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Hokies Are ACC Champions

The Virginia Tech men's outdoor team won their second ACC Championship!

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This past weekend the Virginia Tech men’s outdoor track team won their second ACC Championship. The championship meet was held this past weekend at Tallahassee, FL. The entirety of the team’s effort resulted in scoring an impressive 129 points, which easily put them past second place N.C. State and their 93-point effort. The University of Virginia rounded out the top three with 77 points. In addition to several points-earning finishes the men brought home multiple podiums. In total the Hokies earned ten medals - four gold, five silver, and one bronze.

Virginia Tech got off to an immediate lead on the first day of the meet when the Hokies absolutely dominated the pole vault. Not only did they take the entire podium, they closed out the top seven places in the event. Tomas Curtin took first place in both the 5000 meter and 10000 meter races. Brothers Matija and Jake Muhar took first and second, respectively, in Javelin. Listed below are the remaining medaling Hokies and their respective event and performance.

Virginia Tech ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship Medals

Gold

10000 meter: Thomas Curtin, 29:42.49

5000 meter: Thomas Curtin, 13:52.49

Pole Vault: Chris Uhle, 5.37 meters

Javelin: Matija Muhar: 75.60 meters

Silver

1500 meter: Neil Gourley, 3:42.97

Pole Vault: Torben Laidig, 5.27 meters

Discus: Marek Barta, 59.58 meters

Hammer: Tomas Kruzliak, 69.37 meters

Javelin: Jaka Muhar, 68.47 meters

Bronze

Pole Vault: Deakin Volz, 5.27 meters

See the complete outdoor ACC Championships results here.

Based on their stellar performance several Hokies were named to the All-ACC team.

Congratulations to the coaches and student athletes of Virginia Tech for bringing home another ACC Championship! The Hokies will now travel to Jacksonville, Florida for the NCAA regional meet, which is being held May 26-28.

Go Hokies!