Feb. 24, 2011
ATLANTA – During the weekend of February 24-26, the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams will head to Blacksburg, Va. for the 2011 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships. The meet is hosted by Virginia Tech and will be held at the Rector Field House.
The Jackets are coming off of a successful final tune up at the Tiger Paw Invitational during the weekend of February 11 and 12, where a lot of season best times were set.
Last season at the ACC Championships, the men’s squad finished in seventh place, while the women netted a tie for eighth place after three days of competition.
The meet will begin on Thursday, February 24 with the multi events. The women will compete in all five events of the pentathlon, the 60mH, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800m run, on the day beginning at Noon. The men will finish four of the seven heptathlon events, the 60m dash, long jump, shot put, and high jump, with competition beginning at 12:20 p.m.
On day two, the heptathlon will begin the day at 11 a.m. with the 60mH followed by the pole vault and then rounding out with the 1,000m run.
The field events will begin at Noon with the men’s high jump, followed by the women’s long jump, weight throw, men’s long jump, women’s pole vault and conclude with women’s high jump. Track competition will start at 2 p.m. with the prelims for the mile, followed by the 60m Hurdles, 400m dash, 60m dash, 800m run, 200m dash and will conclude with the 5,000m finals and distance medley finals.
On day three, Saturday, the women’s shot putters and triple jumpers will kick off the final day of competition at 11 a.m. The men’s pole vault and shot put will follow as the field events are concluded with the men’s triple jump at 1:30 p.m.
On the track side of things, the mile will once again start the day off, this time at Noon. The events will be run on the same schedule as the previous day, but the 3,000m run and 4x400m relay will conclude the final day.
The ACC Championship awards ceremony will wrap up the meet at 4 p.m.
Live Streaming of the meet will be available on Friday, Feb. 25 from 3-7:30 p.m. as well as Saturday, Feb. 26 from Noon to 4 p.m.