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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

A high school competitor throws the discus from the new discus cage facility during a warmup period before the girls discus event at the Mickey Dunn Track Invitational track meet recently.

College track meets on horizon

Upgrades at Lincoln Park meet NCAA regulations

Collegiate track and field is coming to Grand Junction.
Technically, the sport is already at Colorado Mesa University, but thanks to a renovated throws area, the Lincoln Park Sports Complex now meets the NCAA requirements for shot put and discus events.
CMU Athletic Director Tom Spicer, who has been on the job for right at one year, said the plan to eventually host collegiate track and field meets was in place before he arrived.
“It was already in the master plan,” he said. “If you are going to have programs like we have (indoor and outdoor track and field), you need the facilities.
“We took a look at the throws area that needed to be upgraded anyway. We just made sure it met the specifications of District 51 and collegiate standards.”
CMU will host two track and field invitationals in 2015, then Spicer hopes CMU will host the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships in the spring of 2016.


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