April 16, 2004
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Junior Marcus Canty won his first ACC title for the Yellow Jackets with a season-best toss of 227’01” in the javelin throw to lead the men’s track and field team at the Outdoor ACC Championships today. Tech stands fifth with 23 points after the first day of competition.
Junior Holt McPherson posted a mark of 23’9.50″ in the long jump to finish fourth for the Yellow Jackets.
Junior Brian Ford qualified for the men’s 400-meter finals with a time of 47.83.
Leading the way for Tech in the 800 meters were seniors Brendon Mahoney and Barton Crist. Crist moved on to the finals with a time of 1:52.96, while Mahoney posted a qualifying time of 1:53.32. Mahoney also qualified for the finals in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:53.34. Teammate Neil McDonagh also advanced to the finals in the 1500 with a time of 3:49.69.
Picking up qualifying times in the 400-meter hurdles for the Jackets were Priscilla Reed and Jordan Crosby. Reed finished with a time of 1:02.82 in the women’s 400mH, while Crosby posted a time of 54.31 in the men’s 400mH.
Despite having a fracture in his foot, junior Montrell Person posted the top time in the 110-meter hurdles with a mark of 13.85. Freshman Cristan Duvall finished sixth in the finals of the men’s 3000 steeplechase with a season-best time of 9:19.04.
The Outdoor ACC Championships will conclude on Saturday, April 17, on Belk Track at Fetzer Field on the campus of North Carolina.