King Track & Field Stadium

Renovated TrackWork began in Summer 2012 to replace the competition track. The new outdoor track improves the ability of the men’s and women’s track teams to train and will enhance recruiting opportunities. In addition, the new track is available to all students for fitness training.

In 2012, the track was named in honor of long-time coach and alum Tom King.

Here are some facts about the outdoor track:

  • Located directly north of the Merillat Complex around perimeter of soccer field
  • Eight-lane track
  • Long jump and triple jump pit
  • High jump area
  • Steeplechase hurdle
  • Throwing area

 

See the progress of our new track! Click on the thumbnails to see the larger image.

 

Early May:  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/IMG_0784.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/IMG_0677.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/IMG_0760.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/IMG_0590.JPG
Mid-May: /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/track 2.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/track 3.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/track 4.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/track.JPG
End of May: /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/5.29 long jump.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/5.29 pole vault.JPG    
 

Long jump pit

Pole vault pit

   
Early June: /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/6.11.12 1.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/6.11.12 6.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/6.11.12 5.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/6.11.12 2(1).JPG
  Starting shoot Future press box spot Dugout foundations More destruction than construction
Early July: /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.1 track 3.JPG    /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.1 track 2.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.1 track 4.JPG   /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.1 track 1.JPG
  Destruction of steps Sod waiting to be laid Starting shoot Gearing up for next phase
July 9: /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.9 2.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.9 3.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.9 4.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.9 1.JPG
  New steps Here comes the asphalt   Preparing for asphalt to be laid
July 11: /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.11 track 1.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.11 track 4.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.11 track 3.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.11 track 2.JPG
  Finishing touches Asphalt completely laid    
July 30: /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.30 track 1.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.30 track 3.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.30 track 2.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/7.30 track 4.JPG
  Construction of dugouts   Relocated scoreboard Finished starting shoot
August 30: /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/8.30 Track 3.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/8.30 Track 2.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/8.30 Track 4.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/8.30 Track 1.JPG
  Final layer     Completed dugouts
September 21:    /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/HU track 2.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/HU track 5.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/HU track 7.JPG  /uploadedImages/Athletics/MPERC/Track_Work_Progress/photo.JPG
  Finished track