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April 27, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Virginia freshman Robby Andrews and Virginia Tech senior Queen Harrison were named Atlantic Coast Conference Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Performers of the Week, respectively, following last weekend's prestigious Penn Relays, announced today. Andrews helped the Cavalier 4x800-meter relay team accomplish something no Virginia relay team has since World War II, while Harrison, who set school and Penn Relays records, was named Individual Athlete of the Meet.
Andrews, who was named the ACC Men's Indoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year in March, ran the anchor leg of the men's 4x800-meter relay team that bested a field of 13 squads in 7:15.38 to become the first Virginia relay team to win Championship of America titles at the Penn Relays since 1943. Additionally, the squad, which was composed of senior Alex Bowman, sophomore Lance Roller, and junior Steve Finley, in addition to Andrews, clocked the fastest time in the event since 2004.
Harrison, who earned Women's Track Performer of the Meet honors at the ACC Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Clemson, S.C. two weekends ago, won the 100-meter hurdles in a school and Penn Relays record time of 12.61. The mark broke her own school record of 12.65, which formerly stood as this season's top time in NCAA Division I. Harrison, along with seniors Kristi Castlin and Asia Washington, and sophomore Taylore Williams, set a school record in the shuttle hurdle relay with a 54.27, good for third place.
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.
All ACC men's and women's outdoor track & field information can be accessed at theACC.com.