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FSU Track and Field Has Strong Showing at ACC Championships

Mitch White/FSU athletics

The three days of ACC Championship track and field action came to a close on Sunday and Florida State fared very well. While Virginia Tech took home the team titles for men’s and women’s, FSU was not far behind.

In the men’s team competition, the Seminoles finished third with 104 points behind the Hokies, who had 120 and Virginia, who finished with 119. Armani Wallace was the lone gold medalist for FSU on the men’s side, registering a 16.32 meter triple jump, ahead of teammate and silver medalist Montel Nevers.

Florida State took silver in the 4×100 relay, finishing behind N.C. State. Ed’Ricus Williams took silver in the high jump after losing to Louisville’s Jerin Allen in a jump-off.

On the women’s side, Florida State finished second with 118.5 points to Virginia Tech’s 124.5. The Seminoles took the gold in four different events on the women’s side.

Senior Kellion Knibb became the first woman in ACC history to win four gold medals in the discus with a throw of 59.76 meters. Shauna Helps, a sophomore, claimed a second gold in the 100-meter dash by finishing in 11.26 seconds. Helps took first in the 100 meters.

Peta-Gay Williams claimed first in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 12.96 seconds. Her teammate, Cortney Jones finished third behind Georgia Tech’s Jeanine Williams. Eleonora Omoregie grabbed gold in the high jump.

The NCAA Preliminaries begin on May 26.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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