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Track and Field Kicks Off 2013-2014 Season with Blue and Gold Intersquad Meet




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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The University of Pittsburgh men's and women's track and field teams will kick off the 2013-2014 season this Friday and Saturday with the annual Blue and Gold Intersquad Meet at the Cost Center and Fitzgerald Field House.

The meet will get started at 3:30 p.m. on Friday with the men's and women's pole vault competition and will go until 6 p.m., closing with the men's and women's triple jump. On Saturday, the action will continue at 8:30 a.m. with the women's 1,000-meter race.

After an impressive 2012-2013 season, returning to the track for his final year is senior sprinter Brycen Spratling.  Spratling finished the last years indoor season as a Second-Team All-American after running the third fastest time in the world in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:00.37 at the Big East Championships. He set a NCAA record as well with the win. Also returning for his senior campaign is First Team All-American Carvin Nkanata. Nkanata placed seventh at the NCAA Outdoor Nationals in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.47.   

Pitt's upcoming indoor schedule will take both teams to Kent State, Penn State, Virginia Tech and the Spire Invitational, culminating with the ACC Indoor Championships on February 27 through March 1st in Clemson, S.C. The NCAA Indoor Championships will be held on March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M. The outdoor schedule commences on March 21 in Chapel Hill, N.C. and finishes with the Penn Relays April 23-26. The IC4A Outdoor Championships will be held at Princeton University May 16-18.