Virginia Tech Wins ACC Outdoor Track Championship

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Virginia Tech men's track and field, 2016 ACC outdoor champions (photo via hokiesports.com)
Virginia Tech men’s track and field, 2016 ACC outdoor champions (photo via hokiesports.com)

Virginia Tech’s men’s outdoor track team won their second ACC Championship since joining the conference in 2004-05, scoring 129 points and easily outdistancing second place NC State (93 points) and the rest of the field.

1.) Virginia Tech 129
2) NC State 93
3) Virginia 80
4-t) Florida State 72
4-t) UNC 72
6) Louisville 61.5
7) Clemson 61
8) Miami 58
9) Syracuse 48
10) Pittsburgh 43
11) Notre Dame 32
12) Wake Forest 27
13) Duke 26.5
14) Georgia Tech 15

The meet was held In Tallahassee, Florida. It was the sixth overall ACC men’s crown in track and field and cross country. Dave Cianelli, Virginia Tech Director of Track and Field and Cross Country since 2001, has guided the men’s and women’s programs to 10 combined ACC titles.

Tech’s women finished ninth, with 45.1 points. Florida State won the women’s title with 106.5 points.

For the full results and a more in-depth report, please see hokiesports.com.

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  1. And our pole vaulters absolutely dominated. Took the TOP 7 places, 1st through 7th! Pole vaulting is awesome by the way. And we’ve always had great ones…these kids are amazing!

    1. Bob Philips is an unsung hero in VT athletics. A VT All-American vaulter who been coaching here 30+ years and has turned out a slew of All-Americans, including his own daughter. Will should do a feature on him.

  2. Congrats to the men’s track team on another ACC championship, and thanks to Will and CC for the recent articles/recognition for some of the non-revenue sports. Football and basketball obviously continue to “drive the bus” as far as VT athletics, but as I recall a poster on the message boards once put it: “If VT’s playing it, I want them to win it.”

      1. That’s some stout company in the Top 10! (And, it’s nice to see the Hoo team ranked at #11, below the Hokies!)

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