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Men's DMR Racks Up Weekly Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Irish men’s distance medley relay team continues to rake in the awards as they have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Track Athlete(s) of the Week as announced by the conference Wednesday. 

In their first time competing as a unit, Dylan Jacobs, Edward Cheatham, Samuel Voelz and Yared Nuguse combined for the second fastest time in NCAA history as the baton crossed the finish in 9:26.10. Their time leads the nation in 2018-19 and shattered both the school and track records in their final home meet of the season. 

Splits:
Dylan Jacobs (1,200m) — 2:55
Edward Cheatham (400m) — 0:47
Samuel Voelz (800m) — 1:48.50
Yared Nuguse (1,600m) — 3:54.40

The team returns to competition tomorrow at the ACC Championships. The men’s and women’s DMRs will compete Thursday evening before the remainder of events take place Friday and Satturday (February 21-23).
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