Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Releases 2015-16 Schedule

Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Releases 2015-16 Schedule

Harvard will host three events this winter on the Ivy League Digital Network (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's and women's track and field released its 2015-16 indoor schedule on Tuesday, as announced by the William W. "Bill" McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Jason Saretsky.

Harvard opens its winter slate on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Boston University before breaking for the rest of December. The Crimson picks up its schedule on Jan. 8 at Cornell.

Harvard hosts a pair of contests Jan. 15-16 with the Harvard Multi-Meet and Beantown Challenge. Harvard's women's team took first in the Beantown Challenge for the fifth-straight year in 2015. Both events will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

The Joe Donahue Games (at Reggie Lewis Center) and Rod McCravy Memorial (at Lexington, Ky.) follow the subsequent weekend, Jan. 22-23, and the team travels to Staten Island to compete in the annual Harvard-Princeton-Yale meet on Friday, Jan. 29, hosted by the Tigers.

The Crimson welcomes opposing teams to Gordon Indoor Track for the final time in 2016 on Friday, Feb. 5 when it holds the Crimson Elite meet. Harvard travels across town the next day to Boston University for the Scarlet and White Invitational.

The squads split the weekend of Feb. 12-13, with a portion of the team traveling to the Iowa State Classic and the men competing on Friday and the women competing on Saturday  at the Valentine Invitational, held at Boston University.

Cornell hosts the 2016 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships Feb. 27-28. The Crimson women will battle for their fourth-straight Heps Championship, while the men look to improve on their 5th place performance from last year.

Harvard closes its indoor schedule with the IC4A/ECAC Championships Mar. 5-6 at Boston University and the NCAA Indoor Championships Mar. 11-12 at Alabama-Birmingham. Junior Nikki Okwelogu earned first team All-America honors at the 2015 NCAA Championships.

The men's team returns a pair of Ivy League champions in sophomore Malcolm Johnson (60 meter dash) and junior Efe Uwaifo (Triple Jump), while the women return three Ancient Eight titleholders in Okwelogu (shot put)and seniors Autumne Frankin (60 meter hurdles) and Paige Kouba (4x800 meter relay).