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Track and Field Gets Ready For ACC Indoor Championship in Clemson, SC

Feb. 20, 2007

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The Seminoles depart Tallahassee on Wednesday en route to the ACC Indoor Championship in Clemson, SC. The men, looking to defend their title, enter the meet ranked on top of the TrackWire 25 and the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association weekly polls released Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Men hope to defend indoor title…
The Seminole men have won four straight ACC indoor championships (2003 – 2006) and look to hold onto their title this weekend in Clemson, SC. Returning ACC champions Greg Bolden, Ricardo Chambers, Tom Lancashire and Andrew Lemoncello will also look to hold onto their individual conference titles.

Dix, Chambers fastest in the nation…
Juniors Walter Dix (200m) and Ricardo Chambers (400m) enter the conference meet as national leaders in their respective events. Dix posted a 20.73 time in the 200m finals at the Tyson Invitational to automatically qualify for nationals while Chambers’ 46.05 in the 400m at the same meet earned him a spot at the nationals in June.

Last time at Clemson for ACC’s…
The last time the ACC indoor meet was hosted by Clemson took place in 2004 when the men won their second straight conference title while the women placed fifth overall. That year, then-sophomore Rafeeq Curry won his second straight triple jump title and Natalie Hughes won her first ACC honor in the mile run.

The ticket to nationals…
The Seminole men lead the ACC with four automatic qualifiers: Greg Bolden in the 55m/60m, Walter Dix in the 200m Ricardo Chambers in the 400m and Andrew Lemoncello in the 5,000m. Provisionally qualifying on the men’s squad are Walter Dix, Michael Ray Garvin and Cedric Nabe in the 55m/60m, Matt Hurley in the pole vault, Tom Lancashire, Andrew Lemoncello and Luke Gunn in the 3,000m and the 4x400m relay. For the women, Barbara Parker in the mile run and Alyce Williams in the triple jump both provisionally qualified for nationals.

ACC Performer of the Week times three…
Senior Greg Bolden earned ACC POW honors for week one after posting a national leading 6.14 time in the 55m at the Florida Intercollegiate meet and automatically qualifying for nationals. In week four, junior Ricardo Chambers shared the POW honors after running 46.23 in the 400m at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. Chambers’ time automatically qualified him and gave him the fastest collegiate time in the nation. The third Seminole to earn the honor is junior Walter Dix who posted a national leading and automatic qualifying time of 20.73 in the 200m at the Tyson Invitational.

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