2012 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships Set to Begin Thursday

April 17, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2012 ACC Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin Thursday, April 19, and will continue through Saturday, April 21. The three-day event will be held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

Fans can follow the action on Friday and Saturday via live video streaming on theACC.com. Coverage is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. on Friday, and 1:15-5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Live results will be available throughout the event on the championship website: http://bit.ly/2012ACCOTF.

Competition begins Thursday at 12 p.m. with heptathlon and decathlon events, and field events, including hammer and javelin. The 10,000-meter finals are set for 6:30 p.m.

Charlottesville, Va., will host the ACC Championship for the sixth time and the first since 2002, when the Florida State men and North Carolina women won the title. The Seminole men are the defending champions, while the Clemson Tigers won it last year for the women.

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

For more information on the 2012 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, including a full schedule, head to: http://www.theacc.com/championships/12-outdoor-track-field-championships.html.