Exciting 10K Races Close Day 1 of ACC Outdoor Championships

Exciting 10K Races Close Day 1 of ACC Outdoor Championships

RALEIGH, N.C. ( – Katelyn Tuohy didn’t set another record during the opening session of the 2023 Atlantic Coast Championships, but NC State’s incredible distance runner certainly defied the odds.

Five days after setting the NCAA record in the women’s 5,000 meters in Walnut, California, Tuohy returned to the East Coast and her home track and pulled away to take the women’s gold medal in the 10,000 meters on Thursday night.

Tuohy, who currently owns the nation’s top times in both the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, posted a 10K time of 32:56.75 that ranks 22nd. Teammate Gionna Quarzo placed second at 33:13.15, and Syracuse’s Amanda Vestri took the bronze medal with at time of 33:16.46.

The men’s 10K closing event offered a thrilling finish as Notre Dame’s Carter Solomon strong kick at the finish to take first place with a winning time of 30:18.84. Solomon – who claimed the ACC cross country championship last fall in similar fashion – edged both silver medalist Paul O’Donnell of Syracuse and bronze medalist Antonio Lopez Segura of Virginia Tech by less than a second.

The opening event of this year’s meet produced a bit of history as Virginia’s Ethan Dabbs became the first four-time winner in the ACC  Championship men’s javelin throw. Dabbs, who set the ACC overall record during last year’s Championship, threw 73.09 meters on his best attempt Thursday (239-9) to add a 2023 gold medal to those of 2019, 2021 and 2021. He is the 12th male student-athlete overall to win four ACC outdoor titles in any event.

Virginia Tech, keyed by a pair of gold medals in the opening field events, finished the day atop the early women’s team standings. The Duke men held the first-day lead with 31 points. The complete team scoring at the conclusion of Thursday’s events stood as follows:




(5 of 21 scored)

1. Duke – 31

2. Virginia Tech – 24.5

3. North Carolina – 23.5

4. Notre Dame – 20

5. Virginia – 18.5

6. Miami – 16

7. Florida State – 13

t-8. Clemson – 10

t-8. Wake Forest – 10

10. Louisville – 9.5

11. Syracuse – 9

 t-12. NC State – 5

T-12. Pitt – 5

DNS – Georgia Tech

DNS – Boston College


(4 of 21 scored)

1. Virginia Tech – 42.5

2. NC State – 32.5

3. Louisville – 19

4. Syracuse –14

5. Virginia – 12.5

6. Duke – 12


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