CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to begin their 2023 outdoor campaign when the teams travel to Raleigh, N.C. to compete at NC State’s Raleigh Relays from Thursday (March 23) through Saturday (March 25) at the Paul Derr Track & Field Facility.
How To Follow
The Raleigh Relays will be live streamed on ACCNX on all three days of competition. ACCNX is available through the ESPN app and at WatchESPN.com for customers who have the ACC Network as part of their television subscription. Live Results will also be available using a link posted to VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also follow the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAtfcc) for live updates.
Hoos in the Rankings
The initial USTFCCCA Track & Field Ranking Index for the 2023 outdoor season has yet to be released. The first rankings for the outdoor season are scheduled to be announced on Monday, March 27.
Picking Up Speed
The Cavaliers will look to carry momentum from an impressive indoor season with them into a promising outdoor campaign. The Cavaliers come off an indoor season that saw three student-athletes achieve first team All-American status including Owayne Owens (Triple Jump), Margot Appleton (Mile) and Conor Murphy (Mile).
In addition to postseason accolades, Virginia’s indoor season was one for the record books as seven UVA indoor records were broken over the course of the season as well as five freshman records.
An ACC Championships Preview
Virginia will get its first look at the site of the ACC Championships this season as NC State will host the conference meet for the second time in three seasons.
Last season at Raleigh Relays, the Virginia men put forward impressive performances in the 1500 meters. Wes Porter won the event with an impressive time of 3:39.73, the second-fastest ever run at UVA. Conor Murphy, Yasin Sado, Ka’eo Kruse and Nate Mountain all posted personal-bests in the 1500m as well.
Virginia will travel to Austin, Texas to compete at the Texas Relays beginning Wednesday (March 29) and running through Saturday (April 1).
The Cavaliers will host the Virginia Quadrangular at Lannigan Field on Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m.