The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams announced their 2016-17 indoor and outdoor seasons schedules. The indoor season begins this Friday, Dec. 2 at the University of Notre Dame for the Blue and Gold Invitational, while the Crusaders will host a home meet at the Warren G. Hoger Track on campus for the third straight year on April 29.
The Crusaders take over a month break from the season opener at Notre Dame before resuming their season at Grand Valley State on Friday, Jan. 13. Continuing their indoor season at Fort Wayne (Jan. 21), they then revisit GVSU (Jan. 28) to end the meets for January.
The February portion of the schedule begins with splitting the men and women up at the North Central College meet in Naperville, Ill. The women compete on Friday, Feb. 10 and the men follow suit the next day, Saturday, Feb. 11. The last regular season indoor meet is at Horizon League foe Milwaukee on Friday, Feb. 17. The Horizon League Championships will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26 at Youngstown State University.
Valpo travels to the University of South Florida (March 17-18) to open-up their outdoor slate. The next five meets are away from Valparaiso for the Crusaders: St. Joseph College (March 25), Eastern Illinois University (March 31-April 1), DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. (April 8), Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. (April 14-15) and Indiana State University (April 21-22).
The lone home meet for the Crusaders happens on Saturday, April 29 at the Warren G. Hoger Track. The Horizon League Outdoor Championships will be held at Youngstown State University (May 5-7).