Coach Phillips was sick and missed his first conference meet in either the Big East or the ACC. The hokie vaulters were a little off their game but they scored just enough points to help Virginia Tech to its first every combined title as both the Men and Women took the ACC team titles!
This was the last meet for Jeff Linta who transferred here from South Carolina and did a fantastic job for us scoring in mulltiple conference championships, qualifying for the NCAA preliminary round, setting six personal bests, several of which came in ACC championship meets, and being a leader during workouts. He will be missed. This year would have surely seen his first 17' jump but a freak accident away from the track resulted in a broken ankle that eventually required surgury to fix. Despite the inury he jumped in both the indoor and outdoor ACC championships. It was good to have him out there even if not at full strenght.