Day One Complete at 2008 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships
Feb. 28, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - With day one of the 2008 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championship complete at the Eddie Smith Field House in Chapel Hill, N.C., and three events in the books, the Clemson men and Virginia Tech women hold an early lead over the rest of the field. The Hokies, paced by two top three finishers in the women's weight throw, hold a two-point edge over Boston College, while Clemson currently leads North Carolina by a single point.
In the day's opening event, Virginia Tech's women dominated the field, landing three of the top five positions in the women's weight throw. Junior Brittany Pryor set a season-best mark with her second throw, outdistancing the competition with a mark of 65'11.50." Teammates Kristen Callan and Dorotea Habazin also finished well, taking third- and fifth-place, respectively. Pryor, Miami's Khadijah Talley and Callan each recorded NCAA provisional marks.
In the men's weight throw, North Carolina freshman Walter Henning continued his stellar rookie season, earning the ACC individual title with a personal-best throw of 71'00.75." Henning's mark betters his previous best by more than six inches and currently ranks as the fifth-best throw in the nation in 2008.
Boston College's Kasey Hill took first-place in the women's pentathlon, compiling an ACC season-best 3,895 points. Hill, a senior for the Eagles, took the top spot in the 55-meter hurdles and the shot put, and finished second in the 800-meter run. Teammate Tiana Riel took second-place, while North Carolina's Alex Coppadge rounded out the top three. In all, each of the event's top five finishers recorded NCAA provisional qualifying scores with their performances.
Through four events in the men's heptathlon, Florida State freshman Gonzalo Barriolhet holds the early lead, thanks to top four finishes in each of the day's events. North Carolina's Mateo Sossah currently is in second-place, while Clemson's Miller Moss is third.
The 2008 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships will resume tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 29, at noon with the men's and women's long jump, and continued competition in the men's heptathlon. Friday's events will be available for viewing at www.ACCSelect.com.
Men's Standings Points
Women's Standings Points
Women's Weight Throw
Men's Weight Throw
Men's Heptathlon (through four events)
!NCAA Automatic Mark