Tech Men Finish Fourth at ACC Indoor Championships

Feb. 24, 2007

Complete Results

CLEMSON, S.C. – James Lemons II won the triple jump to lead the men to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships at the Clemson indoor facility in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday.

The Jackets finished the championship meet with two ACC champions and three NCAA provisional marks. The team also scored their most points since 2004 and best finish since the 2003 indoor championship meet. Florida State University garnered their fifth-consecutive ACC indoor title with a total of 128 points.

Lemons, a senior from Atlanta, Ga., earned his first-ever ACC championship crown with a win in the triple jump. Lemons landed at an NCAA provisional and personal-best mark of 51 feet, 3 ¾ inches. Lemons also scored for Tech on Friday with third-place finish in the long jump.

Freshman Alphonso Jordan set a personal-best mark with an NCAA qualifying jump of 50 feet, 8 ¼ inches in the triple jump. Jordan also placed eighth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.24. He was followed in the triple jump by junior Jerome Miller, who landed with a mark of 48 feet, 4 ½ inches.

Sophomore Steve Marcelle finished fifth in the men’s shot put with a mark of 54 feet, 11 ¼ inches. Sophomore Andy Powlen placed sixth with a toss of 54 feet, 4 ½ inches giving Tech four and three points respectively.

Sophomore E.C. Gibbs crossed the line sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.54. Also scoring for Tech in the 800 was junior Derek Hoye, who placed eighth with a time of 1:59.73.

The men’s 4×400-meter relay team crossed the line in seventh place with a time of 3:19.31 to give Tech two points.

The Jackets will be back in action next Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind. as they get one last try to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

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