Virginia Tech's Keith Ricks and Queen Harrison Earn ACC Indoor Track and Field Weekly Award.
Jan. 26, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia Tech sophomore Keith Ricks and senior were selected as this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Men’s and Women’s Performer of the Week, announced today, for the period ending January 24. Ricks and Harrison each set school records at the two-day Hokie Invitational (Jan. 22-23), an unscored meet.
Ricks claimed a victory and broke a school record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.65, provisionally qualifying him for the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship. His time was .13 seconds better than the previous mark, formerly held by Andre Davis (2000). Additionally, the Suffolk, Va., native raced to a third-place finish in the 20-meter dash in 21.49. Ricks’ times rank first and second, respectively, among the ACC performance lists this season.
Harrison broke the school record in the 400-meter dash with a provisional time of 53.64, as she finished in second place with the top collegiate performance. The Blacksburg, Va., native also posted an automatic qualifying time in the 60-meter hurdles with a first-place finish in 8.04. Both of Harrison’s times lead all league individuals in the 2010 performance lists.
ACC Indoor Track and Field action continues this weekend as all 12 schools will be in action.
The ACC Indoor Track and Field Performers of the Week will be announced by 5 p.m. each Tuesday during the week. More ACC Indoor Track and Field information can be found by visiting theACC.com.