Feb. 24, 2007
Florida State Head Coach Bob Braman:
"This was great. It's a tough championship for all of us. As a coach, you're thinking about your NCAA qualifiers and what they will do at the national championships. So you have to gauge how hard you ride those horses. You don't want to kill them, but you sure want to win the ACC. We want the conference to do well at the national level. Clemson and Florida State are both ranked in the top 10. Those are things we think about. At the same time, the kids don't understand that. They want to win. We had some winners that did really well. Michael Ray Garvin getting two runner-up spots was big for us. Walter Dix getting fifth place in the 60m talks about the qualify of the ACC field. But he did a great job in the 200m.
"Barbara Kennedy-Dixon and John Seketa of Clemson did a great job of putting this meet on. It was smooth, maybe the best indoor championships I've been to. It was well-run with very few problems."
Virginia Tech Head Coach Dave Cianelli:
"This was amazing because it was the first Olympic sport championship for Virginia Tech since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference. It's always nice to be the first at something. We were ninth our first year, and fourth last year. Obviously the goal this year was to put together a group that can come in and challenge for a title. Great teams like Miami and North Carolina are always going to be tough. We came in and felt like we had a chance to win, and our kids came in and performed great. I was very proud of our kids."