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Feb. 2, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Georgia Tech junior Antonio McKay and Florida State senior Pilar McShine were picked as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Week, respectively, for the period ending January 31. Both McKay and McShine each posted victories and clocked a pair of top-five ACC times, as each competed at the unscored Rod McCravy Invitational in Lexington, Ky. (Jan. 29-30).
McKay paced the field of 36 in winning the 400-meter dash in a personal-best time of 46.63, automatically qualifying him for the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by the University of Arkansas, upcoming March 12-13. His time in the 400-meter dash leads the ACC this season. Additionally, the Roswell, Ga., native placed eighth in the 200-meter dash in a provisional qualifying time of 21.62—a time which ranks fourth in the league—in a meet featuring top-ranked Florida State and No. 14 Louisville (US Track and Field and Cross County Coaches Association).
McShine, undaunted by competing against five ranked teams, beat a field of 21 in the 3,000-meter run. The Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, native, also finished third among 45 participants in the one-mile run in 4:45.67, a provisional qualifying mark. Her performances over the weekend rank fifth and first, respectively, in the ACC this season in each event.
ACC indoor track and field action continues this weekend with 10 teams in action over the Friday-Saturday, February 5-6 stretch.
The ACC Indoor Track and Field Performers of the Week will be announced by 5 p.m. each Tuesday during the week. More ACC Indoor Track and Field information can be found by visiting theACC.com.