March 2, 2007
Tallahassee, FL – The Atlantic Coast Conference released its 2006-07 Men’s Indoor Track and Field accolades on Friday, March 2. Fresh off their conference win, head coach Bob Braman and senior Andrew Lemoncello earn Coach of the Year and Track Most Valuable Performer, respectively.
This is the third consecutive year Coach Braman has been awarded the ACC Coach of the Year honor. The fourth-year head coach led the Seminoles to a fifth straight indoor conference title on February 24. The men scored 128 team points and came away with six individual titles.
“It’s really an honor to be recognized,” Braman said. “I feel this award is really a reflection of our entire coaching staff and all of the hard work they are doing. Our athletes are our main focus and what we are most concerned with is ensuring that they are successful.”
Senior Andrew Lemoncello was named the ACC Track Most Valuable Performer after being the only male to win two individual titles in the 3,000m and 5,000m. Lemoncello’s performance in the 5,000m also set a new meet championship record of 14:00.96, originally set by Clemson’s Yehezkel Halifa (14:04.79) in 1989. The St. Andrew’s, Scotland native is automatically qualified in the 5,000m and provisionally in the 2,000m for the NCAA meet next week.