Sports UpdateSpring 2013

Tracking success

UIndy’s Athletics & Recreation Center soared to international fame last year when it hosted practice sessions for the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, but now it is realizing its true destiny. The football field that once filled the center’s 68,000-square-foot air-supported dome has long since been replaced with field sports amenities and a six-lane track that’s been enjoyed throughout the campus community. In February the ARC hosted its first major conference event, the 2013 Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, with 11 schools vying for men’s and women’s titles. The ARC is gaining a reputation as the finest such facility in the conference, said Sue Willey, UIndy’s vice president for intercollegiate athletics, and it’s probably the only indoor site in the state well-suited for major NCAA track events. It will remain the GLVC championship host site for the next two years. At the event, the UIndy men’s team claimed their fourth consecutive title and the women’s team came in second.

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