HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth’s Memorial Field will serve as the host of this year’s New England Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet this Friday and Saturday.
The New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) puts on the meet that Dartmouth will host beginning early Friday afternoon and running through the early evening on Saturday.
The 2018 meet marks the 131st New England Championship on the men’s side and 39th for the women since 1980.
The Dartmouth men lead all teams in titles with 23, winning the first ever meet back in 1887. However, the Big Green have not finished atop the podium since 1995, a stretch they look to snap this weekend at home. The Dartmouth women are seeking their first title at this gathering of regional teams and will have to unseat two-time reigning champion Northeastern to do so.
This meet provides teams not only the opportunity to make the claim as the best in New England, but also gives student-athletes one final shot at posting times or marks good enough to qualify for the NCAA East Regional in two weeks. Across a jam-packed two days of competition, runners, throwers and jumpers on the bubble or on the outside looking in will do everything they can to move into the top-48 of their respective events to continue their seasons in Tampa and a shot at nationals.
Memorial Field will host all the running events as well as the shot put, pole vault, high jump, long jump and triple jump. The discus, hammer and javelin will all take place in the areas adjacent to Scully-Fahey Field.
Things get going Friday at noon with the events of the women’s heptathlon. The decathlon will follow at 12:15 p.m. The meet winds down Saturday afternoon with the 4x800m and 4x400m relays slated to start in the 4 o’clock hour.
In total, nearly 50 teams are expected to be represented in Hanover this weekend.
Admission to Memorial Field and the 2018 NEICAAA New England Championship is free. Live, updating results can be found on LancerTiming.com.