NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships 2017: Dates and Live-Stream Schedule

David McCrackenFeatured ColumnistMarch 9, 2017

Arkansas' Sparkle McKnight, center, holds the trophy as her team
Gareth Patterson/Associated Press

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.

 

Team Rankings 

Before we go over the list of events, here are are the overall team rankings for the men’s and women’s divisions, per NCAA.com:

 

Men's Track and Field Rankings
RankSchoolPointsPrevious
1Florida167.951
2Arkansas121.232
3Oregon113.783
4Georgia91.415
5Texas A&M87.194
6Alabama83.126
7Virginia Tech81.367
8Colorado State74.6212
9Colorado68.218
10Texas66.549
11Kansas62.4411
12LSU61.3413
13Southern California61.0410
14UTEP57.2417
15Indiana56.8114
16Iowa56.4015
17Houston52.1516
18Virginia50.3218
19Tennessee50.1819
20Washington48.1120
21Michigan46.7121
22Southern Illinois46.0122
23Oklahoma State42.2225
24Syracuse40.4923
25Auburn39.06NR
NCAA.com

 

Women's Track and Field Rankings
RankSchoolPointsPrevious
1Oregon239.651
2Arkansas169.573
3Georgia165.742
4LSU132.224
5Kentucky101.845
6Southern California81.636
7Alabama81.197
8Mississippi72.949
9Texas68.918
10Texas A&M64.9411
11Florida64.1112
12Miami (Fla.)63.1210
13Kansas State58.3613
14Purdue56.3115
15Baylor54.5316
16Penn State53.0117
17BYU43.6419
18Iowa State41.0520
19Indiana35.8614
20Colorado35.7518
21Michigan35.3221
22Stanford33.4822
23Furman33.3424
24Villanova33.2323
25San Diego State29.56NR
NCAA.com

 

Events 

NCAA.org provided a comprehensive list of every event fans can watch on Friday and Saturday:

Friday, March 10 Schedule
Track Events
DateTime (CT)EventRound
Friday5:30 p.m.Women 1 MilePrelims
Friday5:45 p.m.Men 1 MilePrelims
Friday6 p.m.Women 60 MPrelims
Friday6:10 p.m.Men 60 MPrelims
Friday6:20 p.m.Women 400 MPrelims
Friday6:35 p.m.Men 400 MPrelims
Friday6:50 p.m.Women 60 M HurdlesPrelims
Friday7 p.m.Men 60 M HurdlesPrelims
Friday7:10 p.m.Women 800 MPrelims
Friday7:20 p.m.Men 800 MPrelims
Friday7:30 p.m.Women 200 MPrelims
Friday7:45 p.m.Men 200 MPrelims
Friday8 p.m.Women 5000 MFinal
Friday8:20 p.m.Men 5000 MFinal
Friday8:40 p.m.Women DMRFinal
Friday8:55 p.m.Men DMRFinal
Field Events
Friday5:15 p.m.Women Shot PutFinals
Friday5:30 p.m.Men Long JumpFinals
Friday5:30 p.m.Men Pole VaultFinals
Friday6:00 p.mWomen High JumpFinals
Friday7:10 p.m.Women Long JumpFinals
Friday7:20 p.m.Men Shot PutFinals
Men's Heptathlon
Friday12 p.m.60 MFinals
Friday12 p.m.Long JumpFinals
Friday12 p.m.Shot PutFinals
Friday12 p.m.High JumpFinals
Women's Pentathlon
Friday12:15 p.m.Pent Women 60 M HurdlesFinals
Friday12:15 p.m.Pent Women High JumpFinals
Friday12:15 p.m.Pent Women Shot PutFinals
Friday12:15 p.m.Pent Women Long JumpFinals
Friday5:10 p.m.Pent Women 800 MFinals
NCAA.com

 

Saturday, March 11 Schedule
Track Events
DateTime (CT)EventRound
Saturday4 p.m.Women 1 MileFinalStart List
Saturday4:10 p.m.Men 1 MileFinalStart List
Saturday4:20 p.m.Women 60 MFinalStart List
Saturday4:30 p.m.Men 60 MFinalStart List
Saturday4:40 p.m.Women 400 MFinalsStart List
Saturday4:50 p.m.Men 400 MFinalsStart List
Saturday5 p.m.Women 60 M HurdlesFinalStart List
Saturday5:10 p.m.Men 60 M HurdlesFinalStart List
Saturday5:20 p.m.Women 800 MFinalStart List
Saturday5:30 p.m.Men 800 MFinalStart List
Saturday5:40 p.m.Women 200 MFinalsStart List
Saturday5:50 p.m.Men 200 MFinalsStart List
Saturday6 p.m.Women 3000 MFinalStart List
Saturday6:15 p.m.Men 3000 MFinalStart List
Saturday6:30 p.m.Women 4x400 M RelayFinalsStart List
Saturday6:45 p.m.Men 4x400 M RelayFinalsStart List
Field Events
Saturday2 p.m.Men WeightFinalsStart List
Saturday3:30 p.m.Women Triple JumpFinalsStart List
Saturday3:30 p.m.Men High JumpFinalsStart List
Saturday4:00 p.m.Women Pole VaultFinalsStart List
Saturday4:30 p.m.Women WeightFinalsStart List
Saturday5 p.m.Men Triple JumpFinalsStart List
Men's Heptathlon
Saturday12 p.m.60 M HurdlesFinalsStart List
Saturday12 p.m.Pole VaultFinalsStart List
Saturday3:45 p.m.1000 MFinalsStart List
NCAA.com

 

Team to Watch: Florida Gators Men

Ryan Kang/Associated Press

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.