Marquette Track and Field Announces 2013-14 Schedule
Nov. 19, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's and women's track and field teams have announced their schedules for the 2013-14 indoor and outdoor seasons.
"We always try to put together a challenging schedule and this year is no different," Marquette head track and field coach Bert Rogers said. "We have a strong senior class leading the teams and they are ready to embrace the high level of competition they will face all season long. I really feel that each meet helps us build toward the top competition we will face at the indoor and outdoor BIG EAST Championships. The team is very excited about the schedule."
The Golden Eagles will compete in 14 of the same meets from the 2012-13 season and will host the Marquette Duals at Valley Fields on Friday, April 4. That meet will feature Milwaukee, DePaul and Illinois-Chicago, in addition to Marquette.
For the seventh consecutive year, MU will begin indoor competition at the Blue and Gold Invitational on Friday, Dec. 6 at Notre Dame. Last year the squad claimed four event victories at the meet including 10 BIG EAST Indoor Championships-qualifying marks and 25 collegiate best times. Returning sprinter, Glenn Lawrence ran a 22.58 in the 200-meter dash, posting the eighth-best time in program history at the meet.
The teams will resume competition after winter break against Milwaukee and UIC on Jan. 17 at the Klotsche Center in the Milwaukee Double Dual.
Competition in January will close out at the state's capital when Marquette heads to Madison for the Wisconsin Elite Invitational on Jan. 25. Last year the Golden Eagles collected nine event victories at the meet, then the Badger Track Classic, including four from returning student-athletes Tatyana Pashibin, Katie Tolan, Mitch Lacy, Krista McClure and Sarah Poirier.
In February, Marquette will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa to compete in the Jack Jennett Invitational on the first of the month. The squad will then head to Notre Dame, Ind., for the Meyo Invitational Feb. 7-8 and also take part in the UW-Parkside Classic on Feb. 8 in Somers, Wis.
On Valentine's Day, the Golden Eagles will be compete at the GVSU BIG Meet in Allendale, Mich. The meet marks the last regular season indoor meet before the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 21-22 in New York, and the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M.
The outdoor campaign begins at the USF Bulls Invitational in Tampa, Fla., on March 13-14. This is the fifth year in a row the Golden Eagles have opened their outdoor season in Tampa.
Marquette closes out the month of March at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 28-29.
April boasts an exciting month for Marquette as it begins competition at Valley Fields for the Marquette Duals on April 4.
The Golden Eagles then travel to Macomb, Ill. where they will once again compete in the Lee Calhoun Invitational on April 11-12. Last season, the women earned four event titles at the meet, while junior William Koeck set a Marquette program record in the hammer throw with a top distance of 193 feet, 7 inches on his first attempt.
Marquette embarks on a West Coast road trip to California to compete in the Mt. SAC Relays, the Bryan Clay Invitational and the Long Beach Invitational on April 17-19.
On April 25-26, the Golden Eagles will compete in the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. This marks Marquette's first action at the Drake Relays since 2011.
MU closes out the month of April when it heads to Lisle, Ill. to compete in the Benedictine Twilight on April 25.
May competition starts in Bloomington, Ind. at the Billy Hayes Invitational on May 3. The following week, Marquette travels to Villanova for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships on May 9-11.
The Dr. Keeler Invitational on May 15-16 in Naperville, Ill., and Cardinal Twilight on May 16 in Louisville, Ky., will provide the final opportunity for athletes looking to qualify for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds on May 29-31 in Fayetteville, Ark.
The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be held in Eugene, Ore., on June 11-14.