Clemson Sweeps ACC Indoor Track and Field Weekly Honors
Jan. 15, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson’s Brianna Rollins has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Women’s Performer of the Week after posting an NCAA record, and the Tigers’ Torian Ware claimed Men’s Performer of the Week honors.
Rollins, a senior from Miami, Fla., established an NCAA record with a time of 7.78 in the 60-meter hurdles final at Friday’s Tiger Challenge. Rollins’ time was just six one-hundreths of a second off the American record for the 60 hurdles, held by Lolo Jones, and was the world’s 13th-fastest time in the event all-time. With two previous marks of 7.93, Rollins now owns three of the top 10 performances in collegiate women’s 60 hurdles history. Rollins is also a recipient of this week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Athlete of the Week Award.
Ware, a sophomore from Crawford, Ga., was the top collegiate finisher in the high jump, clearing a school-record and personal best 7-5 (2.26 m). The clearance was a school record, breaking the previous Clemson mark of 7-3.75 that was first set by Victor Smalls in 1986 and matched by Adam Linkenauger in 2006. Ware’s effort also matched the Clemson Indoor Track facility record.