Feb. 22, 2011
Complete ACC Championship Notes
ACC Championships Primer The Clemson track & field teams will embark on Blacksburg, VA this weekend to compete at the ACC Indoor Championships. The meet will be held at Virginia Tech’s Rector Field House.
Live streaming of the event will be available on TheACC.com on Friday, Feb. 25 from 3:00-7:30 PM, and on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 12:00-4:00 PM. Live coverage of each event will also be available on FlashResults.com.
Clemson will travel 23 student-athletes from the women’s team who will attempt to defend the school’s ACC championship trophy from last season. Twenty-two male student-athletes are scheduled to make the trip to Blacksburg. The men are looking to improve on their sixth-place finish from a year ago.
Women Set to Defend ACC Crown Clemson will go from the hunter to the hunted this weekend in Blacksburg. Last year, the Tigers surprised the competition by running away with the indoor team championship. This year, Clemson enters the meet with a No. 15 national rating and as the defending ACC indoor champions.
Clemson won the team crown by a convincing 52.5 point margin over runner-up Florida State. It was Clemson’s first indoor championship in women’s track & field since 1992, and only the second overall in school history. The last time the Tigers entered the ACC Indoor Championships as defending champion, they finished in second place under then Head Coach Wayne Coffman.
Clemson in National Computer Ratings The Clemson women’s team has been rated among the nation’s top 25 every week this season, including a high position of No. 4 for three straight weeks. The women were No. 5 in the preseason, but then moved up a spot in the Jan. 25 rating. The team fell to No. 15 in the ratings a week ago, but only after Clemson withdrew from the Tyson Invitational due to expected travel issues.
The men’s team debuted at No. 23 in the Feb. 15 USTFCCCA computer list, its first top-25 showing of the season. It is 25th heading into ACC weekend.
ACC Championship Links:
ACC Championship Site | Live Results
Live Video Coverage:
Friday, 3-7:30 PM | Saturday, Noon-4:00 PM
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