Miami Women and North Carolina Men Hold Lead After Second Day of 2007 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships
April 20, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Miami women and North Carolina men lead after the second day of competition at the 2007 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Kehoe Track at Ludwig Field on the campus of the University of Maryland.
The Hurricane women (54) hold a 7.5-point advantage over Virginia Tech (46.5) after two days of competition. Virginia stands close behind for third with 41 points, while North Carolina and Florida State are tied for fourth with 33 points apiece. Clemson is currently in sixth (32.5), Maryland is seventh (23) and Duke and Georgia Tech are tied for eighth (21). Wrapping up the ACC women's standings are Wake Forest (19), NC State (18) and Boston College (9).
On the men's side, North Carolina leads with 61 points, while NC State and Clemson follow in second and third, respectively, with 45 and 40 points each. The Florida State Seminoles currently stand in fourth (39), Virginia in fifth with 34 points and Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech are tied for sixth with 24 points apiece. Concluding the men's standings following day two is Duke in eighth (16), Wake Forest in ninth (15), Maryland in 10th (9) and Miami in 11th (5).
Eleven Kehoe Track records were broken on the second day of competition of the 2007 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, as nine of them were set in preliminary running events.
Virginia sophomore Yemi Ayeni won his first outdoor men's discus title with a throw of 181'10" (55.42m). North Carolina senior Nick Owens finished second with his final toss of 178'3" (54.33m), while Virginia Tech junior Justin Clickett claimed third with a mark of 172'3" (52.50m).
On the women's side, Miami junior Khadija Talley notched a new Kehoe Track record, which was set by Johns Hopkins' Kathy Darling's mark (48.50m) in 2003. Talley threw 174'6" (53.19m), passing North Carolina junior Jocelyn White, who also bettered the stadium mark at 174'5" (53.16m). Virginia sophomore Amy Bilmanis rounded out the top three with her second throw of 157'8" (48.06m).
Clemson senior Adam Linkenauger earned his fourth consecutive championship in the men's high jump with a height of 7'1.75" (2.18m). Georgia Tech junior Jerome Miller placed second, having cleared 7'0.5" (2.15m), while Maryland sophomore David Edwards-Brennan picked up a third-place finish with a mark of 6'8.75" (2.05m).
North Carolina rookie Mateo Sossah picked up top finishes in the discus, javelin and 1,500 meters en route to a first-place finish in the decathlon with a final score of 7,310 points. Ryan Koontz, who led all competition following day one, came in second with 7,139 points. Koontz won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.52, also pulling in a third-place finish in the discus (122'11", 37.46m). Sossah's Tar Heel teammate Daniel Keller won the pole vault with a leap of 16'2.75" (4.95m), claiming 895 of his eventual 7,015 points, and finished third overall.
Miami senior Amy Seward, who stood in second following day one of the heptathlon, passed all ACC competitors in the long jump on day two, eventually collecting 5,348 points to win the ACC title. Seward leapt to a mark of 6.37 meters. Clemson freshman Liane Weber picked up two first-place finishes, the javelin and the 800 meters, earning second in the event. Weber threw for 134'1" (40.88m) and won the 800 in a time of 2:19.25. For third place and taking home a pair of top-two finishes on the day was Boston College's Tiana Riel. The junior placed third in the long jump (5.66m) and second in the 800 (2:19.25).
Miami senior Brenda Faluade claimed her second consecutive women's long jump title for the Hurricanes as former UM standout Tabia Charles claimed the award in 2006. Faluade led a trio of Hurricanes to the top three spots with her clearing of 20-7.75" (6.29m). Teammate Deandra Doyley came in second as Hurricane rookie also posted a distance of 20-7.75" (6.29m), while senior Amy Seward had a mark of 20-4.50" (6.21m).
NC State junior Dexter Adams claimed his first title in the men's long jump with a leap of 25-3.5" (7.71m). Clemson sophomore George Fields placed second with a mark of 24-6.5" (7.48m), while Wake Forest junior Kevin Marion captured third place with a 24-2.5" (7.38m) mark.
Virginia Tech freshman Ashley Early posted a height of 13-5.75 (4.11m) to claim first place in the women's pole vault. Early is the first Hokie to win the outdoor event. Rhian Jenks of North Carolina came in second with a mark of 12-05.50 (3.80m), ahead of third-place finisher Florida State sophomore Tori Allen, who also cleared 12-05.50 (3.80m) with an earlier miss.
Florida State senior Barbara Parker was the first to cross the finish line in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:56.29. Running in her first steeplechase event of the year, Parker set a new ACC Outdoor Track and Field meet record and stadium record with her winning time. Georgia Tech junior Elena Linn clocked a time of 10:18.83 to place second, while NC State senior Kristina Roth was third with a mark of 10:23.49.
Andrew Lemoncello of Florida State broke a Kehoe stadium record with his 8:36.48 time in the men's 3000 meter steeplechase en route to the title. Next to cross the line was Virginia senior Jan Foerster, who recorded a time of 8:45.61. NC State freshman John Martinez logged a time of 8:52.44 to finish third in the final event of the day.
Men's Day Two Results
Women's Day Two Results