ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's track and field team announced today (Friday, Aug. 22) its schedule for the 2015 season, which will begin with the Bob Eubanks Invitational on Jan. 10 in Allendale, Mich., before the Wolverines host the Simmons-Harvey Invitational on Jan. 17 at the U-M Indoor Track Building.
Michigan will then head to Lexington, Ky., for the Rod McCravy Invitational on Jan. 23-24 before taking on Michigan State in a scored dual meet for the third time in recent seasons. The meet will be held Jan. 31 at Grand Valley State's Kelly Family Sports Center in Allendale, Mich.
Following the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6-7) in South Bend, Ind., and the Tyson Invitational (Feb. 13-14) in Fayetteville, Ark., the Maize and Blue will preview the Big Ten Indoor Championships venue with competition in the SPIRE Invitational for the third consecutive season at the SPIRE Institute on Feb. 13-14 in Geneva, Ohio.
The Wolverines will have a split squad during the weekend before the conference meet, with both U-M's Silverston Invitational and the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational falling on Saturday, Feb. 21. U-M will then return to Geneva, Ohio, for the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 27-28, before traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., for the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 13-14. This season will mark the third time since 2010 that Arkansas has hosted the event.
The outdoor season will begin with the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge on March 27-28 in Tucson, Ariz., followed by the Stanford Invitational, April 3-4 in Palo Alto, Calif.
Michigan will compete in a tri-meet with the University of Virginia and the University of California for the third consecutive season, when it travels to Berkeley, Calif., on April 4 for the event that will feature three of the top academic and athletic institutions in the country.
The Drake Relays (April 23-25) and the Gina Relays (April 24-25) feature overlapping dates as well, with the Drake Relays being held in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Gina Relays being hosted at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich.
Following the Peyton Jordan Invitational on May 3 in Stanford, Calif., U-M will wind down its regular season with the Toledo Collegiate Invitational five days later in Toledo, Ohio, before traveling to East Lansing, Mich., for the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 15-17).
This season's NCAA East Preliminary Rounds will be held May 28-30 in Jacksonville, Fla., marking the third time the University of North Florida has hosted since 2012. The NCAA Outdoor Championships remain at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., for the third consecutive season and are slated for June 10-13.
Contact: Chad Shepard