Steigenga Named Most Valuable Field Performer; Men’s 4×100 Relay Team Breaks School Record at ACC Outdoor Championships

Steigenga Named Most Valuable Field Performer; Men’s 4x100 Relay Team Breaks School Record at ACC Outdoor Championships

ATLANTAIlse Steigenga was named the ACC Women’s Most Valuable Field Performer as she tallied 21 points in three separate events. Steigenga earned ten points for her ACC Championship victory in the heptathlon, eight points for her second place finish in the long jump, and three points for sixth place in the triple jump.

The men’s 4×100 relay team of Darren McQueen Jr., Nigel Hussey, Stephon Brown and Clement Campbell broke their own school record with a collective pace of 39.67 en route to a silver medal. The quartet previously set the school record at last year’s ACC Outdoor Championships. 

The Pitt men’s track and field team placed eighth with 37 points and the women’s track and field team finished tied for tenth, also scoring 37 points over the course of the three day ACC Outdoor Championship meet in Atlanta, Georgia.

Thursday Recap

Niya Crawford recorded a new personal best of 51.83 meters in the women’s hammer throw. Her mark moved her up one spot, from tenth to ninth, in the program record book.

Lydia Bottelier and Ilse Steigenga got off to a great start on day one of the women’s heptathlon. In the first event, the 100-meter hurdles, both heptathletes recorded new personal bests. Steigenga crossed the line in 14.09 for third place. Bottelier was the next finisher in 14.42. Next in the high jump, Bottelier finished in first, tying her personal best of 1.76-meters. Steigenga recorded a new personal best of 1.64-meters. Steigenga recorded her third consecutive personal best when the competition moved to the shot put. Steigenga launched a throw of 12.21-meters for second place. Bottelier’s throw of 11.37-meters claimed fourth place in the competition. To close out day one of action, Lydia took another win in the 200-meter dash. She crossed the finish line in 24.42. Ilse recorded her fourth personal best of the day, clocking in at 24.73. In the standings, Bottelier sat in second place with 3408 points and Steigenga trailed in third with 3336 points.

In the men’s 400-meter hurdles prelims, Devin Nugent made a statement, recording the best time of the round, 50.66, and advancing to the finals on Saturday. Nugent’s time was also a new personal best. Raymond Oriakhi came in with a pace of 53.40, a season’s best.

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