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 Visit Albuquerque 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!