CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams host the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at newly renovated Lannigan Field Thursday through Saturday (April 19-21). The action begins each day at noon.
Admission to the conference meet is free and fans can enter the facility at the entrance to the Lannigan Field/Klockner Stadium/Davenport Field complex. Concessions, ACC merchandise and heat sheets will be available for purchase at the north end of the track near the entrance. ACC programs will also be available.
Live results for the entire meet and free, live video streaming coverage on Friday from 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 1:15 p.m., will be available and linked through VirginiaSports.com. The video coverage will continue through the final event of each evening Friday and Saturday.
Free public parking for the meet is available in the University Hall, John Paul Jones Arena and McCue parking lots. Due to parking in these lots by University employees, there is likely to be limited parking in these lots through the end of the workday.
There is also expected to be a large amount of traffic on Friday (April 20) due to the ACC Men’s Lacrosse semifinals at Klockner Stadium, so fans are encouraged to allow themselves extra time to arrive. The Emmet/Ivy Garage will also be available for public parking on Friday only.
The Cavalier women have four student-athletes ranked first in the conference going into the meet, including seniors Catherine White (5,000 meters), Maureen Laffan (hammer throw) and Erin Wykoff (discus) and junior Pearl Bickersteth (high jump).
On the men’s side, senior Andy Fahringer (javelin), junior Sean Keveren (5,000 meters) and freshman Nick Vena (shot put) are seeded first in the conference. In addition, senior All-American Marcus Robinson (triple jump) will make his season debut this weekend and sophomore Anthony Kostelac is the defending champion in the 800 meters.
Last year, the Cavalier women placed fifth, while the men finished sixth at the ACC meet. Clemson is looking for its third consecutive women’s crown and Florida State has claimed at least a share of seven straight men’s championships.