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Jackets in Fourth Place after Second Day of ACC Championships

Feb. 29, 2008

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –

Nigel Orr placed second in the men’s long jump to help the Georgia Tech men’s track & field team to a tie for fourth place on the second day of the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Eddie Smith Field House/Belk Track on the University of North Carolina campus.

 

To open the day, Orr placed second in the men’s long jump with an NCAA Championship provisional qualifying and personal-best mark of 24 feet. 8 ¼ inches. Senior James Lemons landed in fourth place with a mark of 24 feet, 1 inch. Following in fifth place was sophomore Alphonso Jordan with a mark of 23 feet, 11 inches.

 

The men’s distance medley relay team featuring E.C. Gibbs, Mario Johnson, Billy Mateker and David Herren placed third with a time of 9:52.83.

 

In the 60-meter hurdle prelims, junior Dave Ford placed fifth and Jordan placed eighth to qualify for tomorrow’s finals beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Senior Derek Hoye finished third in the men’s 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.52. Hoye will compete in the finals tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

 

The championship meet will resume Saturday with the men’s high jump at 11:30 a.m. Fans can follow a full day of action via live stats provided by flash results. Friday’s events will also be available to view on ACC Select.

 

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Men’s Standings          Points

1.    Florida State                   35

2.    NC State                         30

2.    North Carolina               30

4.    Georgia Tech                 25

4.    Clemson                         25

4.    Virginia                           25

7.    Virginia Tech                   6

8.    Duke                                  5

8.    Maryland                          5

8.    Miami                                5

11.  WakeForest                     3

12.  BostonCollege                1

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