Noles looks to defend his titles at the ACC Outdoor Championships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Athletics begin postseason competition at the ACC Outdoor Championships in Durham, North Carolina at Morris Williams Stadium on the Duke campus. The competition will begin Thursday noon and end Saturday evening. ACC Network Extra will cover all three days.

Noles on top
The Noles have eight individual athletes and three relay teams that top the ACC performance list. Trey Cunningham (110m hurdles), James Rivera (400m hurdles), Ahmed Muhumed (5000m race), Adriaan Wildschutt (10,000m race) and Jeremiah Davis (long jump), Edidiong Odiong (100m sprint, 200m sprint) and Ruby Stauber all lead the conference in their respective events. The Noles also have the fastest times in the men’s 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay and women’s 4x100m relay.

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The men’s long jumper is ranked third in the nation thanks to the group of Isaac Grimes, Jeremiah Davis, Jacore Irving and Riley Ott. Between them, they measure an average of 7.64 m. Davis has the ninth-best mark in the nation at 7.98m.

Men’s 100m sprinters Jo’Vaughn Martin, Don’dre Swint, Amir Willis and Taylor Banks are ranked fourth in the nation in the event with an average time of 10.19.

The Noles also have two individuals who lead the country in their respective trials. Trey Cunningham leads the country in the 110m hurdles (13.10) and Adriaan Wildschutt has the fastest time in the 10,000m (27.38.54).

Making history one hurdle at a time
Trey Cunningham continued his remarkable 2022 campaign at the UNF Invitational in Jacksonville, Florida. Cunningham clocked a personal best 13.10 in the 110m hurdles to place him 4th on the NCAA all-time list. Cunningham’s time is the seventh fastest in NCAA history and is now number 40 in world history.

Cunningham’s success so early in the track season is unprecedented. Cunningham ran 13.22 at the Tom Jones Memorial, which was tied for the third fastest time in NCAA history in a freshman season. His 13.15 he ran in the preliminary race at the UNF Invitational and his 13.10 are the two fastest times in NCAA history for the month of April. Collegiate record holder Grant Holloway held it just before Cunningham when he ran 13.16 on April 13, 2018.

Rewrite the record books
Four FSU athletes broke school records the last time the Noles were in action. Cunningham broke his own school record in the 110m hurdles (13.10) at the UNF Invitational. At the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford, Calif., Lauren Ryan (5000m race), Ahmed Muhumed (5000m race) and Adriaan Wildschutt (10,000m race) each broke the school record in their respective events . Muhumed ran in 13:26.11 to break Wildschutt’s record and set the ACC’s best time this season. Ryan ran 15:30.00 to break Vicky Gill’s 19-year-old school record and has the NCAA’s ninth best time this season. Wildschutt broke his own 10,000m record with an NCAA-leading time of 27:38.54. His time placed him 12th on the NCAA’s all-time list.

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Head Coach Bob Braman is in his 19th year as head coach of the Florida State Track and Field Team

Braman leads all active ACC coaches and is No. 2 all-time with 31 combined ACC championships.

Braman has recruited three new assistant coaches in Alex Midgett (Distance), Doug Reynolds (Throws) and Leevan Sands (Jumps).

The Noles lead all ACC schools with 559 All-ACC winners combined between the men’s and women’s team in the outdoor season.

The Seminoles have 19 combined ACC outdoor championships.

The Noles are the defending ACC champions as the men’s and women’s won the ACC tag team titles last season.

The Noles return three ACC Individual Champions and two Relay Champions from last year’s ACC Outdoor Championships. Trey Cunningham (110 hurdles), Kelechi Nwanaga (Javelin) and Adriaan Wildschutt (5000m) are the returning ACC champions.

Adriaan Wildschutt (10,000m race) and Trey Cunningham (110m hurdles) lead the NCAA in their respective events.

The Noles have two groups of events ranked in the top four according to the USTFCCCA. The male long jumpers (Jeremiah Davis, Isaac Grimes, Jacore Irving, Riley Ott) are seeded third while the male 100m runners (Jo’Vaughn Martin, Don’dre Swint, Amir Willis, Taylor Banks) are seeded fourth.

The men have six individual athletes and two relay teams that top the ACC performance list. Cunningham (110m hurdles), James Rivera (400m hurdles), Ahmed Muhumed (5,000m run), Adriaan Wildschutt (10,000m run) and Jeremiah Davis (long jump) all lead the conference in their respective events. The 4x100m relay (38.88) and the 4x400m relay (3:04.74) were the best times of the conference.

Among women, the Noles dominate the conference in three events: 100m sprint (Edidiong Odiong), 200m sprint (Odiong) and the 800m race (Stauber). The Noles also lead the conference in the 4x100m relay (43.85).

Odiong is the only female athlete in the conference to have the best time/score in multiple events (100m
dash, 200 m dash).

Adriaan Wildschutt, Lauren Ryan and Ahmed Muhumed each broke a school record at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Wildschutt broke the school record and the ACC record in the 10,000 m (27:38.54). Muhumed broke the school record in the 5000m (13:26.11), and Lauren Ryan also broke the school record in the 5000m (15:30.30). Wildschutt’s time ranks him 12th on the NCAA’s all-time list.

Cunningham currently holds the NCAA and world best time in the 110m hurdles (13.10).

Cunningham ran 13.10 at the UNF Invitational to place No. 4 on the NCAA’s all-time list. His time was the seventh-fastest in NCAA history and placed him 40th in the world all-time.

No athlete has ever posted a faster time in the NCAA 110 hurdles in April than Cunningham.

Cunningham’s season opener of 13.22 is tied for the third fastest season opener in NCAA history.

Cunningham became the first Nole to win a national indoor championship since Dentarious Locke and James Harris in 2014. Cunningham won the 60m hurdles title last March in Birmingham, Alabama with a staggering time of 7.38.

Cunningham remained on Bowerman’s watch list on May 5. Cunningham is the first Nole to appear on Bowerman’s watch list in three consecutive seasons (2020-22). Cunningham has been on Bowerman’s watch list all season.

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Calendar of meetings

Thusday

Decathlon (noon) – Riley Ott

Women’s Hammer (1:30 p.m.) – Megan Cook

Long jump (4 p.m.) – Jacore Irving, Jeremiah Davis, Isaac Grimes

Women’s 400m hurdles (6 p.m.) – Ava Klein

Men’s 400m hurdles, preliminaries (6:20 p.m.) – James Rivera

Women’s Javelin (6:30 p.m.) – Kelechi Nwanaga, Sara Zabarino

Women’s 200m Preliminaries (6:35 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong, Ka’Tia Seymour, Ashley Seymour, Savy’on Toombs

Men’s 200m Preliminaries (6:55 p.m.) – Amir Willis, Sean Watkins Jr., Alex Collier

Women’s 1,500m preliminaries (7:15 p.m.) – Yasmine Abbes, Maudie Skyring, Jen Lima

Men’s 1500m qualifying (7:35 p.m.) – Sam Field, Bert Freire, Jacob Holmes

Women’s 10,000m (8:00 p.m.) – Lauren Ryan, Erin Phelps

Men’s 10,000m (8:40 p.m.) – Caleb Pottorff, Silas Griffith, Zach Leachman, Ahmed Muhumed, Anderson Ball

Friday

Decathlon (11 a.m.) – Riley Ott

Men’s shot put (3 p.m.) – Milton Ingraham

Men’s triple jump (3 p.m.) – Jacore Irving, Jeremiah Davis

Women’s shot put (6 p.m.) – Amani Heaven

Men’s 110m hurdles, preliminaries (6:25 p.m.) – Trey Cunningham

Men’s 400m preliminary events (6:55 p.m.) – Alex Collier, DaeQwan Butler, Sean Watkins Jr., Damarre Martin

Women’s 100m heats (7:15 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong, Ka’Tia Seymour, Ashley Seymour

Men’s 100m preliminary events (7:30 p.m.) – Amir Willis, Jo’Vaughn Martin, Don’dre Swint, Taylor Banks, Bryand Rincher

800m women’s race Preliminaries (7:45 p.m.) – Ruby Stauber, Yasmine Abbes

Men’s 3000m steeplechase final (8:45 p.m.) – Matt Owens

Saturday

Female record (3 p.m.) – Amani Heaven

Women’s 4x100m relay (5 p.m.)

Men’s 4x100m Relay (5:10 p.m.)

Women’s 1,500m final (5:20 p.m.) – Yasmine Abbes, Maudie Skyring, Jen Lima

Men’s 1,500m final (5:30 p.m.) – Sam Field, Bert Freire, Jacob Holmes

Men’s 110m hurdles final (5:50 p.m.) – Trey Cunningham

Men’s 400m sprint final (6:10 p.m.) – Alex Collier, DaeQwan Butler, Sean Watkins Jr., Damarre Martin

Women’s 100m sprint final (6:20 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong, Ka’Tia Seymour, Ashley Seymour

Men’s 100m sprint final (6:30 p.m.) – Amir Willis, Jo’Vaughn Martin, Don’dre Swint, Taylor Banks, Bryand Rincher

Women’s 800m final (6:40 p.m.) – Ruby Stauber, Yasmine Abbes

Women’s 400m hurdles final (7 p.m.) – Ava Klein

Men’s 400m hurdles final (7:10 p.m.) – James Rivera

Women’s 200m sprint final (7:20 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong, Ka’Tia Seymour, Ashley Seymour, Savy’on Toombs

Men’s 200m Dash Preliminaries (7:30 p.m.) – Amir Willis, Sean Watkins Jr., Alex Collier

Women’s 5,000m (7:40 p.m.) – Amanda Beach, Alyson Churchill, Caitlin Wilkey, Rebecca Clark,

Men’s 5,000m race (8:05 p.m.) – Adriaan Wildschutt, Luke Reid, Matthew Newland, Jacob Holmes, Zach Leachman, Bert Freire

Women’s 4x400m relay (8:30 p.m.)

Men’s 4x400m relay (20h40)

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