ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships to Begin Thursday in Clemson

April 12, 2010

 

GREENSBORO, N.C.—The 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships will begin Thursday, April 15 and run through Sunday, April 17. Clemson University will host the 57th men’s championship and 28th women’s championship on the Rock Norman Track in Clemson, S.C.

Clemson is playing host to its fourth men’s and women’s outdoor championship, and first since 1999. Host teams have won seven titles on the men’s side since 1954 and two women’s titles since 1983. Additionally, 13 men’s teams and nine women’s teams have claimed titles while competing in their home state.

At the 2009 championships, Florida State and Virginia split the men’s title, while the Seminoles claimed the women’s title by a 33-point margin. Florida State earned at least share of its eighth men’s title, while the women captured their third conference crown. The Cavaliers took a share of their second league championship.

The first two days of action will begin at 10 a.m. with the javelin throw, decathlon and heptathlon, discus throw, and 10,000-meter run on Thursday. The remainder of the decathlon and heptathlon, as well as the long jump and shot put, 3,000-meter steeplechase, and the preliminary round of running events are set for Friday.

Action on Saturday continues in the field at 12 p.m. with the high jump, hammer throw, triple jump, and pole vault. The finals of running events are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., and the post-championship awards ceremony will follow all events at 7:10 p.m.

The Florida State men and Clemson women won titles at last month’s indoor championships.

Portions of the championship will be video-streamed live via theACC.com on Friday and Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. Jerry Massey will call the action. In addition, live results will be available at the official championship website, http://www.theacc.com/championships/10-otf-championship.html.