(via hokiesports.com) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Tech men’s track & field team won its first ever outdoor Atlantic Coast Conference championship as it held off seven-time defending champion Florida State as competition concluded Saturday at the 2012 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Lannigan Field on the campus of the University of Virginia.
“This is really special. Florida State has such a great program, great athletes and great coaches and they set the standard very high for this conference,” said Tech director of track & field and cross country Dave Cianelli. “To be able to win an outdoor conference championship for the first time is definitely special for our program.”
The Hokies won the ACC title with 153.5 points, 4.5 points clear of second place FSU (149). Virginia (113) was third, followed by North Carolina (94.5), Clemson (78), Duke (59), NC State (58), Maryland (31), Wake Forest (28), Georgia Tech (26), Miami (22) and Boston College (4).
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Hokie men capture first ever ACC Outdoor Championship