Huskies On The Move For Outdoor Season
SEATTLE -- After wrapping the NCAA Indoor Championships with thirteen All-America honors, including a 21st-place finish for the men's squad, the Husky track and field teams transition straight into the outdoor season starting this Saturday. A small group of Washington athletes will head west, but only to West Seattle, to compete at the Doris Heritage Track Festival, hosted by Seattle Pacific University.
From there the Huskies will be fully on the move, mostly up and down the West Coast but with a couple big trips east mixed in. The first of those trips is just one more week away, as UW will take a full squad to the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina from Mar. 24-26.
April sees the Huskies embedded in California, with stops in Fresno and Stanford on Apr. 1-2 for the West Coast Relays and the Stanford Invitational. On Apr. 8-9, UW will take part in the Triton Invitational in San Diego. Then the week of Apr. 13-16, the Dawgs will look to divide and conquer at several meets in Southern California including the Mt. SAC Relays, the Beach Invitational, the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate, and the Bryan Clay Invitational.
The Dual Meet against Washington State goes down in Pullman this year, on Apr. 22, then UW has one last regular season meet planned at Fresno State on Apr. 30.
Washington will not be hosting the Ken Shannon Invitational this year, and is planning on permanently renaming one of the Dempsey Indoor meets in honor of Coach Shannon.
The championship portion of the season starts with the Pac-12 Championships on May 13-15 at Hayward Field in Eugene. Preliminary rounds of the NCAA Outdoor Championships will take place in Fayetteville, Ark. from May 25-28, and then it's a return trip to Eugene for the NCAA Outdoor finals from June 8-11.