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NC State’s Colley, North Carolina’s Howard honored heading into ACC Championship
GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State distance runner Andrew Colley has been named the final Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Week of the 2014 season, while North Carolina shot thrower Sarah Howard has been named the ACC Female Performer of the Week.
The Wolfpack’s Colley, a senior from Williamsburg, Va., finished in first place in the men's 3,000-meter run at the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind., on Saturday, setting a new career-best in the event with a time of 7:58.87. The three-time All-ACC and two-time All-America track performer finished nearly 22 seconds ahead of second place, while moving to No. 24 nationally in the event. Colley has finished in first-place in both indoor events he has competed in this year, the one-mile run at the Hokie Invitational (4:12.25) and last Saturday’s effort at the Alex Wilson.
The Tar Heels’ Howard’s throw of 55-8 ½ in the Dennis Craddock Invitational tied for seventh-best nationally and set a new personal best, crushing her previous mark of 54-4 ½ that she set earlier this year. The Dublin, Ga., sophomore already held second-best shot throw in school history and extended it further. Her distance of 55-8 ½ is the top ACC mark this season by more than a foot.
League teams are gearing up for this weekend’s ACC Indoor Championship, which will be held this Thursday (Feb. 27) through Saturday (March 1) at Clemson University. ESPN3 will provide live coverage, beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday thought conclusion of that evening’s session, and on Saturday from noon until the conclusion of the Championship and the awards ceremony.
There is no charge for admission. The ESPN3 live stream coverage may be accessed through the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championship page: http://theacc.co/ITFchamp .
Live results can be accessed at http://theacc.co/ITFlivestats, and additional information will be available at @ACCTrackField and Tags #ACCITF on Twitter.