New York University will serve as host of the 2016 UAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at The Armory on Saturday and Sunday.
The University of Chicago captured the women's title in last year's championship, while Washington University edged the Maroons by one point on the men's side.
Several UAA student-athletes are ranked highly in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Performance List. Matthew Powers of NYU (200-meter dash) and the Washington University Distance Medley Relay team each sit atop the national performance list headed into this weekend. Deko Ricketts of Washington is ranked second in the 800-meter dash, while Daniel Pietsch of Emory is ranked third in the nation in the 400-meter dash.
For the women, the Washington University 1,600-meter relay and Distance Medley Relay are each ranked second. Individually, Khia Kurtenbach of Chicago is ranked fifth in the 5,000-meter run.
The Bears enter the UAA championship as the eighth-ranked team in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division III National Championship Rankings. The Maroons are ranked 20th.
On the men's side, Washington is ranked 17th.