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April 2, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Duke redshirt junior Curtis Beach has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Track and Field Performer of the Week, while Clemson junior Brianna Rollins earned Women’s Performer of the Week honors.
Beach eclipsed the 8,000-point mark for the second time in his career as he finished first in the men’s decathlon at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with a nation-leading point total of 8,011. The Albuquerque, N.M., native turned in personal bests in the 100m (10.68), shot put (41-3, 12.57) and the pole vault (16-8.75, 5.10). Beach previously surpassed the 8,000-point mark at the 2011 NCAA Championships, where he accumulated an ACC-record 8,084.
Rollins established a Clemson record, a Texas Relays record and Mike A. Myers Stadium record with a time of 12.54 in a gold medal performance of the 100 hurdles on Saturday. Rollins’ time is No. 2 among wind-assisted marks (+2.1) in NCAA history. The Miami, Fla., native is the first Clemson athlete – male or female – to win an event at the prestigious Texas Relays. Rollins also helped the 4x400 relay team to a season-best time of 3:33.10 by running the team’s fastest split at 52.20.