Soderstrom Garners All-ACC Honors, Deacs Poised for Final Day of 2023 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships

Soderstrom Garners All-ACC Honors, Deacs Poised for Final Day of 2023 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following an opening day in which three Demon Deacons collected All-ACC honors, the Wake Forest men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams had another stellar outing during day two of the 2023 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships.
For the second-consecutive season, senior Emma Soderstrom earned All-ACC honors in the high jump as the Gothenburg, Sweden native jumped 1.74m to finish sixth. Of note, Soderstrom placed third in the event a season ago.
Wake Forest dominated the preliminary round of the men’s mile as the Demon Deacons became one of only two schools to have multiple participants qualify for the finals in the event. Graduate student Thomas Vanoppen had a stellar performance, clocking 4:04.44 and winning his heat. Freshman Paul Specht also had an excellent showing in the mile Friday as the Sindelfingen, Germany native placed second in his heat, finishing in 4:05.25.
Sophomore Rynard Swanepoel placed second in the fifth heat of the 800, clocking 1:49.65 and securing his spot in the finals of the event. Of note, Swanepoel’s time of 1:49.65 in the 800 marked the fifth-fastest time in school history.
Overall, three Deacs qualified for a final on Friday. Additionally, the men currently sit tied for 11th place overall, while the women are currently 12th.
Friday’s Notable Finishes

  • High Jump
  • Men’s Mile
  • Men’s 800m

Wake Forest Participants – Saturday’s Slate

  • Saturday, Feb. 25

    • Track Events

      • 12:00 p.m. – Women’s Mile (FINAL)
      • 12:10 p.m. – Men’s Mile (FINAL)
      • 12:30 p.m. – Women’s 60HH (FINAL)
      • 12:50 p.m. – Men’s 60HH (FINAL)
      • 1:00 p.m. – Women’s 400m Dash (FINAL)
      • 1:10 p.m. – Men’s 400m Dash (FINAL)
      • 1:20 p.m. – Women’s 60m Dash (FINAL)
      • 1:30 p.m. – Men’s 60m Dash (FINAL)
      • 1:40 p.m. – Women’s 800m Run (FINAL)
      • 1:50 p.m. – Men’s 800m Run (FINAL)
      • 2:00 p.m. – Women’s 200m Dash (FINAL)
      • 2:10 p.m. – Men’s 200m Dash (FINAL)
      • 2:20 p.m. Women’s 3000m Run (FINAL)
      • 2:55 p.m. – Men’s 3000m Run (FINAL)
      • 3:25 p.m. – Women’s 4x400m Relay (FINAL)
      • 3:50 p.m. – Men’s 4x400m Relay (FINAL)

    • Field Events

      • 11:00 a.m. – Women’s Triple Jump
      • 11:15 a.m. – Men’s Shot Put
      • 12:00 p.m. – Men’s Pole Vault
      • 1:30 p.m. – Women’s Shot Put
      • 1:45…

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