South Carolina Reveals 2020 Track and Field Schedule
Gamecocks will host seven home meets between indoor and outdoor seasons
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina track and field has announced its 2020 schedule with a total of 17 meets, including the most home meets in program history. Carolina will host four indoor home meets and three outdoor meets throughout the season.
The 2019 campaign begins Jan. 11 indoors with the Orange and Purple Elite in Clemson, S.C. and culminates June 10-13 with the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas.
Head coach Curtis Frye’s program will host four indoor meets: the Gamecock Opener from Jan. 17-18, the Carolina Challenge from Jan. 31-Feb. 1, the South Carolina Invitational from Feb. 7-8 and the USC Indoor Open on Feb. 22. Two additional indoor regular season meets include the Dr. Sander Invitational in New York City on Jan. 24-25 and the Tiger Paw Invitational from Feb. 14-15.
The indoor championship season will begin with the SEC Indoor Championships from Feb. 28-29 that will be hosted by Texas A&M. The top-16 qualifiers in each event will advance to the NCAA Indoor Championships, to be held March 13-14 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Carolina’s outdoor season begins March 19-21 when it heads to Coastal Carolina for the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational before returning home for the outdoor home opener, Weems Baskin Invitational, from March 27-28. South Carolina will also make the trip to Gainesville, Fla. for the Florida Relays from April 2-4.
Carolina hosts two additional home meets during the outdoor season. The Gamecock Invitational will be hosted on April 11 while the USC Open, which coincides with Senior Day, will take place on April 18.
Carolina’s championship drive in the outdoor season begins April 23-25, as the Gamecocks make their annual pilgrimage to the Penn Relays. This year’s edition is the 126th in the event’s illustrious history, and it will be the final preparation before the 2020 SEC Outdoor Championships, to be held May 14-16 in College Station, Texas.
The outdoor championship season will see the top-48 individual qualifiers in each event, along with the top-24 relay teams, get their opportunity at the NCAA East Regional Preliminary Round, to be held May 28-30 in Lexington, Ky. The top-12 finishers at regionals qualify for the 2020 NCAA Outdoor Championships, held June 10-13 in Austin, Texas.
Carolina has already competed once this season, as a small portion of the squad took part in the Clemson Opener on Dec. 7. The Gamecocks won six of the events they entered to build momentum heading into the holiday break.
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