South Carolina Releases 2012 Track & Field Schedule
Gamecocks to host two indoor and two outdoor meets
S.C. – South Carolina head coach Curtis Frye has released a 2012 track
& field schedule that includes four home meets – two indoor and two
outdoor – to be held at the USC Fieldhouse and the Weems Baskin Track.
The 2012 season marks the 10th anniversary of the women’s outdoor track
and field team that won the first NCAA team title in the history of
South Carolina athletics.
The Gamecocks open their season
January 13-14 with their annual season-opening trip to Blacksburg, Va.,
to compete in the Virginia Tech Invitational. The team will then travel
to Birmingham, Ala., to compete in the Auburn Invitational on Saturday,
January 21, in one of the first meets to be run at the new Crossplex
South Carolina will host its first meet of the season
on Wednesday, January 25 with the South Carolina Indoor Meet to be held
at the USC Fieldhouse. Two days later the team will compete at the Rod
McCravy Invitational on the campus of the University of Kentucky for
their first look at the Nutter Fieldhouse that will host the SEC Indoor
The month of February holds the “championship
season” according to Coach Frye with trips to national meets in New
York City (New Balance Invitational) and Fayetteville, Ark. (Tyson
Invitational) beginning the month in addition to two in-state meets
(Tiger Paw Invitational at Clemson and the Gamecock Invitational at the
USC Fieldhouse) before the team competes at the SEC Indoor
Championships from February 24-26 in Lexington, Ky. The NCAA Indoor
Championships will be hosted by Boise State University for the first
time with the meet taking place from March 9-10 at the Jackson Indoor
Track Facility at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.
season begins with two straight weekends in the Palmetto State as the
team competes at the Shamrock Invitational in Conway before hosting the
Weems Baskin Invite on Saturday, March 24 at the Weems Baskin Track.
South Carolina will then travel to Jacksonville, Fla., the weekend of
March 30-31 to compete at Hodges Stadium on the campus of the
University of North Florida. Hodges Stadium will serve as the host site
of the 2012 NCAA East Preliminary Round, giving the Gamecocks the
opportunity to compete and become familiar with the track before
competing at nationals.
The final home meet of the season will
be run on Wednesday, April 4 when South Carolina hosts the Gamecock
Open Meet at the Weems Baskin Track. Trips to Gainesville (Florida
Relays, April 6-7) and Athens (Spec Towns Invitational, April 13-14)
precede a visit to Franklin Field in the 118th running of the Penn
Relays from April 26-28.
The SEC Outdoor Championships will be
held May 11-13 in Baton Rouge, La., with the NCAA East Preliminary
Round being run May 24-26 in Jacksonville, Fla. The NCAA Outdoor
Championships return to Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, with the
Gamecocks looking to earn their final titles of the season from June