Adams Claims Long Jump Title at ACC Championships
Raleigh, N.C. - Day two is in the books for the NC State track and field squads at Maryland this weekend, and the men's team continues to hold down second place with a total of 45 points, while the women's team slid down to 11th place. Dexter Adams claimed the ACC Championship in the long jump, with a top mark of 25'03.50", that mark is also Adams' third NCAA Regional qualifying mark of the season. Kristina Roth earned All-ACC honors in the steeplechase.
Adams claims the first title in the jumps for the men's side at the ACC Outdoor Championships since Eric Riddick won the long jump in 1998, he also won the long jump at the 2006 ACC Indoor Championships.
The men's team also had three runners score points in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. John Martinez earned All-ACC honors with his third place finish in 8:52.44. Also in that race, Tibor Vegh was fourth (8:59.94), and Bryce Ruiz was seventh (9:05.19). All three runners ran NCAA Regional qualifying times.
The men's team also had a trio of athletes qualify for the finals in various events tomorrow. Chris Kollar ran the fastest time in the 1,500 meters by over six seconds, in winning the prelims with a time of 3:50.79. Kevin Hutton posted the second-best time in the 400 meter hurdles on the day, running a 51.66, his third NCAA Qualifying time of the season. Reggie Reese also will be in the finals of the 100 meters tomorrow, he took sixth with a time of 10.46, giving him a NCAA Regional qualifying time.
Roth led the women's team., as she was third in the steeplechase with a time of 10:23.49. Roth earns All-ACC honors for the second straight season, that time is also a NCAA Regional qualifying time.
The Pack also had five runners advance to the finals in both the 1,500 meters and the 800 meters. NC State had three runners advance from the prelims of the 1,500 meters. Jemissa Hess was fourth in 4:28.05, Angelina Blackmon was eighth in 4:31.63, and Georgia Davis was 12th in 4:31.77. Hess and Blackmon will also be in the finals of the 800 meters tomorrow, Hess placed second with a time of 2:07.83, while Blackmon was eighth in 2:10.23. Hess' time was a NCAA Regional qualifying time.
The final day of the ACC Championships will be tomorrow. Fans can watch the action on ACC Select, and live scoring is available at www.flashresults.com.