Earlier this week I got a tip that Florida State’s men’s team had a trick up their sleeve this coming weekend at the North Florida Invitational.
So I thought I’d go check out the heat sheets tonight and search for Florida State. What I found was very interesting, very interesting indeed.
Ngonidzashe Makusha, Florida State’s Zimbabwean long jump star, is entered in the triple jump. It appears it will be his career debut in the event.
Makusha already upset the NCAA formcharts at the ACC Championships, when he ran his first individual sprint race in years and put up a 9.97 (wind +2.0), which immediately made him a major player in the NCAA 100 meters.
If he can triple-jump well enough to break into the top few at the NCAA Championships, that’s a game-changer. Not only would it add points to the Seminoles’ total, it would subtract from the major players in the hop-skip-jump event…which just happen to be the NCAA team favorites of Florida, Texas A&M and LSU.
All we can do is wait and watch.