Feb. 24, 2013
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The men’s and women’s track teams competed at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend at Virginia Tech.
On the men’s side, host school Virginia Tech placed first overall with 153 points while Clemson took first on the women’s side with 141.5 points.
Sophomore Collin Fedor set an IC4A qualifying time of 4:08.88 in the preliminaries of the mile on Friday. The time was a career best for Fedor as he finished 10th amongst a strong field with a mark of 4:15.10 while tallying his first ACC finals appearance. Fedor also competed in the 800m preliminaries, finishing with a time of 2:01.13. Joseph McConaughy also qualified for the IC4A’s with his personal best time of 4:12.74 in the mile.
The quartet of Timothy Ferris, Jack Linehan, Jack Hennessy, and Jordan Hamm finished fifth in the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 9:55.70, the seventh best mark in team history and second best mark since 1995.
Jordan Hamm’s strong performance in the 3000m landed him a 10th place finish and an IC4A qualifying time of 8:18.81. Hamm smashed his previous personal best in the event set back at the 2011 ACC Championships (8:23.64).
Freshman Mitchell McGinty finished the Heptathlon with a solid 4,136 points, including a second place finish in the high jump (1.90m) and third in the 1000m with a career best time of 2:38.95.
The women’s track team finished 10th
overall at the event with a total of 16 points.
Bridget Dahlberg highlighted performances on the women’s side as she tallied fourth place finishes in the 3000m (9:26.69) and the 5000m (16:20.64). Both marks were career bests and ECAC qualifiers for Dahlberg, whose time in the 5000m was the third best in team history and 40th fastest time in the nation this season.
Moira Kenny (17:08.85) and Brittany Winslow (17:27.37) also set ECAC qualifying marks in the 5000m while Jillian King set one in the 3000m (9:33.96).
The women also had a strong performance in the Distance Medley Relay, scoring a third place finish with a mark of 11:31.13, another ECAC qualifying time. The group of Katherine O’Keefe, Carly Daniel, Erin McKenna, and Jillian King earned All-ACC honors at the event and recorded the 41st fastest time in the DMR in the nation this year. In the 4 x 400 relay, the group of Molly O’Dea, Carly Daniel, Amanda Michaud, and Erin McKenna scored a ECAC qualifying time of 3:51.61.
In field events, Kelsey Huckins scored the lone qualifier in the weight throw with a season best toss of 16.37m.
Kristen (3,233 points) and Kim McDonagh’s (3,208 points) performances in the pentathlon resulted in top ten scores in team history.