Track and Field Teams Announce Schedule

Track and Field Teams Announce Schedule

ANGOLA, Ind. -- The Trine track and field teams have released their 2016-17 schedule, the teams announced Friday.

The indoor season is highlighted by three home meets in Keith E. Busse / Steel Dynamics Athletic Recreation Center. The team opens the season Dec. 3 with the Sean Brady Conditioner. The season-opening meet is named for the late Sean Brady, a former Thunder track and field and cross country who died at the age of 18. Trine will also host its annual Jon and Carol Liechty Alumni Invitational as wee as the Don and Riley Zimmer Indoor Classic.

Trine's men's team will be looking to defend its MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship at the indoor conference meet. The Thunder won the inaugural league title on its home track last season. This year's MIAA meet will be hosted by Calvin College.

Other meets on the indoor schedule include trips to invitationals hosted by Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan, Ohio Northern and Taylor.

The outdoor season includes return trips to the Hanover Invitational, Indiana Division III Championships (at DePauw University), Grand Valley State University's Al Owens Classic and the Hillsdale GINA Relays. New events on the schedule include the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational, Defiance Invitational and Bellarmine Invitational.

MIAA Field Day concludes the outdoor season. The Thunder men placed third in the conference meet last season, while the women placed sixth.

Last season, Trine continued its success on the national level with three All-American performances. Two of those performances were earned by returning thrower Kara Eck (Auburn, Ind. / DeKalb). The Thunder has produced at least one All-American each of the last three seasons.

This year's Indoor National Championships will be held in Naperville, Ill. The Outdoor National Championships will be hosted in Geneva, Ohio.

The complete schedule is listed below. Please note that meet times have yet to be announced for may meets and will be posted at a later time. The schedule can also be viewed HERE

2016-17 Trine Indoor Track and Field Schedule
Date Event Time
Dec. 3 SEAN BRADY CONDITIONER 11 a.m.
Dec. 10 Indiana Tech Invitational TBA
Jan. 14 JON AND CAROL LIECHTY ALUMNI INVITATIONAL 11 a.m.
Jan. 21 Indiana Wesleyan Invitational TBA
Jan. 27 DON AND RILEY ZIMMER INDOOR CLASSIC 5 p.m.
Feb. 4 Ohio Northern Invitational TBA
Feb. 11 Taylor Invitational 10 a.m.
Feb. 25 MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship 11 a.m.
Mar. 10-11 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships TBA
2017 Trine Outdoor Track and Field Schedule
Mar. 18 Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational 12:30 p.m.
Mar. 25 Defiance Invitational TBA
Apr. 1 Hanover Invitational 11 a.m.
Apr. 8 Bellarmine Invitational TBA
Apr. 15 Indiana Division III Championship 12:00 p.m.
Apr. 21-22 Al Owens Classic TBA
Apr. 27-29 Hillsdale GINA Relays TBA
May 4-5 MIAA Field Day TBA
May 25-27 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships TBA

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