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Charlotte 49ers 2014 track season to open Jan. 10

Charlotte’s men’s and women’s indoor track teams will open their 2014 season Jan. 10 in Birmingham, Ala. It’s the first of eight meets before postseason competition begins.

The 49ers, who won 23 indoor and outdoor track titles in seven years in Conference USA, get their first taste of competition in the Atlantic 10 with the UAB Blazer Invitational Jan. 10-11. UAB will also host the C-USA indoor championships Feb. 28-March 1.

Charlotte will take part in four meets in Blacksburg, Va.: the Virginia Tech Invitational Jan. 17-18, the Hokie Invitational Jan. 24-25, the Virginia Tech Challenge Feb. 21-22 and the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet March 7-8.

The 49ers also have two meets scheduled at the JDL Fast Track facility in Winston-Salem, the JDL Hilton Invitational Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and the JDL UCS Invitational Feb. 14-15.

In addition, Charlotte will compete in the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Clemson, S.C. The 49ers will wrap up their indoor track season at the NCAA Indoor Championships March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M. Bill Kiser