The Syracuse Orange track and field teams started off the championship portion of the outdoor season with a solid performance at the ACC Championships in Atlanta. As expected Freddie Crittenden III (110m hurdles) and Justyn Knight (5k) brought home victories in their events. Crittenden won his 4th ACC title with a time of 13.62 as he cruised to victory. Chevis Armstead II was 7th in the event in a time of 14.68.
Knight made his move in the final 1k of his race and cruised home ahead of George Parsons of NC State with a winning time of 13:52. Justyn remained patient despite a fast early pace and as he has all year long, he put himself in position near the end to control the race. The win gives Justyn his 7th ACC title and he still has four more opportunites to add to that total.
Several other Orange athletes turned in All-ACC performances over the weekend. Syracuse women who scored points were Tia Thevenin, 6th in the 100m hurdles, Danielle Delgado, 4th in the 400m hurdles, and the team of Ebhani Blackwood, Kadejhia Sellers, Victoria Parker, and Dasia Pressley, 6th in the 4x100m relay. Paige Stoner placed in two events, finishing 3rd in the women’s steeple and 7th in the 5k. Sydney Leiher was 7th in the steeple and Shannon Malone was 4th in the 10k.
For the Orange men, Winston Lee was 5th in the 100m, Aidan Tooker was 2nd in the steeple, Philo Germano took 2nd while Colin Bennie was 6th in the 10k, and Adam Palamar finished 4th in the 1500m.
The Syracuse men finished 9th in the team competition while the women were 11th. The Virginia Tech Hokies took home both the team titles. Syracuse will be back in action on May 25th at the NCAA East Regional in Lexington, Kentucky.