Virginia Tech Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Claim ACC Outdoor Titles

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The Virginia Tech track and field teams won two ACC titles over the weekend, giving Tech 13 conference championships in school history. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics)

Virginia Tech track and field put together a championship-caliber performance over the weekend, as the men’s and women’s teams claimed conference titles at the 2017 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Georgia Tech.

This is the first season that Virginia Tech has won both championships since joining the ACC in the 2004-2005 academic year.

The titles give Virginia Tech’s track and field program 13 overall conference championships in school history. The men’s team held off Virginia by one point, while the women’s team finished six points ahead of second-place Florida State. Both teams entered the final races in second places, but a second place finish for the women and a third place finish for the men sealed both titles.

The wins also gave Virginia Tech it’s first Commonwealth Clash win over in-state rival Virginia. The Commonwealth Clash, sponsored by Virginia529, is a head-to-head competition between the schools in the 22 sports that each school sponsors. It’s the first Clash win for Virginia Tech since 2014.

Men’s ACC Track and Field Championship Video Recap

Women’s ACC Track and Field Championship Video Recap

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  1. Great Victories! In a sport long dominated by FSU in the conference. This a very competitive sport. Great success by our Track and Field Men and Women!

  2. It was the first win of both championships since Florida State did so in 2014. FWIW.

  3. “The wins also gave Virginia Tech it’s first Commonwealth Clash win over in-state rival Virginia. The Commonwealth Clash, sponsored by Virginia529, is a head-to-head competition between the schools in the 22 sports that each school sponsors. It’s the first Clash win for Virginia Tech since 2014.”

    Not understanding how this works? How can it be the first Clash win over Virginia ever but the first Clash win since 2014?

      1. It doesn’t. How can it be the first Commonwealth Clash win for VT over UVa and at the same time be the first one since 2014? It’s either the first (and therefore only), or the first since…., not both.

          1. LOL, thanks but no it doesn’t. If we won the Clash in 2014 then we obviously beat UVA to capture it. Therefore, this year could not possibly be the first time we beat them for it. It’s one or the other.

    1. There is a line in the Hokie Sports article that says first since Virginia529 became sponsor 3 years ago.

    2. The clash is only 3 years old. Probably could have just said it was the first since the clash was established in 2014. We also had the commonwealth challenge which started in 2005 but was suspended after 2007 due to the VT shooting. UVA was up 2-0 in that series.

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