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
Multiple PRs set at the location of next week's ACC Indoor Championships
Five PRs and five top-10 finishes achieved on the first day
The Wake Forest men's track team competed at the Wake Forest Invitational at the JDL Fast Track on Jan. 16, 2016.
Outdoor Personal Bests
*7.26k Hammer - 64.14m (210' 5'') - 2015 Georgia Invitational
*6k Hammer - 69.93m (229' 5.14'') - 2014 World Junior Championships
Javelin - 57.01m (187' 0.48'') - 2014 Joe Hilton Outdoor Invitational
* - Wake Forest school record
Indoor Personal Bests
Weight Throw-18.91m (62' 0.49'') - 2015 Doc Hale VT Elite
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 ... Undecided on major.