The open windows for track availability at the Albuquerque Convention Center over the next three days will be just as tight as the competition that will take place.
That’s because the Don Kirby Invitational, hosted by University of New Mexico, and the Toyota USA Track & Field Indoor Championships, televised by NBC and NBC Sports Network, is creating a hectic schedule at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
The competitive action begins with the Don Kirby Invitational, featuring 700 athletes, Thursday at 1 p.m. USA Track & Field athletes will be practicing at the facility Thursday morning, just as they did Wednesday night.
“It’s crazy, but it’s a lot of fun,” UNM track and field coach Joe Franklin said. “You know how track meets usually last longer than the scheduled time? That’s not an option, especially on Friday. But we have so many people helping out, I’m not worried about it.”