Feb. 26, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - University of Maryland senior Dominic Berger was named Tuesday as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Track and Field Performer of the Week after his efforts last weekend at the Virginia Tech Challenge.
Berger, a Terrapin hurdler from Mitchellville, Md., took the top spot in the 60-meter hurdles in Blacksburg, Va., this past weekend after posting a season-best mark of 7.83 seconds. With that time, he improved his provisional-qualifying standard for next month's NCAA national championship meet, and strengthened his position as the No. 2 hurdler in the conference.
Berger, the two-time defending ACC champion in the 60-meter hurdles and a three-time All-American for the Terrapins, goes into this weekend's ACC Championships ranked 15th in the nation in the 60 hurdles.
Virginia Tech's Kristen Callan was the ACC Women's Performer of the Week. A redshirt-senior for the No. 11 Virginia Tech women's track and field team, Callan established a season-best mark in the weight throw this weekend in the Hokies' Rector Field House. Her distance of 65-3.50, set on the first-day of competition, bettered her previous top mark by nearly two feet, and was enough to win the event. The Monroe, N.Y., native currently has the ACC's No. 2 mark of the season, and is a provisional qualifier for the 2008 NCAA Championships.
Both teams will participate at the 2008 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships, which kick off this Thursday, Feb. 28, on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The three-day event will conclude Saturday afternoon and will be streamed live throughout the week on ACCSelect.com.