HOUSTON – The Houston Cougar Track & Field Teams and Head Coach Leroy Burrell are excited to announce, the 2017-18 indoor and outdoor competition schedules, which features six home meets inside Yeoman Fieldhouse and Carl Lewis Complex.
For the 10th consecutive season, Houston will open its indoor track & field schedule with a trip to College Station, Texas, where the Cougars will compete in the Texas A&M Reveille Invitation on Dec. 9.
Following a month-long break for the winter holidays, Houston returns to action on Jan. 12 to host the first of three meets inside Yeoman Fieldhouse with the Leonard Hilton Invitational. In a weekend full of action, Houston will also host the Carl Lewis High School Invitational on Jan. 13, and the Joe DeLoach Youth Invitational on Jan. 14.
The following week, the Cougars head on the road for the first time in 2018 with a trip to Lincoln, Neb., for the Mark Colligan Memorial. The Cougars return home to close out the month of January with their first two-day meet of the season, the Houston Invitational, to be held Jan. 26-27.
February opens with the Cougars back at Texas A&M for the 2-day Aggie Invitational running Feb. 2-3 inside Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. A week later, the Cougars will split squad for the first time during the indoor slate, with some athletes heading to the Tyson Invitational to be held Feb. 9-10, in Fayetteville, Ark., while other athletes will compete at the Howie Ryan Invitational on Feb. 9, inside Yeoman Fieldhouse and the distance athletes will travel to Seattle to compete in the Husky Classic on Feb. 10.
Postseason competition for the indoor slate begins with the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, to be held on Feb. 23-24 inside the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala. The indoor season concludes two weeks later with the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 9-10, in College Station, Texas.
Outdoor season opens with Houston’s first of three meets inside Carl Lewis Complex, when the Cougars welcome teams to the Cougar Spring Break Invitational on March 15. Some athletes will then wrap up the weekend at the TSU Relays from March 16-17. The Cougars will remain in the city of Houston the following week when they compete in the Rice Victor Lopez Classic from March 23-24.
Houston leaves the city limits for the first time in outdoor season, when it heads to the internationally famous Texas Relays held over March 28-31 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
April opens with Houston’s second home meet, the Houston Alumni Invitational, on April 7, before the Cougars head back to Austin for the Texas Invitational to be held April 13-14.
Some athletes will leave the state of Texas for the first time during outdoor, when the Cougars split squads and send half of their student-athletes to the Mt. SAC Relays from April 19-21, while the remainder will compete at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational on April 21 at Rice.
The squad will split again the following week, when select athletes head to the historic Penn Relays, which are held April 26-28 at Franklin Field, in Philadelphia, while the remainder of student-athletes head back to Austin for the Longhorn Invitational on April 28-29.
Postseason action begins with the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, held across May 11-13 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The NCAA West Regional will follow from May 23-25 at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif., before the outdoor slate wraps up with the NCAA Outdoor Championships held June 6-9 at Hayward Field, in Eugene, Ore.
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