Track & Field Set for HL Indoor Championship

Head coach Jim Knoedel
Head coach Jim Knoedel

Feb. 22, 2013

CHICAGO - The UIC men's and women's track & field teams will make the trek to Youngstown, Ohio for the annual Horizon League Indoor Championship this weekend. Events are set to get underway on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CST, from Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS).

In the field, the men's and women's pole vault, men's and women's long jump and weight throw are scheduled for Saturday. On the track, the finals for the 5,000-meter run and DMR as well as the prelims for the 60-meter hurdles, 400-meter dash, 60-meter dash, 800-meter run and 200-meter dash will be held.

On Sunday, finals for all of Saturday's qualifying events will be held, in addition to the shot put, triple jump, mile run, 3,000-meter run and 4x400-meter relay finals. The high jump begins Sunday's action at 8:00 a.m., with the triple jump and shot put set to begin at 10:00 a.m. All running finals are set to start at Noon

The pentahlon and heptathlon will begin on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. The final three events of the heptathlon are set for Sunday at 8:00 a.m.

Both the men's and women's teams finished fifth at last year's Indoor Championship at the WATTS. The men's team finished with 63 team points, moving up one spot from sixth place after Saturday's first day of events. The women's team finished with 58 points, just two tallies behind fourth-place Loyola.

Live scoring and video of the meet will be available on both days. Coverage on the Horizon League Network on Saturday starts at 1:30 p.m. and on Sunday at Noon.