ATLANTA (April 27) – Georgia Tech freshman Brendon Mahoney was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year for outdoor track, an honor he also earned for the indoor track season.
A native of Cumming, Ga., who attended Marist School, Mahoney won the ACC title in the 800 meters and finished second in the 1,500 meters at last weekends ACC Outdoor Championships. He has already provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 800 meters.
At the ACC Indoor Championships in February, Mahoney captured the conference title in the mile while placing fifth in the 800 meters.
Senior Malcolm Leason (Wilmington, Del.) won the ACC title in the triple jump with a leap of 51 feet-9.0 inches. Also named to the all-ACC team were senior Michael Johnson (Littleton, Colo.) in the 400 meters, sophomore Clayton Porter (Chesapeake, Va.) in the long jump, freshman Keith Schuler (Florence, Ky.) in the high jump, junior Chris Sinotte (Warwick, R.I.) in the javelin, senior Becky Megesi (Jonesboro, Ga.) in the 1500 meters, sophomore Mishanta Reyes (Bronx, N.Y.) in the long jump and senior Judy Johnson (Snellville, Ga.) in the 10,000 meters.
The Tech track teams are competing this weekend at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.