After an abrupt end to the 2020 season last March, the Colorado track & field and cross country programs will get back to competing, starting at the end of January.
The indoor track and field team will kick off the schedule on January 21 at the Air Force Invitational. The three-day event at the U.S. Air Force Academy will include the pentathlon, heptathlon, field and track events, providing a chance for everyone to compete after the extended break in competition.
After the meet at the USAFA, the Buffs have two more indoor meets scheduled in Fayetteville, Ark., the Arkansas Invitational (January 29-30) and the Tyson Invitational (February 12-13). Arkansas is also slated to host the NCAA Indoor Championships, March 12-13.
During the indoor season, CU’s cross country teams will begin action, starting on February 5 at the FSU Winter Cross Country Classic in Tallahassee, Fla. Just over two weeks later, the Buffs will have their final tune-up before the postseason begins, racing at the High Roller Invitational (Feb. 20) in Las Vegas.
Washington will host the Pac-12 Championships in Tacoma, Wash. on March 5 and the season will come to a close on March 15 at the NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Okla., just two days after the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Colorado’s outdoor schedule is slated to start with its Jerry Quiller Classic, March 19-20, at Potts Field. From there, the Buffs will start to scatter most weekends with their disciplines. Distance runners will most likely race at the Stanford Invite, April 2, while the rest of the team will find the best competition locally at the CSU Invite on April 3 in Fort Collins. The Buffs’ have one other home meet scheduled, the CU Invitational, April 9-10. The team will continue competing along the Front Range and on the West Coast for the remainder of the regular season.
USC will host the Pac-12 Championships May 14-16. NCAA West Preliminary Rounds are scheduled for May 27-29 in College Station, Texas. The season will culminate with the NCAA Outdoor Championships, June 9-12, in Eugene, Ore., at the newly renovated Hayward Field.
The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships were announced to be canceled Thursday morning. All other dates and times are subject to change.
Cross country schedule
Feb. 5 – FSU Winter Cross Country Classic, Tallahassee, Fla.
Feb. 20 – High Roller Invitational, Las Vegas, Nev.
March 5 – Pac-12 Championships, Tacoma, Wash.
March 15 – NCAA Cross Country National Championships, Stillwater, Okla.
Jan. 21-23 – Air Force, USAFA
Jan. 29-30 – Arkansas Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.
Feb. 12-13 – Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.
March 12-13 – NCAA National Championships, Indoor T&F, Fayetteville, Ark.
March 19-20 – Jerry Quiller Classic
April 2 – Stanford Invitational
April 3 – CSU Invitational, Fort Collins.
April 9-10 – CU Invitational, Boulder
April 14-17 – Mt. SAC/Bryan Clay Invitational, Azusa, Calif.
April 23 – Doug Max Invite, Fort Collins
April 30 – West Coast Relays, Fresno, Calif.
May 7 – Payton Jordan Invitational, Stanford, Calif.
May 8 — Air Force Twilight
May 14-16 – Pac-12 Championships, Los Angeles
May 27-29 – NCAA Preliminary Rounds, College Station, Texas
June 9-12 – NCAA Outdoor National Championships, Eugene, Ore.