1979 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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1979 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Host city Illinois Champaign, Illinois
Date(s) May 29−June 2, 1979
Main stadium Memorial Stadium
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

The 1979 NCAA Men's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships were contested May 29−June 2 at the 57th annual NCAA-sanctioned track meet to determine the individual and team national champions of men's collegiate Division I outdoor track and field events in the United States.

This year's meet was contested at Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, who hosted for the second time overall and for the first time since 1977.[1][2]

After winning a co-championship in 1978, UTEP easily finished atop this year's team standings and claimed their third national title.

Team result[edit]

  • Note: Top 10 only
  • (H) = Hosts
Rank Team Points
1st, gold medalist(s) UTEP 64
2nd, silver medalist(s) Villanova 48
3rd, bronze medalist(s) UCLA 36
4 Auburn 30
5 Oregon
6 USC 25​12
8 Washington State 21
9 Arizona
Florida State
Texas A&M
10 Oregon State 17


  1. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's Track and Field Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "1979 NCAA Track and Field Championship Results". USTFCCCA InfoZone: Single-Meet Report. USTFCCCA. Retrieved June 29, 2016.