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Bria Matthews Strikes Gold on Final Day

Final Results

Blacksburg, Va. — On the final day of the ACC  Indoor Championships the Jackets saw Bria Matthews claim the triple jump crown to go along with Avery Barlett, Ben Jean, and Jeanine Williams all finishing in the top three in their events and earning all-conference honors.

“I could not be more proud of what this team accomplished this weekend,” echoed men’s track and field head coach Grover Hinsdale.”

“Today’s scorers were Ben Jean (3rd) and Daniel Pietsch (6th) in the 400m, Avery Bartlett (2nd) in the 800m, Nahom Solomon (8th) in the 3000m and Lionel Jones, Avery Bartlett, Dwayne Watkins, and Ben Jean finished 6th in the 4 x 400m relay. We finished 8th in the final team standings beating 4 (may be 5) fully funded teams. Again, just very proud of this team,” Hinsdale continued.

Amy Ruiz was also impressive, finishing 8th in the mile with a time of 4:45.78, where she was once again within grasp of the school record in the mile.

“The women competed hard throughout the weekend, had some really good results, and we’re proud of their efforts,” said women’s track and field head coach Alan Drosky. “The story of the weekend has to be Bria Matthews, completing her comeback and returning to the top of the podium once again.  Bria, coach Nat Page, and coach Jordan have all worked so hard and persevered over the last two years.”

“I’m so happy for all three of them.  And once again, Jeanine Williams showed she’s one of the best hurdlers in the conference and in the country.  While Amy narrowly missed the school record again, she put together the three best races of her career over the last three days.  What a tremendous effort.  From a team perspective we are still not where we want to be, but we’re getting closer,” Drosky said.

Women’s 1 Mile Run:
Amy Ruiz: 4:45.78, 8th

Women’s 3000m  Run:
Hana Herndon: 9:45.61, 22nd
Nicole Feagans: 9:47.73, 24th

Women’s 60m  Hurdles:
Jeanine Williams: 8.09, 2nd, ALL-ACC, 10th best mark in the NCAA

Women’s 4 x 400m  Relay:
Denise Woode, Kendria Edouard, Brianna HaydenJordyn Tyndall: 3:49.81, 10th

Women’s Triple Jump:
Bria Matthews: 13.21m /43’4.25″, 1st, ACC Champion, all-ACC, 12th best mark in the NCAA
Denise Issah: 11.84m / 38’10.25″ 17th
Dasia Smith: 11.52m / 37’9.5″, 20th

Men’s 400m  Dash:
Bean Jean: 47.22, 3rd, all-ACC
Daniel Pietsch: 47.66, 6th, 2nd team all-ACC
Anthony Brooks: DNF

Men’s 800m  Run:
Avery Bartlett: 1:48.39, 2nd, ALL-ACC

Men’s 3000m  Run:
Nahom Solomon: 8:06.59, 8th
Christian Bowles: 8:24.34, 26th
Andrew Kent: 8:28.29, 29th
James Cragin: 8:44.75, 42nd

Men’s 4 x 400m  Relay:
Lionel Jones, Avery Bartlett, Dwayne Watkins, Ben Jean: 3:13.91, 6th

Men’s Pole Vault:
Cole Shea: 4.70m / 15′ 5″ 10th


Final Standings:

1) Miami 91
2) Florida State 85
3) Virginia Tech 84
4) Louisville 63
5) Duke 60
6) NC State 58
7) Clemson 39
8) Notre Dame 33
9) Virginia 31
10) North Carolina 29
10) Syracuse 29
12) Wake Forest 23
13) Georgia Tech 20
14) Pitt 12
15) Boston College 4

1) Virginia Tech 117
1) Florida State 117
3) NC State 61
4) Clemson 51
5) Virginia 49
6) Notre Dame 41
7) Syracuse 33
8) Georgia Tech 32
9) Duke 30.5
10) Louisville 29
11) Miami 28
12) North Carolina 23
13) Pitt 22
14) Wake Forest 20.5
15) Boston College 6

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