FAYETTEVILLE – Head coach Lance Harter, associate head coach Rolando Greene and assistant coach Bryan Compton announced the 2011 Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field schedule on Monday.
"I think this year’s schedule will really suit our squad," Harter said. "We have the best facilities in the country which allow us to compete at home and not travel as much. It really benefits our student-athletes. We travel to some great meets across the country. That gives us the opportunity to see a variety of teams that we will face on the SEC and NCAA levels."
The indoor season begins with the Razorback Triangular at the Randal Tyson Track Center on Fri., Jan. 7. Arkansas will travel to Blacksburg, Va. for the Virginia Tech Invitational on Jan. 14-15. On Jan. 28-29, Arkansas will host the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks will travel to New York for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory Track Center on Feb. 4-5. Arkansas will host the annual Tyson Invitational Feb. 11-12.
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 25-26 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 split between the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa and the Cardinal Invitational at Stanford. The final regular season meet will be the Arkansas Twilight on Fri., May 6 in Fayetteville.
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.