Trey Cunningham left his stamp on Florida State history Friday night securing his first 110m hurdle national title with the second-fastest time in NCAA history. The Noles posted their best finish since 2012 with 33 points to finish in on the podium in fourth place.
“We got a lot better throughout the year, and we finally got back to the podium for the first time in a long time. We left some points out there, but I’m very proud of our group,” Coach Bob Braman said.
Cunningham put his mark on the record books again with a 13.00 on his way to a national title. Cunningham battled LSU’s Eric Edwards Jr. through eight hurdles but he pulled away to become FSU’s first national champion in the 110m hurdles. Cunningham became one of just three athletes in NCAA history to run 13.00 or faster. Cunningham is now tied for the second-fastest time in NCAA history and moved to No. 23 on the all-time world list.
“Me and Coach Kane had a word for the year and that was Fruition. I’ve been here now for five years. I had only been to the NCAA Outdoor Championships once. We stuck with it and finally got it done,” Cunningham told ESPN after his race.
Cunningham also won the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoors in February.
Jo’Vaughn Martin earned First-Team All-America honors for the second time in as many years in the 100m dash. He finished fourth on Friday night with a time of 10.09.
Jeremiah Davis earned his second podium finish of the week with a solid performance in the triple jump. Davis jumped 16.13m to finish seventh in the event.
Ahmed Muhumed and Adriaan Wildschutt each earned Second-Team All-America honors in the 5000m run. Muhumed finished 14th with a time of 13:36.40 while Wildschutt finished 16th with a time of 13:37.60
The women will be back in action Saturday beginning at 2:05 p.m. with the discus. Amani Heaven, the 4x100m relay and Edidiong Odiong will all be competing.