Hornet Track & Field Releases 2015 Outdoor Schedule
-Montgomery Alabama State University track and field head coach Ritchie Beene has announced the 2015 Outdoor Track & Field Schedule following a successful Indoor campaign which saw the Lady Hornets win its seventh consecutive indoor championship and the men finishing fifth.
The Hornets will kick off the season within the state of Alabama as they will travel up to Birmingham on March 14th to compete in the Battle of I-65 hosted by Samford University.
Then, will continue to traveling north of Alabama stopping in Tuscaloosa on March 19-21 for the Alabama Relays hosted by the University of Alabama.
The Raleigh Relays will close out the month of March for ASU as they will travel up to Raleigh, NC to compete in the two day meet March 27-28. The Hornets will continue their season April 3-4 as they will compete in Gainesville, Fla.at the always exciting Florida Relays hosted by the University of Florida and also, send several athletes to the Tiger Classic hosted by Auburn University. On April 10th ASU will head to Starkville, Miss. for the Mississippi/Alabama Boarder Clash meet and will close out their regular season with the War Eagle Invitational hosted by Auburn University on April 17-18.
The 2015 Outdoor SWAC Championship is slated for Apr. 24-26 in the Huntsville, Ala. hosted by Alabama A&M where the women will be looking to make it’s sixth win in a row and the men will be looking to improve from last season.
“We’re excited about heading into the outdoor season,” said Beene.”We wanted to give our team the best chance to be successful in the best climates to compete in.”
“We have a competitive schedule this year and choose several challenging meets in order to put our athletes in the best possible position to remain on the NCAA Regional list throughout the outdoor campaign season. We are looking forward this season to qualify more of our team members for the NCAA Championships.”
The outdoor season will continue after the championships on May 9th in Athens, Ga. at the University of Georgia Invitational, then will head to Houston, Texas to the Rice Invitational on May 16th and will conclude for ASU with a trip to the NCAA East Regional which is set for May 28-30 in Jacksonville, Fla. and the NCAA Outdoor Championship in Eugene, OR on June 10-13.