Feb. 26, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. — The Notre Dame track and field teams touched down in South Carolina this afternoon, traveling to Clemson University for their first ever Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.
There was the buzz of excitement among the student-athletes as they spent the afternoon practicing at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex-aside from this being the first championship in a new conference, South Carolina greeted the Irish with a temperate of 53 F, a jump of over 30 degrees from their morning in South Bend. The sun was such a welcome sight that some of the runners even got a few laps in on the outdoor track.
The action will get started tomorrow, Feb. 27 at noon with the women’s pentathlon. The men’s heptathlon will begin shortly after at 12:20 p.m., and the distance medley relays are set to start later in the evening at 6 (women’s) and 6:30 p.m. (men’s).
“As we always say, every point is vital,” head coach Joe Piane told his teams during their preparatory meeting. “Formerly, when we were in the BIG EAST, we won the meet or lost the meet by a point or two. Every point is vital. You’re here because you’re expected to compete. You’re here because you’re expected to score. When you go to the track, you go and compete. Remember what you’ve got on your chest. It says, ‘ND.’ Run with pride.”
Results will be posted here at UND.com following the action each day of the event.
–Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant