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T&F: Perry, Taylor & Simmons Earn Bronze on Final Day of ACC's

Posted March 1

— Alexis Perry, Tremanisha Taylor and Paisley Simmons each earned bronze medals, in addition to All-ACC honors, for the NC State track and field team on the final day of the 2014 ACC Indoor Championship.

Perry, who had already laid claim to a bronze medal in the women's long jump on Friday, took home another on Saturday with a third-place finish in the 60m hurdles, finishing the course in 8.38.

Taylor, the school-record holder in the women's indoor shot put, medaled after a throw of 54'4.50" (16.57m). Taylor and UNC's Sarah Howard finished the event with the same result, but Howard took home the silver medal by throwing a greater distance on an earlier attempt. Taylor now adds a second All-ACC indoor honor to her ledger to become a four-time All-ACC performer in both the indoor and outdoor shot put.

Simmons claimed the bronze in 24.29 in the women's 200m, earning the first All-ACC honor of her career as a true freshman. Simmons also finished in sixth in the 60m dash (7.49) on the day.

In the men's 3,000m, four NC State runners placed in the top-20. Andrew Colley led the Pack with a time of 8:21.02, good enough for a fifth-place finish. Graham Crawford (8:22.11) and Sam Roberson (8:24.36), finished in eighth and ninth place while Matt Sonnenfeldt came in 20th with a time of 8:27.57.

In the men's 4X400 relay, Brian Davis, Will Krehnbrink, Vibushan Sivakumaran and Erin Jenkins finished in eighth place with a result of 3:20.96.

Joanna Thompson took ninth-place in the women's 5,000m with a time of 16:35.80, while Ryanna Henderson (4:52.12) and Megan Moye (4.52.35), finished ninth and 10th, respectively in the women's one mile run.

As a team the NC State women finished in ninth-place, while the men earned a 10th-place showing.

NC State All-ACC Performers:

- Jonathan Addison = Silver, Men's Long Jump, (25'3.25", 7.70m)

- Nicole Chavis = Silver, Women's Weight Throw, (68'8.75", 20.95m)

- Alexis Perry = Bronze, Women's 60m hurdles (8.38), Bronze, Women's Long Jump (20'4.50", 6.21m)

- Tremanisha Taylor = Bronze, Women's Shot Put (54'4.50", 16.57m)

- Paisley Simmons = Bronze, Women's 200m, (24.29)

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Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
Final
CIN 7
CHC 2
Final
DET 3
NYY 2
Final
SFG 4
COL 1
Final
BAL 5
TAM 4
Final
NYM 1
ATL 6
9th
CWS 2
CLE 3
 
9th
KAN 5
MIN 5
 
Final
HOU 4
TEX 2
 
4th
ANA 3
OAK 0
 
Final
SCAR 28
TEXAM 52
Final
LAMON 17
WAKE 10
 
4th
MISS 35
BSU 13
 
4th
TULSA 20
TULA 28
 
2nd
WASU 10
RUTG 21
 
1st
ARST 17
WEBER 0
 
1st
VANDY 0
TEMPL 7
 
Final
JAC 14
ATL 24
 
Final
BUF 0
DET 23
 
Final
CIN 35
IND 7
 
Final
GBP 34
KAN 14
 
Final
PHI 37
NYJ 7
 
Final
MIA 14
STL 13
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
Final
NYG 16
NEP 13
 
Final
TAM 10
WAS 24
 
Final
NOS 13
BAL 22
 
Final
CLE 33
CHI 13
 
Final
DAL 3
DEN 27
 
Final
TEN 3
MIN 19
 
Final
HOU 13
SFX 40
 
2nd
SDC 9
ARI 3
 
2nd
OAK 28
SEA 14
 
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5