Syracuse hurdlers Isaiah Lewis and Jamil Adams, former teammates at Winslow Township, both qualified for the high hurdles final at the ACC Championships Friday.
Lewis and Adams both ran PRs of 8.06 although they ran in different heats. Lewis was second in the first heat and Adams fourth in the third heat. The winners of each heat and the next four-fastest time advanced to Saturday’s final.
Lewis’s previous PR over the 42-inch barriers was 8.10 at a meet earlier this month at Blacksburg, Va. Adams matched his lifetime PR of 8.06, which he also ran at a meet at Harvard in January of 2020.
Syracuse sophomore Naseem Smith from Deptford ran 8.17 and finished 11th overall. He was less than 1-10th of a second off his lifetime PR of 8.08, also from that meet at Harvard last winter.
Anthony Vazquez, a Syracuse freshman from Egg Harbor, ran a personal-best 8.29 and finished 14th overall. His previous PR over the 42’s was 8.32 from Virginia Tech earlier this month.
The fifth South Jersey hurdler in the race, Syracuse senior Tyler Garland, unfortunately was not able to finish the race. Garland ran 7.86 at last year’s ACC Championships at Notre Dame and placed 6th.
The final is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday.