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Feb. 1, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Clemson graduate student Miller Moss registered a nation-leading mark in the heptathlon and has been honored as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field Performer of the Week presented by Chevrolet. Maryland senior Kiani Profit posted an NCAA automatic-qualifying mark in the pentathlon en route to being recognized as the league's Women's Performer of the Week presented by Chevrolet.
Moss won the heptathlon at the JRF Combined Events Invitational with 5,903 points. The mark automatically qualifies him for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the heptathlon, where he will be making his second consecutive appearance. His point total bettered his own school record by more than 200 points. The Sumter, S.C., native currently leads the nation in the event and also set a Clemson Indoor Facility record. Moss established personal bests in four of the seven heptathlon events, including the 60 meters (6.93), long jump (23-11.75), high jump (6-7.0) and 60-meter hurdles (7.99).
Profit took top honors in the women's pentathlon at the Penn State National Invitational, scoring 4,109 points. The Pasadena, Calif., native won the competition by more than 100 points, collecting three first place and two second-place finishes in the heptathlon events Saturday. Her score of 4,109 currently ranks third in the country. Profit automatically qualified for the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships and will compete in the heptathlon for the second-straight year after finishing second in the competition in 2010.
All 12 conference teams are in action this weekend. The Tigers and Terrapins will both travel to Blacksburg, Va., for the Virginia Tech Elite Meet February 4-5.