2013 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships Set To Begin Thursday
Feb. 20, 2013
BLACKSBURG, Va. (theACC.com) - The 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships will kick off Thursday, Feb. 21, at Rector Field House on the campus of Virginia Tech, and will continue through Saturday, Feb. 23. Live streaming coverage of the three-day event will be available on theACC.com on Friday beginning at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m.
Virginia Tech will be hosting the Championship for the ninth time. Host institutions have won the men's championship eight times. North Carolina is the only women's team to win the league title on its campus, having done so in 2003.
Twelfth-ranked Florida State will be entering the competition as the defending men's champion, having placed first in nine of the last 10 ACC Championships. Maryland holds the record for ACC men's titles with 26. On the women's side, fourth-ranked Clemson has won three consecutive titles and four overall. North Carolina's women have won a conference-leading 15 championships.
In addition to seeking a conference title, ACC student-athletes will be gearing up for the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled for March 8-9 at the Randal Tyson Track in Fayetteville, Ark. Three student-athletes head into the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships Va., having set ACC records during the regular season -- NC State's Ryan Hill in the men's mile (3:54.89), Clemson's Briana Rollins in the women's 60-meter hurdles (an NCAA record 7.78), and Duke's Juliet Bottorff in the 5,000-meter run (15:52.38).
For more information on the championship, including a full event schedule, please see the following link: http://theacc.co/ITFChamps