ACC Indoor Track & Field Performers Of The Week Named for February 17

FSU’s Quigley, Virginia Tech’s Curtin, Virginia’s Young, Clemson’s Terrell recognized

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State’s Colleen Quigley, who became the fourth Atlantic Coast Conference student-athlete this season to set a league record, has been named the ACC Women’s Indoor Track Performer of the Week.

Quigley is joined on this week’s list of honorees by ACC Men’s Track Performer of the Week Thomas Curtin of Virginia Tech, Men’s Field Performer of the Week Jordan Young of Virginia and Women’s Field Performer of the Week Anasterasia Terrell of Clemson.

Quigley raced her way into the ACC and Florida State record books Friday at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University, winning the mile in 4:29.67. The St. Louis senior ran a 67-second final 400 and shook former Georgetown star Rachel Schneider over the final 100 meters to post the fifth-fastest time in collegiate history. Only four other collegiate women – Jenny Barringer, Sally Kipyego, Abby D’Agostino and Vickie Huber – have run faster. Quigley's time broke the ACC and FSU records set by Amanda Winslow (4:31.08) at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Just 17 hours later, Quigley anchored Florida State's DMR to the nation's fourth-fastest time (11:04.53) with a 4:32.3 1600-meter leg, capped by a 66-second final 400. Perhaps more impressively, the Quigley-anchored team of freshmen Chelsea Jarvis, Helene Swanepoel and sophomore Sydnee Over, posted the mark – fourth-fastest in FSU history – without assistance from the field. Quigley joins Boston College’s Liv Westphal (5,000 meters), Miami’s Shakima Wimbley (400 meters) and Clemson’s Natoyah Goule (800 meters) among women who have set new ACC marks during the 2014-15 Indoor season.

Virginia Tech’s Curtin set a new school record and continued his dominance in distance events by finishing in first place in the men's 5000-meter race at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 13:38.56. Against some of the nation's elite distance runners, Curtin powered his way past his previous school record set in 2013 by 20 seconds. Curtin currently ranks second nationally in the 5000 and ninth nationally in the 3000. He also ranks first in the ACC in both events. The Leesburg, Virginia, native was named ACC Men’s Indoor Track Performer of the Week earlier this season after posting a time of 7:50.63 in the 3000 meters.

Virginia’s Young delivered a strong performance in the throws at the Iowa State Classic. The Windsor, Ontario, sophomore broke his own school record in the weight throw with a mark of 22.61m, the best throw in the ACC this season and placing him fifth nationally. He won the shot put competition with a mark of 19.15m, the second-best mark in school history (trailing only teammate Filip Mihaljevic’s school record from earlier this season) and ranks 20th nationally. He is the only ACC athlete to rank in the top 20 nationally in both the shot put and weight throw this year.

Clemson’s Terrell ranks 23rd nationally in the triple jump after posting a distance of 12.85 meters (42-2) at the Tyson Invitational. The Macon, Georgia, sophomore had three jumps of 12.75 or better, all of which bettered her previous personal best. Terrell’s effort ranks among the top 10 in Clemson school history and ranks second in the ACC this season.