Indiana Announces 2008 Track and Field Schedule
Sept. 26, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 2008 Indiana track and field schedule features five indoor meets in Gladstein Fieldhouse and a pair of meets at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex at the Billy Hayes Track.
The Hoosiers open the indoor slate with four consecutive meets in Bloomington. The Indiana Open is set to take place Jan. 12, and will be followed by the SEC-Big Ten Challenge (Jan. 19) and the Gladstein Invitational (Jan. 26). Indiana opens the month of February with the Indiana Relays on Feb.1-2, before making its first road trip to the Mayo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame on Feb. 8-9, in South Bend, Ind.
The Hoosiers will split up on Feb. 15 as the team hosts the Hoosiers Hills in Gladstein and travels to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Tyson Invitational, hosted by the University of Arkansas on Feb. 15-16. The men's team will then travel to Madison, Wis. for the Big Ten Men's Indoor Championships on March 1-2, while the women will compete in the same championship on the same weekend in Minneapolis, Minn.
Following a last chance qualifier at Notre Dame on March 7-8, the Hoosiers will look to the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships, which will be held at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville on March 14-15.
Indiana opens the outdoor season at the Raleigh Invitational in Raleigh, N.C. on March 28-29, before splitting up to compete at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., and the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, on April 4-5. The Hoosiers will split up again the very next weekend as IU will compete in both the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., and the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., on April 11-12.
The Hoosiers host their first outdoor meet of the season with the Indiana Relays on April 19. Indiana will then head back out to compete in the 99th running of the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on April 24-26.
Indiana begins the month of May at the Jesse Owen Invitational in Columbus, Ohio on May 3, prior to hosting the annual Billy Hayes Invitational on May 9. The Big Ten Championships will be held on May 16-17 in Champaign, Ill., and the NCAA Mideast Regional will take place on May 30-31, Fayetteville, Ark.
The 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships will be held at Drake Stadium, the same location for the Drake Relays, on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
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