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New England Intercollegiate Outdoor Track & Field Championships set for May 10-11 at Holy Cross



 

May 6, 2024

Shawn Green, Commissioner

                                                                                      neicaaa1887@gmail.com

Larry Newman, Media Relations

(978) 821-9800

 

              Boston, MA The 2024 New England Intercollegiate Outdoor Track & Field Championships (NEICAAA) are set for this upcoming weekend, May 10-11 at the Hart Track, College of The Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. The meeting combines both the men’s and women’s championships to be conducted over two days.


            The men’s NEICAAA outdoor championships began in 1887 and was contested at Charter Oak Park, Hartford, Ct. It is the second oldest annually contested NCAA outdoor championships in the U.S., behind only the Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association of America (IC4A’s) which began in 1876. This marks the 135th annual championships for the men. Only in 1917 (WW1) and 2020 (Covid-19 Pandemic) were the men’s championships not contested.


            The women began their championships in 1975 as a separate entity from the men. In the early years, the women’s championships were contested under the umbrella of the New England Women Intercollegiate Cross Country, Track and Field Association. Finally in 2003 both organizations agreed to a merger. The championships, moving forward for both men and women, became known as the NEICAAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. This year will be the 48th women’s championships. Like the men. No championships were contested in 2000 due to the pandemic.


            Twenty-two events will be contested for both the men and women, including the men’s decathlon and the women’s heptathlon, which will be contested over two days. 


             The time schedule is noted below.

DATE:                                      Friday/Saturday May 10-11, 2024

MEETING DIRECTOR:        Shawn Green, Commissioner, NEICAAA

                                                 Steve Vaitones, Assistant, USATF-NE

LOCATION:                           Worcester, MA

VENUE:                                  College of the Holy Cross, “Hart Track”

CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL:     https://www.neicaaa.net/outdoor2024

 

 

MEDIA NOTES:

A small working area will be available to credentialed members of the media at the finish line. Results and team scores will be available in hardcopy and email following the conclusion of the races. Media outlets planning to attend should make contact with Press Liaison, Larry Newman, as noted above. For those media organizations not attending, if you want results sent directly to your news outlet, please advise the press liaison in advance. A complete listing of all athletes and teams will be sent out prior to the championships. Additional press releases will be sent later this week.

 

CHAMPIONS CORNER:

The University of Rhode Island men’s and women’s teams are the defending champions. The Ram’s men posted 111 points last year to defeat runner-up Southern Connecticut (99). Third place went to M.I.T (85). For the women, the Lady Rams posted a total of 92 points, outdistancing UMass Amherst (75) and Northeastern (60. Northeastern hosted the 2023 championships at the Solomon Track in Dedham.

 

DIRECTOR EMERITIS: The 2023 Outdoor Championships marked the final championship meeting for Irwin Cohen, the long-time Director of the NEICAAA Cross Country, Indoor & Outdoor Championships. Cohen will serve in an advisory role and official this year.

 

FULL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:

 

HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS: To view additional information please go to: www.NEICAAA.net

 


 

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