FSU's Bracy, Clemson's Waller Earn ACC IT&F Weekly Honors
Feb. 12, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State freshman sprinter Marvin Bracy has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Week for the second time this season, while Clemson weight-thrower Brittney Waller earned Women’s Performer of the Week honors.
In just his second meet of the season, Bracy captured the 60-meter title, winning in an NCAA-leading and FSU school record time of 6.54 seconds in the Tyson Invitational at Fayetteville, Ark. The two-sport athlete from Orlando, Fla., is undefeated through six rounds of 60-meter competition this season and has run the fastest time among NCAA athletes in three of six races this year. Not only is his the fastest NCAA time in 2013, it ranks tied for the United State lead (with 2012 Olympian Mike Rogers) and ranks fourth in the world this year. Bracy edged FSU junior teammate Dentarius Locke, who ran a time of 6.56 in the final. Locke’s time was the NCAA’s second-fastest this season.
Clemson’s Waller broke her own school record in the weight throw by hitting a monumental mark of 73-2 (22.30 meters) to win the event at Virginia Tech Elite over the weekend. Waller’s mark is second-best in the nation this season and ranks among the best women’s weight throws in ACC history. The Greenville, S.C. native fouled on four of her six throws, but of her two legal attempts, one exploded for a mark of 73-2. Her previous best of 69-9 was set last week at the Armory Collegiate Invitational.