@GT_TrackNField Set For ACC Indoor Championships

Alex Braxton kicks off action Thursday in the pentathlon.
Feb. 25, 2015

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THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech track and field team is set to compete at the ACC Indoor Championships Thursday-Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. at Virginia Tech’s Rector Field House. Live streaming coverage of the events will be available on ESPN3, beginning Saturday at 12 p.m.

Florida State enters as the defending men’s and women’s team champions. The Seminoles became just the fifth program in ACC history to claim both team indoor titles with last year’s ACC Championship sweep at Clemson.


 

 

Two ACC men’s teams are among the nation’s top 20 in the most recent USTFCCCA rankings with Virginia Tech moving up two spots this week to No. 8 and Florida State up three notches to No. 19.

Clemson currently holds the No. 15 spot in the women’s rankings, while Florida State is at No. 22 and Notre Dame leaped 21 spots this week to the No. 24 position following a strong showing in the Alex Wilson Invitational.

In addition to ACC team and individual titles, conference student-athletes will seek to enhance their rankings heading into the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships, scheduled for March 13-14 at the Randal Tyson Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Action begins Thursday at 10 a.m. with the women’s pentathlon, followed by the men’s heptathlon. The men’s and women’s DMRs close out the opening day at 6 p.m.

Friday focuses on the preliminary running events beginning at 2 p.m. with the mile, as well as the final field events for the men’s and women’s high jump, long jump and women’s pole vault.

Saturday’s action begins at 10 a.m. and wraps up at 3:50 p.m.

Yellow Jackets among the ACC top 10 this season
Men
Brandon Lasater – No. 4 in the 800m, 1:49.43
Zack Fanelty – No. 6 in the 800m; 1:50.20
Spencer Allen – No. 5 in 60m hurdles; 7.94
Nikita Kirillov – No. 2 in the pole vault; 17’6.5”
Nathan Daniel – No. 8 in the pole vault; 16’6.75”
Myles McDavid – No. 6 in the long jump; 24’1”
Jonathan Gardner – No. 5 in the triple jump; 50’11.5”
Ryan Thomas – No. 10 in the triple jump; 48’0.75”
Men’s DMR – No. 9; 9:56.43
Women
Women’s DMR – No. 10; 11:49.82
Bailey Weiland – No. 8 in the high jump; 5’9.25”
Samantha Becker – No. 3 in the pole vault; 13’7.25”
Carissa Tipler – No. 6 in the triple jump; 40’4.75”
Alex Braxton – No. 8 in the pentathlon; 3437
Women’s 4x400m Relay – No. 8; 3:45.64

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