Feb. 26, 2006
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Sophomore Derek Hoye, Jerome Miller and freshmen Andy Powlen and Nigel Orr posted top-five finishes at the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships to lead Georgia Tech to an eighth-place finish (39 pts.) on Saturday.
Florida State won its second consecutive men’s indoor ACC meet, scoring 160.5 points. The Seminoles were followed by Clemson (95), North Carolina (64), Virginia Tech (60), Wake Forest (56), Virginia (55), NC State (52), Georgia Tech (39), Miami (36), Maryland (29), Duke (8.5) and Boston College (7).
Miller tallied his second all-conference honor of the meet, finishing runner-up in the triple jump with a mark of 48 feet, 10 1/4 inches.
Powlen and Orr tallied fourth-place finishes for the Yellow Jackets. Powlen posted a personal-record mark of 57 feet, 11 ¼ inches, in the shot put, while Orr finished with a mark of 48 feet, 8 inches, in the triple jump.
Hoye crossed the men’s 400-meter dash finish line in fifth place with a time of 47.66. The men’s 4x400m relay team of Orr, Brandon Duckett, Mario Johnson and Hoye finished sixth with a season-best time of 3:15.61.
Senior Chase Sasser tallied a 12th-place finish in the men’s pole vault with a season-best tying mark of 15 feet, 7 inches.
The Yellow Jackets will continue the indoor season at the Alex Wilson Invitational, March 3-4, in South Bend, Ind.