Cyphers Sets Record on Final Day of ACC Championships
Sydney White finished third in the pole vault to earn a spot on the All-ACC First Team
Feb. 28, 2015

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

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Michael Cyphers broke the school record in the men's pole vault and three others earned spots on the All-ACC Team as the Wake Forest men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Rector Field House.

Cyphers set the record on Saturday clearing a height of 5.12m (16-9.5) to earn a fifth place finish and a spot on the All-ACC Second Team. He broke his previous record of 5.07m (16-7.5) that he set at the Hokie Invitational on Jan. 24.

In addition to Cyphers, three others scored and earned All-ACC honors on the final day. Kyle Graves was the first of the three taking fourth in the men's mile and earning a spot on the second team. Simon Holden set a new personal record and crossed the finish line with a time of 1:49.80 for a fourth place finish. John Maurins was the final Deacon to earn an All-ACC selection tossing a personal record distance of 18.01m (59-1.5) in the shot and taking fourth place.

The other two Deacons that earned All-ACC selections were Nyki Caldwell and Sydney White, who both competed on Friday. Both earned All-ACC First Team selections as each finished in the top-three for their respective events.

Caldwell became the first Wake Forest woman to win an ACC Indoor Track and Field title in a field event. She cleared a height of 1.78m (5-10) to claim the high jump title. White also metaled for the Deacons earning bronze with a third place finish in the women's pole vault, clearing a height of 4.07m (13-4.5).

Also on the final day of competition, Samantha Jones and Jacob Poyner set new personal records in the women's 3000m and the men's 3000m respectively.

For the weekend, the women's team finished 11th and the men finished 14th at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Clemson took the title for the women, and the host Virginia Tech was crowned champions for the men.

The NCAA Indoor Championships run March 13-14 in Fayetteville, Ark., and the outdoor season begins on the same weekend at the CCU Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

First Team All-ACC
Nyki Caldwell - Women's High Jump
Sydney White - Women's Pole Vault

Second Team All-ACC
Kyle Graves - Men's Mile
Simon Holden - Men's 800m
Michael Cyphers - Men's Pole Vault
John Maurins - Men's Shot Put

Women - Final Team Rankings
1) Clemson 102
2) Florida State 81
3) Notre Dame 74
4) North Carolina 62.5
5) Duke 59.5
6) NC State 55.5
7) Miami 48
8) Virginia Tech 44.5
9) Virginia 35.5
10) Syracuse 34
11) Wake Forest 19.5
12) Louisville 16
13) Boston College 13
14) Georgia Tech 10
15) Pittsburgh 8

Men - Final Team Rankings
1) Virginia Tech 101
2) Florida State 86.5
3) Virginia 71
4) North Carolina 67
5) Clemson 63
6) Syracuse 41
7) Duke 39
8) Miami 37.5
9) Louisville 29
9) Pittsburgh 29
9) NC State 29
12) Notre Dame 26
13) Wake Forest 24
14) Georgia Tech 20

Day Three Results

Men's Mile
Kyle Graves - 4th - 4:03.79

Men's 800m
Simon Holden - 4th - 1:49.80 (PR)

Men's 3000m
Jake Poyner - 24th - 8:24.79 (PR)

Men' Pole Vault
Michael Cyphers - 5th - 5.12m (16-9.5) (PR) (School Record)

Men's Shot Put
John Maurins - 4th - 18.01m (59-1.5) (PR)
Max Adams - 19th - 15.89m (52-1.5)
Rusty Provins - 20th - 15.84m (51-11.5)
Steve Michaelsen - 21st - 15.58m (51-1.5)

Women's 3000m
Samantha Jones - 16th - 9:40.14 (PR)
Cate Allen - 19th - 9:45.31

Women's Shot Put
Casidy Callahan - 11th - 12.69m (41-7.5)
Emily Campbell - 12th - 12.57m (41-3)
Andrea Vahoua - 14th - 11.90m (39-0.5)

Women's Triple Jump
Montasia Golden - 13th - 11.71m (38-5)