KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee director of track and field Beth Alford-Sullivan announced the track and field and cross country schedules for her first year on Rocky Top.
"I'm very excited to announce our 2014 cross country schedule as well as our 2015 track and field schedule," Alford-Sullivan said. "We feel like we've put together multiple opportunities for the team not only to get exposure and experience but also to lead into championship times in all three seasons."
The cross country season is fast approaching with Tennessee set to open the year Sept. 5 with the Powerade Invitational in Chattanooga, Tenn. The seven-meet schedule includes two trips to Alabama's home course, first for the Crimson Classic on Oct. 17 and then two weeks later for the SEC Championships.
The indoor track and field season starts Jan. 9-10 with the Blazer Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. The SEC meet is Feb. 27-28 in Lexington, Ky., and the NCAA championships is March 13-14 in Fayetteville, Ark.
To highlight the outdoor season, UT will host its annual Tennessee Relays powered by Sea Ray. The three-day meet at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium will be held April 9-11. An additional home meet is scheduled for May 2.
"We're excited once again to be hosting the Tennessee Relays powered by Sea Ray," Alford-Sullivan said. "We look forward to have people see us in action at home in the middle of April."
Mississippi State is hosting the SEC outdoor championships (May 14-16) and Oregon will again hist the NCAA championships at Hayward Field (June 10-13).
2014-15 TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE
2014 Cross Country
Sept. 5 - Powerade Invitational (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Sept. 13 - Bluegrass Invitational (Lexington, Ky.)
Oct. 4 - Louisville Classic (Louisville, Ky.)
Oct. 17 - Crimson Classic (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Oct. 31 - SEC Championships (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Nov. 14 - NCAA Regional Championships (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Nov. 22 - NCAA Championships (Terre Haute, Ind.)
2015 Indoor Track & Field Schedule
Jan. 9-10 - Blazer Invitational (Birmingham, Ala.)
Jan. 16-17 - Vanderbilt Invitational (Nashville, Tenn.)
Jan. 23-24 - Virginia Tech Invitational (Blacksburg, Va.)
Feb. 6-7 - Virginia Tech Elite (Blacksburg, Va.)
Feb. 6-7 - Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Notre Dame, Ind.)
Feb. 13-14 - Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Feb. 27-28 - SEC Indoor Championships (Lexington, Ky.)
March 13-14 - NCAA Indoor Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)
2015 Outdoor Track and Field
March 20-21 - Alabama Relays (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
March 25-28 - Texas Relays (Austin, Texas)
March 26-28 - Raleigh Relays (Raleigh, N.C.)
April 3-4 - Alabama Relays (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
April 3-4 - Stanford Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.)
April 9-11 - Tennessee Relays powered by Sea Ray (Knoxville, Tenn.)
April 22-25 - Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Penn.)
May 2 - Tennessee Challenge (Knoxville, Tenn.)
May 14-16 - SEC Outdoor Championships (Starkville, Miss.)
May 28-30 - NCAA Regional Championships (Jacksonville, Fla.)
June 10-13 - NCAA Outdoor Championships (Eugene, Ore.)