Women’s Track and Field Wins ACC Indoor Championship

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The Virginia Tech women’s track and field team dominated their opponents last week, and repeated as ACC Indoor Champions. The Hokies were ranked #11 in the nation heading into the event. They scored a total of 138 points, which was a whopping 49.5 ahead of second place UNC and Florida State.

Brittany Pryor played a big role in the victory, winning the ACC Championship in the shot put and weight throw. Ciera Ayangbile finished second in the shot put, while Erika Schroeder contributed with an eighth place finish.

The Hokies also won the 4X400 meter relay event. Queen Harrison, Britni Spruill, Asia Washington and Shakirra Pinnock won it with a time of 3:41.27, narrowly defeating Miami by 0.79 seconds.

Virginia Tech also did very well in the 60-meter dash. Patrice Potts won the event with a time of 7.36 seconds, while Britni Spruill finished second with a time of 7.42 seconds. Kristi Castlin finished eighth in the event, scoring points for the Hokies.

The Hokies continued their dominating performance in the 3,000 meters. Tasmin Fanning won the event with a time of 9:23.50, while Natalie Sherbak finished second with a time of 9:32.42.

Several Hokies Put up Impressive Strength and Conditioning Numbers

The Hokies went through a week of testing last week before departing for Spring Break. Several Tech players put up some very impressive numbers.

We’ll start with Jason Worilds and Kenny Younger, who both earned the Excalibur Award for their testing numbers. Worilds is a rising r-sophomore defensive end, and Younger is a rising junior fullback.

Worilds, listed at 6-2, 257 last season, had some impressive times. He ran a 4.49 in the 40 yard dash, 11th best on the team. His 20-yard shuttle time of 3.98 seconds was fourth-best on the team. Even more impressive, his 10-yard dash time of 1.55 seconds was the best time on the entire team. Those numbers indicate that Worilds has the physical ability to be a very impressive pass rusher in the future.

Kenny Younger’s numbers included 356-lbs push jerk, a 420-lbs bench press and a 4.05 in the 20-yard shuttle.

Rising r-junior wide receiver Brandon Dillard posted the best 40-yard dash time on the team by running a 4.28. Three other Hokies ran a sub 4.4. R-sophomore Rashad Carmichael ran a 4.37, r-freshman wide receiver Ervin Garner ran a 4.38, and r-freshman cornerback Cris Hill ran a 4.39. R-freshmen wide receivers Danny Coale and Patrick Terry ran a 4.42 and a 4.46 respectively.

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor ran a 4.47 in the 40 yard dash, ninth-best on the team, and a 3.92 in the 20-yard shuttle, third-best on the team. He also had a 40-inch vertical jump, second-best on the team.

Rising senior cornerback Macho Harris ran a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash, and set an all-time Virginia Tech record with a 3.63 in the 20-yard shuttle.

The Hokies also had some offensive linemen that put in some impressive performances, particularly in the bench press. Junior Sergio Render benched 425-lbs, the best on the team. R-freshman guard A.B. Latif benched 410-lbs, while r-senior Nick Marshman, r-senior Ryan Shuman and r-freshman Blake DeChristopher all benched 400-lbs.

Four of those players could potentially be starting next to each other this season, with Marshman at left guard, Shuman at center, Render at right guard and DeChristopher at right tackle.

Super Iron Hokie winners were: r-sophomore DE Jason Worilds, r-junior DE Demetrius Taylor, r-freshman. OT Blake DeChristopher, r-senior OG Nick Marshman, r-junior TB Elan Lewis, r-junior TEGreg Boone, r-freshman TB Josh Oglesby, r-senior FB Devin Perez, junior FB Kenny Younger, r-senior LB Jonas Houseright, r-senior LB Purnell Sturdivant, senior LB Dylan McGreevy, junior rover Kam Chancellor, r-freshman rover Matt Davidson and r-junior rover Dorian Porch.

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