Virginia\'s Billie-Jo Grant won the discus competition as her second throw of the day was the longest of the afternoon, and Kellen Blassingame and David Sullivan smashed their own school records to help the Virginia men take fourth at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships which were held in Tallahassee today (April 23). UVa first-year Alex Tatu took home the silver in both the 800 and 1500m runs, just nipping teammate McGavock Dunbar by .05 in the 800 as the Cavaliers finished the competition with 81.5 points, their highest finish in four years. Erin Crawford set the school record in the 400 hurdles en route to the bronze.
Virginia Tech had six athletes score points on the second day of the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Florida State\'s Mike Long Track. Other highlights included six Tech runners qualifying for Saturday\'s finals and several Hokies posting personal record times in the sprint and distance events. Tech\'s six scores today were Sven Hahn, Brian MacPhee, Jennifer Wade, Erin Mahony, Saskia Triesscheijn and Gunild Kreb. Hahn (Jr., Stutggart, Germany) placed third in the men\'s discus out of the 14 finishers with a throw of 178\' (54.25m). Hahn\'s third place finish earned him All-ACC honors and gave Tech six team points. Hahn is still the second-ranked men\'s discus thrower in the NCAA east region and ranks ninth in the nation.