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Virginia Tech sweeps ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships

Virginia Tech won the 2023 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships for both men and women on Saturday.

Virginia Tech wins ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships men's and women's team titles
Virginia Tech wins ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships men's and women's team titles

For the third year in a row, the Virginia Tech men claimed the title, and the Hokie women won a trophy for the second consecutive year at the 2023 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the Norton Healthcare Sports and Entertainment Center on Saturday.

Virginia Tech men scored in double digits in five field events, including the pole vault, where gold medalist Conner McClure led four Virginia Tech competitors among the top eight. – Read more: Cameron Miller runs 20.33; Duke women take DMR in record style – ACC Indoor Championships Day 1

The Virginia Tech men won with 110.5 points, with Florida State (76), Clemson (74.5), Louisville (68) and North Carolina (63) following in the ranking. The Hokies have now won eight total ACC titles under the experienced guidance of veteran head coach Dave Cianelli, all of which have come since 2011.

Duke was a threat to the Virginia Tech women, but the Hokies held them off by a score of 93-91 on Saturday after the Blue Devils were disqualified on the final leg of the closing 4×400 relay. A lost baton resulted in a disqualification on what would have been a meet record, enabling the Hokies to retain the lead.

The women’s top five rankings after Virginia Tech and Duke were third-place Clemson (68), NC State (61) and Miami (60). It marks the eighth consecutive year that the same school has won both Indoor championships.

The Virginia Tech women had previously shared the 2022 ACC Indoor championship with Duke but secured their victory with grit and determination. They have now won the league championship for the third time in four years and the fifth time overall under the leadership of Dave Cianelli.

2023 ACC Indoor Championsips Awards

Men’s Track MVP: Wanya McCoy, Clemson
Men’s Field MVP: Jeremiah Davis, Florida State
Women’s Track MVP: Amina Maatoug, Duke
Women’s Field MVP: Jirah Sidberry, NC State

The complete team scoring stood as follows:

Men
1. Virginia Tech – 110.5
2. Florida State – 76
3. Clemson – 74.5
4. Louisville – 68.5
5. North Carolina – 63
6. Virginia– 49.5
7. Miami – 39
8. Wake Forest – 35
9. Syracuse – 30
10. Pitt – 28
11. NC State – 27
12. Notre Dame – 24
13. Duke – 18
14. Georgia Tech – 14
15. Boston College – 2

Women
1. Virginia Tech – 93
2. Duke – 91
3. Clemson – 68
4. NC State – 61
5. Miami – 60
t-6. Notre Dame – 53
t-6. Florida State – 53
8. Louisville – 42
9. Virginia – 39.5
10. North Carolina – 32
11. Pitt – 23
12. Georgia Tech – 17
t-13. Boston College – 11
t-13. Syracuse – 11
15. Wake Forest  – 8.5

Written/compiled/published by one of the World-Track and Field website staff members or editors from press releases or public submissions.

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