Have we recovered from the cross country season and Thanksgiving yet?
If not, well, just do your best to keep up – at least that’s what some of the Ivy non-distance athletes are telling us now. The 2015-16 indoor track and field season is starting up tomorrow and it looks like all eight schools will be participating in this kick-off.
According to each school’s respective athletic website, this is what the weekend competition schedule is supposed to look like:
Weekend of December 4th – 6th:
Brown hosts the Alden Invitational in Providence, RI (Saturday)
Columbia, Princeton at the Metro Holiday Season Opener on Staten Island, NY (Saturday)
Cornell hosts the Greg Page Relays in Ithaca, NY (Friday & Saturday)
Dartmouth, Harvard at the BU Opener in Boston, MA (Saturday)
Penn at the Lehigh Invitational in Bethlehem, PA (Saturday)
Yale hosts the Yale Season Opener in New Haven, CT (Saturday)
I’m guessing the sprinters, mid-distance, jumpers, and throwers are anxious to start their season after watching their teammate compete over grass these past few months. For many of these athletes, this weekend will have their only competition before the holiday break. They will come back in early January and keep on going until the end of February, where Cornell’s Barton Hall (shown above) will host the 2016 Indoor Heps Championships on February 27th and 28th. The season will not come to a complete end until mid-March, when we hope a few of our HepsNation athletes will earn a berth for the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, AL on March 11th and 12th.
I know I keep bringing this up every so often, but if you’re looking for a regular online discussion about the season, check out the Letsrun.com forum. There is a dedicated group of fans (myself included) who follow the Ivy League throughout each XC/TF season and provide their insights and opinions about the competition. The discussion for the 2016-16 indoor track and field season has begun.
Otherwise, let the indoor season begin!