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April 21, 2001

The Cavalier men finished third at the 2001 ACC Outdoor Championships, their highest finish since 1984, behind 51 distance points and 39 weight points. The women finished in fourth, just seven points behind defending champion Florida State, as Dana Coons doubled back to take second in the 5K and Eliese Mitchell finished second in the hammer throw. Also earning ACC honors for the women were ACC Champions Dana Coons (10K) and Inge Jorgensen (Javelin), while Naccole Guinn took third in the triple jump. Men’s honors belonged to ACC Champion Brian Kollar in the javelin, who led a trio of All-ACC performers as John Welch took second and James Murdock took third. Tim Bilmanis and Bill Johnston also earned All-ACC honors in weight events as Bilmanis was second in the discus and Johnston took third in the hammer. Bob Thiele took second in both the 5K and the 10K while Matt Ruhl took second place in the steeplechase to round out conference honors for the Cavaliers.

Other multiple scorers for the Cavaliers included Shay Clark (6th, 100, 7th, 200), Ruhl (2nd, Steeple, 5th, 5K), Jarrett Hagwood (7th, 110HH, 6th, 400IH, 8th, LJ), and Bilmanis (2nd, Disc, 8th, Shot). For the women, Curtrell Frye scored in three events as she took fifth in the heptathlon and the triple jump and eighth in the long jump. Dawn Cleary was fourth in the Steeple and seventh in the 5K. Other multiple scorers included Kiamesha Otey (4th, 100, 7th, LJ), and Hillary Wilson (5th, Disc, 7th, Hammer).

Final team scores: Women: UNC 181, Clemson 167, FSU 116, UVA, 109, Georgia Tech, 76, Maryland 66, NCSU 40, Wake 34, Duke 30

Men: Clemson 189, FSU 183, UVA 108, UNC 97.5, Wake 84.5, NCSU 78.5, GT 44, Duke 22.5, Maryland 12

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