WKU Track & Field head coach Erik Jenkins has announced the program’s upcoming 2018-19 schedule, which features eight meets across the indoor and outdoor seasons in either Kentucky or Tennessee. WKU will again host the Hilltopper Relays on The Hill across April 5-6.
Indoor action kicks off this weekend at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener and will resume following the holiday season on Jan. 12 with the WKU squads heading to West Lafayette, Ind., for the Purdue-hosted Gene Edmonds Open. The following weekend, the Hilltoppers will be at a two-day outing when the squad heads to Music City for the Vanderbilt Invitational (Jan. 18-19). WKU will return to Indiana to close January competition at the Indiana University Relays in Bloomington from Jan. 25-26.
Jenkins’ squad will kick off February action at the Kentucky-hosted Rod McCravy Memorial outing on Feb. 1-2 in Lexington. Regular season action will conclude back in Nashville, Tenn., with the two-day Vanderbilt Music City Challenge on Feb. 8-9.
Conference USA Championships will again take place in Birmingham, Ala., as the Red and White will look to continue their success from Feb. 16-17. Between postseason trips to Birmingham, the Hilltoppers have added the Boston University Last Chance Invite to its slate. Indoor action will conclude March 8-9 for student-athletes who qualify for the NCAA Championships that will also take place in Birmingham, Ala.
Outdoor competition will commence March 22-23 with another trip to Nashville for the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational. The following weekend (March 29-31), WKU will head to the Sunshine State for the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla.
WKU will invite competitors to Bowling Green for the two-day WKU Hilltopper Relays from April 5-6. The following weekend, Jenkins and company will head to the Austin Peay Invitational in Clarksville, Tenn., before splitting the squad and heading to both Georgia Tech and the Mt. SAC Relays from April 19-20. The following weekend, the squads will split once again, and head to the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Penn., and the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational in Louisville. Regular season will conclude May 3-4 at the Kentucky Relays.
Conference USA Outdoor Championships from Charlotte, N.C., will take place from May 9-12 on the Charlotte campus. Two weeks later, WKU will send representatives to the NCAA East Preliminary in Jacksonville, Fla., from May 23-25. The NCAA Championships will wrap up the 2019 season with championship action taking place in Austin, Texas, from June 5-8 at the Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas.
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