Caldwell Strikes Gold on Day Two of ACC Championships
Simon Holden qualified for the 800m finals on Friday.
Feb. 27, 2015

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By Josh Gresh, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Nyki Caldwell struck gold in the women's high jump lead the Deacons as the Wake Forest men's and women's track and field teams completed day two of the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at the at Rector Field House on the Virginia Tech campus.

Leading the way for the men, Alexander Krall earned two points for the Demon Deacons finishing in seventh in the heptathlon. He earned top-five finishes in all three of his remaining events in the competition.

In addition to Krall, Simon Holden and Kyle Graves earned a spot in the finals for the 800m and mile run respectively after the preliminary round. Simon Holden finished second in the 800m run completing it in a personal record time of 1:50.25. Graves finished sixth in the mile run with a time of 4:09.77.

With her first place finish, Caldwell becomes the first Wake Forest woman to win an ACC Indoor Track and Field title in a field event. Her first place finish in the women's high jump earned the Deacons ten points as she claimed her first-career gold medal at the ACC Championships. She cleared a height of 1.78m (5-10) to claim the championship and earned 10 points for the women's team.

In addition to Caldwell, Sydney White also metaled for the Deacons earning bronze with a third place finish in the women's pole vault. She cleared a height of 4.07m (13-4.5) and earned five and a half points for the Deacons. Samantha Jones also scored for Wake Forest earning a point and finishing in eighth in the women's 5000m run in a new indoor personal record time.

After day two of competition, the Wake Forest women's team stands in fifth place with 19.5 total points and the men's team is in 13th place with five points.

Wake Forest will compete on the final day of the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships tomorrow. The final day begins with the women's shot put at 10 a.m. followed by the women's triple jump at 11 a.m.

Alexander Krall - Heptathlon - 7th - 5,136
After completing day one and the first four events standing in 11th place, junior Alex Krall stormed back to finish seventh overall in the heptathlon after finishing the final three events. Krall again had a strong start on day two finishing third in the 60m hurdles (8.44) while also finishing fourth in the pole vault 4.65m (15-3). He rounded out the day with a fifth place finish in the 1000m to take a seventh place finish.

Men's Mile (Prelims)
Kyle Graves - 6th - 4:09.77 (Q)
Sebastian Fischbach - 12th - 4:09.93 (PR)
Jake Poyner - 20th - 4:12.09

Men's 800m (Prelims)
Simon Holden - 2nd - 1:50.25 (Q) (PR)

Men's 60m Hurdles (Prelims)
Ikem Okwudiafor - 13th - 8.36

Men's 5000m
Conner Crowley - 20th - 15:06.01
Evan Little - 21st - 15:15.00

Men - Team Rankings (6 Events Scored)
1) Florida State 30.5
2) North Carolina 30
3) Duke 25
4) Virginia Tech 24
5) NC State 23
6) Virginia 21
7) Syracuse 20
8) Miami 16.5
9) Clemson 13
10) Pittsburgh 12
11) Louisville 8
12) Notre Dame 6
13) Wake Forest 5

Women's High Jump
Nyki Caldwell - 1st - 1.78m (5-10) (10 pts)

Women's Pole Vault
Sydney White - 3rd - 4.07m (13-4.5) (5.5 pts)

Women's Mile (Prelims)
Kathryn Lazarchick - 19th - 4:57.98

Women's 800m
Lara-Ann Schwede - 13th - 2:10.82 (PR)

Women's 5000m
Samantha Jones - 8th - 16:34.97 (1 pts) (PR)
Kathleen Darling - 13th - 16:52.87 (PR)

Women - Team Rankings (7 Events Scored)
1) North Carolina 48.5
2) NC State 41.5
3) Florida State 28
4) Duke 27.5
5) Wake Forest 19.5
6) Clemson 19
7) Miami 16
8) Louisville 15
9) Notre Dame 14
10) Virginia Tech 11.5
11) Boston College 9
12) Syracuse 8
13) Virginia 6.5
14) Georgia Tech 6
15) Pittsburgh 3