The Demon Deacons will head to Charlottesville, Virginia for the two-day meet
Sydney White, Kathleen Adair, Casidy Callahan, Charlie Ionata and Robert Heppenstall were recognized by the conference for their athletic and academic prowess.
Charlie Ionata and Kathleen Darling earns All-ACC honors to highlight the first day
Ionata sets a school record to highlight the day for the Deacs
The Deacon throwers have a lot to look forward to after a strong Penn Relays showing
The Wake Forest men's track team competed at the Wake Forest Invitational at the JDL Fast Track on Jan. 16, 2016.
• 2017 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Team
• 2017 All-ACC First Team (Outdoor Hammer Throw)
• 2017 All-ACC Academic Indoor Team
• 2017 All-ACC Second Team (Indoor Weight Throw)
• 2016 All-ACC Second Team (Outdoor Hammer Throw)
• 2016 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Team
• 2015 All-ACC Second Team (Outdoor Hammer Throw)
• 2014 All-ACC Second Team (Outdoor Hammer Throw)
Outdoor Personal Bests
Hammer Throw -- 68.02mm -- 2017 Virginia Challenge
Javelin Throw -- 57.01m -- 2014 Joe Hilton Outdoor Invitational
Discus Throw -- 41.86m -- 2016 Wake Forest Open
Hammer (6k) -- 69.93m -- 2014 World Junior Championships
Indoor Personal Bests
Weight Throw -- 21.11m -- 2017 UCS Invitational
Holds the school record in the hammer throw after tossing 68.02m at the Virginia Challenge...Earned First Team All-ACC honors with a third-place finish in the hammer at the ACC Championships...Finished 12th at the USATF Championships...Took 26th at the NCAA East Preliminary Round...Threw at eight meets during the Wake Forest season...Earned one event title, three second-place finishes, one third place and one fourth place finish...Named to the All-ACC Academic Team.
Earned Second Team All-ACC status in the weight throw with a sixth-place finish at the ACC Championships...Saw action in eight meets...Earned four event titles, two second-place finishes and one third-place finish...Was named to the All-ACC Academic Team.
Earned Second Team All-ACC status in the hammer throw for the third-straight season with a fourth-place finish at the conference meet ... Competed in the hammer throw seven times, placing in the top 10 six times and finishing in the top five at five meets ... Won the Wake Forest Open with a Demon Deacon-record toss of 65.15m ... Also made his collegiate debut in the discus, placing 13th at the Wake Forest Open with a throw of 41.86m.
Competed in the weight throw in eight meets and led all Wake Forest track and field student-athletes with five event titles on the season ... Scored for the Deacs with an eighth-place showing at the ACC Championships ... Final event win of the season came at the UCS Invitational where he had a personal-best toss of 19.96m.
Competed in nine meets ... Set a personal record in the 7.26k hammer with a third-place, 64.14m throw at the Georgia Invitational ... Had a 62.72m hammer throw at the ACC Championships to earn his second sixth-place finish at the event in as many years ... Won the hammer at the Wake Forest Open with a throw of 60.96 ... Season-best javelin effort was a mark of 55.06m, good for third place at the Georgia Spec Towns National Team Invitational.
Finished first in weight throw at the Wake Forest Invitational ... Medaled in weight throw at the Commodore Invitational ... Set an indoor personal best at the Doc Hale VT Elite.
2014 Junior Outdoor Championships
Won the US Junior National Championship in the hammer throw with a 67.7m mark to qualify for the World Junior Championships ... Set a personal record with a 69.93m throw at the World Junior Championships, finishing 20th overall.
ACC scorer in the hammer coming in sixth ... Set a school record in the hammer throw at the Coastal Carolina Invitational and finished second in the event ... Finished first in the hammer throw and fourth in the javelin throw at the Joe Hilton Outdoor Invitational ... Had seven total top five finishes in the outdoor season ... Threw in the NCAA East Regional preliminary round.
Finished second in weight throw at the Wake Forest Invitational ... Had a top five finish in weight throw at the Hilton Garden Invitational with a season-best 17.94m ... Finished fourth in weight throw at the UCS Invitational.
Attended Barrington High School in Barrington, R.I. ... Competed for the Eagles and earned eight varsity letters, four in indoor track and four in outdoor track ... 2012 and 2013 Outdoor New Balance All-American in hammer ... 2012 and 2013 Track and Field News All American in the Hammer Throw ... 2013 Rhode Island Track and Field Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2013 Rhode Island State Champion in Hammer ... 2013 Rhode Island Runner-Up in Javelin.
Full name is Charles Ionata ... Born Jan. 22, 1995 in Providence, R.I. to mother, Maura Egan, and father, Ed Ionata ... Majoring in sociology.
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