June 27, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's track and field team announced its schedule for the 2014 season today (Thursday, June 27), which will begin with the Wolverines hosting the annual Simmons-Harvey Invitational on Jan. 18 at the U-M Indoor Track Building.
Michigan will take on Michigan State in a scored dual meet on Feb. 1, for the second straight year at Grand Valley State's Kelly Family Sports Center in Allendale, Mich. Last year, the Maize and Blue earned an 88-74 victory in the first head-to-head meeting between the two programs in more than 30 years.
Also for the second straight year, the Maize and Blue will preview the Big Ten Indoor Championship venue when it competes in the SPIRE Invitational at the SPIRE Institute Feb. 14-15 in Geneva, Ohio. A week prior to the Big Ten Indoor Championships, the Wolverines will host the annual Silverston Invitational on Feb. 22 at the U-M Indoor Track Building. The Simmons-Harvey and Silverston Invitationals are both non-scoring events.
Michigan will return to the SPIRE Institute from Feb. 28-March 1 to compete in the Big Ten Indoor Championships, which will be contested at a neutral site for the second consecutive year.
The 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships will be hosted by the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., from March 14-15.
The outdoor season will commence on March 28 when Michigan travels to North Carolina for the two-day Raleigh Relays.
On April 5, Michigan will compete in the second annual tri-meet against California and Virginia, with this year's meet taking place in Charlottesville, Va. The event will feature head-to-head competition between three of the top athletic and academic institutions in the nation.
After a one-year absence, Michigan will once again host the non-scoring Len Paddock Invitational on May 9-10, at Ferry Field. The final home event of the season will be followed by the Big Ten Outdoor Championship, which will be hosted by Purdue University from May 16-18, in West Lafayette, Ind.
The NCAA East Preliminary Rounds will return to Jacksonville, Fla., at the University of North Florida, which was also the site of the event in 2012. The east regional will be contested from May 29-31 and determine who advances to the national championships.
The season will wrap up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which will return to historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., for the second straight year, from June 11-14.
Summer Camps: The U-M Track and Field Camp for Champions, open to male and female athletes ages 12-18, will be held July 21-25. The Michigan Distance Running Camp, open to male and female runners in grades 7-12, will be held July 14-18. For more information or to register online, visit MGoBlue.com/camps.
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423