Indoor Track & Field

ACC Announces Indoor Track & Field Performers of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Six student-athletes who currently rank first or second nationally in their respective events have been recognized as Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Performers of the Week for January 20.
ACC Men’s Track Performer of the Week
Jacory Patterson, Virginia Tech; Jr., Columbia, S.C.
Patterson posted the fastest 300 meters time in the world this year and the fourth-fastest in collegiate history with his first-place finish of 32.61 at last weekend’s Virginia Tech Invite. Patterson now owns the first-, third- and fourth-fastest 300 times in NCAA Division I history.
ACC Women’s Co-Track Performer of the Week
Trishauna Hemmings, Clemson; Sr., Kingston, Jamaica
Hemmings earned ACC honors for the second consecutive week after posting a personal best time of 8.18 in the 60-meter hurdles during the competition at the Clemson Invitational. Hemmings’ time currently ranks second in the NCAA and stands as the sixth-fastest in Clemson history.
ACC Women’s Co-Track Performer of the Week
Amanda Vestri, Syracuse; Sr., Webster, N.Y.
Vestri posted the second-fastest time in the nation to date with her 16:09.96 showing in the 5000-meter run on Saturday at Virginia Tech. The performance came in her Syracuse track debut after redshirting last indoor season. Vestri is one of only three runners nationally to register a time below 16:30 in the 5k during this young indoor season.
ACC Men’s Co-Field Performer of the Week
Isaac Grimes, Florida State; Sr., Moreno Valley, Calif.
Grimes set facility records in both the long jump and triple jump with a pair of first-place finishes at the Gamecock Opener hosted by South Carolina. Grimes ranks first in the nation in the long jump following his mark of 8.00m (26-3) and sixth nationally in the triple jump at 15.65m (51-4.25).
ACC Men’s Co-Field Performer of the Week
Owayne Owens, Virginia; Jr., Montego Bay, Jamaica
Owens posted a career-best and nation-leading mark of 16.35 meters (53-7.75) in the triple jump during competition at the Virginia Tech Invite. Owens, who ranks third in Virginia school history in the event, tied his previous career best of 16.25m (53-3.75) in the third round before bettering that mark by four inches two rounds later. Owen had three of the top four triple-jump marks registered in all of NCAA Division I during last weekend’s competition.
Women’s Field Performer of the Week
Ruta Lasmane, Florida State; Fr., Ventspils, Latvia
Making her collegiate indoor debut at the Gamecock Opener, Lasmane delivered a triple jump of 13.56m (44-6) that shattered the previous facility South Carolina Indoor Facility record of 11.89m and currently ranks second in NCAA Division I. Lasmane’s mark also stands as the second-best in FSU history.