Four home meets highlight 2019 Kansas track & field schedule
|Nov. 30||Bob Timmons Challenge|
|Jan. 18||KU-KSU-WSU Triangular|
|Jan. 18-19||National Pole Vault Summit|
|Jan. 25-26||Jayhawk Classic|
|Feb. 1-2||Texas Tech Open|
|Feb. 1-2||Power Five Invitational|
|Feb. 8-9||Tyson Invitational|
|Feb. 8-9||Iowa State Classic|
|Feb. 15||Arkansas Qualifier|
|Feb. 16||Alex Wilson Invitational|
|Feb. 22-23||Big 12 Indoor Championship|
|March 8-9||NCAA Indoor Championships|
|March 21-23||Herm Wilson Invitational|
|March 27-30||Texas Relays|
|March 28-30||Florida Relays|
|March 29-30||Stanford Invitational|
|March 30||Oral Roberts Invitational|
|April 6||Battle on the Bayou|
|April 17-20||92nd Kansas Relays|
|April 26-27||National Relay Championships|
|May 4||Ward Haylett Invitational|
|May 10-12||Big 12 Outdoor Championship|
|May 23-25||NCAA West Preliminary|
|June 5-8||NCAA Outdoor Championships|
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Nineteenth-year head coach Stanley Redwine released the 2019 Kansas indoor and outdoor track & field schedules on Wednesday, with four home meets highlighting the action, including the 92nd Kansas Relays, April 17-20, at Rock Chalk Park.
The Kansas Relays will be the only home action for the Jayhawks during the outdoor season, but KU will host three indoor meets at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion, including the Bob Timmons Challenge to kick off the indoor season on Nov. 30.
Following the season-opener, the Jayhawks will have over a month before they return to action, hitting the track again on Jan. 18 when KU hosts the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular. The KU indoor home slate will conclude with the Jayhawk Classic, Jan. 25-26.
A large portion of the remaining weekends of the indoor season will be spent at the same meets as last season, with a few exceptions. Similar to 2018, the Jayhawks will split for the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas and the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, Feb. 8-9, and will again split the following weekend for the Arkansas Qualifier (Feb. 15) and the Alex Wilson Invitational (Feb. 16), hosted by Notre Dame.
Kansas will split for action in the first weekend of February this season, traveling to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Power Five Invitational (Feb. 1-2) and Lubbock, Texas for the Texas Tech Open (Feb. 1-2), where the Jayhawks will get to test out Texas Tech’s new Sports Performance Center – the site of the 2019 Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship, Feb. 22-23.
The 2019 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama, March 8-9, where senior pole vaulter Hussain Al Hizam will hope to defend his 2018 NCAA title.
KU’s outdoor season will commence with the Herm Wilson Invitational, March 21-23 in Wichita, Kansas, before the Jayhawks split up to head to all parts of the country in the last weekend of March. A portion of the KU squad will compete at the Texas Relays (March 27-30) in Austin, Texas, while a segment of assistant coach Michael Whittlesey’s distance crew will travel to Palo Alto, California for the Stanford Invitational (March 29-30). That same weekend, some members of the Kansas track & field teams will head to Gainesville, Florida for the Florida Relays (march 28-30), and the remaining members of the team will compete at the Oral Roberts Invitational (March 30) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Following the big split weekend, the Jayhawks will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to compete in the Battle on the Bayou on April 6, hosted by LSU.
Kansas will travel back to Fayetteville for the Second Annual National Relay Championships (April 26-27), the weekend after the 92nd Kansas Relays, and will wrap up pre-championship portion of the outdoor season at the Ward Haylett Invitational in Manhattan, Kansas on May 4.
The 2019 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship will take place at John Jacobs Track & Field Complex in Norman, Oklahoma, May 10-12. The NCAA West Preliminary Round will return to Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California again in 2019, and the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, June 5-8, breaking a six-year span of the championships being held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
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