History repeats itself as Virginia Tech sweeps the ACC Indoor Championships

History repeats itself as Virginia Tech sweeps the ACC Indoor Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Virginia Tech dynasty continues with the men’s and women’s teams winning both 2023 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championship titles. The men’s team picked up their third-straight title with 110.5 points, as the women claimed their second-straight title with 93 points. The men’s and women’s victory at the Indoor Championships marks the program’s 20th ACC track and field championship title. 

The men’s team has won five of the last seven ACC Indoor Championships. The women’s team has won three of the last four indoor conference titles. 

Day Three of the ACC Indoor Championships proved to be one of the most dramatic finishes in conference history as the Virginia Tech women waited for the results from the final heat of the 4x400m relay. Second place Duke looked to runaway with the crown as they led the race, but a last minute drop of the baton resulted in the Hokies claiming victory over the Blue Devils. 

Victoria Gorlova and Cierra Pyles started the day for the Hokie women placing first and second in the triple jump adding 18 points to the team’s score. In the women’s shot put, freshman Katrin Brzyszkowska finished third with a mark of 16.19m. Essence Henderson finished fifth with a distance of 15.95m. 

On the track, Lindsey Butler and Hannah Ballowe earned second-team All-ACC honors finishing fourth and sixth in the 800m. Butler crossed the finished line with a season-best time of 2:04.31, Ballowe followed behind clocking in at 2:06.12.  Ava Hassebrock placed fourth in the mile with a time of 4:40.99. Layla Anderson placed fifth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.27. 

Conner McClure, Jacob Rice, Harrison Rice, Joey Badalamenti, and Jake Spotswood helped secure the Hokies victory for the men placing five within the top eight, adding 26.5 points to the team’s score. McClure won the event clearing an ACC season-best height of 17′ 7.75″ (5.38m). Jacob Rice placed second with a height of 17′ 3.75″ (5.28m), followed by Harrison Rice in third ((17′ 0″ (5.18m)), Badalamenti in seventh ((16′ 8″ (5.08m)), and Spotswood in eighth  ((16′ 8″ (5.08m)). 

Senior Chauncey Chambers jumped 51′ 9.75″ (15.79m) on his first attempt of the day, finishing fourth with second-team All-ACC honors. 

Sprinter Cole Beck earned two first-team All-ACC honors placing second in the 60m (6.60) and third in the 200m (20.62). Kennedy Harrison took bronze in the men’s 400m clocking a time of 46.48, Lincoln IV finished fourth with a time of…

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