ACC Announces Indoor Track & Field Performers Of The Week

Jan. 29, 2013

ACC Players of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State’s Marvin Bracy and Virginia Tech’s Alexander Ziegler have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Indoor Track and Field Co-Performers of the Week, while FSU’s Amanda Winslow claimed ACC Women’s Performer of the Week honors.

Bracy matched the nation’s current No. 1 time in the 60-meter dash, while Ziegler delivered a nation-leading weight throw. Winslow set a Florida State school record in the mile run while posting the second-best collegiate time in the nation this season and the third-best time by an American runner in 2013.

FSU’s Bracy made his long-awaited season debut at the Razorback Invitational a memorable one, winning the 60-meter dash in 6.61 at the Randal Tyson Track Complex. Bracy, of Orlando, Fla., shares the nation's current No. 1 ranking at 60 meters with Colorado senior Joe Morris, who posted a 6.61 - at altitude - on Jan. 12 at the Air Force All-Comers Meet. It was Bracy's first track & field performance since May of 2012, when one of the most celebrated high school sprinters in history suffered a hamstring injury at the Florida High School State Championship meet in the 100-meter dash. The injury prevented him from competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Based on TFRRS research, Bracy's time is the fastest by a Division I freshman since Texas A&M's Prezel Hardy, Jr. ran 6.61 at the 2011 Texas A&M Challenge.

Virginia Tech’s Ziegler, a 2012 Bowerman Award semifinalist and one of 10 named to the award’s 2013 preseason watch list, opened up the final season of his collegiate career with a mark of 70-9.25 (21.57m) to lead a strong overall showing by the host team in the Hokie Invitational at Blacksburg, Va. The throw Dischingen, Germany, bettered the current second-best throw in an NCAA indoor meet this season by more than a foot.

FSU’s Winslow established the school record in the mile run on her way to victory at the Razorback Invitational. Winslow led a strong Seminole showing in the distance events with a winning time of 4:33.22, which is the second-fastest time among NCAA Division I runners this season and the fastest non-converted time. Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino is credited with a converted time of 4:31.47. Winslow, of Lawrenceville, Ga., broke the previous FSU mark held by Susan Kuijken (4:34.11), which was set at the 2009 ACC Indoor Championships  and still stands as the meet record for that event.