Day Two of Competition Concludes at ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships
Feb. 23, 2007
Clemson, SC - The second day of competition at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships was held at Clemson's indoor complex on Friday. Clemson leads the men's team standings after six events have been completed. The Tigers have a total of 39 points thus far, while N.C. State has 35 and North Carolina posted 30. Virginia Tech leads the women's standings after six events with 54 points. Miami is second at 36, while Clemson's women are third with 33 total points.
Brent LaRue of Wake Forest won the heptathlon crown, winning over 2006 champion Ryan Koontz of Clemson. LaRue used a strong 1000m run (2:36.67) to claim the victory. He totaled an ACC meet record 5,617 points. Koontz was second with 5,531 points, while Roland DaSilva (Miami) finished third with 5,466 points.
Andrew Lemoncello (Florida State) successfully defended his title in the 5000m run with an ACC record time of 14:00.96, finishing ahead of Wesley Smith (N.C. State) and Matt Clark (Clemson) in that event.
In the women's 5000m run, Michelle Sikes (Wake Forest) posted an automatic qualifying mark for NCAAs with a time of 15:57.24. Julia Lucas of N.C. State was runner-up, while Madline McKeever of Duke also earned All-ACC honors in the 5000m event.
Florida State won the men's distance medley relay with a meet record time of 9:50.41, finishing ahead of Virginia (9:52.74) and Boston College (9:52.79). In the women's distance medley, Duke claimed the title with an NCAA provisional time of 11:24.72. Virginia Tech (11:26.25) was second, while North Carolina (11:28.03) finished third.
In the men's high jump, Jerome Miller of Georgia Tech ended Adam Linkenauger's three-year reign in that event. Miller cleared 7'1" on his second attempt, while Clemson's Linkenauger was relegated to a third-place spot at 6'11.5". Juan Cave of Georgia Tech was runner-up at 6'11.5".
In the men's long jump, George Fields won the event with a mark of 24'5.5". Last year's champion, Dexter Adams of N.C. State, was second with a leap of 24'3.75", while James Lemons (Georgia Tech) also earned All-ACC honors after a mark of 23'10.25".
Erin Mahony of Virginia Tech won the women's pole vault after clearing 13'1.5". She finished ahead of teammate Ashley Early, who cleared 12'11.5". Clemson's Caroline Kennedy was third with a clearance of 12'5.5".
Amy Seward of Miami claimed the long jump crown after posting an NCAA provisional mark of 20'7" in the event. Her teammate, Brenda Faluade, finished runner-up with a leap of 20'3.5". Alyce Williams of Florida State also earned All-ACC honors in that event.
In the men's weight throw, Nick Owens of North Carolina claimed the title after a mark of 67'7". Justin Clickett (Virginia Tech) and Matej Muza (Virginia Tech) earned All-ACC honors with throws of 64'2.5" and 63'0.25", respectively.
In the women's weight throw, Khadija Talley of Miami claimed first-place honors after an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 65'1.5". Kristen Callan of Virginia Tech (65'0") and Della Clark of Clemson (64'8") earned All-ACC honors in that event as well.
In preliminary highlights, Clemson freshman Jacoby Ford set an ACC record in the 60m dash with a time of 6.53 seconds in the first heat, breaking the previous record of 6.56 held by Shawn Crawford (Clemson). The 60m finals are set for 1:20 PM on Saturday.
The final day of competition will get started at 10:30 AM with the women's high jump.
Men's Standings (After 6 Event Complete)
Women's Standings (After 6 Event Complete)