Himelright, Taylor Take Second At ACC Track & Field Championships
April 20, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior Brian Himelright and redshirt freshman Tremanisha Taylor both won All-ACC honors by finishing second in their events on Friday in the second day of action at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Virginia’s Lannigan Field.
Himelright, an NCAA regional preliminary qualifier last year, just missed winning the title in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing a little more than a second behind winner Jason Cusack of Virginia Tech. Himelright’s time was 8:56.46.
The eight points he earned for the second-place finish moved the Wolfpack men to seventh place in the team standings with 21 points.
Taylor was second in the women's shot put with a throw of 52-feet, 11 ½-inches, followed by senior Lawanda Henry in fourth for the Wolfpack women. Their 13 combined points put the women into sixth place overall with 31 points.
Both juniors Karimah Shepherd and Erin Mercer scored for the women, as Shepherd finished sixth in the women’s long jump and Mercer finished seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Sophomore Samantha Norman was ninth in the steeplechase.
Two Wolfpack women, All-American sophomore Kenyetta Iyevbele and Tiayonna Blackmon, advanced to Saturday’s finals of the women’s 800 meters, while All-American Ryan Hill and Sandy Roberts qualified for the finals of the men’s 1,500 meters.
The start times for Saturday's final day of action in the three-day meet has been moved up by two hours because of a threat of inclement weather on Saturday afternoon. An updated schedule of events is available here.
Free, live video streaming coverage from 11:30 a.m., through the final event will be available on theACC.com.
The field action will begin with the men’s high jump, women’s high jump and women’s discus throw at 10 a.m., while the track events start with the men’s 4x100-meter relay at 11:30 a.m.
A full updated schedule is available at here.
Wolfpack senior Andy Henken represented NC State at the ACC’s Community Connections Program on Friday at Hollymead Elementary School in Charlottesville. A total of 19 different student-athletes from the 11 participating schools read from The Busy Body Book by Lizzy Rockwell to more than 300 first-through-fifth graders.
More about their participation is available here.
ACC Track and Field Championships
Men’s 1,500m preliminaries
Women’s 1,500m preliminaries
Women’s 100m hurdles preliminaries
Men’s 400m preliminaries
Women’s 400m preliminaries
Women’s 100m preliminaries
Men’s 800m preliminaries
Women’s 800m preliminaries
Men’s 3,000m steeplechase
Women’s long jump
Men’s long jump
Women’s shot put
(Team points in parenthesis)