Painesville, Ohio – Lake Erie College announced its 2018-19 Indoor Track and Field schedule Friday afternoon. Head coach Giles Davis, in his first full season in Painesville, is looking to continue building the program with exciting and challenging competition.
"The early portion of the schedule is designed to both challenge and prepare the athletes for the championship portion of the season which includes the GMAC Indoor and NCAA Indoor Championships." Davis explains. "The team goal is to have a competitive presence at the referenced championships."
The indoor season begins on Dec. 1 with the Toy Drive Invitational hosted by the University of Mt. Union, the NCAA Division III Champions.
After the holiday break, the Storm returns back to action at the Findlay Open contested at the University of Findlay on January 12, 2019. The following week, the team will travel to Youngstown, OH to compete in the YSU Collegiate Invitational which will include teams from the Big East, Horizon League, and MAC.
After the Collegiate Invite, the Storm will travel to the University of Indianapolis the weekend of January 25-26, 2019 to compete in the Collegiate Challenge which will feature division II programs from the GLIAC, GLVC, and GMAC.
In the first weekend of February, the team will split between the National Mid-Major Invitational (YSU) and Jim Wuske Invitational (Mt. Union) with objective of qualifying for the forthcoming conference and national championships. The team will conclude the regular season at the Dragon Invitational at Tiffin University, the NCAA Division II Champions on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championships will be hosted by the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH on Friday, February 22th and Saturday, February 23rd. NCAA Indoor Championships will be in Pittsburg, Kansas (Pittsburg State University) on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th.
2018-19 Lake Erie College Track & Field Schedule
Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Toy Drive Invitational (Mt. Union)
Saturday, January 12, 2019 – Findlay Open (University of Findlay)
Friday, January 18, 2019 – YSU Collegiate Invitational (Youngstown State University)
Fri-Sat, January 25-26, 2019 – Collegiate Challenge (University of Indianapolis)
Fri-Sat, February 1-2, 2019 – National Mid-Major Invitational (Youngstown State University)
Saturday, February 2, 2019 – Jim Wuske Invitational (Mt. Union)
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Dragon Invite (Tiffin University)
Fri-Sat, February 22-23, 2019 – GMAC Indoor Championships (University of Findlay)
Fri-Sat, March 8-9, 2019 – NCAA Indoor Championships (Pittsburg State University)