March 19, 2007
Tallahassee, FL – As the outdoor track and field seasons heats up, Florida State’s men’s track and field team will be honored for winning their fifth consecutive indoor ACC Championship with the lighting of the “Unconquered” statue on Monday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
The men earned six individual titles, set new Clemson Indoor Facility records and two new ACC Championship meet records.
Junior Walter Dix (Coral Springs, FL) ran a Clemson facility record 21.12 to take home the title in the 200m dash. Sophomore Michael Ray Garvin (Upper Saddle River, NJ) had his best conference finish as the runner-up in the 200m, running a season-best 21.37.
Defending his title in the 400m was junior Ricardo Chambers (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) who ran 47.15 in the finals to set a new Clemson facility record.
The only person to take home two individual championships on the men’s side was senior Andrew Lemoncello (St. Andrew’s, Scotland) in the 3,000m and 5,000m runs. Lemoncello ran 8:16.89 in the 3K for a first place finish and set the new ACC Indoor Championship meet record in the 5K after finishing the race in 14:00.96. Those performances earned the Seminole the ACC Track Most Valuable Performer honor.
Florida State had two on the podium for the men’s mile run. Senior Tom Lancashire (Bolton, England) was the champion running 4:03.44 and junior Mark Buckingham (Huddersfield, England) ran 4:05.67 to finish third.
Rounding out the individual champions for the men was the distance medley relay team of Lancashire, Buckingham, junior Elliott Wood (Sydney, Australia) and freshman Stephen Wilson (Brandon, FL). The men ran the relay in 9:50.41 to set a new ACC meet record which was originally set by Wake Forest in 2002.
The “Unconquered” statue sits on Williams Plaza at Langford Green just south of Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open to everyone.