Ostler excited to build on last season's success
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Following a strong season that saw two athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships, Plymouth State University's indoor track and field head coach John Ostler has high hopes for 2018-19. Ostler announced the teams' upcoming schedule today.
The men's and women's programs will compete in nine meets, with additional athletes attending a last chance qualifier in advance of the national championship meet.
The Panthers open the season at the UMass Boston Indoor Open on Dec. 1, before hosting the annual PSU Winter Classic at the Bank of New Hampshire Field House on Dec. 8 to close out the fall semester.
Plymouth State will travel to Middlebury College for the Middlebury Winter Classic on Jan. 12, then visit Smith College for the Smith Invitational on Jan. 19. A select group of athletes will compete in the Friday events at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational at Tufts on Fri. 25, with the rest of the team joining for events on Saturday, Jan. 26.
PSU returns to home for the Panther Invitational on Feb. 2, before making the trip to Boston University for the David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Feb. 9.
Plymouth State will host the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championships for the second time in four years on Feb. 16, before competing at the NCAA Division III New England Championships on Feb. 22 – 23. The host site has yet to be announced for the regional championship, but the men's and women's programs will not compete at the same location.
Tufts will hold its National Qualifying Meet as a last chance for individuals to qualify for the NCAA Championships on Mar. 2 and if all goes well, multiple Panthers will compete at the NCAA Division III National Championship from Mar. 8 – 9. This year's national championship meet will be hosted by UMass Boston.
Refer to athletics.plymouth.edu for the most current information regarding all 24 of Plymouth State's athletic programs. Schedules are subject to change.
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