Track And Field Set For ACC Indoor Championships
Jackets travel to Blacksburg, Va. for three-day meet
Feb. 20, 2013
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech track and field team is set to compete at the ACC Indoor Championships Thursday hosted by Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. The three-day meet will take place in Rector Field House.
Live streaming coverage of the three-day event will be available on theACC.com on Friday beginning at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m.
Virginia Tech will be hosting the Championship for the ninth time. Host institutions have won the men’s championship eight times. North Carolina is the only women’s team to win the league title on its campus, having done so in 2003.
Action begins Thursday with the men’s and women’s multi-events and Friday focuses on preliminary rounds, the finals of the 5,000 meters and the finals of the high jump, weight throw, long jump and women’s pole vault. Saturday begins at 11 a.m. and wraps up with the awards ceremony at 4 p.m.
The team’s most recent competition was Feb. 8-10 at the Samford Invite, where the team recorded five first-place finishes, including a new school record.
Tech in the National Rankings
Broderick Snoddy – No. 14 in the 60 meters (6.67)
Shawn Roberts – No. 17 in the 800 meters (1:49.10)
Jonathan Gardner – No. 18 in the triple jump (15.70m; 51-6¼)
Julienne McKee – No. 10 in the triple jump (12.94m; 42-5½)
Tech in the ACC this season
Broderick Snoddy – third-best time in the 60 meters (6.67); fourth-best time in the 200 meters (21.33)
Shawn Roberts – best time in the 800 meters (1:49.10)
Zack Fanelty – fourth-best time in the 800 meters (1:51.11)
Mykhail Chambers – seventh-best distance in the high jump (2.10m: 6-10¾)
Aaron Unterberger – fifth-best height in the pole vault (5.05m; 16-6¾)
Myles McDavid – fourth-best long jump (7.30m; 23-11½)
Jonathan Gardner – second-best triple jump (15.70m; 51-6¼)
Donjhae Jones – fifth-best long jump (6.02m; 19-9)
Julienne McKee – sixth-best long jump (6.01m; 19-8¾); first in the triple jump (12.94m; 42-5½)
Alex Braxton – fourth in the pentathlon (3483)
Monique Pate – ninth in the pentathlon (3372)