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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Duke senior Megan Clark, who continued an extraordinary year for Atlantic Coast Conference pole vaulters by setting a new conference record, has been named the league’s Women’s Field Performer of the Week for the second week in a row.
Virginia’s Henry Wynne, who improved on his own nation-leading time in the men’s 1,500 meters, earned ACC Men’s Track Performer of the Week honors. His Cavalier teammate, Filip Mihaljevic, was recognized as the Men’s Field Performer of the Week, and NC State’s Megan Moye repeated as the Women’s Track Performer of the Week.
Clark, competing in the final home meet of her Duke career, etched her name among the NCAA’s all-time greats Saturday, clearing 15-2.25 (4.63m) to win the women’s pole vault invitational. In addition to breaking ACC, Duke and facility records, the performance ranks as the second-best collegiate mark this season and the fourth-best height in NCAA outdoor history. Clark broke the ACC record set earlier this season by Miami’s Alysha Newman, who ranks third nationally at 15-1 (4.60m).
The Cavaliers’ Wynne won the 1,500 meters in a school-record and nation-leading time of 3:38.05 at the Virginia Challenge Saturday night (April 23). The junior from Westport, Connecticut, finished ahead of a stacked field that included six of the top-nine times in the NCAA this year.
The ACC honor is the second of the day for Wynne, who earlier was named the Division I National Track and Field Male Athlete of the Week by the United States Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Mihaljevic won two invite competitions at the Virginia Challenge, first taking the discus competition with a throw of 62.07m (203-8), which ranks fourth in the nation and first in the ACC. In the shot put invite, the junior from Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, won with a throw of 19.96m (65’-6), outdistancing a field that included three of the top 15 marks in the country. His mark of 19.96m ranks fifth in the NCAA and first in the ACC.
For the second straight week, NC State’s Moye broke the school’s 1,500 meters record. Moye improved her mark by more than half a second to finish second in the Virginia Challenge. The Moseley, Virginia, native’s currently ranks fifth in the country, second in the East and first in the ACC.