Feb. 22, 2012
2012 ACC Indoor Championship Notes
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women will be in search of their fifth consecutive conference crown this weekend as the Tiger track & field program travels to Boston, MA for the ACC Indoor Championships. The meet will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track Center, and begins Thursday with the multi-events. Clemson athletes begin competition Friday with the men’s long jump at 1:00 PM.
The meet will be live streamed over theACC.com on Friday and Saturday. Coverage will run from 3-7:45 PM on Friday, and from 12:00 noon until 4 PM Saturday. Live results will also be available at FlashResults.com.
Live Stream on theACC.com: 2/24 (3-7:45 PM) | 2/25 (12-4 PM)
Clemson has claimed two straight sweeps of the indoor and outdoor team championships in women’s track & field. Clemson looks to become the first school to win three straight indoor ACC women’s track & field titles since North Carolina did it from 1993-2001.
The Tigers will take 23 members of both their men’s and women’s teams, including multiple with individual and relay championship experience on the women’s side.
Of the senior class, distance runner Kim Ruck has claimed multiple ACC crowns, including the indoor 5K in 2010. She is scheduled for both the 3K and 5K this weekend, while classmate Alyssa Kulik will run the mile and 3K.
In the sprints, the Tiger women have some of the favorites to take home hardware this weekend. Stormy Kendrick is the defending ACC champion in the 60-meter dash and Marlena Wesh won the 400 at the indoor and outdoor championships last season. Wesh is the national leader in the event heading into the conference meet.
Brianna Rollins is the defending national champion and current national leader in the 60 hurdles, but classmate Jasmine Edgerson won the ACC crown a year ago in Blacksburg, VA. The two will be joined by another strong contender, sophomore Bridgette Owens.
Another upperclassman on the women’s side with championship experience is Brittney Waller, the defending winner of the 20-pound weight throw. She is slated to compete in the event Friday at 4 PM.
On the men’s side, Clemson’s best and most consistent performer this season has been red-shirt junior Spencer Adams. The former Tiger football player is No. 2 in Clemson history in the 60 hurdles, and currently holds the nation’s third-best time (7.66). He will lead a quartet of contenders from Clemson in the event. Also in the men’s sprints, senior Justin Murdock was a 2010 all-conference performer in the 60 dash.
Chris Slate earned a pair of All-ACC accolades in the men’s 800 meters last season. Now a senior and owner of the second-best time in Clemson history, Slate looks to take the next step and earn his first individual crown. Also in the distance events, Ty McCormack is entered in the 3K and 5K.
The men’s field events will feature a group of new faces, including several freshmen in the jumps. Shai Carpenter already ranks ninth on Clemson’s all-time list for the indoor triple jump, and he is entered in that event this weekend. In the throws, junior transfer Marcus Brown is a contender in the shot put.
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