Tech Track and Field Announces 2014 Schedule|
Texas Tech track and field opens its 2014 season Jan. 17 with the Texas Tech Open.
Sept. 16, 2013
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.