Wake Forest's LaRue and Virginia Tech's Harrison Garner ACC Track & Field Weekly Accolades

April 6, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Seniors Brent LaRue of Wake Forest and Queen Harrison of Virginia Tech were selected Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week, respectively, for the period ending April 4, announced today. Each student-athlete broke school records at meets over the weekend, while Harrison’s mark in the 100-meter hurdles eclipsed meet and facility records at the Florida Relays (Apr. 2-3).

Wake Forest's Brent LaRueLaRue posted a pair of top-three finishes in individual events and guided the 4x400-meter relay team to a second place showing at the Auburn Tiger Classic (Apr. 2-3). LaRue’s first-place time of 50.60 in the 400-meter hurdles broke a school record and leads the ACC this season. The Kernersville, N.C. native, also finished third in the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 5.25 inches, a mark which stands seventh among league competitors. LaRue, along with the 4x400-meter relay squad, clocked in at 3:08.48 to place second at the meet rank third in the ACC.

Harrison’s 12.65 time in the 100-meter hurdles beat a field of 52 in Gainesville and broke her own school record in the event, as well as set Florida Relays and Percy Beard Track records. The ACC Female Track Performer of the Year during the indoor season, Harrison also topped a field of 45 in the 400-meter hurdles, timing in at 56.06. Both marks lead the ACC this season. Additionally, the Richmond, Va., native, ran the lead leg of the 4x400-meter relay and helped the foursome place third in 3:33.15, the top time among college teams at the meet.

ACC outdoor track & field action continues this weekend with 11 of 12 teams in their final action before the ACC championship. Among those in action will be Clemson, NC State, and Virginia Tech competing at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., and Florida State and Virginia hosting the Seminole and Lou Onesty Invitationals, respectively, on Friday-Saturday, April 9-10. On Saturday, Miami will host the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, while North Carolina will host Duke and NC State for the Carolina Classic.

The 2010 ACC Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship, hosted at the Rock Norman Track & Field Complex by Clemson University, will be held from Thursday-Saturday, April 15-17.

The ACC will announce the Outdoor Track & Field Performers of the Week by 5 p.m. each Tuesday during the regular season. All ACC outdoor track & field information can be found at theACC.com.