Florida State’s indoor track and field teams recorded remarkable results on the first day of meets in Boston, Mass. and Albuquerque, N.M. threatening long-standing school records in a number of events.
In Albuquerque, Jeremiah Davis pushed his world-leading mark in the long jump further, jumping an incredible 8.28m to win the event. Victoria Josse was the top FSU women’s finisher in the event with a mark of 5.83m good for 13th place.
Dajaz Defran’s 200m dash time of 22.93 is the sixth fastest in NCAA history and the second-best time ever recorded by an FSU female in the event. Teammate Faith Banks finished 14th with a time of 23.86
Amir Willis finished third in the men’s 200m with a time of 20.77, while the men’s 4X400m relay team of Willis, DaeQwan Butler, Sean Watkins and Alex Collier finished fourth with a time of 3:07.29.
Tyra Wilson led all FSU racers in the 400m with a clocking of 55.93 good for fourth place. Riley Simmons threw 15.13 in the women’s weight in New Mexico.
FSU’s distance runners had an equally outstanding day led by Alyson Church’s time of 9:01.24 in the 3,000m which ranks as the third fastest time in FSU history. Yasmine Abbes had a personal best 9:17.40 in the same race which is 11th on the Noles all-time list.
Suus Altorf also had a record book entry in the women’s 800 meter with the fourth fastest time in school history at 2:06.88.