March 13, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee track & field schedule has a date change involving the first weekend of the 2012 outdoor slate.
The Stanford Invitational, which was previously slated for March 23-24, will now be held April 6-7, the same weekend the Vols and Lady Vols host the Tennessee Challenge on April 7. Only Chris Bodary is expected to make the trip to Stanford for a 5000m race on April 6, while the rest of the squads will be at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium on April 7, competing against Akron, Carson-Newman, East Tennessee State, Louisville and North Carolina A&T.
The Big Orange men and women will open the outdoor campaign March 23, as they travel to Starkville, Miss., for the SEC/Big Ten Challenge at Carl Maddox Track. The meet, which will feature a scored conference vs. conference format, will include Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Tennessee from the SEC and Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State (men only), Purdue and Wisconsin from the Big Ten.