Aug 29, 2013
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Highlighted by nine home competitions and the return of the Mountain West Indoor Championships to the Academy's Cadet Field House, the Air Force track and field team released its schedule for the upcoming 2014 season this afternoon (August 29).
The Falcons will host five regular-season meets at the Field House during the indoor season, as they prepare for the conference meet, which will be held at the Academy for the first time since 2009.
The Falcons open the new season in December with the Air Force Holiday Open (Dec. 13). In 2014, Air Force will host the All-Comers Meet on Jan. 11, the Air Force Indoor Combined Events Meet on Jan. 23-24, the 24th-annual Air Force Invitational on Jan. 24-25, the Air Force Team Challenge with Indiana State, Sacramento State and Wichita State on Feb. 7 and the Air Force Collegiate Open on Feb. 15.
The squad will also travel to Nebraska's Holiday Inn Invitational (Jan. 17-18), the New Mexico Invitational (Feb. 1) and Wyoming's Robert Shine Invitational (Feb. 21) during the indoor season. In addition, members of the pole vault team will participate at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno (Jan. 17-18), while select distance runners will compete at Washington's Husky Classic (Feb. 14-15).
Eleven teams from the newly-expanded Mountain West Conference will converge on the Academy over the Feb. 27-March 1 weekend for the 2014 MW Indoor Track and Field Championships. The indoor season concludes March 14-15 with the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque.
Air Force, which opens the outdoor slate on March 21-22 with split-squad meets in Boulder, Colo. (Jerry Quiller Classic) and Tempe, Ariz. (ASU Invitational), are scheduled to host three competitions at the Academy's Cadet Outdoor Track and Field Complex. The Falcons host the Air Force Outdoor Combined Events Meet on April 3-4, the Air Force Relays on April 5 and the Air Force Twilight Invitational on May 9.
Several nationally-recognized meets are on the schedule for the Falcons during the outdoor season, including the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (March 27-29), the Stanford Invitational (April 4-5), the Mt. SAC Relays (April 17-19) and the Drake Relays (April 24-26). In addition, the multi-event athletes will compete at the Mt. SAC/California Invitational Combined Events Meet on April 16-17.
Air Force will also compete in invitational meets at New Mexico (April 12), Long Beach State (April 19), Colorado State (April 25-26) and Wichita State (May 3) during the outdoor season.
The outdoor championship season begins on May 14, with the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Air Force, winners of the last two men's team titles, will travel to Laramie, Wyo., for the four-day conference meet. The preliminary round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships will take place in Fayetteville, Ark., on May 29-31, while the collegiate season concludes on June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore., at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.