Irishman Jacobs Wins First ACC Gold of 2022 NCAA Outdoors

EUGENE, OR (theACC.com) – Notre Dame’s Dylan Jacobs became the first Atlantic Coast Conference student-athlete to win a gold medal at this year’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, using a strong finish to take first place in the men’s 10,000 meters Wednesday night at historic Hayward Field.

Wednesday night’s session also saw Jeremiah Davis and Isaac Grimes win silver and bronze in the men’s long jump to lead Florida State’s men’s 16-point performance on Opening Day. The ACC won another silver in the javelin, with Ethan Dabbs of Virginia taking second place.

The women’s competition begins tonight, with the on-track action to be broadcast on ESPNU. All on-court events can be seen live on ESPN3.

Live results and the daily schedule of events can be found here:

https://flashresults.ncaa.com/Outdoor/2022/index.htm

For more information on the 2022 Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Athletics Championships, including how to purchase tickets, log on to Info on track and field champions | NCAA.com

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A capsule on Wednesday’s highlights, as provided by the sports communications offices of Notre Dame, Florida State and Virginia:

Jacobs Strike the gold
With an impressive time of 28:12.32, Notre Dame senior Dylan Jacobs won the NCAA championship in the 10,000 meters. Despite crashing earlier in the race, Jacobs regrouped and eventually passed Abdihamid Nur of northern Arizona on the final lap. Jacobs posted a final lap time of 55.45.


Jacobs became the second male runner in Notre Dame history to win the 10K title and the first since Ryan Shay in 2001. Additionally, Jacobs is the third Notre Dame track star to win the national championship in 10k, as Molly Seidel also won the women’s title. in 2015. This is the 17th individual men’s outdoor title (ninth on track) for the Irish, the most recent being Yared Nuguse in 2019.



Podiums for FSU
Jeremiah Davis and Isaac Grimes put on a show in the long jump that ended in a thrilling but heartbreaking finish for the Seminoles. On his fifth jump, Davis jumped a personal best 8.00m to put him first, and Grimes followed with a mark of 7.97m to put him second.

Davis had the lead on the final jump, but Wayne Pinnock of Tennessee tied his mark of 8.00m and won the event with his second-best jump. Grimes would finish third. Davis and Grimes became the first long jump duo in school history to earn first-team All-America honors.



Dabbs takes the money
Ethan Dabbs of Virginia competed in javelin at the NCAA championships for the first time since his freshman season in 2019. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in July 2021, he returned to the stage as the top seed. The senior competed among an incredibly deep field of competitors, five of whom cleared the 78m mark.

In a thrilling competition, Dabbs sat in third place after his first three pitches. In the final, the senior placed second with his first of three extra attempts. Seeking to beat Penn’s Mark Minichello’s best mark (81.17m / 266’3”), Dabbs unleashed his best throw of the competition but fell just short of the title at 79.68m (261’5” ).

With his second place finish, Dabbs tied Brian Koller for the best NCAA javelin throw in UVA history. Kollar won the silver medal in 2000 with a mark of 72.20 meters. The finish also marks the second time Dabbs has won All-American honors.