Track & Field Announces 2012-13 Schedule
Nov. 1, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State track & field program announced its 2012-13 schedules for the indoor and outdoor seasons, Thursday, as the indoor season begins in just 30 days when the Pack travels to the JDL Fast Track Kick-Off in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Dec. 1, followed by the Hoosier Open on Dec. 7.
"We have the returning ACC Champion and national qualifier in Kris Kornegay-Gober, and in the jumps, I believe he'll not only score at the ACC level, but on the national level as well," said head coach Rollie Geiger.
The Wolfpack's indoor season will continue several weeks after the Hoosier Open, when it travels to Blacksburg, Va., for the Hokie Invitational, Jan. 18-19. Additional invitationals and tournaments include the Hilton Garden Invitational, The Armory Collegiate Invitational, the Virginia Tech Elite Meet, Virginia Tech Challenge and Husky Classic.
The championship portion of the season will pick up Feb. 21-23 with the ACC Indoor Championships in Blacksburg, Va., and the NCAA Indoor Championships, Mar. 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.
The outdoor season begins at the 49er Classic in Charlotte, N.C. Mar. 14-16, with the team competing at UNC and the UCF Invitational in Orlando, Fla., Mar. 22-23. NC State will conclude the month of March when it hosts the annual Raleigh Relays, Mar. 29-30 at the Paul Derr Track Facility.
The Pack will compete at the Duke Invitational and Florida Relays, Apr. 5-6, before returning to Raleigh, where it will host the 2013 ACC Outdoor Championships, Apr. 17-20.
"It's nice to bring a track & field meet of that level to the area," Geiger said. "Hopefully we'll have a nice turnout in terms of attendance. It's always good to sleep in your own bed. It will be good for our seniors to run their last conference championship at home."
NC State will attend a few additional meets, including the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., Apr. 25-27, before hosting the Wolfpack Last Chance Qualifier on May 10.
The NCAA East Regional Championships will be held in Greensboro, N.C., May 23-25, just two weeks prior to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, June 5-8 at the University of Oregon, June 5-8.