The University of Louisville will host the No. 1 NCAA Men's Indoor Track team and several other top collegiate teams at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center this weekend. The venue expects over 2,000 athletes to compete in Louisville at its four days of indoor track meets Friday, January 26 through Monday, January 29. 

The weekend includes:
Jan. 26-27, 2024 - PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational, Hosted by University of Louisville - Meet starts at 10 am both days
Jan. 28, 2024 - Southeast Showdown - Meet starts at 8 am
Jan. 29, 2024 - JCPS Middle School Mondays - Doors open at 3:30 pm. Meet runs 4:30-7:30 pm 

The PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational Hosted by the University of Louisville returns to the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center for the fourth consecutive year this Friday and Saturday. This year's meet has the notable distinction of being one of only four U.S. track meets included on the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Tour. The Lenny Lyles Invitational will feature men's and women's teams from 32 colleges and universities including seven Power Five teams. Texas Tech, who is nationally ranked on both the men's and women's sides (the men's team is ranked No. 1 and the women's team No. 9), Ohio State who's women's team is currently ranked No. 20 and Louisville's men are currently at No. 22 will all be competing. 

"We are incredibly excited to host the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational this weekend," University of Louisville Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Joe Franklin said. "Being able to have this meet represented on the World Athletics Indoor Tour is an amazing opportunity for our program to gain exposure on the national and international stages, while also providing our student athletes with the chance to compete at the highest level against some of the premier athletes in our sport."

This weekend will also feature 700 high school runners from 60 teams across the U.S. at Knoxville Youth Athletic's Southeast Showdown on Sunday, January 28. Additionally, JCPS Middle School Monday's returns on January 29 for it's first meet this season and several hundred local middle school athletes are expected to compete at the kickoff event. Jefferson County Public Schools will host Middle School Mondays each week through March 4. 

"Knoxville Youth Athletics is thrilled to be back for the third straight year with a twenty-five percent increase in participation," Knoxville Youth Athletics Associate Director Chris Kane said. "The sport of indoor track and field is exploding across the Southeast and we are glad to be a big part of it. The City of Louisville, Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center as well as partners we have in the track and field community have been great supporters of this event and we look forward to many more years to come."

Attendee information and a schedule of events for each meet can be found at