Track and Field Opens ACC Action

April 20, 2006

Winston-Salem, N.C. - Wake Forest freshman Brent LaRue highlighted the Deacons on the first day of the 2006 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship. The Kernersville, N.C. native stands in second place after the opening five events of the decathlon. LaRue started out his day by winning the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.21 seconds. After dropping to third place after the long jump, shot put and high jump, LaRue jumped up to second place with a very impressive showing in the 400 meter dash, winning the event with a time of 47.75 seconds. LaRue has 3807 points and stands just 65 points behind the leader, Clemson's Ryan Koontz.

In the women's heptathlon, sophomore Melissa Council is in eighth place with 2918 points. Fellow sophomore Molly Kennedy is 10th in the two-day event with 2878 points. Virginia Tech's Saskia Triesscheijn leads the event with 3352 points.

In the men's 10,000 meter run, Brandon Bartholomew placed 10th with a time of 31:55.64. In the men's hammer throw, Adam Gabrault placed 15th with a distance of 50.38 meters. In the women's pole vault, Jill Ahrens placed in a tie for ninth after clearing 3.45 meters.

Friday's action begins at 10:30 am with the second five events of the decathlon. The women's heptathlon resumes at 11:00 am. All the action is being held at Kentner Stadium on the Wake Forest campus. Admission is free.



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