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Clemson to Host ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Clemson to Host ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

April 14, 2010

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CLEMSON, SC – For the first time since 1999, Clemson will play host to the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend. The women’s track & field team will attempt to become the first in Clemson history to sweep the indoor and outdoor conference championship in the same season.

The meet will be held Thursday through Saturday at a renovated Rock Norman Track Complex. Action gets underway at 10:00 AM on Thursday and Friday, and at 11:00 AM on Saturday. Admission is free to the event.

Clemson’s last ACC outdoor championship of any kind was in 2004 when the men’s team produced a conference meet record total of 224 points. The men are hoping to bounce back from a disappointing sixth-place showing at the 2009 ACC Outdoor Championships.

The multi-event competitions both start on Thursday, and then conclude Friday. Liane Weber, a former runner-up in the heptathlon, should be among the favorites on the women’s side. For the men, Miller Moss looks to build on his momentum from indoor season when he was an All-American. He was an NCAA qualifier in the decathlon last season.

Weber will also have a chance to contribute in the scoring column with the women’s javelin throw at 10 AM on Thursday. She, along with Linda Buchholz and Bethanie Wachna, provide a strong cast in the event for the Tigers. Thursday’s action concludes with the 10K. Women’s standout Kim Ruck will compete in the event for the Tigers.

On Friday, prelims for all the individual running events will be held. The women’s long jump should be a strong event for Clemson. April Sinkler will try and grab her first outdoor championship in the event at 11 AM. Also on Friday, the finals will be held for the men’s and women’s steeplechase.

The finals for all individual running events, as well as the 4×100 and 4x400m relays, will take place on Saturday, beginning at 3:00 PM. Earlier action in the day will be the women’s pole vault (11 AM), men’s hammer throw and women’s triple jump (12 PM), and the women’s high jump, women’s hammer, men’s pole vault, and men’s triple jump (3 PM).

Live coverage of the event will be streamed on the conference Web site at theACC.com. Coverage will run from 3:30-7:30 PM on Friday and 3-7 on Saturday. Live results will also be available online at FlashResults.com.

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