Nkanata and Blanton make noise at ACC meet

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Provided From left are Clemson junior Brianna Blanton, retired SHS coaches Eileen and Jim Kilbreth, and Pittsburgh senior Carvin Nkanata at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships.

A pair of former Summerville High School standouts turned in impressive performances during the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships March 1.

Carvin Nkanata won the menís 200-meter dash with a 21.24 time and helped the Pittsburgh 4x400 menís relay team to a first-place finish.

Nkanata advanced to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, where he placed third in the country in the 200 with a 20.52 time and helped Pittís 4x400 relay team to a fourth-place finish.

Brianna Blanton advanced to the finals of the womenís 800 during the ACC Championships and placed eighth with a 2:11.73 time. Her qualifying time was 2:09.48.

Blanton ranks fifth in Clemson history in the womenís indoor 800, sixth in the outdoor 800 and ninth in the 1500.

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