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    Shepherd Garners ACC Crown in Women's Long Jump
    Tremanisha Taylor
    Tremanisha Taylor

    April 19, 2013

    RALEIGH, N.C. - After two days of competition, the NC State women’s track & field team stands in second place with 55 points, and sits just four points behind Florida State with one day remaining in the 2013 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

    Senior jumper Karimah Shepherd, who won the women’s long jump with a school-record 21’ 2.00” (6.45m) mark at the ACC Indoor Championships in February, matched her season-best for the outdoor season with a 21’ 1.25” (6.43m) leap Friday afternoon and became the first women’s long jumper in program history to win the conference title on the outdoor circuit.

    "It's an honor," Shepherd said. "It's really exciting. It means a lot to me to win the title at a home meet. That was a great, great long jump competition today. Everyone competed really well. I'm just happy that I was able to pull it out."

    Redshirt sophomore Tremanisha Taylor earned her second-straight All-ACC honor in the women’s shot put with a season-best 53’ 5.50” (16.29m) heave. Taylor also finished second at last year’s outdoor championships in the event.

    The Wolfpack’s men’s team received an All-ACC performance from senior Brian Himelright in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Himelright made a pass on the final lap to grab third place, stopped the clock at 8:59.60 and earned a place on the podium in the event for the second year in a row.

    The men’s team ranks ninth in the team standings with 10 points after the first two days of competition.

    In the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, redshirt junior Samantha Norman and senior Erin Mercer recorded top-five finishes for the Wolfpack. Norman clocked a 10:22.51 time to take fourth place, while Mercer was next to cross the finish line at 10:28.79.

    NC State will conclude competition at the ACC Championships Sunday, April 20 at Paul Derr Track.

    Men’s Team Standings
    1. North Carolina    59
    2. Florida State      57
    3. Virginia Tech      33
    3. Duke                 33
    5. Miami                23
    5. Virginia              23
    7. Clemson            18
    8. Wake Forest       11
    9. NC State                  10
    10. Georgia Tech      4
    11. Maryland            2

    Women’s Team Standings
    1. Florida State     59
    2. NC State              55
    3. North Carolina   36
    3. Duke               36
    5. Clemson          29
    6. Virginia            26
    7. Wake Forest     20
    8. Boston College  18
    9. Virginia Tech     17
    10. Georgia Tech   10
    11. Maryland         6

    ACC Championships
    Day Two Results
    Raleigh, N.C.

    Women’s Heptathlon
    10. Childs, Jazmyne              4,371
    100-meter hurdles                15.43
    High Jump                           5’ 1.00” (1.55m)
    Shot Put                              35’ 2.00” (10.72m)
    200-meter dash                   27.14
    Long Jump                          5.19m
    Javelin                                88’ 7.00” (27.01m)
    800-meter run                     2:37.80

    Women’s Shot Put
    2. Taylor, Tremanisha           53’ 5.50” (16.29m)
    12. Watkins, SeQuoia           42’ 10.25” (13.06m)

    Men’s Long Jump
    10. Kornegay-Gober, Kris.     22’ 3.50” (6.79m)

    Women’s Long Jump
    1. Shepherd, Karimah           21’ 1.25” (6.43m)

    Men’s 100-meter dash prelims
    10. Addison, Jonathan           10.74

    Women’s 100-meter hurdle prelims
    4. Perry, Alexis                     13.60q

    Men’s 400-meter prelims
    11. Davis, Brian                    48.50
    14. Fretz, Daniel                   48.60

    Women’s 400-meter prelims
    14. Ford, Denae                    57.06
    18. McGuire, Colleen              57.63

    Men’s 800-meter prelims
    15. Sivakumaran, Vibushan    1:52.37
    28. Wolfe, John                     1:55.25 

    Men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase
    3. Himelright, Brian                8:59.60
    19. Harwell, John                   9:40.31

    Women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase
    4. Norman, Samantha             10:22.51
    5. Mercer, Erin                        10:28.79
    11. Doherty, Lauren                11:10.57



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