Four Earn All-ACC Honors on Day Two of ACC Indoors
Feb. 22, 2013
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Senior Karimah Shepherd was one of four Wolfpack athletes to claimed All-ACC recognition on the second day of the 2013 ACC Indoor Championships at Virginia Tech's Rector Field House.
Shepherd set a program record with a leap of 21' 2.00" on her sixth and final attempt in the long jump to become NC State's second ACC Indoor Champion in the event. Her leap was the third-longest jump in the nation this season.
Demiracle Washington also won the event at the 2008 ACC Indoor Championships.
On the men's side, senior Kris Kornegay-Gober earned All-ACC honors for the third-straight indoor season in the men's high jump, finishing tied for second place with a 7' 2.25" hop over the bar. The Washington, D.C., native finished tied for third in 2011 and won the event last season.
Senior Andie Cozzarelli received All-ACC honors with a third-place showing in the women's 5,000-meter run with a clocking of 16:19.13, topping her previous season-best time in the event (17:14.8), set at the Hoosier Open, by nearly a minute. It was her third all-conference accolade of her career.
Sophomore Joanna Thompson established an indoor personal best with a 16:30.95, good for sixth place in the 5,000-meters.
Redshirt freshman Nicole Chavis earned All-ACC recognition in the women's weight throw with a 62' 3.75" heave, while redshirt freshman SeQuoia Watkins recorded a personal-best 56' 11.25" toss for an eighth-place finish.
The women's team has accumulated 32.5 total points and stands in fourth place, while the men's team is in fifth with 21 points with one day remaining at the ACC Indoor Championships.
2013 ACC Indoor Championships