Sept. 17, 2002
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Nine former Georgia Tech indoor track and field standouts, including Olympic gold medalists Derrick Adkins, Antonio McKay, Derek Mills and Angelo Taylor, were named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50th Anniversary Men’s Indoor Track and Field Team Tuesday. The league office announced the 50-member squad as a part of its golden anniversary celebration.
Tech’s nine honorees tied for the second most selections with North Carolina. Clemson led the way with 10 honorees.
The Yellow Jackets on the 50th anniversary team are:
DERRICK ADKINS, 1989-90, ’92-93
The 1996 Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, Adkins was a member of the national championship 4×400 relay squad in 1993. He earned All-America honors twice and won ACC titles in that event in 1989, ’92 and ’93. He was a three-time all-conference selection.
MIKE ARMOUR, 1981, ’83-85
With a time of 1:01.26, Armour established the world record in the 500 meters while at Tech in 1985. He also earned All-America honors in that event in ’85 and as a member of Tech’s mile relay team in ’83. Armour was a four-time All-ACC honoree.
DAVID KRUMMENACKER, 1994, ’96-98
Currently one of the world’s best middle distance runners, Krummenacker claimed back-to-back indoor national titles in the 800 meters in 1997 and ’98. He was a five-time All-American and an eight-time ACC champion, including three consecutive titles in the 800 meters and the mile from ’96 to ’98. He was named MVP of the ACC Indoor Championships in ’97 and ’98 and was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team.
ANTONIO MCKAY, 1984-85
McKay established the world record in the indoor 400 meters while at Tech. He posted a time of 45.79 during the 1984 season. He also earned the NCAA title in that same event in ’84. McKay was a two-time All-American in that event. He was also a three-time Olympic medalist, including a pair of golds as a member of the U.S. 4×400 relay in ’84 and ’88.
DEREK MILLS, 1991-94
Mills won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the United States’ 4×400 relay at the 1996 Atlanta games. A four-time All-American, he was a member of Tech’s national champion 4×400 relay in 1993. He was also a five-time ACC champion. He was the winner of the indoor 400 meters in 1994.
CONRAD NICHOLS, 1992-95
Nichols earned All-America honors three times during indoor competition. He also captured four ACC titles, including the league’s 800-meter crown in 1993 and ’94. Nichols was a five-time all-conference choice.
JAMES PURVIS, 1985-88
Purvis captured the NCAA indoor title in the 55-meter hurdles in 1988. His time of 7.13 is still a school record. He also earned All-America honors in that same event in ’86. Purvis was a four-time ACC indoor champion, including wins in the 55-meter hurdles and 400 meters in ’88. He earned ACC Most Valuable Performer honors at the ’88 indoor meet for his efforts.
ANGELO TAYLOR, 1997-98
A double-gold medalist at the 2000 Olympic Games, Taylor was a three-time indoor All-American, finishing third in the 400 meters in 1997. He was a three-time indoor conference champion, including a win in the 400 meters in ’98.
OCTAVIUS TERRY, 1992-96
Terry was a three-time indoor All-American, including a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters in ’95. He was also a three-time conference champion and All-ACC honoree indoors.
Fiftieth Anniversary Teams will be selected in all of the conference’s sports by the league’s head coaches and a top 50 overall men’s and women’s list will be chosen by a Blue Ribbon Committee of media, coaches, administrators and veteran observers of the Conference.