CHARLOTTE, N.C. (theACC.org) – An Atlantic Coast Conference record-breaking performance from North Carolina’s Parker Wolfe highlights the league’s sixth weekly indoor track & field awards of the 2023-24 season.
Wolfe’s second indoor track & field honor of the season is paired by a trio of athletes from Notre Dame – Olivia Markezich, Michael Shoaf, and Gretchen Farley. For the second straight week and third time this season, Louisville’s Jayden Ulrich earned weekly award, while Virginia Tech’s Nate Paris picked up his first career ACC weekly honor.
ACC Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Parker Wolfe, Jr., North Carolina, Denver, Colo.
With an ACC-record time of 7:37.41, Wolfe ran the fastest 3,000 meters of anyone in the country this season, securing the third-best time in the history of the NCAA, the 11th best American indoor time, the North Carolina school record, and a first-place finish at the Bruce Lehane Scarlet and White Invitational, hosted by Boston University. Wolfe’s time is less than one second away from the NCAA 3000m record of 7:36.42.
Wolfe becomes the first men’s track student-athlete to garner multiple weekly honors this season. The junior from Denver, Colorado, also earned the ACC Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week award on Dec. 5.
ACC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week
Olivia Markezich, Sr., Notre Dame, Woodinville, Wash.
Markezich ran a PR time of 4:27.76 in the Meyo Invitational mile, finishing 11 seconds ahead of the next finisher. Her strong showing not only leads the ACC, but currently leads the NCAA in the women’s mile so far this season.
It is the first weekly honor of the season for the senior from Woodinville, Washington.
ACC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Michael Shoaf, Sr., Notre Dame, Rocky River, Ohio
Shoaf took home first place in the shot put in the Meyo Invitational as he recorded a 19.93m throw in the event. His mark puts him atop the ACC and in second place in the nation this season. The senior from Rocky River, Ohio, also took home third in the weight throw with a 20.13m.
It is the first weekly honor for the two-time ACC outdoor shot put champion this season.
ACC Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Jayden Ulrich, Jr., Louisville, East Alton, Ill.
Ulrich set a new indoor-best mark of 17.67m (57-11.75) in the women’s…