Day One of Competition Concludes at ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships
Feb. 22, 2007
Clemson, SC - The first day of competition at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships got underway at Clemson's indoor complex on Thursday. The Clemson women lead after one event has been completed. Liane Weber won the pentathlon title on Thursday with a Clemson indoor facility record and NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 4,089 points. She is Clemson's first women's ACC indoor champion since Gisele Oliveira won the triple jump in 2005.
Weber stood second behind Amy Seward of Miami heading into the final event, the 800m run. But Weber finished second in that event with a strong personal best time of 2:18.44. Weber was strong in the high jump (5'7.25") as well as long jump (19'4.75"). Gunild Kreb of Virginia Tech finished runner-up and earned All-ACC honors with a strong NCAA provisional showing of 3,996 points. She easily claimed the shot put (45'3.5") crown on Thursday. Amy Seward earned All-ACC honors after finishing third with 3,925 points.
Ryan Koontz of Clemson leads the heptathlon after four events were held Thursday. Koontz, the defending champion in this multi-event competition, recorded 3,051 points on the first day at the Tigers' indoor facility. He made up ground in the final event of the day, the high jump, after recording a personal best clearance of 6'9.75". He also had season-bests in the 60m (7.20) and long jump (21'6.75". Brent LaRue of Wake Forest is second with a total of 2,937 points. He was second in the 60m dash and long jump Thursday. Roland DaSilva of Miami ranks third after four events, as he totaled 2,878 points on Thursday.
The second day of competition will get started at 12:00 PM with the 60m hurdles portion of the heptathlon. The men's long jump will get underway at 1:00 PM.
Women's Standings (After 1 Event Complete)