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FSU men’s track and field cruises to ACC Outdoors title

The Florida State men’s track and field team put together one of the most dominant performances in ACC history in route to their second-straight ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

The Noles scored 149 points, the most since the league expanded to 15 teams, and won by 56 points, the largest margin of victory since league expansion. The women’s team finished third with 99 points. Jeremiah Davis (men’s field) and Edidiong Odiong (women’s track) were each named Most Valuable Performers, which is given the athlete who scored the most points throughout the championship.

“It takes everyone to accomplish something like this. Coaches, support staff, trainers, massage therapists and administration, everyone is a part of this,” Coach Bob Braman said. “We didn’t miss much. We had a great meet. I’m so proud of both our men and women (and) how they competed.”

The Noles crowned seven individual ACC champions on the final day of competition along with a women’s 4x100m relay title. Trey Cunningham (110m Hurdles), DaeQwan Butler (400m Dash), Edidiong Odiong (100m Dash; 200m Dash), Jo’Vaughn Martin (100m Dash), Ruby Stauber (800m Run) and James Rivera (400m Hurdles) each captured individual titles. All but Cunningham picked up their first ACC outdoor titles of their career. The women’s 4x100m relay of Odiong, Savy’on Toombs, Ka’Tia Seymour and Ashley Seymour combined to post a meet record 43.16 in the 4x100m relay to start the championship onslaught for the Noles.

FSU’s best event of the day came in the 100m dash where the Noles went first, third, fourth and fifth in the event led by Martin, Amir Willis, Don’dre Swint and Taylor Banks.

Adriaan Wildschutt finished second in the 5000m run with an outdoor personal best time of 13:28.03.

Maudie Skyring tied her personal best of 4:09.83 in the 1500m run to finish second in the event.

Sean Watkins Jr. ran another personal best in the 400m dash to finish third with a time of 45.74.

In Saturday’s field events, Amani Heaven (54.41m) posted a personal best in the discus to finish second while Milton Ingraham posted a season-best mark of 58.47m to finish fourth.

The Noles will now await to see who will be chosen for the NCAA East Preliminaries in Bloomington, Ind. The top 48 athletes in each event from the east region will qualify for the preliminaries.