Facilities - Track and Field
Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse
Indiana's indoor track & field complex ranks as one of the nation's elite and received equal generosity from its donor, the family of Harry Gladstein. Prior to the 2006 indoor season, IU made a conversion to a Mondo-surfaced banked track. The 200 meter track was transported to IU via the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The track, built by Mondo in Italy, saw its first use for the inaugural IAAF World Indoor Championships in March 1987 and then hosted the NCAA Div. I and Div. II Indoor Track and Field Championships annually through 1999.
The facility features eight sprint lanes in the infield, a pair of pole vault pits, four two bi-directional jumping pits and a pair of throwing areas. The Mondo Super-X running surface identical to the track and field surface used at the 1996 Olympic Games, had its first use in 1997. In the Gladstein Fieldhouse surface's first season, 26 meet records fell.
The Fieldhouse also played host to the prestigious NIKE Indoor High School Track & Field Championship in 2000 and has hosted five (1975, 1982, 1990, 2000, 2007) Big Ten Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships and five (1982, 1986, 1993, 2003, 2009) Big Ten Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships.
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