Jan. 17, 2014
Logan, Utah -
USU’s men and women’s track & field teams will kick off the 2014 indoor season at the University of New Mexico hosted Lobo Collegiate Invite in Albuquerque, N.M. at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 18.
This will mark the first of four trips to Albuquerque for the Aggies, as they will make return trips for the New Mexico Team Invitational on Feb. 1 as well as the Don Kirby Collegiate Elite Invitational, Feb. 14-15 and the NCAA Indoor Championships, Mar. 14-15.
Action will begin at 11 a.m. MT with the women’s weight throw along with the men and women’s high jump. Events will conclude with the men and women’s 400m hurdles at 3:20 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively. All times are tentative and subject to change.
The competition will be the first Utah State track & field will participate in as a member of the Mountain West, after spending the past eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference.
The Aggie men placed third at the 2013 WAC Indoor Championships and followed that up with a second-place finish at the 2013 WAC Outdoor Championships. The USU women took seventh at both the indoor and outdoor WAC Championships in 2013. Utah State will return 21 all-WAC performers including All-American heptathlete Chari Hawkins and WAC Indoor Freshman of the Year Briton Page, who won the 800m at the at the 2013 WAC Outdoor Championships.
"We are all very anxious to start the indoor season," said veteran USU head coach Gregg Gensel. "Fall training is a long process for our kids, without any indicators on how they are progressing, so we are all looking forward to see what we can accomplish this weekend at a first-class meet in a world-class facility."
For more information including a schedule, fans can visit http://bit.ly/1aatrbh. Utah State's results, along with a recap of the day's events will be posted to the USU Track & Field page at www.UtahStateAggies.com at the conclusion of the meet.
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