ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Florida State junior Jeremiah Davis saved his best for the most dramatic moment sailing a lifetime best and FSU school record 8.37 meters on his final attempt in the long jump, which was good for third place on the first day of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.
Davis, whose best leap would have won the long jump in many previous NCAA Championships and is the eighth-best in NCAA history, earned All-America honors. He will compete in the triple jump championship on Saturday.
Both of FSU’s men’s sprinters earned a spot in the national championship finals. Junior Ismael Kone qualified in the seventh position with a time of 6.57 in the 60 meter dash. Amir Willis, also a junior, was clocked at 20.48 in the 200 meter sprint and also qualified in the seventh spot.
True freshman Dajaz Defrand earned second team All-America honors in both the 60 and 200 meters. She finished 11th in the 200 meters field with a lifetime best time of 22.89. Earlier in the evening, she ran out of room to overcome a poor start in the 60 meters finishing 15th with a time of 7.27 meters.
Saturday’s NCAA finals will be streamed live on ESPN+. The men’s triple jump will begin at 8:45 p.m. EST. Ismael Kone will race for the national championship in the 60 meter dash at 9:10 p.m. EST. Amir Willis will race in the 200 meter dash at 9:50 p.m. EST.
If you don’t have an ESPN+ subscription, you can follow along live at the following places:
You can also watch some of the top races on the NCAA Championships YouTube channel after the live broadcast concludes each day.
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