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2013 ACC Outdoor Championships – Day Two Notes

2013 ACC Outdoor Championships – Day Two Notes

Clemson’s ACC ChampionsWhitney Fountain, Heptathlon

Clemson’s All-ACC PerformersTy McCormack, SteeplechaseLauren Terstappen, Pole VaultJameel Abdul-Mateen, Long JumpBrittney Waller, Discus

Friday Individual Notes

  • Whitney Fountain won her first ACC title, claiming the heptathlon with 5,094 points; it was Clemson’s third victory in the event, as Fountain joined Annu Montell (1997) and Liane Weber (2010) as heptathlon champions
  • Ty McCormack earned his first track All-ACC certificate on Friday, finishing second in the steeplechase; it was Clemson’s first all-conference performance in that event since Itay Magidi in 2006
  • Jameel Abdul-Mateen picked up his first career all-conference honor, taking bronze in the men’s long jump
  • Clemson qualified 17 entrants for Saturday running finals (excluding the 5K), giving the Tigers a total of 30 competitors (combined men + women) on the final day of track action; the next closest is Florida State with 17 total
  • Eleven student-athletes have qualified for multiple individual finals (Spencer Adams, Dezerea Bryant, Warren Fraser, Keni Harrison, Tevin Hester, Stormy Kendrick, Reggie Lewis, Marcus Maxey, Brunson Miller, Keisha Richburg and Brianna Rollins)
  • Rollins would have run the top 100 hurdles time in ACC Championships history at 12.73, but it was wind-aided with a +2.9 reading 
  • Tevin Hester ran a personal best 10.26 in the first preliminary run of the 100 dash Friday, fastest among all Tiger qualifiers
  • Dezerea Bryant will attempt a second straight indoor/outdoor sweep of the short sprints on Saturday; the sophomore has never lost an individual ACC event in which she has been entered (two-year sweep has never been accomplished in ACC women’s track & field)

Quoteboard“I started with the 100 hurdles, and it was terrible.  I was in ninth place and thought I was finished.  The 200 yesterday got me back in the mix.  Coming into today, I had not really practiced the long jump since getting hurt at ACC Indoors.  I jumped a collegiate best, so I knew where I stood.  In the 800, I just stayed as close to the pack as I could.  (Winning) is very special; I’ve been trying for a while now.” – Whitney Fountain

“We had a great team meeting Wednesday, making sure we are all on the same page.  This is the best team we’ve had since I’ve been here.  For me personally, in the 400 hurdles, I have no idea where that came from.  I got out hard and caught a second wind about halfway through.  It’s going to be a great day of racing tomorrow.” – Marcus Maxey

“My focus was to make it to the finals.  Tomorrow, I have to go out and execute and score as many points as I can for our team.  This is the best I’ve been running in a long time, and hopefully I can keep it up.” – Stormy Kendrick

“I’m pretty happy; it’s my first All-ACC award for track.  I feel good; I’m ready for the 1500 and 5K tomorrow.  We have great athletic trainers that help with recovery – ice baths, massages, whatever it takes.  I’m really thankful for them; it really helped me today.  Pain goes out the window here; this is all about pride for Clemson.” – Ty McCormack