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Williams Wins First Title; Men Finish Eighth at ACC Championships

Feb. 24, 2018

Full Results

CLEMSON, S.C. – Georgia Tech indoor track and field wrapped up competition at the ACC Indoor Championships on Saturday afternoon at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex.

The Yellow Jacket men finished eighth with 37 points while the women’s team finished 13th with 14 points.

“I am VERY proud of this team for the effort that they put forth this weekend,” head men’s coach Grover Hinsdale said. “They just came together and fought their tails off. We had several PRs, but mainly, I loved seeing the fight that they displayed throughout the entire meet.”

“We are really proud of Jeanine [Williams] for winning her first conference title over a very quality field in the hurdles and of Raven for making the final and scoring,” head women’s coach Alan Drosky said. “And while we’ve got to get better as a team, the women are improving and we are proud of the fight that they brought this weekend. If we bring this same effort to every meet during the outdoor season we will see a better team result in May.”

Women’s Highlights

Junior Jeanine Williams captured her first conference title when she took first place in the 60m hurdles, turning in a time of 8.04. Senior Raven Stewart recorded a time of 8.38 to finish eighth overall in the event.

In the mile, junior Amy Ruiz finished ninth overall with a time of 4:50.54, giving herself a fifth top-10 finish for the indoor season.

Men’s Highlights

Nahom Solomon continued his strong week of running by finishing fourth in the 3000m with a time of 8:05.55.

Benjamin Jean broke out of the gates to run a career-best time of 46.96 in the 400 meters to finish fifth, while Daniel Pietsch pushed to a personal-best 46.98 to finish sixth overall.

Meanwhile in the 800 finals, Avery Bartlett recorded a season-best time of 1:47.58 to finish fifth, before Andres Littig was able to finish seventh with a season-best time of 1:50.03.

Senior Preston Smith had a career-effort in the triple jump, finishing seventh with a leap of 15.30m. Freshman Hunter Mallard then turned in a career-best performance in the pole vault finals as he hit a clearance of 4.90m to finish seventh overall.

The relay team of Ty Brooks, Lionel Jones, Pietsch and Jean was able to give Tech its eighth top-10 finish of the day, placing seventh with a time of 3:12.61.

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