Pope and Hutton Claim ACC Championships
Raleigh, N.C. - NC State claimed two more individual champions in the final day at the 2007 Outdoor ACC Championships held at Maryland this weekend. Overall, the Wolfpack men's team finished in third place with 99.5 points, while the women's team placed 10th with 38 points. Mitchell Pope claimed the shot put title, while Kevin Hutton won the 400 meter hurdles.
Pope won his sixth straight meet this season, and claimed his second shot put title of the track season, as he was also the indoor champion. Pope also threw his sixth NCAA Regional qualifying mark of the season, with a top heave of 62'10" today. Kevin Hutton won the 400 meter hurdles title with his time of 50.44, a NCAA Regional qualifying time and nearly a new school record. Hutton claims the first championship in the sprints since 2000 for the Pack, and the first win in the hurdles since 1995.
In the 5,000 meters, NC State had four runners finish in the top-10 in the 5,000 meters. Tibor Vegh earned All-ACC honors with his third place performance in a time of 14:16.75. Stephen Furst brought home a fifth place finish in 14:25.17, Gavin Coombs was eighth in 14:32.79, and John Crews was 10th in 14:41.31. Also in that race, Bryce Ruiz was 11th (14:43.85) and John Martinez was 13th (14:45.57).
In the triple jump, Mike Hill placed fifth (48'10.75"), and Dexter Adams was seventh (47'10.50"). Also in the shot put, Jason Jones finished seventh with a top throw of 54'02.50".
Jemissa Hess brought home a pair of top-five finishes, while Angelina Blackmon had a pair of top-10 finishes. Hess placed fourth in the 1,500 meters in a time of 4:28.11, and was fifth in the 800 meters (2:10.48). Blackmon was sixth in the 1,500 meters (4:29.91) and was seventh in the 800 meters (2:12.03). Also in the 1,500 meters, Georgia Davis was eighth in 4:31.07.
Kristina Roth placed seventh in the 5,000 meters with her time of 16:51.62, while Brittany Tinsley was 13th (17:18.61).
DeMiracle Washington was eighth in the triple jump with a top leap of 40'11.50".