Florida State track & field coach Bob Braman and the school’s athletics administration staff officially released the 2011 track & field schedule Monday morning.
The FSU track program will compete in 12 indoor events from Jan. 14 to March 5 before traveling to College Station, Texas for the NCAA Championships. The outdoor season kicks off on March 3 and the Seminoles will compete in 15 events before the NCAA Regionals take place on May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind.
The outdoor NCAA Championships will be held in Des Moines, Iowa and will start June 8.
“Once again we’ve put together one of the best competition schedules in the country,” Braman said. “We’re able to get our best athletes to the best meets and we’re hosting three great meets at Mike Long Track.”
Those outdoor home meets will occur on March 24-25 for the FSU Relays, April 8-9 for the Seminole Invite and May 6-7 for Twilight.
In addition to some great competition in Tallahassee, including an event on March 11-12 at Florida A&M, Florida State will compete from coast to coast this year.
During the indoor season, FSU has meets from Blacksburg, Va. to Seattle, Wash. During the outdoor campaign, the ’Noles travel from Philadelphia, Pa. to Palo Alto, Calif.
First up for Florida State is the indoor opener on Jan. 14 at the Virginia Tech Invitational. The opener for the outdoor season takes place in Jacksonville at North Florida on March 3.
“Our schedule sets us up well to compete nationally at the highest level and to pursue championships,” Braman said.