All the hours spent training on the track as well as the blood, sweat and tears of the track and field athletes have come to this. After a grueling season of competition, the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships are just around the corner.
Starting Friday, March 10 and going into Saturday, March 11, some of the best collegiate athletes in the country will be competing at College Station in Brazos County, Texas.
For those interested in keeping up with all the action in the coming days, ESPN will be streaming the meets live, according to NCAA.com: "ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 10 starting at 6:25 p.m. ET and March 11 starting at 4:55 p.m. ET. A re-air of the championship will take place on Sunday, March 12 starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2."
WatchESPN can be found here.
|Men's Track and Field Rankings|
|Women's Track and Field Rankings|
|25||San Diego State||29.56||NR|
NCAA.org provided a comprehensive list of every event fans can watch on Friday and Saturday:
|Friday, March 10 Schedule|
|Friday||5:30 p.m.||Women 1 Mile||Prelims|
|Friday||5:45 p.m.||Men 1 Mile||Prelims|
|Friday||6 p.m.||Women 60 M||Prelims|
|Friday||6:10 p.m.||Men 60 M||Prelims|
|Friday||6:20 p.m.||Women 400 M||Prelims|
|Friday||6:35 p.m.||Men 400 M||Prelims|
|Friday||6:50 p.m.||Women 60 M Hurdles||Prelims|
|Friday||7 p.m.||Men 60 M Hurdles||Prelims|
|Friday||7:10 p.m.||Women 800 M||Prelims|
|Friday||7:20 p.m.||Men 800 M||Prelims|
|Friday||7:30 p.m.||Women 200 M||Prelims|
|Friday||7:45 p.m.||Men 200 M||Prelims|
|Friday||8 p.m.||Women 5000 M||Final|
|Friday||8:20 p.m.||Men 5000 M||Final|
|Friday||8:40 p.m.||Women DMR||Final|
|Friday||8:55 p.m.||Men DMR||Final|
|Friday||5:15 p.m.||Women Shot Put||Finals|
|Friday||5:30 p.m.||Men Long Jump||Finals|
|Friday||5:30 p.m.||Men Pole Vault||Finals|
|Friday||6:00 p.m||Women High Jump||Finals|
|Friday||7:10 p.m.||Women Long Jump||Finals|
|Friday||7:20 p.m.||Men Shot Put||Finals|
|Friday||12 p.m.||60 M||Finals|
|Friday||12 p.m.||Long Jump||Finals|
|Friday||12 p.m.||Shot Put||Finals|
|Friday||12 p.m.||High Jump||Finals|
|Friday||12:15 p.m.||Pent Women 60 M Hurdles||Finals|
|Friday||12:15 p.m.||Pent Women High Jump||Finals|
|Friday||12:15 p.m.||Pent Women Shot Put||Finals|
|Friday||12:15 p.m.||Pent Women Long Jump||Finals|
|Friday||5:10 p.m.||Pent Women 800 M||Finals|
|Saturday, March 11 Schedule|
|Saturday||4 p.m.||Women 1 Mile||Final||Start List|
|Saturday||4:10 p.m.||Men 1 Mile||Final||Start List|
|Saturday||4:20 p.m.||Women 60 M||Final||Start List|
|Saturday||4:30 p.m.||Men 60 M||Final||Start List|
|Saturday||4:40 p.m.||Women 400 M||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||4:50 p.m.||Men 400 M||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||5 p.m.||Women 60 M Hurdles||Final||Start List|
|Saturday||5:10 p.m.||Men 60 M Hurdles||Final||Start List|
|Saturday||5:20 p.m.||Women 800 M||Final||Start List|
|Saturday||5:30 p.m.||Men 800 M||Final||Start List|
|Saturday||5:40 p.m.||Women 200 M||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||5:50 p.m.||Men 200 M||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||6 p.m.||Women 3000 M||Final||Start List|
|Saturday||6:15 p.m.||Men 3000 M||Final||Start List|
|Saturday||6:30 p.m.||Women 4x400 M Relay||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||6:45 p.m.||Men 4x400 M Relay||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||2 p.m.||Men Weight||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||3:30 p.m.||Women Triple Jump||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||3:30 p.m.||Men High Jump||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||4:00 p.m.||Women Pole Vault||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||4:30 p.m.||Women Weight||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||5 p.m.||Men Triple Jump||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||12 p.m.||60 M Hurdles||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||12 p.m.||Pole Vault||Finals||Start List|
|Saturday||3:45 p.m.||1000 M||Finals||Start List|
Team to Watch: Florida Gators Men
Can the Oregon Ducks men clinch a four-peat at the national championships? They'll have a lot of work to do to achieve that.
Currently holding onto third place with 113.78 points behind the likes of Arkansas (121.23) and Florida (167.95), the odds are stacked against them. Florida has a commanding lead heading into the championships and barring a collapse, the Gators should win their first national title since 2012, where they clinched a three-peat of their own.
The SEC is ruling over the rankings, with the exception of Oregon, as five SEC schools rank within the top six. But Florida stands head and shoulders above the rest, with some incredible young talent on its roster.
The Gators have three athletes who won the SEC's top awards this season, as KeAndre Bates took home the conference's Field Athlete of the Year award and Grant Holloway and Clayton Brown won the SEC's Freshman Runner of the Year and Freshman Field Athlete of the Year, respectively.
While track and field can be largely seen as an individual sport, there is no doubt that Bates, Holloway and Brown would rather have a national championship under their belt and to lead the Gators past the last two winners of nationals.
Can they pull it off? It's Florida's competition to lose.