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Feb. 14, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia senior Marcus Robinson and NC State junior Ryan Hill have been named the ACC Indoor Track & Field Men's Co-Performers of the Week, announced by the conference on Tuesday. Virginia junior Morgane Gay was named the ACC Women's Performer of the Week for her performance at the Flotrack Husky Classic.
A week after becoming the first NC State runner to break the four-minute mile, Hill turned in an even more impressive performance at the Flotrack Husky Classic in Seattle. The Hickory, N.C., native's time of 7:43.08 in the indoor 3,000 meters is the fastest run in the world this year, the fastest ever run by an American-born collegian and a Dempsey Indoor Track, ACC, and NC State record. He beat the ACC record he set last year at this same meet by more than seven seconds and earned an automatic trip to the NCAA Indoor Championships, in Nampa, Idaho.
Robinson set the best NCAA mark of the season and broke the ACC indoor and school record in the triple jump at the Tyson Invitational. His mark of 16.63m surpassed his previous school record mark by .33m. The native of Richmond, Va., is currently ranked ninth on the IAAF World Rankings. This is his second ACC Performer of the Week honor this year.
Gay, a Bethesda, Md., native, placed seventh in the mile at the Flotrack Husky Classic in an NCAA automatic-qualifying time of 4:34.38. Her time ranks first in the ACC and fifth in the NCAA this season and was sixth one-hundredths of a second off the Virginia school record.