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FSU begins pursuit of NCAA Outdoors titles with relays, prelims Wednesday

The Florida State track and field team will look to bring home some hardware this week at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., beginning on Wednesday evening and wrapping up on Saturday evening.

A total of 18 Seminoles (12 men, six women) will compete at the NCAA Outdoors. Wednesday’s and Friday’s track events will be broadcasted live on ESPN2. Thursday’s track action will be live on ESPNU while Saturday’s races on the track will be broadcasted on ESPN. For more information, visit the NCAA’s official site at 2022 NCAA outdoor track and field championships: Date, time, location, tv channel, history | NCAA.com

Here’s a link to the NCAA’s Digital Platform where you can watch individual events. Broadcast Info | NCAA.com

For updated results, visit: NCAA Championshps

FSU’s relay speed

Florida State has been known for sprints and this year is no different. The men’s 4x100m relay team put themselves in the conversation as one of the best relay teams in school history at the NCAA East Preliminary. Taylor Banks, Amir Willis, Don’dre Swint and Jo’Vaughn Martin combined to run a 38.51. That time was the fastest to come out of the regionals and put them No. 2 on FSU’s all-time list. The Noles have the second-fastest time in the country behind Florida, but the Noles beat the Gators by 0.3 seconds in their head-to-head battle at the NCAA East Preliminary.

Cunningham’s run at history

Trey Cunningham continued his remarkable 2022 campaign at the NCAA East Preliminary. Cunningham clocked a 13.07 (-1.5) which is third fastest-time in world history into that strong of a headwind. Only five athletes in world history have ran faster into a headwind. Cunningham joined Daniel Roberts and Grant Holloway as the only athletes to run sub 13.15 four or more times. Cunningham is the No. 4 performer all-time in NCAA history and the No. 35 performer in world history.

Wildschutt, Muhumed form dynamic duo

Adriaan Wildschutt and Ahmed Muhumed have secured their status as the greatest distance duo in school history. In the indoor season, they became the first distance duo to earn All-America status. Now in the outdoor season, they became the first duo in school history to each qualify for the 5000m run finals. Wildschutt (13:26.11) and Muhumed (13:28.03) have the No. 1 and No. 2 times in school history in the 5000m run. Wildschutt also holds the school record in the 10,000m run (27:38.54) while Muhumed (28:48.69) sits at No. 6 in the event.

NCAA Outdoors: When Noles are competing

Wednesday 

4x100m relay Prelims (7:32 p.m.) – Taylor Banks, Amir Willis, Don’dre Swint, Jo’Vaughn Martin

110m Hurdles Prelims (8:32 p.m.) – Trey Cunningham

100m Dash Prelims (8:46 p.m.) – Taylor Banks, Jo’Vaughn Martin

Long Jump Final (9 p.m.) – Jeremiah Davis, Isaac Grimes

10,000m run Final (10:08 p.m.) – Adriaan Wildschutt

4x400m Relay Prelims (10:48 p.m.) – Alex Collier, Sean Watkins Jr. James Rivera, DaeQwan Butler

Thursday

4x100m Relay Prelims (8:32 p.m) – Edidiong Odiong, Savy’on Toombs, Ka’Tia Seymour, Ashley Seymour

Javelin Final (9:45 p.m.) – Kelechi Nwanaga, Sara Zabarino

100m Dash Prelims (9:46 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong

200m Dash Prelims (10:44 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong

Friday

4x100m relay Final (9:02 p.m.) – Taylor Banks, Amir Willis, Don’dre Swint, Jo’Vaughn Martin

Triple Jump Final (9:20 p.m.) – Jeremiah Davis, Jacore Irving

110m Hurdles Final (9:42 p.m.) – Trey Cunningham

100m Dash Final (9:52 p.m.) – Taylor Banks, Jo’Vaughn Martin

5000m run Final (10:55 p.m.) – Ahmed Muhumed, Adriaan Wildschutt

4x400m Relay Final (11:21 p.m.) – Alex Collier, Sean Watkins Jr. James Rivera, DaeQwan Butler

Saturday

Discus Final (5:05 p.m.) – Amani Heaven

4x100m Relay Final (5:32 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong, Savy’on Toombs, Ka’Tia Seymour, Ashley Seymour

100m Dash Final (6:22 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong

200m Dash Final (7:07 p.m.) – Edidiong Odiong

Coming up

The Osceola has caught up with Amani Heaven, so look for more from her in the coming days. Also, if you missed it, here’s our video with coach Braman