2013 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships Set to Begin Thursday

April 16, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin Thursday, April 18, and will continue through Saturday, April 20. The three-day event will be held in Raleigh, N.C., on the NC State campus.

Fans can follow the action on all three days via live video streaming on theACC.com. Coverage is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, 5-8:30 p.m. on Friday, and 4-8 p.m. on Saturday. Viewers can access the webcasts directly at http://theacc.co/OTFWatchLive.

Live results will be available throughout the event on the championship website:  http://theacc.co/OTFliveresults

Competition begins Thursday at 10 a.m. with the women’s javelin. Other highlights include the heptathlon and decathlon events, plus field events, including the women’s pole vault. The women’s 10,000-meter finals are set for 7:45 p.m., followed by the men’s 10,000 meters at 8:30 p.m.

NC State will host the ACC Championship for the ninth yea and the first time since 2003, when the Florida State men and North Carolina women won the title. The Virginia Tech men are the defending ACC champions, while the Clemson women will be seeking their fourth straight conference title.

North Carolina has won a conference-best 14 ACC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships, ahead of Virginia’s and Clemson’s five. On the men’s side, Maryland leads with 26 titles, followed by Clemson with 11.

For more information on the 2013 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, including a full schedule, please see http://theacc.co/OTFChamps.