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Published: 03/12/2014
CONTACT(s):
Paul Hyso, 768-5303, physo@cabq.gov

Indoor Track Hosts NCAA 2014 Indoor Track and Field Championships

Nations best to be showcased this weekend at Albuquerque Convention Center
2014 NCAA Track and Field ChampionshipsThe 2014 NCAA Track and Field Championships are upon us; the best collegiate athletes in the country will compete in Albuquerque March 14 and 15, 2014 for track's top honors.

The event marks the first time one city [Albuquerque] has hosted both the USA Track and Field Championships AND the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships; more than 100 schools from across the nation will be represented this weekend.
Albuquerque's indoor "mondo" track is just the ninth venue to host the NCAA Indoors since the meet began in 1965. The Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the event will bring approximately 1600 attendees, 3018 hotel room nights, and $1 million dollars in direct spending.

The University of New Mexico has 4 competitors in the Men's Championships: Luke Caldwell and Adam Bitchell in the 1500, Elmar Engholm in the mile, and Kendall Spencer in the long jump. Defending Men's NCAA National Champion Arkansas and defending Women's National NCAA Champion Oregon both will be in the Duke City to defend their titles.

The public is encouraged to attend the event; tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids (17 and under). The track is located in the Albuquerque Convention Center East Exhibit Hall; parking is available at the intersection of 2nd and Tijeras.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://unmtickets.entausa.com/WebPages/EntaWebEvent/EventSeatBlockPrices.aspx or at the door on both event days.

Join us and help cheer on our Lobos and the rest of our nation's top track athletes!
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