At Blacksburg, Va., the Clemson women's track and field team totalled six titles as the Tigers captured the school's second-ever ACC Indoor Championship on Saturday.
The Tigers totaled 145.5 points, outdistancing second-place Florida State (93). It was Clemson's first ACC championship of any kind in track and field since the men's team won the 2004 outdoor crown. It was the first league title for the women's team since 1992.
Clemson won five individual events and the school's first indoor 1,600-meter relay title since 2004.
April Sinkler defended both her indoor crowns from a season ago, winning the high jump on Saturday to go with her long jump title from the day before. She became the first female in Clemson history to surpass the six-foot clearance in the high jump (6-feet, 3/4 inches).
Brianna Rollins won the the 200 meters. She picked up her first-ever all-ACC honor after winning bronze in the 400.
Also winning titles Friday were Kim Ruck in the 5000 and Liane Weber in the Pentathlon.
"It's hard for me to put into words," said Lawrence Johnson, Clemson's director of track and field. "The women have worked so hard all season long. Every time we go into our indoor facility, that banner's (1992 championship) up there as a reminder that we need to work harder to get back to that point." ...
The Clemson men's team finished sixth in the team standings with 61 points. Florida State won the men's team title with 107. The highlight of the final day for the men's team was the runner-up finish produced by the 1,600-meter relay.
Clemson men continue hot start
At Clemson, Clemson swept a pair of matches Saturday, beating Southern Mississippi 6-1 and blanking Navy 7-0 to stretch its season-opening winning streak to 10. The 10 Clemson wins are the most victories to start a season since the 1969 went 16-0. ...
At Coral Gables, Fla., Miami upended the Clemson women's team 6-1. The Tigers (11-3, 1-1 ACC) had been 5-0 on the road.
- From Staff Reports