Feb. 23, 2006
Blacksburg, Va. – If you looked at the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Top Performers list and compared it to the standings at the conclusion of the pentathlon, you would see that everyone finished as planned including senior Deanna Lane (Marietta, Ga./Pope), who took fourth-place on day one of the league championships meet.
The women are in third place through one event, thanks to Lane’s performance, who accumulated 3676 points in the first completed event of the women’s championship.
“With day one, we’re right where we wanted to be,” said head coach Bob Braman. “Deanna had the best jump of her life in the long jump. All three of our multi’s athletes had lifetime bests which puts us in a good position for tomorrow.”
In the first heat of the first event on the track at the conference championships, Lane recorded the fastest time in her group, clocking 8.73 for second place and 967 points in the 60m hurdles.
Lane cleared the bar in the high jump at 5’5″ (1.65m), tying for third, before throwing 35’3.25″ (10.75m) in the shot put good for ninth-place finish in the shot put.
In the long jump, Lane hit a career-best distance of 17’9.75″ (5.43m) to take ninth place overall and maintain a solid standing for fourth place. Just 54 points shy of third, Lane posted a time of 2:33.05 in the 800m to finish in sixth, scoring 655 points.
Sophomore Matt Frith (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles) ended the day in seventh through four events with a point total of 2687, just two points shy of fourth place. Frith was seventh in the 60m dash in 7.37, earning 755 points. In the long jump, Frith saved his best jump for last, hitting the sand at 21’11.5″ (6.69m) to take fifth place in a personal record. Frith’s 38’0.25″ (11.59m) in the shot gave him 582 points before picking up 610 points in the high jump (5’10″/1.78m).
Redshirt sophomore Jacob Peacock (Pensacola, Fla./Washington) finished day one right behind him in eighth place overall, setting personal bests in the high and long jumps. Running 7.42 for 739 points in the 60m, Peacock also picked up 725 points with a 21’8.75″ (6.62m) distance in the long jump, good for sixth place overall. The shot put saw Peacock toss 33’6″ (10.21m) for 498 points. In his fourth and final event of the day, the Pensacola, Fla., native cleared a personal best 6’1.5″ (1.87m) in the high jump.
The bulk of the group opens up tomorrow at noon with the final three events of the heptathlon. The preliminary mile run, featuring 2005 ACC Indoor and Outdoor Performer of the Year Tom Lancashire, is the first event on the track at 1:30 p.m.
Women’s Team Standings (through one event)
1) Virginia Tech, 16 points
2) Miami, 8 points
3) Florida State, 5 points
4) Boston College, 4 points
5) NC State, 3 points
6) Maryland, 1.5 points
7) Georgia Tech, 1.5 points
T8) Virginia, 0 points
T8) Wake Forest
T8) North Carolina
1:00 PM #33 Men Long Jump Finals
1:00 PM #36 Men Weight Throw Finals
4:00 PM #16 Women Weight Throw Finals
4:30 PM #13 Women Long Jump Finals
5:30 PM #12 Women Pole Vault Finals
5:30 PM #31 Men High Jump Finals
1:30 PM #25 Men 1 Mile Run Prelims
1:50 PM #5 Women 1 Mile Run Prelims
2:15 PM #28 Men 60 Meter Hurdles Prelims
2:35 PM #8 Women 60 Meter Hurdles Prelims
3:00 PM #23 Men 400 Meter Dash Prelims
3:20 PM #3 Women 400 Meter Dash Prelims
3:50 PM #21 Men 60 Meter Dash Prelims
4:05 PM #1 Women 60 Meter Dash Prelims
4:20 PM #24 Men 800 Meter Run Prelims
4:40 PM #4 Women 800 Meter Run Prelims
5:00 PM #22 Men 200 Meter Dash Prelims
5:20 PM #2 Women 200 Meter Dash Prelims
5:40 PM #27 Men 5000 Meter Run Finals
6:05 PM #7 Women 5000 Meter Run Finals
7:20 PM #30 Men Distance Medley Finals
7:35 PM #10 Women Distance Medley Finals