Oct. 21, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army track and field announced its 2013-14 schedule on Monday which features a number of changes from recent years. The Black Knights will be road tested in 2014, traveling to such nationally contended meets as the Mount Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif, and the Texas Relays in Austin.
Army will open its 2013-14 season prior to the New Year for the first time since the 2001-02 campaign as the Black Knights host the Crowell Open Dec. 6-7 at Gillis Field House. The meet will serve as both an intra-squad competition as well as an open for other teams and unattached athletes to enter. The Crowell Open is one of two indoor meets Army will host, accompanied by a five-team showdown on Jan. 11. The Black Knights hosted a six-team indoor meet in 2013, featuring Rider, Ramapo, Binghamton, Lehigh and Monmouth. The 2014 installment of teams has yet to be determined.
In between the two home competitions, Army will travel to The Armory in New York City for the first of three visits. The Jan. 10 trip will be for the Gotham Cup, while the Black Knights will also compete at the NYU Team Challenge (Jan. 24) and the Armory Invite (Feb. 7-8) at the notorious arena.
Army will travel to Boston, Mass., on Jan. 18 for the Battle Beantown, followed by the NYU meet. The banner meet of the regular reason will follow with the annual Army-Navy Star Meet, with the indoor competition set for Wesley A. Brown Field House in Annapolis, Md., on Feb. 1.
After one more trip to The Armory, postseason begins for the Black Knights Feb. 20-22 at the Patriot League Championships. Bucknell will serve as host of this season’s conference meet. Qualified athletes will then travel to the ECAC and IC4A Championships in Boston, Mass., to wrap up the indoor season.
A return to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for Spring Break will kick off the outdoor season as Army is slated to compete at the Coastal Carolina Invitational (March 21-22) once again. The Black Knights will remain on the road the following weekend as the squad splits for the Texas Relays in Austin and Monmouth Invite in Long Branch. N.J., both set for March 28-29.
Army will then get another shot at its rival when it hosts Navy in the outdoor Star Meet on April 5 at Shea Stadium. Another multi-team meet is set for April 12 at West Point, followed by the Larry Ellis Invitational (April 18-19), Mount Sac Relays (April 18-19) and Penn Relays (April 24-26) to wrap up the outdoor regular season.
Army will travel to the Texas Relays for the first time since 2005, while the Mount Sac Relays are on the Black Knights’ schedule for the first time since 1990.
Postseason commences May 2-3 back in Annapolis as Navy will serve as the host of the 2014 Patriot League Outdoor Championships. Princeton will host the ECAC and IC4A Championships, while qualified athletes will then head to Jacksonville, Fla., for the NCAA First and Second Rounds May 29-31. The NCAA Championships will be June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.
For a look at Army’s 2013-14 schedule, click HERE.