion Knibb (55.65m/182-7). Freshman Shanice Love added a personal-best of 50.26m (164-11) to finish fifth.

Grange zoomed to No. 2 all-time at FSU, behind Knibb, while Love climbed from seventh to fifth all-time in her second meet of the season.

The Seminole women piled up three more wins on the track, all coming from underclassmen. Freshman Cortney Jones' outdoor debut was a winner as she defeated teammate Melissa-Maree Farrington in the 100-meter hurdles in the 13.36, good for ninth on the FSU top 10 list.

Defending ACC champion Shauna Helps won her season-opening 100-meter dash in 11.69, just off her personal-best despite running into a slight headwind. Fellow sophomore Shaquania Dorsett stepped up to compete in her first collegiate 800 and was also victorious (2:16.57).

Graduate student Jamal Pitts ran the first open 400 of his FSU career and produced a winning time of 47.73 out of the second heat; the lone victory of the day for the men.

Decathlete Dante Newberg capped a three event weekend perfect in the personal-best department, following up Friday's high jump best (1.90m), with third-place finishes in the javelin (57.17m/187-7) and 110-meter hurdles (14.93).

Event 2 - 200 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Kyle Fearrington                  21.75w   3
  7    Edward Clarke                     21.88w   2

Event 3 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Jamal Pitts                       47.73   10
  5    Kyle Fearrington                  48.06    4
  7    Steven Simpkins                   48.27    2
 11    Kenny Lane                        49.05   

Event 13 - Long Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  5    Armani Wallace                23- 2.50    7.07m    4

Event 14 - Triple Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Christopher Daniels           46- 0      14.02m    6

Event 15 - High Jump
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Ed'ricus Williams              6- 8.75    2.05m   10
  4T   Dante Newberg                  6- 2.75    1.90m    4.50
  4T   Benjamin Kieler                6- 2.75    1.90m    4.50

Event 18 - Discus
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Emmanuel Onyia               185-11.50   56.68m   10
  2    Chadrick DaCosta             178- 9.75   54.50m    8
  3    Fredrick Jones               164- 0      49.99m    6

Event 19 - Hammer
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  1    Brandon Tirado               195- 4      59.54m   10

Event 20 - Javelin
==============================================================
Place  Name                               Results       Points
==============================================================
  3    Dante Newberg                187- 6.75   57.17m    6
  5    Conor McClain                182-10      55.73m    4


FSU RELAYS
03/25/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, March 24-25, 2017

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Track & Field Noles Parlay 12 Wins Into Team Sweeps.
Throwers light fuse for winning ways at 38th FSU Relays.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Winning is always fun and the Florida State track & field teams had a whole lot of it Friday - collectively and individually - at the 38th running of the FSU Relays.

The Seminole men and women swept the team titles in the six-team, scored meet with Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Liberty and Southern Miss, with each squad piling up six individual victories.

"The hardest thing about being at home is do you stay on schedule? Do you eat the right time? Do you sleep at the right time? Do you check in? Do you go get treatment? Do you take care of those things?" FSU coach Bob Braman said. "We talked about that on Wednesday at our team meeting and I think our kids did a phenomenal job…Effort-wise we were really focused."

It showed.

Between several personal highlights and breakthrough, and even more personal-best efforts on a near-perfect day at the Mike Long Track, the Noles got just what they wanted from early-season test of fitness and the competitive juices.

"The whole idea of a meet like this is to get momentum moving forward," Braman said. "You don't come to a meet in mid-March to hit PBs. If you do, that's a huge bonus.

"We're moving forward and huge results came out of this meet, but as a coach I want to be moving faster each week and into a better position and we've done that. Very few people went the wrong way. We got some answers this week."

And as it has been throughout the indoor campaign and early into the outdoor season, FSU's throws group was showing the way.

Brandon Tirado (59.31 meters/194-7) and Veronika Kanuchova (65.21m/213-11) pumped life into their respective men's and women's squads with victories in the hammer throw. Not to be outdone, Austin Droogsma and Gleneve Grange swept the shot put events.

Droogsma, coming off his first NCAA Championships appearance two weeks ago to close the indoor season, opened up his outdoor campaign with a massive sixth-attempt mark of 19.22 meters (63-0.75). The redshirt junior improved on his previous outdoor best by nearly a foot by becoming just the third Seminole in school history to eclipse 19 meters outdoors. Naturally, he locked down a trip to the NCAA East Preliminary round in his opening competition of the season.

Grange followed suit a short time later, winning with a personal-best fifth attempt of 15.58 meters (52-1.25), which out-distanced her nearest competitor by more than two feet.

"The throws continue to be a leading group for us; men and women," Braman said. "They are competing fantastically well and feeding off each other. They're doing a great job of leading us."

Breaking up the throwers' sweep show, if only temporarily, freshman hurdler Cortney Jones covered her 100-meter event faster than any first-year Seminole in school history. The Georgia native edged Olympian and 2016 FSU standout Meme Jean in 13.06. That tied her with former FSU great Kim Batten for the fourth-fastest time in school history.

As the action on the track began to warm, FSU graduate transfer Ed'Ricus Williams and former Seminole All-American and indoor national champion James Harris, were entertaining the fans on the high jump apron. Playing to the crowd, the two dueled to a share of first place, with each clearing 2.20 meters (7-2.50), and no one was happier than Williams, the Bethune-Cookman graduate who had never competed in a home meet before collegiately. In the process, he came within .01cm of his lifetime best.

Perhaps no one in the Seminole camp was more excited to get the outdoor season going than sophomore Edward Clarke, who put an unsatisfying indoor campaign in the rear-view mirror with his 100-meter dash victory. The powerful Jamaican won in a collegiate-best 10.34, easily within what it will take the 2016 NCAA Championships qualifier back to the first round of the NCAA postseason.

"Eddie Clarke did a good job," Braman said. "He was struggling in the indoor season and didn't have a good opener in the 200 last week [at USF] and that 10.34 he just dominated. He got a good start, didn't panic and executed. That bodes really well for the 100 and 4x100."

It wasn't long before the throwers regained their spot in the bright sun as Emmanuel Onyia posted his second consecutive personal-best discus mark (56.86m/186-6) of the outdoor season to claim the men's title.

Kellion Knibb put together a performance fitting of a focused athlete following a setback last week with a sterling series in the women's discus, capped by her sixth-attempt Mike Long Track record throw of 60.85 meters (199-7). One week after being edged by teammate Gleneve Grange - who was the runner-up this time - Knibb launched the leading throw on the national descending order list to break her own track mark set last season.

FSU's men got their final win of the day from 400-meter hurdler James Rhoden. Competing in his event for the first time since the 2015 season, Rhoden narrowly missed a personal-best mark to win in 52.17.

While the men were pulling away in the team competition - the Noles finished with a 177.5-119.5 advantage over runner-up Liberty - the women still had some work to do.

Sophomore Shaquania Dorsett did her part, pulling away in front of a packed home grandstand to 400-meter dash victory in 53.47.

In danger of falling further behind Auburn with just two track events remaining, graduate transfer Catherine Blaney summoned up a big, two-lap finish in the 5000-meter run, rallying from third to first for the win in 17:25.24. That pushed the Noles in front of Auburn, and behind Dorsett's big leg on the closing 4x400 relay for a second place finish, they prevailed 146.25-134.

There were plenty of strong non-winning efforts by the Noles as well, including decathlete Dante Newberg's massive 100-meter personal-best (10.83), and sub-48 second runs by freshmen Steven Simpkins and Kyle Fearrington, and many more.

Friday's high school competition also provided the Noles a glimpse of the future as signee Trey Cunningham smashed the meet record in the 110-meter hurdles in 13.51; one of three boys meet records to fall in four contested prep events. The girls toppled two more meet marks, pushing the total to five on the day heading into Saturday's full slate of high school competition.

Event 1 - 100 Meters
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  1    Edward Clarke                     10.34    9
  5    Keniel Grant                      10.57    4
 11    Dante Newberg                     10.83   

Event 2 - 200 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  6    Jamal Pitts                       20.99    3

Event 3 - 400 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Steven Simpkins                   47.63    4
  6    Kyle Fearrington                  47.94    3
  9    Kenny Lane                        48.78   

Event 4 - 800 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  5    Matt Magee                      1:52.94    4
  6    Matt Butler                     1:53.17    3

Event 5 - 1500 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  3    Michael Hall                    3:48.00    6
  4    Bryce Kelley                    3:53.16    5
 11    Grant Nykaza                    3:58.56   

Event 6 - 5000 Meters
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
======================================================
  4    Tyson Murray                   14:48.44    5
  9    Christian Aman                 15:18.12   

Event 9 - 400 Meter Hurdles
======================================================
Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  1    James Rhoden                      52.17    9
  4    D'Mitry Charlton                  54.00    5

Event 12 - 4x400-Meter Relay
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Place  Name                            Results  Points
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  2    Relay Team A                    3:09.67    7
       1) Kyle Fearrington
       2) Jamal Pitts
       3) Kenny Lane
       4) Steven Simpkins
  6    Relay Team B                    3:17.12    3
       1) James Rhoden
       2) Darryl Haraway
       3) Edward Clarke
       4) D'Mitry Charlton

Event 13 - Long Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  3    Montel Nevers                 23- 7       7.19m    6
  7    Dante Newberg                 21-10.50    6.67m    2

Event 14 - Triple Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  2    Armani Wallace                51- 5.25   15.68m    7
  4    Montel Nevers                 49- 8.50   15.15m    5
  5    Ashton Butler                 48- 8.75   14.85m    4
 10    Christopher Daniels           46- 2.25   14.08m   

Event 15 - High Jump
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1T   Ed'ricus Williams              7- 2.50    2.20m    8
  5T   Benjamin Kieler                6- 4.50    1.94m    3.50

Event 16 - Pole Vault
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  3    Clayton Washburn              15- 0.25    4.58m    6

Event 17 - Shot Put
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Austin Droogsma               63- 0.75   19.22m    9
  4    Chadrick DaCosta              56- 9      17.30m    5
  9    Dante Newberg                 42- 2.75   12.87m    1

Event 18 - Discus
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Emmanuel Onyia               186- 6.50   56.86m    9
  2    Austin Droogsma              180- 7.75   55.06m    7
  4    Chadrick DaCosta             178- 5      54.38m    5
  6    Fredrick Jones               161-10.25   49.33m    3
 10    Dante Newberg                115-11.75   35.35m   

Event 19 - Hammer
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  1    Brandon Tirado               194- 7.04   59.31m    9

Event 20 - Javelin
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Place  Name                               Results       Points
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  7    Conor McClain                196- 0.25   59.75m    2


2017 EOY Stats

Ibrahim Ahmed Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 11 0.00 8:51.24 02/11/2017 DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters (I) 28 0.00 14:55.77 0.00 Christian Aman Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 18 0.00 4:26.82 03/17/2017 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 35 0.00 4:09.12 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 5000 Meters 9 0.00 15:18.12 0.00 Carlos Becker Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 2 8.00 24- 2.50 7.38m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 5 4.00 23- 6.75 7.18m 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 21 0.00 21-11.50 6.69m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 6 3.00 24- 1.50 7.35m 15.00 Tyler Bennett Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters (I) 6 3.00 15:41.22 03/17/2017 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 13 0.00 16:01.79 3.00 Ashton Butler Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 5 4.00 48- 8.25 14.84m 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 2 8.00 48- 3.50 14.72m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 7 2.00 22-11.75 7.00m 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 13 0.00 48- 0.75 14.65m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 16 0.00 22- 2.25 6.76m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Triple Jump 5 4.00 48- 8.75 14.85m 18.00 Matt Butler Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 8 1.00 1:55.97 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 9 0.00 1:55.05 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 13 0.00 1:55.77 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 12 0.00 1:57.09 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:12.96 03/17/2017 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 7 2.00 1:57.10 03/17/2017 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 37 0.00 4:13.10 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 800 Meters 6 3.00 1:53.17 6.00 D'Mitry Charlton Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 300 Meters (I) 5 4.00 36.08 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 6 0.75 3:18.67 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 25 0.00 50.48 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 5 1.00 3:15.77 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 400 Meter Hurdles 4 5.00 54.00 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 6 0.75 3:17.12 11.50 Edward Clarke Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 3 6.00 6.78 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 5 4.00 6.80 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 7 2.00 22.36 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 12 0.00 6.76 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 5 4.00 6.74 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) 20 0.00 21.86 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 7 2.00 21.88 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 100 Meters 1 9.00 10.34 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 6 0.75 3:17.12 27.75 Steven Cross Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 5 4.00 8:13.66 02/11/2017 DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 38 0.00 8:26.02 4.00 Chadrick DaCosta Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 7 2.00 52-10.75 16.12m 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 18 0.00 7.33 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 6 3.00 55- 5.75 16.91m 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 10 0.00 55- 7.50 16.95m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 7 2.00 56- 1.75 17.11m 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL Discus 2 8.00 178- 9.75 54.50m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Shot Put 4 5.00 56- 9.00 17.30m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Discus 4 5.00 178- 5.00 54.38m 25.00 Christopher Daniels Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 7 2.00 46- 2.75 14.09m 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL Triple Jump 3 6.00 46- 0.00 14.02m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Triple Jump 10 0.00 46- 2.25 14.08m 8.00 Austin Droogsma Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 5 4.00 58- 0.50 17.69m 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 2 8.00 59- 9.50 18.22m 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 3 6.00 59- 7.50 18.17m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 2 8.00 62- 9.50 19.14m 03/11/2017 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 13 0.00 59- 7.00 18.16m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Shot Put 1 9.00 63- 0.75 19.22m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Discus 2 7.00 180- 7.75 55.06m 42.00 Abdin Fator Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 19 0.00 8:49.16 0.00 Kyle Fearrington Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 15 0.00 7.02 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 7 2.00 22.27 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 8 1.00 49.60 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 6 0.75 3:18.67 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 14 0.00 49.04 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 5 1.00 3:15.77 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 15 0.00 47.93 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:12.96 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters (I) 17 0.00 48.00 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:11.31 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL 200 Meters 6 3.00 21.75 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 5 4.00 48.06 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 400 Meters 6 3.00 47.94 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 2 1.75 3:09.67 17.75 Conner Flynn Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/04/2017 FAMU RELAYS Javelin 2 8.00 171- 4.25 52.23m 8.00 Humberto Freiere Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 2 8.00 1:53.72 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 1 10.00 1:52.20 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 2 8.00 1:51.81 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 1 2.50 9:57.17 02/11/2017 DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 17 0.00 1:51.67 02/18/2017 UCS INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 4 1.25 9:52.66 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters (I) 11 0.00 1:50.70 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:33.39 31.75 Keniel Grant Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 4 5.00 6.83 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 3 6.00 24- 5.50 7.45m 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 1 10.00 24-11.75 7.61m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 3 6.00 23-11.75 7.31m 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 7 2.00 24- 1.00 7.34m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 3 6.00 24-10.50 7.58m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 100 Meters 5 4.00 10.57 39.00 Michael Hall Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 2 8.00 4:13.37 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 3 6.00 4:08.23 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 1 2.50 9:57.17 02/11/2017 DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 10 0.00 4:04.12 02/18/2017 UCS INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 4 1.25 9:52.66 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Mile Run (I) 4 5.00 4:03.00 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:33.39 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 1500 Meters 3 6.00 3:48.00 30.75 Darryl Haraway Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 1 10.00 6.71 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 2 8.00 6.65 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 5 4.00 21.83 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 2 8.00 6.64 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 1 10.00 6.59 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 1 10.00 6.64 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) 1 10.00 21.07 03/11/2017 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 14 0.00 7.14 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 6 0.75 3:17.12 60.75 Fredrick Jones Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL Discus 3 6.00 164- 0.00 49.99m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Discus 6 3.00 161-10.25 49.33m 9.00 Bryce Kelley Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 1 10.00 8:27.49 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 10 0.00 8:39.93 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 7 2.00 4:10.60 02/11/2017 DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 29 0.00 4:09.17 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Mile Run (I) 19 0.00 4:12.11 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 1500 Meters 4 5.00 3:53.16 17.00 Benjamin Kieler Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 3T 5.50 6- 4.75 1.95m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 3 6.00 6- 6.75 2.00m 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL High Jump 4T 4.50 6- 2.75 1.90m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS High Jump 5T 3.50 6- 4.50 1.94m 19.50 Kenny Lane Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 6 0.75 3:18.67 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 23 0.00 50.22 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 5 1.00 3:15.77 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters (I) 30 0.00 48.90 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:11.31 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 11 0.00 49.05 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 400 Meters 9 0.00 48.78 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 2 1.75 3:09.67 4.75 Matt Magee Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 3 6.00 1:54.08 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 7 2.00 1:54.85 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 5 4.00 1:53.45 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 1 2.50 9:57.17 02/11/2017 DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 28 0.00 1:52.76 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters (I) 17 0.00 1:51.51 03/17/2017 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 8 1.00 1:57.21 03/17/2017 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 26 0.00 4:01.99 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 800 Meters 5 4.00 1:52.94 19.50 Conor McClain Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/04/2017 FAMU RELAYS Javelin 1 10.00 186- 7.25 56.88m 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL Javelin 5 4.00 182-10.00 55.73m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Javelin 7 2.00 196- 0.25 59.75m 16.00 Harry Mulenga Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 1 10.00 8:21.31 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 4 5.00 4:08.33 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 1 2.50 9:57.17 02/11/2017 DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 11 0.00 8:10.59 02/18/2017 UCS INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 4 1.25 9:52.66 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Mile Run (I) 6 3.00 4:04.36 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:33.39 23.75 Tyson Murray Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters (I) 2 8.00 15:09.38 03/17/2017 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 4 5.00 14:58.02 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 5000 Meters 4 5.00 14:48.44 18.00 Ben Najman Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters (I) 4 5.00 15:17.99 5.00 Hunter Napier Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 12 0.00 19- 5.50 5.93m 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 23 0.00 33- 2.50 10.12m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Heptathlon (I) 4 5.00 4045 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 0.00 7.71 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 0.00 18- 8.50 5.70m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 0.00 32- 1.00 9.78m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 0.00 6- 1.50 1.87m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 0.00 10.51 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Pole Vault (I) 0.00 12- 5.50 3.80m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 1000 Meters (I) 0.00 2:55.76 5.00 Montel Nevers Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 3 6.00 49-10.50 15.20m 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 7 2.00 51- 1.50 15.58m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump (I) 3 6.00 52- 1.25 15.88m 03/11/2017 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump (I) 8 1.00 52- 2.00 15.90m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Long Jump 3 6.00 23- 7.00 7.19m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Triple Jump 4 5.00 49- 8.50 15.15m 26.00 Dante Newberg Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 5 4.00 8.45 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 8 1.00 21-11.50 6.69m 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 16 0.00 39- 5.25 12.02m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Heptathlon (I) 3 6.00 4963 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 0.00 7.13 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 0.00 22- 3.75 6.80m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 0.00 40- 9.50 12.43m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 0.00 6- 2.75 1.90m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 0.00 8.56 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Pole Vault (I) 0.00 11- 9.75 3.60m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 1000 Meters (I) 4 0.00 3:00.73 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Heptathlon (I) 6 3.00 5186 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 0.00 7.01 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Jump (I) 0.00 22- 5.00 6.83m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 0.00 41- 6.50 12.66m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump (I) 0.00 6- 1.75 1.87m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meter Hurdles (I) 0.00 8.49 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Pole Vault (I) 0.00 13- 1.50 4.00m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 1000 Meters (I) 0.00 2:54.44 03/04/2017 FAMU RELAYS Javelin 3 6.00 169- 9.75 51.76m 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL High Jump 4T 4.50 6- 2.75 1.90m 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL Javelin 3 6.00 187- 6.75 57.17m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 100 Meters 11 0.00 10.83 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Long Jump 7 2.00 21-10.50 6.67m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Shot Put 9 1.00 42- 2.75 12.87m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Discus 10 0.00 115-11.75 35.35m 33.50 Grant Nykaza Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 13 0.00 4:21.70 02/11/2017 DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL 3000 Meters (I) 33 0.00 8:24.27 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 1500 Meters 11 0.00 3:58.56 0.00 Emmanuel Onyia Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 3 6.00 59- 1.25 18.01m 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 4 5.00 55-11.25 17.05m 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL Shot Put (I) 7 2.00 57- 1.00 17.40m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Shot Put (I) 6 3.00 57- 7.75 17.57m 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL Discus 1 10.00 185-11.50 56.68m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Discus 1 9.00 186- 6.50 56.86m 35.00 Jamal Pitts Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 9 0.00 6.86 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 2 8.00 21.51 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 8 1.00 6.88 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 6 3.00 21.94 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 7 2.00 21.53 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 12 0.00 21.35 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:12.96 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 60 Meters (I) 16 0.00 6.86 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 200 Meters (I) FS 0.00 21.28 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:11.31 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 1 10.00 47.73 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 200 Meters 6 3.00 20.99 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 2 1.75 3:09.67 30.00 James Rhoden Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 400 Meter Hurdles 1 9.00 52.17 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 6 0.75 3:17.12 9.75 Raheem Robinson Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 300 Meters (I) 6 3.00 36.36 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 60 Meters (I) 9 0.00 6.89 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 200 Meters (I) 9 0.00 22.57 3.00 Hunter Scott Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/17/2017 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL 5000 Meters 17 0.00 16:20.40 0.00 Will Simons Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/11/2017 DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL Mile Run (I) 41 0.00 4:12.39 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Mile Run (I) 25 0.00 4:17.03 0.00 Steven Simpkins Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 2 8.00 48.27 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 1 10.00 48.76 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 6 0.75 3:18.67 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 15 0.00 49.19 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 5 1.00 3:15.77 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL 400 Meters (I) 35 0.00 48.91 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 11 0.00 3:12.96 02/18/2017 UCS INVITATIONAL Distance Medley Relay (I) 4 1.25 9:52.66 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 400 Meters (I) 19 0.00 48.08 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4x400-Meter Relay (I) 4 1.25 3:11.31 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Distance Medley Relay (I) 2 2.00 9:33.39 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL 400 Meters 7 2.00 48.27 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 400 Meters 5 4.00 47.63 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS 4x400-Meter Relay 2 1.75 3:09.67 32.00 Brandon Tirado Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Weight Throw (I) 2 8.00 56- 8.50 17.28m 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL Weight Throw (I) 2 8.00 61- 6.25 18.75m 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL Weight Throw (I) 7 2.00 59- 4.00 18.08m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Weight Throw (I) 7 2.00 63- 1.50 19.24m 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL Hammer 1 10.00 195- 4.00 59.54m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Hammer 1 9.00 194- 7.04 59.31m 39.00 Jaap Vellinga Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 02/11/2017 DAVID HEMERY INVITATIONAL 800 Meters (I) 19 0.00 1:51.71 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 800 Meters (I) 23 0.00 1:52.35 03/17/2017 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL 800 Meters 2 8.00 1:54.37 03/17/2017 YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL 1500 Meters 24 0.00 4:01.60 8.00 Armani Wallace Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/14/2017 CLEMSON INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 2 8.00 50-10.00 15.49m 01/21/2017 HAWKEYE INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 1 10.00 51- 1.50 15.58m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Long Jump (I) 9 0.00 21-11.00 6.68m 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 1 10.00 50-10.75 15.51m 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL Triple Jump (I) 8 1.00 50-11.00 15.52m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Triple Jump (I) 5 4.00 50-11.75 15.54m 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL Long Jump 5 4.00 23- 2.50 7.07m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Triple Jump 2 7.00 51- 5.25 15.68m 44.00 Clayton Washburn Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS Pole Vault 3 6.00 15- 0.25 4.58m 6.00 Ed'ricus Williams Date Opponent Event Place Points Results ========== ============================== ============================== ===== ====== ================== 01/28/2017 BOB POLLOCK INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 5 4.00 6- 6.75 2.00m 02/11/2017 TYSON INVITATIONAL High Jump (I) 8 1.00 7- 1.00 2.16m 02/25/2017 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS High Jump (I) 5 4.00 7- 0.75 2.15m 03/18/2017 BULLS INVITATIONAL High Jump 1 10.00 6- 8.75 2.05m 03/25/2017 FSU RELAYS High Jump 1T 8.00 7- 2.50 2.20m 27.00