The C. Homer Bast Track/Alumni Field Complex

The C. Homer Bast Track/Alumni Field Complex, located on the north side of campus, is the home to the college’s track & field program. The track, which meets all NCAA specifications, is a six-lane facility, with an eight-lane straightaway. Inside the oval features two long/triple jump runways, a pole vault runway and a steeplechase pit.  Outside the oval, the hammer and discuss throw areas are contested north of the track.  The shot put is held outside the oval at the south end, with a red crushed stone landing area.  Adjoining the field are two practice facilities that are used throughout the year. Alumni Field recently saw the building of a new press box. A record board on the outside of the facility shows the various school and conference records that Maroons have broken in years past.

The addition of the turf facility has enabled the Roanoke cross country and track & field teams to better utilize alumni field, allowing the field hockey, lacrosse and soccer teams to have sole use of the facility. Each year the track & field team hosts an annual invitational that features up to 13 other teams. The program also hosted the 2003 ODAC outdoor championships on the new track along with an annual Twilight Invitational with Virginia Tech. The track on Alumni Field went through a complete renovation in the summer of 2001. The project, which cost over $325,000, makes the facility one of the top in the South Region.