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Cunningham named athlete of the year

Trey Cunningham added another award to his bio Friday evening, as he was named the Men’s Outdoor National Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News. Cunningham is the third Florida State track star to win the award, joining Ngoni Makusha (2011) and Walter Dix (2007).

Cunningham won all 10 of his 110-meter hurdles races in the spring outdoor season, running 13.22 or faster in nine of those races, the first athlete in NCAA history to do so.

He clocked the second-fastest time in NCAA history (13.00) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on his way to a national title. Cunningham was also named the USTFCCCA South Region Athlete of the Year on Thursday.

In the winter indoor season, Cunningham also claimed the 60-meter indoor hurdles title.

On Wednesday, Cunningham spoke about his season on the track and what’s next as he prepares for the US championships and world championships.