WINONA LAKE – For the first time in over 60 years as a program, Grace’s track and field team will finally host a home meet this Saturday.
The Lancers are set to officially open up the sparkling new Bernard and Linnie Key Track and Field Complex on Saturday with the Lancer Invitational. The meet, held at Grace’s pristine new complex, will begin at noon.
The five-team meet also features several Crossroads League opponents. Joining Grace at the historic meet will be Huntington, Goshen, St. Francis and Trinity Christian.
The Bernard & Linnie Key Track and Field Complex is a state-of-the-art design that features a nine-lane, 400-meter competition track with the ability to run sprints in either direction, depending on the wind. The complex includes discus and hammer throw cages, high jump zone and pole vaulting facilities, long jump pits, javelin throw and shot put event areas, and grandstand seating for 400.
“We are thrilled to begin hosting track and field meets at Grace for the first time in our 68-year history,” said Chad Briscoe, athletic director at Grace College. “The complex will not only benefit track and field athletes, but indeed all Grace athletes will make use of the new facility. We are extremely grateful to the Key family for making this expansion of our athletic programs possible.”