For the first time since the 2019 NCAA Midwest regional and the second time ever, the Oklahoma State cross country teams will run on their state of the art home course.
The course was set to host the 2020 national championship races, but those were canceled due to COVID-19. However, that didn’t stop coach Dave Smith from wanting to hold races on his new course.
“I think we have the best cross country course in the entire world,” Smith said.
The course is unique because:
- Multi-million dollar course
- Just under 1 million square feet of Astro Bermuda grass
- It offers runners varying elevations and giving them a chance to run through wooded areas
- The course offers four different loops.
- A 10K, 8K, 5K and 2K
- The course contains 1,200 radio-controlled irrigation heads hitting every inch of the course each head is built to last 60 years.
- One of the few courses in the world to be on a college campus giving the teams true home course advantage.
- The course has an 850-meter straightaway to begin the course.