WKU Track & Field head coach Erik Jenkins has announced the program’s upcoming 2017-18 schedule, which features five meets across the indoor and outdoor seasons in either Kentucky or Tennessee. The Red and White will again host the WKU Hilltoppers Relays on The Hill across April 6-7.
Indoor action kicked off last weekend at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener and will resume following the holiday season on Jan. 12-13 with the WKU squads heading to West Lafayette, Ind., for the Purdue-hosted Fred Wilt Open. The following weekend, the Hilltoppers will be at another two-day outing when the squad heads to Music City for the Vanderbilt Commodore Invitational (Jan. 19-20). WKU will return to Indiana to close January competition at the Indiana University Relays in Bloomington from Jan. 26-27.
Heading up to the Land of Lincoln, Jenkins’ squad will kick off February competition at the Southern Illinois University Don Denoon Invitational on Feb. 2-3 in Carbondale, Ill. Regular season action will conclude back in Nashville, Tenn., with the two-day Vanderbilt Music City Challenge on Feb. 9-10.
Conference USA Championships will again take place in Birmingham, Ala., as the Hilltoppers will look to continue their success from Feb. 17-18. Indoor action will conclude March 9-10 for student-athletes who qualify for the NCAA Championships that will take place in College Station, Texas.
Outdoor action is set to kick off March 22-23 down in Nashville at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational. The following weekend, the Hilltoppers will head south again for the Florida Pepsi Relays in Gainesville, Fla.
WKU will invite competitors to Bowling Green for the two-day WKU Hilltopper Relays from April 6-7. 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 20-21. Regular season action will conclude April 28 at Louisville.
Outdoor Conference USA Championships from Houston, Texas, will take place from May 10-13 on the Rice campus. Two weeks later, WKU will send representatives to the NCAA East Preliminary in Tampa, Fla., from May 24-26. The NCAA Championships will conclude the 2018 slate. Championship action will again take place in Eugene, Ore., with competition set for June 6-9.
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