Maryland will be out to win its 22d consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference indoor track championship when the Terps host the 24th annual meet today at Cole Field House.
The Terps, an easy winner in last year's meet, will have three defending champions competing - John Davenport in the long jump, Brian Melly in the high jump and Jeff Smith in the two mile. Mike Remus, the defending champion in the pole vault, is out with a back injury.
Marylands biggest challenge is expected to come from North Carolina and North Carolina State. The Tar Heels' William Sutherland will defend his championship in the 1,000 and North Carolina is also strong in the distance medley relay, the 440, and the mile relay.
North Carolina State has two of the finest shot putters in the nation in defending meet champion Bob Medlin and LeBaron Caruthers, both of whom consistently throw over 60 feet. The Wolfpack is also strong in the 600, triple jump and hurdles.
The afternoon session will begin at 2 p.m. with the high jump finals and two hours of trials. The remainder of the finals will be run in the evening, starting at 7:30. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $2 general admission and $1 for students.