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Florida State’s Locke and Zagre, Pitt’s Spratling are recognized
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State’s Dentarius Locke and Pitt’s Brycen Spratling have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Track and Field Men’s Co-Performers of the Week, while FSU’s Anne Zagre earned Women’s Performer of the Week honors.
Locke made the most of his second 100-meter dash competition of the season Friday at the Seminole Twilight. The Tampa, Florida senior obliterated a field of 28 runners with a wind-legal winning time of 10.06. That ranks as the fourth-fastest time in NCAA Division I this season and the second-fastest legal mark collegiately for the two-time ACC Championships Track Performer of the Year and the 2013 NCAA runner-up. In addition to his No. 4 ranking in Division I, Locke ranks No. 3 in the NCAA East (No. 1 in the ACC) with the fastest legal time.
Pitt’s Spratling continued his run of strong showings in the 400 meter dash with another winning performance at the Virginia Challenge on Friday. Spratling took first in the event and reset his own school record with a time of 45.22, improving his personal best time by 0.24 seconds. Spratling impressed with not only a new school record and career best performance, but also set a Lannigan Field facility record. The facility record of 45.68 set by Bryan Swarn of Georgia Tech had stood since 2002.
FSU’s Zagre turned in an impressive performance at the Seminole Twilight. The Brussels, Belgium native opened the meet with a blazing 12.87 to win the 100-meter hurdles against a strong field that included two former All-Americans. Though wind-aided (2.7), the time ranks tied for 4th nationally and 3rd in the NCAA East. It is also the fastest time among ACC athletes this season. Zagre came back with a wind-legal 11.44 100-meter dash, which is her fastest time as a collegian and was good for third place.