Clemson, S.C. – Clemson Track & Field Head Coach Mark Elliott announced his program’s slate of competitions for the indoor and outdoor campaigns earlier today. Across the two seasons, the team will take to the track a total of 16 times during the regular season portion of their schedule. The indoor season is highlighted by Clemson hosting five meets at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex. The first four meets which the Tigers will compete in during the indoor season will be on their home track.
Dec. 7 – Clemson Opener – Clemson, S.C.
Jan. 11 – Orange & Purple Elite – Clemson, S.C.
Jan. 17-18 – Clemson Invite – Clemson, S.C.
Jan. 24-25 – Bob Pollock Meet – Clemson, S.C.
Feb. 7-8 – Carolina Challenge – Columbia, S.C.
Feb. 14-15 – Tiger Paw Invite – Clemson, S.C.
Feb. 21 – LSU Twilight – Baton Rouge, La.
Feb. 21-22 – JDL DMR Invitational – Winston-Salem, N.C.
Feb. 27-29 – ACC Championships – Notre Dame, Ind.
Mar. 13-14 – NCAA Indoor Championships – Albuquerque, N.M.
The five home meets for the Tigers allow them a valuable opportunity to compete against the best while staying at home. The main focus of the regular season is on Feb. 14-15, when the Tigers host one of the country’s premier meets in the Tiger Paw Invite. At this meet last year, the nation’s best gathered and put together an outstanding showing, with Clemson’s Kenya Livingston hitting the program’s third-best mark in the high jump with her clearance of 1.79m (5-10.5).
The postseason begins at the ACC Championships in Notre Dame, Ind. The Irish host the meet on an oversized, 300-meter track. The indoor season then comes to a close in Albuquerque, N.M. as the top-16 athletes in each event from NCAA DI colleges around the country come together to showcase their talent. The meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico, is situated at approximately 5,300 feet above sea level.
Mar. 20-21 – Georgia Tech – Atlanta, Ga.
Mar. 27-28 – Texas Relays – Austin, Texas
Apr. 2-4 – Florida Relays – Gainesville, Fl.
Apr. 10-11 – Texas A&M – College Station, Texas
Apr. 17-18 – South Carolina – Columbia, S.C.
Apr. 17-18 – Mt. Sac Relays – Walnut, Ca.
Apr. 23-25 – Penn Relays – Philadelphia, Pa.
May 9 – Bulldog Last Chance Meet – Athens, Ga.
May 14-16 – ACC Outdoor Championships – Durham, N.C.
May 28-30 – NCAA East Preliminaries – Lexington, KY.
Jun. 10-13 – NCAA Championships – Austin, Texas
The outdoor campaign will see the Tigers travel across the country, competing in seven different states during the duration of the season. Clemson will travel to four meets that they participated in last year, looking to improve upon the success which they had last season by qualifying 28 athletes to the NCAA East Preliminary competition.
While many of the competitions are labeled as relay events, the program will have a chance to showcase their individual talent at each meet this season. The goal of the outdoor season is to consistently compete at a high level, which will allow athletes to slot into the top-48 of their respective events within the regional rankings, thus qualifying them for the opportunity to advance and compete for a national title.