Razorbacks Track & Field announces 2011 schedule

Fayetteville (UofA) - Head coach Chris Bucknam and assistant coaches Doug Case and Travis Geopfert announced the 2011 Arkansas Razorback men's track and field schedule on Monday.

"We have the best facilities in the country so we definitely take advantage of that with a lot of home meets," Bucknam said. "We are excited to host the SEC Indoor Championships again and look forward to a great home crowd that weekend. We have some important dates on our schedule that will test us and also give us a chance to evaluate where we are in our training."

The indoor season begins with three-straight home contests at the Randal Tyson Track Center: the Razorback Triangular on Fri., Jan. 7; the Arkansas vs. Texas Dual Meet on Fri., Jan. 14; and the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 28-29. Arkansas will travel to New York for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory Track Center on Feb. 4-5.

The championship season begins with the Razorbacks hosting the SEC Championships on Feb. 25-27 at the Randal Tyson Track Center. Arkansas will have a final opportunity to qualify for post-season competition at the Arkansas Last Chance on Fri., March 4. The indoor season will culminate with the NCAA Championships on March 11-12 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

The outdoor season starts March 25 with the Arkansas vs. Texas vs. UCLA meet in Austin, Texas on Fri., March 25. A group will also compete March 25-26 at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. Arkansas will host the Razorback Spring Invitational at John McDonnell Field on Sat., April 2. The Texas Relays will be held April 6-9 in Austin, Texas. The Mt. SAC Relays will be held April 14-15 in Walnut, Calif. The Razorbacks return home to host the John McDonnell Invitational on Sat., April 23. The weekend of April 28-30 will be spent at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa. The final regular season meets will be the Arkansas Twilight on Fri., May 6 in Fayetteville and the Cardinal Invitational on Sat., May 7 at Stanford.

The University of Georgia will host the SEC Championships on May 12-15 in Athens, Ga. At a location yet to be determined, the Razorbacks will compete at the NCAA West preliminary rounds on May 26-28. The outdoor season will wrap with the NCAA Championships on June 8-11 in Des Moines, Iowa. Drake University will host the event.