Track & Field Announces Outdoor Schedule

Track & Field Announces Outdoor Schedule

The Crimson women's squad is in search of its third-straight Ivy League title (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Jason Saretsky, The William W. "Bill" McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country, has announced Harvard's spring track schedule. The slate features appearances in nine states spanning both coastlines.

The spring schedule begins March 18-19 in Texas with student-athletes set to compete at the Texas Southern Relays and TCU Invitational. Continuing its stretch of prominent national meets, Harvard will be represented at the UMass Lowell Invitational (March 25-26), Raleigh Relays (March 25-26), Texas Relays (March 30-April 2) and Florida Relays (March 31-April 2). The calendar's turn to April will bring appearances at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, hosted by Miami, and Princeton's Sam Howell Invite April 8-9.

Harvard travels to New Haven, Connecticut for the annual Harvard-Yale meet on April 16. The Crimson swept the competition a year ago, and the Bulldogs have been shut out of the event in each of the past five seasons. The Crimson women's team enters the meet winners of each of the last eight H-Y contests.

The Crimson closes out April with the UVA Challenge (April 23), Stonehill Invite (April 30) and Payton Jordan Invite (April 30), hosted by Stanford.

Princeton hosts the 2016 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships May 7-8 as the Crimson women will compete for its third-consecutive Ancient Eight crown. Harvard bested second-place Princeton by 39 points a year ago in a meet that featured a trio of Ivy record-breaking performances. The Crimson men's squad took sixth place in 2015.

Harvard closes the season at the IC4A/ECAC Championships May 12-13, and qualifying student-athletes will get the chance to compete at the NCAA Preliminary Championship May 26-28 in Jacksonville, Florida and the NCAA Outdoor Championships June 8-11 in Eugene, Oregon.

Returning Ivy League champions from 2015 include Autumne Franklin, Madison Hansen, Jade Miller and Nikki Okwelogu. The top men's returners include Matt Hurst, Malcolm Johnson, Thomas Purnell and Efe Uwaifo.