UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State track & field team, led by Head Coach John Gondak, announced its complete 2023-24 indoor/outdoor competition schedule, including five total home meets.
“We are excited that the 2023-24 track season is right around the corner,” said Gondak. “We set up an excellent schedule this year that will challenge us and prepare us for the postseason. We had some great successes last year that we want to build off with our outstanding group this year.”
Penn State will begin its indoor campaign with a trip to Bucknell for the Bison Opener from Dec. 1-2. Following the season-opener, the Nittany Lions will host their annual Blue & White Intrasquad Scrimmage on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Multi-Sport Facility & Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track.
After the new year, Penn State is set to return to action on Saturday, Jan. 13 at home when the team hosts the Nittany Lion Challenge. Following a trip to Michigan for the Simmons-Harvey Invitational on Jan. 20, Penn State is set to hold two consecutive home meets in Happy Valley. The Multi-Sport Facility & Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track will host The Penn State National Open on Jan. 26-27 and the Sykes & Sabock Challenge on Feb. 3 before the Nittany Lions hit the road once again.
A split-squad weekend on Feb. 9-10 will send members of the squad to the Tiger Paw Invite at Clemson and the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston. The Valentine Invite proved an excellent outing for the Nittany Lions last season, with Faith DeMars breaking the school record for the women’s indoor 3K and Brandon Hontz becoming Penn State’s sixth sub-4:00 miler at the meet.
The Nittany Lions will host their final regular season meet, the Penn State Tune-Up, on Feb. 16, one week before the postseason slate is set to begin.
Penn State will travel to the SPIRE Academy in Geneva, Ohio for the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 23-24. Penn State claimed three individual Big Ten Titles last indoor season. Pending qualification, the Nittany Lions will then head to the NCAA Indoor Championships in Boston on March 8-9. Last year, Handal Roban emerged as the NCAA’s 800-meter bronze medalist at the indoor championship meet.
Outdoor season for the Nittany Lions will start on March 16…