Cavaliers Set For ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia track and field team heads to the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships this week. The conference meet will be held at Clemson’s Rock Norman Track & Field Complex. There is no charge for admission and events will run Thursday through Saturday. Live results will be available at VirginiaSports.com, with portions of the championship being video-streamed live for free via theACC.com on Friday and Saturday.
At last year’s ACC Championship, two Cavaliers won individual titles to lead the men’s team to its first-ever conference title, tying Florida State with 141 points, while the women earned an ACC title and a fourth-place finish.
The Cavaliers return two ACC Champions and eight All-ACC performers from last year’s conference meet. Junior Adams Abdulrazaaq earned the Cavaliers their first-ever ACC Title in the 110m hurdles by running a personal-best time of 14:16 for top honors, while senior All-American Meghan Briggs won the javelin with a mark of 162’ 0” on her first throw. Virginia’s All-ACC performers include sophomore Kevin Anding (4x400m), redshirt sophomore Ryan Collins (5k, 10k), senior Steve Finley (Steeple), sophomore Tara Karin (Javelin), junior Marcus Robinson (Triple Jump) and sophomore All-American Lance Roller (800m, 4x400m).
In addition, redshirt Collins, sophomore Maureen Laffan and freshman All-American Robby Andrews all won titles at the indoor championship this year. Collins claimed his second-straight 5000m title, while Laffan won the shot put. Andrews anchored the DMR to victory and earned the 800m title. He went on to win the NCAA Championship in the 800m as well, while Collins earned All-America honors in the 5000m.
Following the ACC Championships, the Cavaliers will head to the prestigious Penn Relays.