LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech track and field program officially announced its 2014 schedule Monday afternoon.
The program, coming off a highly-successful 2013 season, will host six meets in Lubbock including the 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
"I really think this is one of the better schedules we have ever had," head coach Wes Kittley said. "The competitiveness of it from the indoor through the outdoor portion is fantastic. I'm very pleased with this schedule."
The 2014 indoor season will officially open Jan. 17 with the Texas Tech Open inside the Athletic Training Center on the Texas Tech campus. The Red Raiders and Lady Raiders will also host the Masked Rider Open (Jan. 31 - Feb. 1) along with the Red Raider Open (Feb. 14-15).
The indoor schedule also includes a highly-competitive meet in College Station featuring LSU and Texas A&M in the Texas A&M Triangular scheduled for Jan. 25.
The Big 12 Indoor Championships are scheduled for Feb. 28. - March 1 in Ames, Iowa while the NCAA Indoor Championships will be held March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M.
The 2014 outdoor season begins March 21 when Texas Tech travels to San Antonio to compete at the UTSA Invitational. The Red Raiders and Lady Raiders are scheduled to return to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Open set for April 5 at the Terry and Linda Fuller Track and Field Complex.
The Texas Tech Open on April 5 will feature Big Ten foe Nebraska, a squad which last made the trip to Lubbock in 2010.
Texas Tech will also host the Red Raider Open scheduled for May 3.
The 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Championships will be held May 16-18 at the Terry and Linda Fuller Track and Field Complex, marking the second time five years Texas Tech has hosted the event.
The Red Raiders are coming off their fourth straight top-25 finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and the program's first-ever top-5 finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
2014 TEXAS TECH TRACK AND FIELD SCHEDULE
DATE MEET LOCATION
Jan. 17-18 Texas Tech Open Lubbock, Texas
Jan. 25 Texas A&M Triangular College Station, Texas
Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 Masked Rider Open Lubbock, Texas
Feb. 7 – 8 UNM Track & Field Classic Albuquerque, N. M.
Feb. 14 – 15 Red Raider Open Lubbock, Texas
Tyson Invitational Fayetteville, Ark.
Feb. 28 – March 1 Big 12 Championships Ames, Iowa
March 14 – 15 NCAA Indoor Championships Albuquerque, N. M.
DATE MEET LOCATION
March 21 – 22 UTSA Invitational San Antonio, Texas
March 26 – 29 Texas Relays Austin, Texas
April 5 Texas Tech Open Lubbock, Texas
April 12 ACU Invitational Abilene, Texas
April 17-19 Mt. SAC Relays/Azusa Pacific Walnut, Calif.
April 24 -26 Penn Relays Philadelphia, Pa.
April 26 West Texas A&M Open Canyon, Texas
May 3 Red Raider Open Lubbock, Texas
May 16-18 Big 12 Championships Lubbock, Texas
May 29 – 31 NCAA West Preliminaries Fayetteville, Ark.
June 11 – 14 NCAA Championships Eugene, Oregon
June 25 – 29 USA Juniors & Seniors TBA
July 22 -27 World Junior Championships Eugene, Oregon