Track & Field Set to Compete in ACC Outdoor Championships
April 18, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest track & field teams will travel to Charlottesville, Va., on Thursday for the ACC Outdoor Championship, hosted by the Virginia Cavaliers. UVA will host the event for the sixth time in program history and first since 2002.
The three-day event begins Thursday at noon with heptathlon and decathlon events. The hammer throws and men's javelin throw will also take place on Thursday, in addition to the 10,000 meter run on the track.
Fans can follow the action at home Friday and Saturday via live video streaming on theACC.com. Coverage is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. on Friday and 1:15-5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Live results will be available throughout the event on the ACC championship website.
Last Year's Championships
In the field events, Ben Lincoln finished third in the javelin with a mark of 226-4 (69 meters) to earn All-ACC honors. Trey Blanton followed close behind Lincoln with an eighth-place finish in the event, and Michael Wooten turned in a top-ten performance in the discus, finishing ninth overall with a toss of 152-8 (46.54 meters).
On the women's side, Erika Martin finished 10th in the heptathlon standings with 4,376 points. The women's 4x100 meter relay team of Myesha Barr, Mytoia Gathings, Anneve Waithe and Erin Brooks claimed seventh in the event with a time of 47.21.
In the field events, Brooks finished 11th in the triple jump, while Sarah Brobeck finished ninth in the javelin, 11th in the discus and 14th in the shot put.
Loeser First in ACC in Steeplechase
Loeser has raced in the steeplechase just once this season, but he currently ranks fifth in the event on the Wake Forest all-time performance list. The local product from Mount Tabor High School needs to shave just two seconds off his top time to move into third place on the list. Nolan Swanson ranks first in school history with a time of 8:41.72 in the steeple, set in 1998.
Freshmen Lead the Way in 400 Meters
Harrison has turned in a pair of top-15 performances on the year in the event, finishing third at the Coastal Carolina Invite (49.25) and 14th overall at the Wake Forest Open (48.77).
For the women's squad, freshman Brianna Dekine posted a team-leading time of 56.36 at the High Point VertKlasse Meeting, and currently ranks eighth all-time in school history in the event.
Dominance in the Javelin Throw
Trey Blanton ranks seventh in the league with a throw of 186-9 (56.93 meters), while freshman Patrick Donelan comes in at ninth place (183-9 / 56.01 meters) and Alex Hill ranks 10th (178-4 / 54.37 meters).
Blanton now ranks seventh in school history in the javelin, while Donelan stands in ninth place all-time and Hill ranks 10th.
On the women's side, senior Sarah Brobeck ranks fifth in the league with a throw of 141-4 (43.09 meters), recorded at the Wake Forest Open in March. Sophomore Erika Martin stands at 10th place in the conference standings in the javelin with a personal-best throw of 111-3 (33.91 meters), set back on March 30 at the WSSU Invitational.
Brobeck currently ranks second in school history in the javelin throw, while Erika Martin comes in at sixth place on the list.
Advantage in Multi Events
For the men's squad, Alex Hill also ranks first in the league in decathlon standings, amassing a season-best total of 6,278 points at the WSSU Invitational en route to a first-place overall finish at the meet.
Golden Emerging as Top Hurdler for Deacons
Golden's season-best time of 14.40 in the event came at the WSSU Invitational, en route to a second place finish overall. She currently ranks sixth all-time on the Wake Forest charts, and she needs to shave just 0.17 seconds off her top time to move into third all-time on the list.
In the Distance Department
Sophomore Alexander Rose currently owns a team-leading time of 8:15.10 in the 3,000 meter run, placing him second all-time on the Wake Forest charts. Nolan Swanson owns the school record in the event with a time of 8:10.85, set in 1999.
Juniors Garret Drogosch and Tom Finneran own the top two times for the Deacs this season in the 5,000 meter run, with Drogosch turning in a time of 14:37.56 and Finneran racing to a mark of 14:39.59 at the Raleigh Relays on March 30.
Crawford and Binder Pace Deacs in Mid-Distance Events
Wooten Sixth in ACC Ranks in Discus
Gathings Guides Sprinters
Gathings' personal-best and team-leading time of 12.05 in the 100 meters came at the Coastal Carolina Invitational on March 10, while her top 200 meter time of 24.85 also occurred at the same meet.