June 26, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's track and field team announced its schedule for the 2014 season today (Wednesday, June 26). Under 30th-year head coach James Henry, the Wolverines will kick off the indoor season at the Grand Valley Invitational on Jan. 10 before hosting the annual Simmons-Harvey Invitational on Jan. 18 at the U-M Indoor Track Building.
A week prior to the Big Ten indoor meet, 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.
On Feb. 1, Michigan and Michigan State will go head to head in a scored dual meet for the second straight year at Grand Valley State's Kelly Family Sports Center in Allendale, Mich. The Wolverines came away with the 89-73 victory in the first meeting between the two programs a year ago.
For the second straight year, the Maize and Blue will preview the Big Ten Indoor Championships venue when it competes in the SPIRE Invitational at the SPIRE Institute on Feb. 14-15 in Geneva, Ohio. 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 NCAA Indoor Championships will move to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 2014 event, where the University of New Mexico will host the nation's top student-athletes from March 14-15.
The outdoor season will begin with Michigan splitting its squad for the Raleigh Relays (March 28-29) and the North Florida Invitational (March 29). The Wolverines traveling to the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla., will be a preview of the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds venue, 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.
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 features 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 May 9-10 at Ferry Field. The final home event will be followed by the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, which will be hosted by Purdue University from May 16-18 in West Lafayette, Ind.
Following the east regional in Jacksonville, the season will conclude 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