Florida State Men, Virginia Tech Women Claim Titles at ACC Indoor Championships
Feb. 24, 2007
Clemson, SC - The Florida State men earned their fifth straight ACC Championship in indoor track & field. The Seminoles totaled 128 points, while Clemson finished runner-up for the fifth straight time after posting 106.5 points. In the women's competition, the Virginia Tech Hokies claimed their first ACC title with 136 points. Miami was second among the women's teams with 99 points.
Clemson standout Jacoby Ford was impressive again in the finals of the 60m dash. He topped his time in the prelims after clocking a 6.52, which is best in the NCAA this season. He was followed by Michael Ray Garvin and Greg Bolden of Florida State, both at 6.68 seconds.
In the women's 60m, Patrice Potts posted an NCAA provisional mark of 7.40. Finishing runner-up was Ashley Dukes of Miami (7.45) and Tyra Johnson of North Carolina (7.47).
Walter Dix defended his title in the 200m dash after posting a time of 21.12 seconds. The Florida State standout is among the national leaders this season in that event. Garvin finished runner-up at 21.37 while Clemson's Ford finished third (21.43). In the women's 200m, Georgia Tech star Ashlee Kidd won easily with a time of 23.75. Patrice Potts (Virginia Tech) and Tyra Johnson (North Carolina) earned All-ACC honors in that event as well.
Florida State's Ricardo Chambers resumed his spot atop the 400m dash after posting a time of 47.15 seconds. He held off Michael Bingham from Wake Forest, who had a time of 47.50. Sean Lowe of Maryland also earned All-ACC honors in that event.
In the women's 400m dash, Kidd repeated as 400m dash champion. The Georgia Tech athlete had a time of 53.54, holding off Ginou Etienne (Miami) and Sherlenia Green (Virginia Tech).
In the men's 800m, Tim Harris of Miami claimed first-place honors with a time of 1:51.17. Alex Tatu and Jordan of Virginia finished second and third, respectively. In the women's 800m, Brianna Felnagle of North Carolina with a time of 2:06.27. Caitlin Bailey was second from Boston College, while Georgia Kloss (North Carolina) earned All-ACC honors with a third-place showing.
Tom Lancashire of Florida State defended his title in the mile run after breaking the Clemson indoor facility record with a time of 4:03.44. He passed Brad Wharton of Wake Forest in the final 100m to claim the crown. Mark Buckingham of Florida State finished third, giving the Seminoles two All-ACC athletes in that event.
In the women's mile, Shannon Rowbury of Duke won over defending champion Brianna Felnagle of North Carolina. Rowbury had a time of 5:01.92, while Felnagle came in second at 5:03.15. Jemissa Hess of N.C. State was third in that event.
In the 3000m, Andrew Lemoncello defended his crown. The Florida State distance runner posted a time of 8:16.89. Finishing second was Jan Foerster (Virginia), while Matt Clark of Clemson came across the finish line in third place.
Rowbury continued to impress after setting an ACC record in the 3000m run. She placed first with a time of 9:16.37. Michelle Sikes, who won the 5000m race Friday, was the runner-up at 9:24.46. Liz Wort of Duke came across the finish line in third place to earn All-ACC accolades.
Dominic Berger defended his title in the 60m hurdles on Saturday. The Maryland Terrapin posted a time of 7.75 seconds and held off Lance Leggett of Miami and Drew Brunson of Florida State.
The men's 4x400m relay team from North Carolina posted the fastest time in the second of three heats. In the third heat, the Maryland team just held off a charge from Clemson to finish runner-up. In the women's 1600m relay, Florida State overcame Miami's sizeable lead in the final 400m. The Seminoles claimed the race in 3:41.55. Miami and Virginia Tech were second and third, respectively.
In the women's hurdles, Shantia Moss of Georgia Tech set an ACC and facility record with an NCAA automatic time of 8.03 seconds. Kristi Catlin of Virginia Tech was second, while Vanneisha Ivy of North Carolina placed third.
In the men's triple jump, James Lemons of Georgia Tech won the title with a jump of 51'3.75". Finishing in the runner-up spot was Jason Bell of Clemson at 50'11.5". Alphonso Jordan of Georgia Tech was third.
Brenda Faluade of Miami claimed the women's triple jump crown. She posted an automatic NCAA qualifying mark of 43'11.25". Alyce Williams of Florida State was second, also with an automatic qualifying effort. Patricia Mamona of Clemson won her first-ever All-ACC honor after a third-place showing in that event.
In the women's high jump, Viktoria Andonova of Miami claimed the title after clearing 5'11.5" on her first attempt. Also earning All-ACC honors in that event were Debra Vento (Duke) and Toni Aluko (Maryland).
In the men's pole vault, Thorston Mueller of Virginia Tech won the event over hometown favorite and defending champion Mitch Greeley of Clemson. Mueller cleared 17'9.25", which was a Clemson indoor facility record. Joe Samaniuk of Virginia Tech earned third-place honors.
Mitchell Pope of N.C. State won the men's shot put title with a mark of 63'4.25". That is an automatic NCAA qualifying toss. Justin Clickett of Virginia Tech was second at 62'0.5", while John Fallone of Florida State earned All-ACC honors as the third-place finisher.
In the women's shot put, Brittany Pryor of Virginia Tech won the title with a throw of 51'6.5". Ciera Ayangbile, a teammate to Pryor, finished second at 51'2.75". Billie-Jo Grant of Virginia finished third, earning All-ACC honors.
Men's Team Results (Final)
Women's Team Results (Final)