Noles Add to NCAA Squad on Friday

Noles Add to NCAA Squad on Friday

Jacksonville, Fla.    –   The No. 14 Florida State men’s track and field team finished the 2023 NCAA East Regional Championships by adding seven more bids to the NCAA Championships that will be held in Austin, Texas from June 7-10.

Milton Ingraham, Jeremiah Davis, Ismael Kone, David Mullarkey, and James Rivera punched their tickets individually, in addition to the 4×100 relay behind the team of Denzell Feagin, Taylor Banks, Willis, and Kone.

“The men had a great night,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “We competed as hard as we have all season.”

Ingraham started the day with a strong performance in the discus, finishing with a mark of 59.76m on his third attempt for third place.

The 4×100 relay punched its ticket to Austin by placing fourth at 39.30.

After qualifying for nationals in the long jump on Wednesday, Davis added the triple jump to his event list for Austin, finishing sixth with a mark of 15.98, which he performed on his third attempt.

Willis made it through in both the 100m and 200m. In the 100m dash, Willis crossed the line in ninth place at 9.99, ahead of  Banks, who placed 15th at 10.08.

“Taylor Banks ran another great race, only to come up three one-thousandths short. He was also unlucky to have been in a heat without big winds.” Braman added.

In the 200m, Willis led the way for the Noles in fifth place (20.05), finishing ahead of  Kone, who grabbed the last qualifying spot in 12th place at 20.40.

Mullarkey will be competing in his first NCAAs after finishing in seventh place in the 5,000m at 13:55.29. James Rivera moved up from 12th to take fifth place in the 400m hurdles, qualifying for his first nationals at 50.74.

The women will be back in action on Saturday, starting with the discus at 1 p.m.

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