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Louisville’s Williams and Henderson, NC State’s Perry recognized
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville’s Ben Williams and Emmonnie Henderson, and NC State’s Alexis Perry have been recognized as the final ACC Performers of the Week of the 2015 Outdoor Track and Field Season.
Williams was named the ACC Men’s Field Performer of the Week, while Henderson earned ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week honors for the second week in a row. Perry was named the ACC Women’s Track Performer of the Week.
Williams posted a new personal best mark of 16.38 meters (53-9) in the triple jump to finish in first place at the Cardinal Twilight for his second win of the outdoor season. The Newcastle, United Kingdom, junior’s mark ranks fifth in the nation and best in the ACC.
Henderson had another impressive weekend, taking wins in both the shot put and the discus at the Cardinal Twilight. Henderson threw a personal best of 17.08 meters (56-0½) to win the shot put. In the discus, Henderson threw 56.44 meters 185-2 for the win. The Edwardsville, Illinois, sophomore’s throw in the shot put ranks ninth in the nation this season, and her discus throw ranks 10th.
The Wolfpack’s Perry excelled in both track and field events at the Duke Twilight on her way to three first-place finishes. She hit her second highest mark of the season in 100 hurdles at 13.23. Competing in her hometown, the Durham, North Carolina, junior dominated both the preliminary and the final heats of competition. She finished three-tenths of a second ahead of her closest competitor in the finals. Perry also had a strong showing in the long jump, finishing with a distance of 6.36 meters (20-10 ½). The jump is her highest mark of the season and ranks 10th in the NCAA and second in the ACC.
Conference teams and student-athletes will now turn their attention to 2015 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which are set Thursday through Saturday at Mike Long Track on the campus of Florida State University.
ESPN3 coverage will be streamed lived on theACC.com from 7-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15; and from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, with Tom Block handling play-by-play and former Olympic gold medalist and decathlon world record holder Dan O’Brien serving as analyst. Live results will be available at http://theacc.co/OTFLiveResults.