ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships - Feb. 23

Full Day Ahead on Friday
The running of the DMR races concluded Thursday’s opening session. Action resumes on Friday and will feature finals in both the men’s and women’s long jump and high jump, the women’s pole vault and the 5,000 meters. The day will also be highlighted by the conclusion of the men’s heptathlon and qualifying in six running events. Competition begins at 11 a.m. at the Loftus Center, and there is no charge for admission.

ACC Network Extra will live stream action the final two days, with former Olympic decathlon gold medalist Dan O’Brien serving as color analyst, reprising the role he first filled at the 2015 ACC Outdoor Championships. He will be joined by veteran ESPN play-by-play announcer Shawn Kenney. Coverage will air from 3:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and from noon until the meet’s conclusion (approximately 4 p.m.) on Saturday.

Virginia Tech Men Close Strong in DMR
The Virginia Tech men closed out day one of the 2017 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships with a gold medal time of 9:31.05. The foursome of Daniel Jaskowak, Brandon Thomas, Kevin Cianfarini and Neil Gourley combined Hokies’ first victory in the event since 2013.

Florida State took second with a time of 9:33.39, and Notre Dame took the silver at 9:36.15.

Notre Dame Takes Women's DMR
Host Notre Dame captured its first goal medal of the 2017 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships as Thursday opening session neared its close, posting a winning time of 11:02.32 in the women’s distance medley relay.

Fighting Irish mile anchor Jessica Harris outsprinted Clemson counterpart Grace Barnett on the final half-lap to deliver the victory. Clemson placed second with a time of 11:02.68, and Boston College claimed the bronze medal at 11:16.53.

Kelly Hart, Jordan Shead and Jamie Marvil joined Harris on the Notre Dame DMR foursome, which easily bettered the Irish’s seed time of 11:33.33.

Louisville will enter Friday’s session holding the lead in the women’s teams scoring with 26 points, while defending champion Miami holds second with 22. Florida State is next with 11 points, with Notre Dame in fourth with 10.

Pitt and Wake Forest share fifth place with nine points, followed by Clemson with eight. North Carolina (6) and Boston College share eighth place, followed by NC State (5), Duke (2), Virginia (2) and Virginia Tech (1).

Nyemah Breaks Own Weight Throw Mark
One year after setting a new ACC Championship mark in the women’s weight throw, Louisville senior Dolly Nyemah struck gold again and broke her own record. Nyemah delivered a winning throw of 22.01 meters (72-2.5) that topped the mark she set in 2016 by more than a foot and ranks third in the NCAA this season.

Nyemah’s Cardinal teammate – junior Emmonnie Henderson – took the silver medal with a throw of 19.59m (64-3.25), while Wake Forest sophomore Alva Hicks took the bronze at 19.43m (63-9).

Men's Heptathlon High Jump
Eric Fox of Louisville placed first in the spirit high jump competition to close out the first day of heptathlon competition.

Fox led with a leap of 1.99 meters (6-6.25). NC State’s Grant Rivers, Duke’s Daniel Golubovic and Virginia’s Cameron Collins tied for second at 1.96m (6-5).

With four events completed, Virginia sophomore Jack Lint leads the overall scoring with 3,081 points. North Carolina’s Paul Haley followed at 3,017 and Florida State’s Dante Newberg is in third place with 2,987 points.

The heptathlon concludes on Friday with the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000 meters).

Miami's Atherley Sets Pentathlon Mark
The defending champion Miami women began their title defense in impressive fashion as Hurricane sophomore Michelle Atherley claimed the pentathlon with an ACC Championship-record 4,281 points. Atherley, who wrapped up her impressive day with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 800 meters topped the previous event record of 4,273 points set by North Carolina’s Xenia Rahn in 2015.

Atherley won the 60-meter hurdles and the high jump, and also had a second-place finish in the shot put competition.

Louisville’s Holly Hankenson, who placed first in the 800 with a time of 2:13.56, took the silver medal with 4,151 points. Florida State’s Marissa-Maree Farrington took the bronze with 4,086. Farrington placed for the second consecutive year after claiming the silver medal in 2016.

Men's Heptathlon Shot Put
Virginia place 1-2 in the men’s heptathlon shot as Cameron Collins delivered a leading throw of 13.52 meters (44-4.25) and Jack Lint followed at 13.23 meters (43-5). Duke’s Daniel Golubovic took the third spot at 12.72m (41-8.75).

With three events completed, Lint moved into first place in the overall standings with 2,431 points. Duke’s Chaz Hawkins followed at 2,439, and Florida State sophomore Dante Newberg is third at 2,300. The high jump remains on today’s docket, with the final events slated Friday.

Women's Pentathlon High Jump
Florida State senior Melissa-Maree Farrington continued her solid performance with a leading mark of 5.88 meters (19-3.5). Louisville sophomore Holly Hankenson was close behind at 5.86m (19-2.75), and Miami junior Amy Taintor held third place at 5.84m (19-2).

Heading into the final event – the 800-meter run – Miami’s Michelle Atherley continues to lead the overall scoring with an even 3,400 points. Farrington is next at 3,304, while Hankenson hold third place at 3,238.

Men's Weight Throw
Nationally 15th-ranked Virginia claimed the first completed event on the men’s side as senior Jordan Young took the gold medal with a weight throw of 22.42 meters (73-6.75). 

Miami’s Carlos Mangum took the silver medal with a mark of 21.42m (70-3.5), and NC State’s Josh Davis the bronze at 21.04 (69-0.5). It marked the second consecutive year that Mangum and Davis have finished a respective second and third in the event.

Women's Pentathlon Shot Put
North Carolina senior Emily Godwin’s throw of 11.94 meters (39-2.25) held up as the top mark. Miami’s Michelle Atherley followed with a throw of 11.76 (38.7), while Louisville’s Holly Hankenson checked in at 11.54 (37-10.5).

Atherley, who earned 645 points with her second-place shot put effort, continues to sit atop the pentathlon leaderboard at 2,623. Florida State junior Melissa-Maree Farrington is next with 2,491 points, while Hankenson has 2,431 and Godwin 2,427. The long jump and 800-meter run still remain on the pentathlon slate.

Men's Heptathlon Long Jump
North Carolina veteran heptathlon competitor Paul Haley made his mark in the long jump competition, placing atop the field with a mark of 7.10 meters (23-3.5). Virginia sophomore Jack Lint followed at 7.04m (23-1.25), and Duke junior Chaz Hawkins was next at 6.96m (22-10).

Hawkins continues to lead the overall scoring with 1,708 points. Lint follows with 1,660, just ahead of Florida State’s Dante Newberg at 1,653. Haley, who earned 838 points with his long jump performance, now holds fourth place at 1,639. The heptathlon continues later this afternoon with the shot put.

Women's Pentathlon High Jump
Miami’s Michelle Atherley continued her strong start in the pentathlon by leading all competitors in the high jump event. Atherley pushed her field-leading points total to 1,978 with a winning leap of 1.76 meters (5-9.25). 

North Carolina’s Emily Godwin followed with a mark of 1.73m (5-8), while Florida State’s Melissa-Maree Farrington checked in at 1.70m (5-7). Farrington holds second place in the overall scoring with 1, 876 points through two events, while Louisville’s Holly Hankerson is third with an even 1,800. Godwin is in fourth place with 1,770. The shot put is the next scheduled heptathlon event. 

Men's Heptathlon 60 Meters

Duke junior Chaz Hawkins led the opening event of the men’s heptathlon for the second consecutive year. Hawkins’ 60-meter time of 6.94 was a shade faster than the 6.96 he posted a year ago in Boston and earned 904 points. Florida State sophomore Dante Newberg (879 points) took second place at 7.01, and Virginia sophomore Jack Lint (837) was third-fastest at 7.13.

ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships Under Way at Notre Dame
The 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships opened Thursday morning at Notre Dame’s Loftus Sports Center with the running of the women’s pentathlon 60 meter hurdles.

Miami’s Michelle Atherley grabbed the early lead with a first-place time of 8.35. Florida State’s Melissa-Maree Farrington followed at 8.48, and Louisville’s Holly Hankenson placed third at 8.50.

In addition to the women’s pentathlon, today’s schedule will include the men’s and women’s weight throw finals, the men’s and women’s distance medley relays, and the first four events of the men’s heptathlon.