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Desmond Palmer wins ACC title in 400m hurdles (again)

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The men's and women's track teams participated in the ACC Outdoor Championships over the weekend. Both teams struggled as a whole as the men's squad finished 10th and the women were 13th. A bright spot, however, was junior Desmond Palmer repeating as the conference 400m hurdles champion.

Palmer ran a time of 49.66 seconds, a season-best for him. The time was just a shade slower than when he won the event in 2015, breaking the school record with a time of 49.41 seconds - a record he broke earlier that season.

In 2015, Palmer went on to NCAAs where he finished eighth and despite a somewhat disappointing time (compared to the numbers he posted earlier in the year) of 51:57 seconds, he was good enough to earn First-Team All-American honors.

Palmer will hope to punch his ticket with others to the NCAA championships again to be held from June 8-11 after the NCAA prelims take place later this month.

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