Falcons Announce Changes to 2011 Outdoor Track and Field Schedule
Dec. 2, 2010
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force track and field program have made several changes to its 2011 outdoor schedule, the athletic department announced today (Dec. 2). Due to a delay in the construction of the new outdoor track and field complex, all outdoor home meets have been cancelled for the 2011 season, as well as next summer's track and field and cross country sports camps.
The schedule changes were brought about by the delay in completion of the asphalt sub-base, which requires 28 days of curing before the urethane top surface can be poured and the pouring of urethane cannot be undertaken under imminent cold-weather conditions.
With the cancellation of the Falcons' outdoor home slate, Air Force will now compete on the road for four additional meets in 2011. The Falcons will now end the first month of the outdoor season in Albuquerque, N.M., at the New Mexico Combined Events (March 31-Apr. 1) and New Mexico Invitational (Apr. 1). Joining the Falcons at the invitational will be Colorado State, New Mexico, New Mexico State and Northern Arizona.
Air Force will also travel to Fort Collins, Colo., for the Jack Christiansen Invitational on Apr. 23, before heading to Laramie, Wyo., for the annual Front Range Invitational on Apr. 30. (Due to Wyoming now hosting the Front Range Classic, the Gem City Duals, originally scheduled for Apr. 23 in Laramie, has been cancelled and both squads will now compete at the Jack Christiansen Invitational.)
The 2011 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships on May 11-14 will now be held in Fort Collins, Colo.