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MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University announces the 2010-11 track and field schedule. The Wildcats host the annual Northern Challenge in the Superior Dome Saturday, Jan. 22 for its lone home event of the year.
NMU Head Track and Field Coach Tom Barnes looks forward to a very challenging schedule for the ‘Cats. “The indoor schedule is a real competitive schedule. Some of the teams we have seen before in the past we support by going to each other’s meets. We try to keep the traveling down, so we are rested for the GLIAC championships,” said Barnes. “The early meet at Ripon is one of the early meets that’s available.”     
NMU opens the indoor portion of the schedule in early December (Dec. 4) at College of St. Scholastica -  Mini Meet in Duluth, Minn. After taking time off for final exams and the Christmas break the ‘Cats are back in action at the Lake Superior State Open the middle of January (Jan. 16). The following week NMU hosts the Northern Challenge (Jan. 22). 
The month of February finds the team preparing for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships at the end of the month. NMU is at the NCAA Division II Challenge the first weekend (Feb. 4-5) which will be held at Grand Valley State. In its final tune-up before the GLIAC event the ‘Cats compete at the Lake Superior Challenge (Feb. 12) which will be held in Duluth, Minn. Findlay, Ohio at the University of Findlay is the destination for the GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships (Feb. 25-26).
Ripon College and the Sherman-Lukoski Invitational is the first outdoor meet on the ‘Cats agenda (March 26) for the outdoor slate. The following week the ‘Cats are back in Wisconsin for the UW-Oshkosh Invitational (April 2). The NMU squad then travels to Midland, Mich. for the Northwood Invitational (April 16) and multi-events. St. Norbert Invitational (April 23) is the final event before the GLIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The GLIAC championships will be held at Grand Valley State (May 6-7).
2010-11 NMU Track and Field Schedule
Dec. 4 – at College of St. Scholastica – Mini Meet
Jan. 15 – at LSSU Open
Jan. 22 – Northern Challenge
Feb. 4-5 – at NCAA Division II Challenge
Feb. 12 – at Lake Superior Challenge
Feb. 25-26 – at GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships

March 26 – at Sherman-Lukoski Invitational
April 2 – at UW-Oshkosh Invitational
April 16 – at Northwood Invitational
April 23 – at St. Norbert Invitational
May 6-7 – at GLIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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