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FSU Track and Field: 10 Noles Earn All-American Honors

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A team title wasn’t close to being in the cards for Florida State at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, but a number of Seminoles performed very well.

In total, 11 FSU track and field athletes earned the distinction of being named an All-American. The championships took place in College Station on Friday and Saturday.

On the men’s side, senior Kenneth Fisher claimed first-team honors with an eighth place finish in the long jump on Friday. Austin Droogsma, a redshirt senior, earned that distinction with a fourth place finish in the shot put.

On Saturday, freshman Trey Cunningham earned first-team honors with a sixth place finish in the 60-meter hurdles. Junior Andre Ewers won first-team honors for an eighth place finish in the 200-meter dash. Senior Corion Knight won second-team honors for a 13th place finish in the long jump.

The first Seminole to win All-American honors during the championships came on the women’s side on Friday night as redshirt senior Gleneve Grange earned first team honors with an eighth place finish in the shot put. Freshmen Jayla Kirkland and Ka’Tia Seymour each earned second-team honors on Friday night for finishing 11th and 13th respectively in the 60-meter dash.

Seymour earned first-team honors on Saturday by finishing sixth in the 200-meter dash. Sophomore Cortney Jones earned first-team All-American honors by finishing fourth in the 60-meter hurdles. Shauna Helps, a junior, earned second-team All-American honors by finishing 12th in the 200 meters.

As a team, the FSU men finished 21st overall while the women finished 26th. Florida claimed the men’s national championship. The women’s title went to Georgia.

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

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