BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech track & field has released its 2022 outdoor schedule, with 18 top-class meets lined up this spring.
The Hokies will kick things off outdoors with a trio of meets towards the end of March. From March 24 to 26 members of the team will travel to Raleigh, N.C. for the Raleigh Relays and Columbia, S.C. for the Weems Baskin Invitational as Assistant Coach Bob Phillips and the pole vault squad head to Austin, Texas to compete in the Texas Relays.
The next weekend, April 1-2, the Hokies will contest the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. while the vaulters travel to East Carolina for the Bill Carson Invitational. Following the Florida Relays and Bill Carson Invite Tech heads to Knoxville, Tenn. for the Tennessee Relays April 8-9.
April 15 kicks off a two-week stretch of meets in Columbia, S.C. as the Hokies compete in the Gamecock Invitational, before the pole vaulters return the following weekend for the U of SC Open April 22-23. The same weekend, members of the team will travel up the road to Charlottesville, Va. for the Virginia Challenge.
Four meets are scheduled for the final weekend of April, headlined by the distance squad’s trip to Philadelphia, Pa. for the 126th Penn Relays, held at Franklin Field. Associate Head Coach Andrew Dubs leads the throws group to Tucson, Ariz. to compete in Arizona’s Desert Heat Classic, the sprinters travel to Jacksonville, Fla. for the UNF Invitational, and the jumps and pole vault groups will compete in Athens, Ga. at the Torrin Lawrence Memorial.
Two final tune-ups will send the Hokies into postseason competition, as Tech ends the outdoor regular season with the Virginia Grand Prix on May 1 in Charlottesville, Va. and the Liberty Twilight Qualifier on May 4 in Lynchburg, Va.
Duke hosts the 2022 ACC Outdoor Championships, scheduled for May 12-14 in Durham, N.C. The Hokies earned seven ACC championships last year, as 26 All-ACC honors spurred Tech to a second-place finish on the men’s side and a seventh-place finish on the women’s side.
Postseason competition continues in Bloomington, Ind. with the NCAA East Preliminary May 26-28. Last year the Hokies qualified 11 athletes and the men’s 4x400m relay at the prelims.
Closing out the season will be the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships, once again held at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. In 2021 Virginia Tech athletes earned eight All-America honors at the final collegiate meet of the season.
As the Hokies enter postseason competition indoors, outdoor competition steadily approaches for Tech to continue to make its mark on the track & field world.