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Matthews, Williams Both Break School Records on Final Day

Final Results

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — On the final day of the ACC Outdoor Championship, both Bria Matthews and Jeanine Williams broke school records at Lannigan Field on Saturday afternoon.

Matthews broke her own school record in the women’s triple jump, finishing with a mark of 13.77m to secure her first-place finish. She is now an ACC Champion in the triple jump in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Williams joined Matthews to break a school record, topping the previous time in the women’s 100m hurdles event. She finished with a blazing time of 12.72 and earned a second place finish.

On the men’s side, Avery Bartlett earned All-ACC honors after turning in a third-place finish in the men’s 800-meter event, running a time of 1:50.68.

Daniel Pietsch and Ben Jean earned second-team All-ACC honors, after both finishing in the top six in the men’s 400-meter event. Pietsch turned in a fourth-place finish running a time of 47.12, while Jean finished in sixth with a time of 47.33.

“We had some great performances and I’m proud of how our women competed today. Bria seemed to be struggling a bit, then late in the competition when she needed a big jump, she did what champions do. She puts everything together, wins the event jumping a personal best, and breaks her own school record. Maddy [Hammond] was tremendous, jumping her collegiate best in a pressure situation to tie for fourth,” noted women’s track and field head coach Alan Drosky.

“The 4 x 400m relay team came together, ran in the front the whole way to win their section and place eighth overall. Lastly, I can’t say enough about senior, Jeanine Williams. She has been the heart and soul of our team for the last two years. She had been in a little slump through most of the outdoor season but has been phenomenal the last few weeks. Today she was the best she’s ever been.”

The Jackets finished the ACC Outdoor Championship in 10th in men’s earning a total of 38 points, while the women finished in 13th with a total of 27 points. The Jackets will next compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Florida, from May 23 – 25.

Women’s 100m Hurdles:

Jeanine Williams, 12.72, 2nd, SR, All-ACC

Men’s 400 meters:

Daniel Pietsch: 47.12, 4th, second-team All-ACC

Ben Jean: 47.33, 6th, second-team All-ACC

Men’s 800 meters:

Avery Bartlett: 1:50.68, 3rd, All-ACC

Women’s 1500 meters:

Amy Ruiz: 4:26.00, 10th

Women’s 5000 meters:

Hana Herndon: 16:26.86, 10th

Nicole Fegans: 16:51.18, 20th

Liz Galarza: 17:08.12, 23rd

Elizabeth Rice: 17:12.72, 29th, PR

Mary Claire Solomon: 17:46.66, 36th

Men’s 5000 meters:

Braeden Collins: 14:37.60, 22nd

James Cragin: 14:57.10, 35th

Christian Bowles: 15:07.53, 41st

Andrew Kent: 15:08.00, 42nd

Women’s 4 x 100 Relay:

Bri Hayden, Jeanine Williams, Ebony Forbes, Attallah Smith: 46.18, 11th

Men’s 4 x 100 Relay:

Tyson Spears, Maurice Simpson, Ryan Thomas, Daniel Pietsch: 40.58, 6th

Women’s 4 x 400 Relay:

Bri Hayden, Jordynn Tyndall, Kendria Edouard, Denise Woode: 3:47.61, 8th

Men’s 4 x 400 Relay:

Ty Brooks, Lionel Jones, Avery Bartlett, Daniel Pietsch: 3:13.06, 2nd, second-team All-ACC

Women’s Triple Jump:

Bria Matthews: 13.77m, 1st, SR, All-ACC

Men’s Triple Jump:

Ryan Thomas: 15.07m, 9th

Women’s High Jump:

Madeline Hammond: 1.70m, PR, 4th, second-team All-ACC


Women – Team Rankings – 21 Events Scored
1) Florida State 134
2) Miami 92.5
3) Virginia 84
4) Virginia Tech 77
5) Clemson 66
6) NC State 56
7) Notre Dame 55
8) Duke 51
9) Louisville 45
10) North Carolina 44
11) Syracuse 38
12) Wake Forest 29.5
13) Georgia Tech 27
14) Pittsburgh 12
15) Boston College 6

Men – Team Rankings – 21 Events Scored
1) Virginia Tech 123
2) Virginia 117
3) Florida State 102.5
4) Pittsburgh 62
5) Clemson 52.5
6) Louisville 52
7) North Carolina 50
8) Miami 48
9) Notre Dame 40
10) Georgia Tech 38
10) Duke 38
12) Syracuse 33
13) NC State 27
14) Boston College 16
15) Wake Forest 15

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