Tech Men in Fourth After Day Two of ACC Championships

Feb. 23, 2007

CLEMSON, S.C. – Jerome Miller won the high jump to lead the men’s team into fourth place with 28 points after day two of the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships at the Clemson Indoor Facility in Clemson, S.C. on Friday.

Miller, a junior from Stafford, Va., cleared the bar at an NCAA provisional mark of 7 feet, 1 inch to earn his first ACC title and garnered his third consecutive indoor All-ACC honor. Sophomore Juan Cave earned indoor All-ACC honors for the second year in a row by placing second in the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 11 ½ inches.

Senior James Lemons II placed third in the men’s long jump with a season- and personal-best mark of 23 feet, 10 ¼ inches to earn All-ACC honors. Freshman Alphonso Jordan had a pair of seventh-place finishes on the day by scoring in the long jump with a mark of 22 feet, 11 inches and qualifying for the 60-meter hurdles final with a time of personal-best time of 8.16.

Sophomore Charles Rohling also had a seventh-place finish by scoring in the weight throw with a mark of 54 feet, 3 ¾ inches.

David Herren, a senior from Rome, Ga., qualified for the finals of the men’s mile with a time of 4:13.43 by finishing second in the second heat. Junior Derek Hoye and sophomore E.C. Gibbs each qualified for the finals of the 800-meter dash by winning their heats. Hoye finished his heat with a time of 1:55.29 and Gibbs had a time of 1:55.49.

Sophomore Matt DiDia just missed the finals of the 400-meter dash by placing ninth with a time of 49.39. Sophomore Dave Ford had a 10th-place finish on the day, crossing the line in a personal-best 8.19 in the 60m hurdles.

The men will be back in action tomorrow morning with the shot put, which will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Men’s Standings (After 6 Event Complete)

1. Clemson, 39

2. N.C. State, 35

3. North Carolina, 30

4. Georgia Tech, 28

5. Florida State, 27

6. Wake Forest, 16

7. Virginia, 15

8. Virginia Tech, 14

9. Duke, 10

10. Maryland, 8

11. Miami, 6

Boston College, 6


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