King Earns Third Straight ACC Medal on Final Day of ACC T&F Championship
April 21, 2012
Charlottesville, Va. - Caroline King medaled in the 800 meter run for the third straight year at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday afternoon at Lannigan Field. Liv Westphal, Madeline Wallace and Kelsey Huckins scored in the finals of their respective events to bring the women's team total to 26 points, its third most ever at the conference meet. The men finished with four points, also its third highest tally at the ACC Championship.
King's personal record time of 2:04.11 led the pack from the gun into the final backstretch. At that point, the defending ACC champion was overtaken by Tasha Stanley of UNC and Violah Lagat of FSU. King fought through the final turn and burst past Lagat to claim the silver medal.
Westphal picked up five points for the Eagles by taking fourth in the 1,500 meter final. The freshman contested the championship heat in 4:32.70, just her second metric mile race. Wallace added two points with a seventh place finish in 4:33.94.
Kelsey Huckins contributed three points to the team standing by taking sixth in the discus competition. The senior landed her fifth throw at 46.58 meters (152-10.0 ft.).
The 5,000 meter run saw the most entrants for Boston College on the day. Junior Louis Serafini led the men with a New England standard of 14:44.69, a 16-second season-best, for 12th place. Freshman Richard Lucas followed in 15:43.04, with Jack Shannon (15:49.44) and Brian Wolff (16:21.62) rounding out the field.
Hope Krause led the women's five-kilometer contingent with an ECAC qualifier of her own. The New Canaan, Conn. native hit the tape in 17:02.71 for 11th place. Senior Heather Garcia finished in 17th at 17:29.43, with Allison Stasiuk (17:35.11), Elizabeth Hynes (18:13.27) and Alanna Poretta (18:30.67) completing the day for the women.
The men's 4x400 meter relay took third in the first section, making up a large portion of track to finish in 3:16.72. Brian Smith led off, followed by exchanges between Connor O'Neill, Jack Hennessy and Kellen MacDonald.
The long jump took place on Friday. Senior Matthew Adetula turned in a mark of 6.94 meters (22-9.25 ft.) on his second attempt. The distance was the second straight New England qualifier for the Ft. Lauderdale native who took 12th overall. Kim McDonagh registered a distance of 4.95 meters (16-3.0 ft.) on the women's side.
Complete results can be found at ACC Championship Central.