This weekend marks the start of the outdoor season for the Northwestern Track and Field team. Coming off of a very strong performance in their indoor season, the Raiders are looking to hit the ground running.
The 2015 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championship was the most recent meet in which the team competed, and they had an impressive showing.
A total of five NW athletes recieved All-American status, and as a team, the women clenched 30th place, and the men managed 29th.
Since this past indoor season was one of the best indoor seasons that the team has recorded, the outdoor season looks promising.
Sophomore runner Will Norris is excited to start the new season.
“It’ll be a nice change of pace,” Norris said. “I’m looking forward to getting outside and enjoying the nice weather. We’ll also get the chance to see a lot of events that don’t take place at indoor meets.”
Taking place on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, the meet is hosted by Wayne State College at Memorial Stadium and Bob Cunningham Field.
On Friday, the running events are scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m., and the throwing events kick off at 11:00 a.m. The meet continues on Saturday morning with running events again at 10:30 a.m. and throwing events at 11:00 a.m.