Feb. 24, 2007
CLEMSON, S.C. - University of Maryland junior Dominic Berger defended his individual title in the men's 60-meter hurdles on Saturday to highlight Terrapin efforts at the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships being held at Clemson's Rock Norman Track.
In the team standings, the Maryland men placed ninth with 37 points, while the women were 12th with 16.
Berger won the event in 7.75 seconds, his best time of the season and the fifth-fastest in the NCAA so far this year. Lance Leggett of Miami was just behind at 7.79, while Adam Durham of Maryland finished sixth to earn team points with his clocking of 8.14.
Also for Maryland on Saturday, junior Toni Aluko added more points for the Terrapin women and earned her first All-ACC designation with her third-place finish in the women's high jump. Aluko cleared 5 feet, 8 inches and picked up her All-ACC honor by virtue of the top-three finish. Viktoria Andonova of Miami won the event at 5-11.50.
Sean Lowe also earned All-ACC honors with his third-place finish in the men's 400 meters. Lowe finished in 48.26 to earn six team points for the Terps and gain his first All-ACC award. Freshman Jeremy Samuels also scored for the Maryland men with a seventh-place finish of 49.23 in the 400.
Maryland also finished second in the men's 4x400 relay in 3:15.45. The Terrapins won their heat, but had a slower time than North Carolina, which won the second heat in 3:15.00.
Florida State won the men's team competition, finishing with 128 points. Host Clemson was second with 106.50 and NC State was third at 70.
Virginia Tech won the women's team title with 136 points, comfortably ahead of Miami (99) and North Carolina (75.50).
Maryland is off next weekend before traveling on March 3 and 4 to both the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame and the ECAC/IC4A Indoor Championships in Boston.
WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. Virginia Tech 136; 2. Miami 99; 3. North Carolina 75.50; 4. Florida State 65.50; 5. Clemson 59.33; 6. Duke 56.50; 7. Georgia Tech 49; 8. Virginia 34; 9. Boston College 32.50; 10. Wake Forest 20; 11. NC State 19.66; 12. Maryland 16.
WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (First-place and Maryland finishers)
(All events are finals)
MEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. Florida State 128; 2. Clemson 106.50; 3. NC State 70; 4. Georgia Tech 63; 5. North Carolina 56; 6. Virginia Tech 50.50; 7. Virginia 49; 8. Wake Forest 47; 9. Maryland 37; 10. Miami 29; 11. Duke 19; 12. Boston College 8.
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS