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Preview: Men’s, women’s track and field

The Osceola’s series of spring sports previews takes a quick look at the FSU men’s and women’s track and field programs. We’ve added some times from meets at the start of the 2021 indoor season. And if you missed them, we profiled Trey Cunningham and Shanice Love last spring.

Coming up: FSU will compete at the Bob Pollock Meet in Clemson, S.C., on Jan. 29. The ACC indoors will be held in Clemson in late February, with the NCAA indoors in Fayetteville, Ark., on March 12-13.

Meets in Florida: FSU will compete outdoors at South Florida on March 20, host the FSU Relays on March 25-26 and compete at two events in Gainesville — the Florida Relays on April 2-3 and the Tom Jones Invitational on April 16-17.

All-American talent: FSU returns five All-Americans — Taylor Banks, Trey Cunningham, Isaac Grimes, Jhevaughn Matherson for the men and Ka’Tia Seymour for the women. Cunningham was the ACC’s indoor track performer of the year in 2020, while Seymour took the honor for the women.

Women’s runners: Edidiong Odiong (23.86 in 200 meters). Cameron Leiba (21.67 in 200 meters). Maudie Skyring (1 mile and 3K). Jayla Kirkland and Jacoria Burton (60 meters).

Men’s runners: Trey Cunningham (7.64 in 60-meter hurdles, leads nation). Tyson Williams (8.07 in 60 meters). Kasaun James (6.57 in 60 meters). Taylor Banks (6.77). Darryl Gay (6.83).

Women’s field competitors: Ruta Lasmane (13.56 meters in triple jump, second-best in FSU history). Alonie Sutton (5.98 meters in long jump, 13.07 meters in triple jump). Jazmyn Dennis (3.82 meters in pole vault). Amani Heaven (15.58 meters in shot put).

Men’s field competitors: Isaac Grimes (ranks first in nation with 8 meters in long jump, sixth in nation with 15.65 meters in triple jump). Jeremiah Davis (7.86 meters in long jump). Jacore Irving (15.39 meters in triple jump). Milton Ingraham (18.18 in shot put). 

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