Feb. 20, 2013
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The men’s and women’s track teams head down to Virginia Tech this week for the 2013 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships from Thursday-Saturday.
On the men’s side, the team will have to compete against three top-25 programs and two Bowerman Award candidates. Curtis Beach of Duke and Alexander Ziegler of Virginia Tech headline the ACC’s representatives on the Bowerman Watch List. The award has been given annually to the best track and field student-athlete in the country since 2009.
The Eagles have set IC4A qualifying marks in the 1000m, mile, 3000m and the DMR this season. Jordan Hamm set qualifiers in the mile (4:10.54) and the 3000m (8:20.32) as well as Louis Serafini (4:12.31) and (8:26.57) in the same events. Collin Fedor (2:27.64), (4:14.10) and Jack Linehan (2:28.78), (4:13.31) set qualifying marks in the 1000m and the mile, respectively. Serafini, Hamm, Linehan, and Connor O’Neill all combined to set a IC4A qualifier in the Distance Medley Relay at the BU Terrier Classic on Jan. 26. BC looks to improve on their 12th place finish from a year ago starting on Thursday.
On the women’s side, the Eagles will have to battle it out against No. 4 ranked Clemson and the rest of the ACC. Led by two-time 2013 ACC Performer of the Week, Jillian King, BC looks to improve on their 10th place finish at the 2012 ACC Championships.
King has tallied ECAC qualifying marks in the 800m (2:06.65), 1000m (2:46.66), and the mile (4:34.19) this year. Her mark in the mile set a new school record, surpassing her sister Caroline’s previous record of 4:36.00, and also checks in with the sixth best mile time recorded in the nation this year.
set personal records in the mile (4:47.14) and the 3000m (9:30.28), both ECAC qualifiers.
Erin McKenna (800m), Morgan Mueller (3000m), Moira Kenny (3000m, 5000m), Brittany Winslow (3000m), and Kelsey Huckins (weight throw) also set ECAC qualifying marks this season.
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