GREENVILLE, S.C. — The National Christian College Athletic Association announced recently an agreement with Cedarville University to host the 2018 Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Championships.
The championships featuring 19 events will be held Feb. 16-17 at the Doden Field House.
Cedarville has experience hosting NCCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships having previously served as host five times, most recently in 2015.
“It will be exciting for the NCCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships to return to Cedarville University in 2018,” said NCCAA Executive Director Dan Wood.
“They have successfully hosted this event and will continue the run of outstanding hosts for our student-athletes and coaches. We are indebted to Dr. Alan Geist, Director of Athletics, and Jeff Bolender, Track & Field Head Coach, for their commitment to the NCCAA.”
Student-athletes and coaches will also have the opportunity to serve the local community through a Christian Service Project (CSP). Details of the CSP will be released closer to the event date.
“Cedarville University is excited to once again partner with the NCCAA and host the 2018 Indoor Track & Field National Championships,” Geist said.
“Our common goal of sharing Christ will be exemplified throughout the event as student-athletes compete at a high level. Thanks to Dan Wood, Ben Belleman, and our many other friends in the NCCAA for this opportunity.”
Bolender stated, “I am excited and honored that we will be hosting the NCCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships in 2018. It is truly a great environment for the individuals and teams competing.
“Watching young men and women who want to honor Christ with their attitude and effort is always a highlight. We look forward to providing a first class experience for all those involved in the meet.”
The spacious Doden Field House opened in March 2004 and features a poured granular rubber service with six 36-inch lanes around the track as well as eight 42-inch lanes for sprints and hurdles. The high jump is contested on the same surface as the lanes. There are two long jump/triple jump pits with minimum 125-foot runways and a 9- x 20-foot landing area.
Two pole vault plant boxes include minimum 150-foot runways. Throws are conducted on a wood throwing circle with an NCAA-legal cage. The facility also includes an eight-lane electronic scoreboard and has ample bleacher seating with a capacity of approximately 1,100 fans.
“I’m honored that the NCCAA has chosen Cedarville University to host the 2018 Indoor Track & Field National Championships,” said Dr. Thomas White, Cedarville’s President. “It’s always a joy to work with an organization that seeks to glorify Christ in all aspects of athletic competition.”
Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., the NCCAA strives to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ through its 24 National Championships and one National Invitational.
For more information on the NCCAA, contact the NCCAA National Office at 864-250-1199 or visit www.thenccaa.org.
Story courtesy of Cedarville University.
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