THE FLATS. – The Georgia Tech track & field program announced its 2021 indoor schedule on Thursday afternoon, which will begin with Orange & Purple Elite Meet hosted by Atlantic Coast Conference rival Clemson on Jan. 9. The indoor schedule includes stops at Clemson, Vanderbilt and South Carolina, before heading back to Clemson, S.C., for the 2021 ACC Championships from Feb. 25-27.
After the Orange & Purple Elite Meet on Jan. 9, the Yellow Jackets will return for the Clemson Invitational on Jan. 15-16. The Yellow Jackets will then take on the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 22-23. Tech will close out January with its third meet at Clemson at the Bob Pollack Invitational from Jan. 29-30.
Georgia Tech will start off February in Columbia, S.C., for the South Carolina Invitational on Feb. 6. The Jackets will split competition to the end the regular season on Feb. 12-13 at the Music City Challenge in Nashville and Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson.
Championship season gets underway with the 2021 ACC Indoor Championships in Clemson, S.C., from Feb. 25-27, and will conclude with NCAA Division I National Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., March 12-13.
The complete indoor track & field schedule can be viewed here.
Tech returns five All-ACC student-athletes on the women’s side with hurdler/jumper Taylor Grimes, long-distance runner Nicole Fegans, jumper Bria Matthews, pole vaulter Olivia Moore, and hurdler Anna Witherspoon. Last season Fegans & Matthews qualified for NCAA Division I National Championships in the 3000m & triple jump, respectively.
The Yellow Jacket men look to be led by sprinter Anthony Brooks & long-distance runner Andrew Kent. Brooks (400m) & Kent (5000m) each earned All-ACC honors last year.