Student-athletes from 13 schools will compete for conference individual and team championships when UCCS hosts the 2020 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships Feb. 28-29. Action begins at 10 a.m. both days at Mountain Lion Fieldhouse.
Media Services will produce nearly 16 hours of live coverage between the two days through the UCCSLive YouTube channel, starting at 9:50 a.m. each day. The multi-camera production will include coverage of field events and multi-events before the running events on the track.
Jared Verner will provide play-by-play throughout the duration of the event with the assistance of in-house announcer Loren Ahonen, a seven-time All-American at Western Colorado University.
Chris Graham, commissioner of the RMAC, will talk about conference initiatives and updates during a break in action a little after 10 a.m. on Saturday.
The championships will be rebroadcast locally on xfinity channels 20 and 1081, Falcon Broadband channel 70 and CenturyLink Prism channel 8001. Day one will air at 10 a.m. March 4 and 10:30 a.m. March 7, and day two will air at 10 a.m. on both March 5 and March 8.
Live results will also be available through the official timer, Rapid Results.
With families and spectators in attendance, parking is expected to be full or near capacity in Lot 580 on Friday between noon and 6 p.m. Drivers who park in Lot 580 before noon on Friday will likely experience few problems, but for people who arrive in the afternoon, leave extra time to find a spot. Lot 576 near the Ent Center for the Arts is available, and for people using the shuttles to campus, a paved walkway runs between the two lots on the west side of Mountain Lion Field. A shuttle stop is also available near the under-construction William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center south of Lot 576.
There is no parking along the road leading to the fieldhouse.
The 2020 RMAC Indoor Track & Field Championships will feature some of the top teams and athletes in Division II. On the men’s side, Colorado School of Mines is ranked fourth in the nation and leads four RMAC men’s teams ranked in the top 25. Adams State leads three top-25 women’s teams teams at No. 6 in the nation. Nineteen student-athletes and relay teams are ranked in the top five nationally in their individual events.
The UCCS women’s team is ranked No. 18 in the nation and the men’s team is ranked No. 32. Hannah Meek is the top-ranked individual student-athlete for the Mountain Lions at third in the long jump with a season-best performance of 19 feet, 11-and-a-half inches.
If you plan to attend in person, expect crowds and plan to arrive early. Because this is an RMAC championship event, there is no complimentary admission for UCCS students or employees.
Tickets are $10 a day for adult general admission; $5 for students with ID, military, senior citizens and children six and younger; and free for children five and younger. Tickets are only available with cash, there will not be ability to process credit cards.
If you’re planning to watch action of a specific event or student-athlete, refer to the championship central page through the RMAC. The page includes a meet schedule and the list of student-athletes who qualified for the championships.