Wolfpack’s Taylor receives track honor

From News ReleasesApril 29, 2014 

— N.C. State redshirt junior Tremanisha Taylor has been recognized as the ACC women’s Outdoor Track and Field Performer of the Week as announced by the ACC office on Tuesday.

Taylor successfully defended her title at the Penn Relays last weekend, establishing a new N.C. State outdoor school record in the women’s shot put with a throw of 57 feet 9 inches (17.60m).

Taylor’s record-setting heave, which also stands as the top mark in the NCAA in women’s outdoor shot put this year, is the ninth-best all-time at the Penn Relays, the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States.

• The N.C. State women’s track & field team is ranked 19th in the latest edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I National Team Computer Rankings.

North Carolina: The men’s track and field team is ranked 25th in the nation in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I National Team Computer Rankings.

Saint Augustine’s: After a stellar showing at the Penn Relays, the Falcons maintained its top ranking for the fifth consecutive week in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Rankings.

Women’s golf

ACC: Nine ACC teams have earned bids to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships.

All nine ACC schools will begin NCAA Regional play on May 8.

Duke, which captured its third straight ACC championship a week ago in Greensboro, was named the No. 1 seed in the East Regional, which will be hosted by Florida State in Tallahassee, Florida. The Blue Devils, ranked third nationally in last week’s Golfstat.com rankings, will be joined in Tallahassee by three other ACC schools in 20th-ranked Virginia, 23rd-ranked N.C. State and No. 32 Florida State. The Cavaliers are seeded seventh while N.C. State is No. 9 and the host Seminoles 10th.

North Carolina, ranked 21st nationally, and No. 28 Miami, will both play in the NCAA Central Regional, which will be hosted by Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. The Tar Heels are seeded eighth in the regional with the Hurricanes 10th.

Men’s tennis

ACC: Fourth-seeded Virginia leads a group of nine ACC teams in the NCAA field. Seventh-seeded North Carolina, 11th-seeded Duke, 13th-seeded Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Florida State, N.C. State, Clemson and Virginia Tech also earned spots in the Championship.

First and second-round competition takes place May 9-11 and features four teams playing in a single-elimination format. The winner of each site advances to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 16-20.

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