Cavaliers Complete Opening Day of ACC Indoor Championships
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – On day one of the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships held in the Eddie Smith Field House at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., freshman Anna Grant finished in 11th place in the pentathlon and junior Alexa Manning took eighth in the weight throw. Manning collected one point for the women’s team.
Grant collected 3,034 points in the pentathlon and finished the 55-meter hurdles in a personal-best time of 8.62. She jumped 4’9.75” (1.47m) in the high jump and 16’1.75” (4.9m) in the long jump. She threw 31’ (9.45m) in the shot put and ran the 800 meters in 2:43.52. Prior to these championships, Grant had not competed in any of the field events or the 800 meters at the collegiate level.
Sophomore Ayla Smith also competed in the pentathlon, but did not start the 800-meter run, therefore did not place in the event. In the first events, she finished fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 8.06. In the field events, she put in a high jump mark of 4’5” (1.35m) and a long jump of 16’7.25 (5.06m). She also threw 29’6.75” (9.01m) in the shot put.
In the weight throw, Manning threw 55’7” (16.94m).
For the men, senior David Lewis has collected 2,603 points thus far in the hepthathlon. In the first round of events, Lewis finished with a personal-best time of 6.84 in the 55-meter dash and set a personal-record throw in the shot put, tossing 38’9” (11.81m). He also had a season-long jump of 20’6.5” (6.26m) in the long jump and a high jump of 5’9.25” (1.76m).
Day two of the championships will feature the conclusion of the heptathlon, in addition to many more trials and finals. Live stats can be viewed on www.flashresults.com.