Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced the 2014-15 indoor and outdoor schedules on Tuesday.
The Crusaders open their indoor season on Dec. 6, when they travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. for the Mastodon Open. They then take the rest of year off and return to competition on Jan. 9 when they travel to the Lewis Open in Romeoville, Ill. The rest of January is filled with meets hosted by Grand Valley State (Jan. 16), IPFW (Jan. 23) and the University of Findlay (Jan. 30).
The final month of the indoor season is stacked as well, with Valpo traveling to meets hosted by Notre Dame (Feb. 6-7), the University of Chicago (Feb. 7), Purdue (Feb. 14), and Illinois (Feb. 21), before traveling to Youngstown, Ohio for the Horizon League Indoor Championships on Feb. 27-March 1.
The NCAA Indoor Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Ark. from March 13-14.
On March 21, the Crusaders open their outdoor season at the Puma Invite hosted by St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind. The Brown and Gold will travel to meets hosted by Louisville (March 28), DePauw (April 4), Tennessee (April 9-11) and Illinois (April 18)
Valpo closes out their regular season on April 25 with the inaugural Crusader Open at Warren G. Hoger Track, the first-ever home track meet. "I am thrilled to host our very first track and field home meet in Valpo history in April", Moore said. "I believe that this is the start to a very exciting future here at Valpo and we will attract high level athletes and teams from the region over the next several years as a result. I look forward to having some conference competition attend the meet and expect 4-5 teams to attend this year."
The Crusaders will then have a week to prepare for the Horizon League Outdoor Championships, which will be hosted by Oakland on May 1-3.
The NCAA Outdoor Championships will be held at historic Hayward Field, located on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene on June 10-13.