Outdoor Track Renovation


  • The outdoor track and the supporting subsurface located at the Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track and Field Complex must be replaced due to multiple areas failing in quality and reliability.
  • The current track is no longer fit for NCAA Division I athletic competitions.
  • A new track will allow UNI to host the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
  • Additional upgrades to the facility include steeplechase pit replacement, improvements to the hammer throw area, and a new javelin throw area.
  • In addition to UNI Athletics, the track benefits thousands of users annually including UNI students, local businesses, private groups, and the general public.

Projected Costs: $1.26 million

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"An improved outdoor track facility will allow our student-athletes an opportunity to excel and maintain a high level of success in the Missouri Valley Conference and across the country."

UNI Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach David Paulsen