Track & Field: Hardy, Dabbs named ACC Field Athletes of the Week

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The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday that Ethan Dabbs and Jordan Hardy have been named men’s and women’s field athletes of the week following their impressive performances at the Virginia Challenge on Friday.

Dabbs looked to be in true mid-season form competing at the Virginia Challenge. The NCAA runner-up and USATF Champion launched a season-best mark of 80.82 meters (265’2”) – a performance that bested a Lannigan Field and Virginia Challenge record which he set this time last season. The mark is the best in the ACC this season and ranks second in NCAA Division I.

Dabbs shares the weekly honor with Jeremiah Davis of Florida State who also ranks second in the NCAA with a mark of 16.78 meters (55’0.75”) in the triple jump.

Hardy turned in an impressive performance to win the triple jump at the Virginia Challenge, placing her name squarely among the ACC’s elite. Hardy leaped to a mark of 13.41 meters (44’0”) to join both the 13-meter and 40-foot clubs on the same day. The mark stands as the second-fastest in Virginia history. It also leads the ACC this season and ranks 10th in NCAA Division I. Hardy also placed seventh in the long jump reaching a mark of 6.05 meters (19’10.25”).