Clemson's Spiller and Boston College's King Earn ACC Indoor Track & Field Honors
Feb. 5, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Clemson's C.J. Spiller and Boston College's Caroline King have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Performers of the Week. Spiller, a sophomore, and King, a freshman, took first-place in their respective events over the weekend with some of the league's, and nation's, top performances of the 2007-08 season.
Spiller, a native of Lake Butler, Fla., clocked a 6.58 second 60-meter dash at the Carolina Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C., this weekend. With the performance, he bested his previous top time of 6.71 seconds, set a facility record for the event, and took first-place at the meet. Spiller's time, which surpassed the NCAA automatic qualifying mark, is currently the fastest in both the league and the nation in 2007-08, and ranks fifth in school history.
BC's King took first-place at the Beanpot meet in Boston, Mass., over the weekend with a time of 4:45.30. With her time, the Scotia, N.Y., native became the first BC athlete to achieve an NCAA provisional qualifying mark this season. She currently has the fastest one-mile time in the ACC this year, and ranks fourth all-time on the BC top performance list.
King and the rest of Eagles' women's team will next be in action at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York, N.Y., this weekend. Spiller and the Tigers will travel to Blacksburg, Va., to compete at the Virginia Tech Elite meet this Friday and Saturday.