From the ACC Digital Network, a three-minute video recapping Virginia Tech’s victory in the 2016 ACC Outdoor Men’s Track and Field Championships. This is an excellent recap of outstanding work by the Hokies, and definitely worth a watch.
The video recaps Virginia Tech’s phenomenal performance in the pole vault, in which the Hokies grabbed the top seven places in the event. It also highlights the performance of distance runner Tommy Curtin, and the 1-2 finish in the javelin by the Muhar brothers.
Meet Notes: Details of Virginia Tech’s Win
The victory was Virginia Tech’s second men’s 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. It was the Hokies’ 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.
Cianelli told hokiesports.com, “I don’t know if it’s sunk in yet. You come into a meet like this and you feel like you’ve got a shot, but I’m just blown away at how the guys across the board exceeded every expectation that I had. It’s just amazing.
“I think we had close to a perfect meet across the board. It’s so rare that it happens in our sport, but I think these guys were motivated after indoors and it gave them focus coming into this outdoor championship to try and win it. Getting that huge day on Thursday with the pole vaulters and Tommy [Curtin] in the 10,000 just spread to the rest of the team. We got on a roll and just kept going.”
For a full recap of the meet, please see hokiesports.com.