No. 12 Virginia Tech heads to Clemson, Liberty

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BLACKSBURG – Going into the third week of the indoor season, the Virginia Tech track and field teams will split up once again and compete at the Bob Pollack Invitational and Liberty Kickoff on Friday and Saturday.

Select sprinters and the pole vault and jump/multi-event groups will head to Clemson, South Carolina, hosted by Clemson for the Bob Pollack Invitational at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Complex, while the distance group will stay in-state and travel to Lynchburg, Virginia, as Liberty plays host to the Liberty Kickoff inside the Liberty Indoor Track Complex.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Fri. | Bob Pollack Invitational | 2:30 p.m. ET | Live Results
Sat. | Liberty Kickoff | 9:45 a.m. ET | Live Results
Sat. | Bob Pollack Invitational | 11 a.m. ET | Live Results

The last time out, the Hokies turned in four first-place finishes at the Keydet Invitational (VMI) and Gladstein Invitational (Indiana). On the campus of Indiana, freshman Lisa Gunnarsson cleared a height of 4.35 meters (14 feet, 3.25 inches) in the pole vault, while at VMI, sophomore Laurie Barton (800 meters), redshirt senior Patrick Joseph (3,000) and junior Rachel Pocratsky (mile) posted top times.

The men earned the No. 12 position in the country, according to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) earlier this week, the best ranking from the ACC. The women jumped up 50 spots from the preseason ranking, coming in at No. 37, the third-highest ranking in the league.

In the ACC, Tech boasts 16 top-five marks in the conference, while nationally it owns 13 marks that rank in the top 50.

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