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FSU Track and Field: 16 Qualify for NCAA Championships

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Many track and field athletes for Florida State have spent the previous three days in Lexington, Kentucky proving that they were among the nation’s best. Among the 33 who participated, 16 qualified for the NCAA Championships, which will take place in Eugene, Oregon from June 8-11.

The most familiar name to FSU sports fans is probably Carlos Becker. A defensive back for the Seminoles’ football team, Becker had the game-clinching interception against Michigan in late December’s Orange Bowl. Becker however, is also a long jumper for the track and field team and a very good one.

In total, Florida State had seven men and nine women qualify. FSU had four discus throwers qualify, including three of the women’s side. Kellion Knibb headlines that group after finishing as the 2016 national runner-up.

On the men’s side, Montel Nevers and Armani Wallace each qualified in the triple jump. Cortney Jones and Pet-Gay Williams each qualified for the 100-meter hurdles on the women’s side.

Below is a list of each of the 16 Seminoles moving on:


  • Carlos Becker — Long jump
  • Austin Droogsma — Shot put
  • Montel Nevers — Triple jump
  • Emmanuel Onyia — Discus
  • James Rhoden — 400-meter hurdles
  • Armani Wallace — Triple jump
  • Ed’Ricus Williams — High jump


  • Shaquania Dorsett — 400 meters
  • Melissa-Maree Farrington — Heptathlon
  • Gleneve Grange — Discus
  • Cortney Jones — 100-meter hurdles
  • Veronika Kanuchova — Hammer throw
  • Shanice Love — Discus
  • Eleonora Omoregie — High jump
  • Kellion Knibb — Discus
  • Peta-Gay Williams — 100-meter hurdles

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

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