Feb. 25, 2014
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CLEMSON, S.C. – The University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete in the school’s first-ever Indoor ACC Championships this weekend in Clemson, S.C. The championships will run four days from Thursday, February 27th through Saturday, March 1st.
“It’s hard to predict what to expect as far as a team outcome with this being our first Indoor ACC Championships, but what I do know is that we are going to have an impact,” Head Coach Alonzo Webb stated. “Our top athletes will compete at the highest level and with the best the conference has to offer.”
The Panthers are sending a total of 36 student-athletes to compete this weekend. Headlining that group consists of Taranisha Taylor, who is running the 60M dash and 60M hurdles, Ashley Corum who will participate in the triple jump, and Brycen Spratling and Micah Murray who will both race in the 200M dash, 400M dash and 4x4 team relay. Those four student-athletes just competed in the USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. this past weekend.
For the women, some other names to watch out for this weekend include field athletes Julia Koloski who is contending for both the long and triple jumps, Brittany Lightfoot in the weight throw and shot-put and Haley Springman who also will participate in the weight throw.
Dynamic sophomore duo Evann Thompson and Zoey Whittington will be two of Pitt’s track athletes making the trip to Death Valley. Both girls are competing in the 200M dash, 400M dash and 4x4 team relay.
For the men’s team, senior sprinter Carvin Nkanata will look to make the best out of his last Indoor Championships. Nkanata will be busy all weekend as he finds himself racing in three events: the 60M dash, 200M dash and 4x4 team relay.
Field athlete Andrew Wells will look to improve upon his personal-bests in both the shot-put (14.26M) and the weight throw (19.20M) this weekend. Senior Reggie Steele also has a full schedule ahead of him as he will be competing in the 60M dash along with the field events of long jump and triple jump.
Fans can watch all of the ACC Indoor Championship Action live on Friday starting at 4 p.m. or Saturday at noon on ESPN3. Stay posted on the latest updates by following @PittTFandXC on Twitter or ‘like us’ on Facebook under Pitt Track and Field.