ACC to be Represented by 101 Student-Athletes at 2011 #NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

June 7, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Atlantic Coast Conference schools combined to send 101 student-athletes - 48 men and 53 women - to the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The four-day event kicks off Wednesday at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

The conference will be represented in 39 of the 42 total events. With 104 combined entries, the ACC ranks fourth highest amongst the nation's conferences.

Television coverage will be provided by CBS Sports Network on Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET, while CBS will broadcast Saturday's action from 1 to 3 p.m. ET. Portions of the meet not televised will be available via webcast at and Live results will be provided at

Participants in each event qualified for the field of 24 by placing in the top 12 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, which was held May 26-28 at Indiana University. The NCAA West Preliminary Round was hosted by the University of Oregon.

A total of 48 men, representing 10 league schools, will participate in the men's championship. Eight student-athletes will be competing in multiple events including four from Clemson and four from Florida State. The Tiger men will run in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, while the Seminoles will race in the 4x100. Florida State enters the 4x100 with the fastest seed time, having posted a 39.17 in the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Two student-athletes - Florida State's Ngoni Makusha and Virginia Tech's Marcel Lomnicky - look to successfully defend their national titles. Makusha is seeking his third consecutive outdoor long jump title and fourth overall after also taking top honors at the 2011 indoor meet. Lomnicky is aiming for his second straight outdoor hammer throw championship.

In addition, a total of 53 women, representing 10 league schools, will compete in the women's championship. Ten student-athletes will participate in multiple events, including four from North Carolina, and two each from Clemson, Florida State and Miami. Clemson's April Sinkler is the only student-athlete, male or female, to qualify for the NCAA Championship in three events, as she will compete in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Three ACC squads will run in the 4x100, including Clemson, Florida State and Virginia Tech, while North Carolina will race in the 4x400. Clemson's Patricia Mamona will seek to successfully defend her triple jump title from the 2011 outdoor meet, while Florida State's Kim Williams is coming off her third consecutive indoor championship in the event. Williams also took top honors in the triple jump at the 2009 outdoor championship and is looking for her fifth overall title in the event. Additionally, she claimed top honors in the long jump in 2009.

Florida State, the 2011 ACC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Champion, finished highest among conference teams at the 2010 national outdoor meet, tallying 22 points and tying for eighth place. Virginia Tech placed highest among the league's women's squads, collecting 33 points to finish fifth.

ACC Student-Athletes Competing at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Spencer AdamsClemson110mH
Warren FraserClemson100m
  4x100 (1)
La'Mont JacksonClemson4x100 (3)
  4x400 (2)
Miller MossClemson4x100 (4)
  4x400 (4)
Justin MurdockClemson100m
  4x100 (2)
  4x400 (1)
Jordan RispressClemson4x400 (3)
John AustinDukeJavelin
Curtis BeachDukeDecathlon
Ryan McDermottDuke3000mS
Bo WaggonerDuke10000m
Brandon ByramFlorida State200m
Michael FoutFlorida State10000m
Kemar HymanFlorida State4x100 (1)
Andrew LaHayeFlorida StatePole Vault
Paul MadzivireFlorida State4x100 (4)
Ngoni MakushaFlorida State100m
  4x100 (2)
  Long Jump
Maurice MitchellFlorida State100m
  4x100 (3)
Brandon O'ConnorFlorida State400m
Ciaran O'LionairdFlorida State5000m
Michael PutmanFlorida StateShot Put
Dwight BarbiaszMarylandHigh Jump
Devon HillMiami110mH
Donte NallNorth CarolinaHigh Jump
Clayton ParrosNorth Carolina400m
Parker SmithNorth CarolinaPole Vault
Mateo SossahNorth CarolinaDecathlon
Andrew ColleyNC State5000m
TJ GrahamNC State100m
Ryan HillNC State5000m
Adams AbdulrazaaqVirginia110mH
Robby AndrewsVirginia800m
Andy FahringerVirginiaJavelin
Brett JohnsonVirginia1500m
Jeff Artis-GrayVirginia TechLong Jump
Ronnie BlackVirginia TechHigh Jump
Joe DavisVirginia TechPole Vault
Hasheem HalimVirginia TechTriple Jump
Hunter HallVirginia TechPole Vault
Michael HammondVirginia Tech1500m
Jared JodonVirginia TechPole Vault
Marcel LomnickyVirginia TechHammer
Denis MahmicVirginia TechHammer
William MulherinVirginia Tech5000m
Keith RicksVirginia Tech100m
Matthias TreffVirginia TechJavelin
David WilsonVirginia TechTriple Jump
Alex ZieglerVirginia TechHammer
Ben LincolnWake ForestJavelin
Caroline KingBoston College800m
Sonni AustinClemson400mH
Jasmine BrunsonClemsonLong Jump
Jasmine EdgersonClemson4x100 (4)
Monique GraciaClemson4x100 (2)
Michaylin GolladayClemson100mH
  4x100 (1)
Alyssa KulikClemson3000mS
Patricia MamonaClemsonTriple Jump
Misha MorrisClemson4x100 (3)
Bridgette OwensClemson100mH
April SinklerClemsonHigh Jump
  Long Jump
  Triple Jump
Lauren TerstappenClemsonPole Vault
Liane WeberClemsonHeptathlon
Juliet BottorffDuke10000m
Andrea HopkinsDukeJavelin
Cydney RossDuke800m
Carly SeymourDuke10000m
Shannon SullivanDukeJavelin
Kate Van BuskirkDuke1500m
Hannah BrooksFlorida State1500m
Amy HarrisFlorida State4x100 (1)
  Long Jump
Michelle JenijeFlorida StateTriple Jump
Marecia PembertonFlorida State 4x100 (2)
Stephanie SimpsonFlorida State4x100 (3)
Britany St. LouisFlorida State 4x100 (4)
Kimberly WilliamsFlorida StateLong Jump
  Triple Jump
Julienne McKeeGeorgia TechTriple Jump
Leslie NjokuGeorgia Tech400mH
Joanna WrightGeorgia TechPole Vault
Ti'erra BrownMiami100mH
Takecia JamesonMiami100mH
Dominique JacksonNorth Carolina800m
LaToya JamesNorth Carolina400mH
  4x400 (2)
Tristine JohnsonNorth CarolinaTriple Jump
Elizabeth MottNorth Carolina400m
  4x400 (1)
Ariel RobertsNorth CarolinaHigh Jump
Zoey RussellNorth Carolina400m
  4x400 (4)
Kendra SchaafNorth Carolina5000m
Tasha StanleyNorth Carolina800m
  4x400 (3)
Andie CozzarelliNC State10000m
Kenyetta IyevbeleNC State800m
Stephanie GarciaVirginia3000mS
Morgane GayVirginia1500m
Lyndsay HarperVirginia800m
Ayla SmithVirginia400mH
Erin WykoffVirginiaDiscus
Funmi AlabiVirginia Tech4x100 (2)
Samira BurkhardtVirginia TechShot Put
Samantha DowVirginia Tech3000mS
Dorotea HabazinVirginia TechHammer
Ogechi NwaneriVirginia Tech 4x100 (4)
Ebony ScottVirginia Tech4x100 (1)
Zakiya TysonVirginia Tech4x100 (3)