Despite strong winds and an approaching storm early in the evening, the second day of the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships played out in its entirety Friday at the Paul H. Derr Track.
North Carolina, buoyed by a sweep of the top three places in the decathlon, leads the men’s team scoring with 59 points. Florida State is just behind at 57, followed by Duke and defending champion Virginia Tech with 33 apiece. Miami and Virginia are tied for the fifth spot with 23 points each, followed by Clemson (18), Wake Forest (11), N.C. State (10), Georgia Tech (4) and Maryland (2).
Florida State leads on the women’s side with 59 team points, followed by host N.C. State at 55 and Duke and North Carolina with 36 points apiece.
The third and final day of ACC Championship competition begins Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with men’s pole vault. Finals are set in four men’s and three women’s field events. Running events will be held from 4 until approximately 8 p.m., when 10 men’s and 10 women’s finals are slated.
Duke: After a windy opening round, Duke finished the first day as the leader of the 2013 ACC Women’s Golf Championship held at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. The Blue Devils are looking for their second straight team title and 18th overall in the 25-year history of the championship.
Duke shot a plus-9 at the par-71, 6,210-yard course for a total score of 293 and a seven-stroke lead over Virginia (300) after day one. N.C. State (301) is third, followed by Florida State (306), North Carolina (308) and sixth-place Wake Forest (310). Boston College and Maryland are tied for seventh with 311 totals while Miami (314) is ninth.
Saint Augustine’s: The Falcons finished fifth at the CIAA Men’s Golf Championships with a two-day score of 663 at The Cardinal Golf Club in Fort Lee, Va.
Virginia State claimed the CIAA title with a 594 score. Chowan was second with a 628 and Virginia Union was third with a 638.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack’s Albin Choi is among the 10 semifinalists for The Ben Hogan Award, the most prestigious award in men’s college golf.
Choi, ranked eighth in the world, according to the World Amateur Golf Rankings, has four victories this season, and has finished in the top-6 in 9-of-10 events in 2012-13.
Duke: Senior Mary Clayton claimed her 29th career ACC singles win, but the 11th ranked Duke women’s tennis team were unable to capitalize, falling to Maryland, 4-3, Friday. The win is the first conference win of the season for the Terrapins, and drops the Blue Devils to 14-8 on the year, and 5-5 in ACC play.
N.C. Central: The Eagles advanced to semifinal action during the MEAC Championship after they extended their win streak to four by defeating the Delaware State Lady Hornets 4-2, on Friday at the Millbrook Tennis Center in Raleigh.
Shaw: The Bears had to rally from a 3-2 deficit, but they reeled off three straight wins to claim a 5-3 victory over Winston-Salem State in a match played Friday afternoon at the Virginia State Tennis Complex. The win earns the Lady Bears a berth in the CIAA Tennis Championships against Chowan where they will attempt to claim their third title in four years.
Shaw: For the first time in nine years, Shaw will not be the CIAA men’s tennis champion as they fell 5-2 to Winston-Salem State at the Virginia State Tennis Complex Friday afternoon. The Rams will face Chowan, which earned their spot in the finals with a 5-1 win over Virginia State.
Shaw drops to 14-6 overall.