FAYETTEVILLE – For a seventh consecutive season, the University of Arkansas is scheduled to be the proud host of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, March 10-11, 2006.
The University has hosted the NCAA meet ever since the construction of the Randal Tyson Track Center in the winter of 2000 and has seen numerous records fall in its six years of service including the world record in the men’s 400-meter dash this winter. Both the men’s and women’s track teams have been remarkably successful in their new surroundings as the men have won three NCAA titles and the women have earned five top 10 finishes including a program high 3rd-place finish in 2000.
“I thinks its great for our community to host the NCAA Championships,” Arkansas women’s head coach Lance Harter said. “I believe that it’s a credit to the officials, fans and area that the NCAA continues to allow us to host this event. It’s a great experience for the student-athletes and a great event .”
Arkansas’ hosting of the NCAA indoor meet makes it the third longest host of the championship in the 40-year history of the event. Detroit, Michigan was the first and longest host when they held the meet for 17 years between 1965 and 1981. Beginning in 1989, Indianapolis, Ind., became the host and held the championship for 11 years until Arkansas took over in 2000.
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