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FSU Track and Field Takes Men’s and Women’s Title at ACC Indoor Championships

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It was quite the day for one team in garnet and gold. Florida State wrapped up the ACC indoor track and field championships on Saturday with the men’s and women’s title.

The men won narrowly won with 111 total points, holding off second-place Virginia, who had 107 points. The FSU women finished with 91 points, ahead of Virginia Tech and Clemson, which had 81 and 73 points, respectively.

Perhaps the biggest highlight for FSU came in the men’s long jump on Friday as the Seminoles took the top 3 spots with Kenneth Fisher, a senior, leading the way. Corion Knight and Armani Wallace finished second and third, respectively.

The FSU men started Saturday off strong as freshman Trey Cunningham picked up a victory in the 60-meter hurdles. In the 60-meter race, FSU’s Edward Clark edged teammate Andre Ewers by thousandths of a second as the Florida State juniors finished first and second.

Ewers was able to claim first place in the 200 meters. FSU senior Austin Droogsma claimed the ACC title in the shot put with a throw of 20 meters.

The FSU women actually began the final day in third place, but rallied with a strong showing.

The first win for the FSU women came on Saturday in the 60-meter dash as freshmen Jalya Kirkland and Ka’Tia Seymour finished first and second for the Seminoles. Seymour was able to capture first in the 200 meters as she held off teammate and junior Shauna Helps.

Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in the top 3 in a number of other events.

The conference title is the first for both the Florida State men and women since 2014. The Seminoles will now focus on the NCAA Indoor Championships, which begin in College Station on March 9.

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

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