MADISON, S.D. - With indoor track & field season opener a few weeks away, the Dakota State University announced its indoor and outdoor track & field schedules for 2011-12 season.
DSU opens their indoor track schedule on Dec. 3, competing in the Wildcat Preseason Open in Wayne, Neb. The Trojans will compete in seven scheduled indoor track meets during the winter.
Dakota State will take partial team members to Iowa State Open on Jan. 20-21, 2012 and Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (hosted by the University of Nebraska) on Feb. 3-4.
DSU will be hosting two home outdoor track & field meets in the spring - March 31 and April 27 - at Trojan Field. DSU competes in a total of eight regular-season outdoor track meets.
Each individual or relay team members will need to meet the NAIA's automatic qualifying standards to qualify for nationals during the regular-season. The NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships take place in Geneva, Ohio from March 1-3. The outdoor track national meet will be held on May 24-26 in Marion, Ind.
Below are the DSU's indoor and outdoor track & field schedules:
|2011-12 DSU Indoor Track & Field Schedule|
|Dec. 3, 2011||Wildcat Preseason Open (Wayne State)||Wayne, Neb.|
|Jan. 14, 2012||Dordt College Open||Sioux Center, Iowa|
|Jan. 20-21||Iowa State Open||Ames, Iowa|
|Jan. 21||Wildcat Open (Wayne State)||Wayne, Neb.|
|Jan. 28||Dennis Young Classic (Buena Vista)||Storm Lake, Iowa|
|Feb. 3-4||Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (University of Nebraska)||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Feb. 4||Dordt College Invitational||Sioux Center, Iowa|
|Feb. 11||BVU Graphic Edge Invitational (Buena Vista)||Storm Lake, Iowa|
|Feb. 17||To be determined||TBA|
|March 3-5||NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships||Geneva, Ohio|
|2012 DSU Outdoor Track & Field Schedule|
|March 31||DSU Invitational||Madison, S.D.|
|April 6||Vance Butler Invitational (Augustana)||Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|April 13-14||Sioux City Relays||Sioux City, Iowa|
|April 21||Red Raiders Open (Northwestern)||Orange City, Iowa|
|April 27||Trojan Invitational||Madison, S.D.|
|April 27-28||Drake Relays||Des Moines, Iowa|
|May 4-5||University of Sioux Falls Invitational||Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|May 12||Concordia Twilight||Seward, Neb.|
|May 24-26||NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships||Marion, Ind.|
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director