Snoddy fifth at ACC indoors

Georgia Tech B-back Broderick Snoddy placed fifth in the 60-meter dash at the ACC indoor track and field championships Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. Snoddy, who joined the track team in January, finished in 6.75 seconds, just off his school-record time of 6.67 seconds.

Florida State’s Marvin Bracy, also a wide receiver for the Seminoles football team, won in 6.57 seconds.

Tech was led by Jonathan Gardner, who won the triple jump with a best of 51 feet, 11 inches. Shawn Roberts finished second in the 800 meters in 1:51.02. Zack Fanelty finished in third in the same event (1:51.42). Aaron Unterberger took third in the pole vault (17-5). Snoddy also finished seventh in the 200 meters in 21.33 seconds.

For the women, Julienne McKee finished fifth in the triple jump with a best of 42’ 2.25” and eighth in the long jump (19’4.75”).

At the meet, the Tech men finished sixth behind champion Virginia Tech. The Tech women finished 12th. Clemson won the women’s meet.

Snoddy has an outside chance of participating in the NCAA indoor championships March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.

The top 16 times make the NCAA field, and Snoddy’s 6.67 was tied for 14th in the country going into this weekend according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings. Last year, however, 20 sprinters made the 60-meter field for the NCAA meet.

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