KINGSTON, R.I. - The University of Rhode Island men's track and field team has announced its 2011-12 indoor schedule and its 2012 outdoor schedule. The indoor features the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships taking place Feb. 17 and 18 in Mackal Field House on the Rhode Island campus and the outdoor showcases the team traveling to Massachusetts from May 5 to 6 for the A-10 Outdoor.
Rhody opens its indoor season at home on Jan. 7 hosting the URI High School Classic before traveling to Storrs, Conn. for the Connecticut Heptathlon from Jan. 11-12.
They'll then come back to Kingston for the Sorlien Memorial Invitational on Jan. 14 before hitting the road for two meets to finish out January.
To start February, the Rams will host the Rhody Invitational on Feb. 4 and then go to New York, N.Y. for the Armory Winter Games on Feb. 10.
After the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships, Rhode Island will participate in the New England Championships on Feb. 24 and 25 and the IC4A Championships on March 3 and 4.
The NCAA Championships will be March 9 and 10 in Nampa, Idaho.
The outdoor season will start at the Northeastern Invitational on March 24, followed by the Connecticut Invitational on March 31.
April will begin in Gainesville, Fla. at the Florida Relays (April 6 and 7), with some of the team participating in the AIC Invitational in Springfield, Mass. on April 7. The Sea Ray Decathlon takes place April 11 and 12 in Knoxville, Tenn. and the UNH Wildcat Invitational is on April 14.
Rhody will travel to Worcester, Mass. April 18 and 19 for the Holy Cross Decathlon, and then Princeton, N.J. on April 20 and 21 for the Larry Ellis Invitational. They'll go back to Holy Cross on April 24 to compete against Holy Cross, WSU and New Hampshire.
The prestigious Penn Relays are on April 27 and 28 and the Rams will run at the Brown Open on April 29.
After opening May in Amherst, Mass. for the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships, the Rams will compete in the New England Outdoor Championships and Decathlon and the IC4A Championships and Decathlon from May 10 to the 13.
Rhody will close out the 2011-12 season at the first round of the NCAA Championships in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 24, 25 and 26, and the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa from June 5 to the 9.