Megan Golden | February 18, 2017
The University of Notre Dame is set to host its first Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held Feb. 23-25 at Loftus Sports Center.
The Irish, who will host the event, will compete in their fourth ACC championship after joining the conference prior to the 2014 season. The track and field postseason event marks the first of its kind hosted by Notre Dame.
Notre Dame has won 353 conference titles, including 33 team championships and 320 individual championships. The Irish own a combined nine indoor and outdoor men’s and women’s individual ACC titles with four belonging to graduate student Molly Seidel.
The Irish run on a 320-meter track, which is the largest indoor track in the country. A long track means long straights, which typically leads to faster-than-usual times.
Irish head coach Alan Turner said his team certainly believes it has home track advantage.
“Our student-athletes are accustomed to training and competing on it,” Turner said. “We also have an advantage of getting extra rest by not having the long flights and sleeping in our own beds.
“I am excited, our athletes are excited, and I think most of the athletes in the ACC are excited to come to Loftus and get on the big track. We want to be great hosts and are looking forward to a great weekend of ACC Championship track and field.”