Back-to-Back: Stoner defends her ACC title

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(SYRACUSE ATHLETICS 5/10/19) — Two nights, two ACC titles for the Syracuse track and field teams.

Paige Stoner went back-to-back in the 3000-meter steeplechase, winning the ACC Championship in convincing fashion for the second-straight year. Stoner finished in 9:51.24, 19 seconds ahead of teammate Laura Dickinson (10:10.19), who was 13 seconds ahead of the field herself. The Orange duo dominated their way to 18 team points thanks to a strong performance in the event. Her time was 0.8 seconds off her own meet record from last season.

It’s the fourth ACC individual title for Stoner, who won in cross country, indoor 5k, and last year’s steeplechase in her collegiate career. She joins Iliass Aouani, who won the 10,000-meters on Thursday, in winning an ACC title this weekend.

‘Cuse also saw athletes advance to Saturday’s final in the 110-meter hurdles. Richard Floyd was clipped at the line in his individual heat but posted the third-fastest overall time on the day (13.96 seconds), which was a personal best. He’ll be joined in Saturday’s race by Chevis Armstead, whose season-best time of 14.35 seconds saw him qualify on time to the final. Kelvin Almonte had a career day as well, finishing in 14.42 seconds, but he was 0.01 seconds out of the final qualifying time.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Aviana Goode posted a season-best time of 13.71 seconds, which was good for a 16th-place finish.

Dasia Pressley also posted a season-best mark in the 100 with a time of 11.69 seconds, which earned her an 11th-place finish. Eunice Boateng took 13th in 11.80. Chris Tucker (10.64) and Jordan Davenport (10.78) ran in the event for the men.

Alexis Crosby finished 12th in the 400 after posting a time of 55.56 seconds.

‘Cuse concludes the ACC Outdoor Championships on Saturday. With bad weather forecasted, the events will now begin at Noon.

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