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The Schlanser at the Ellig Sports Complex was built while current women’s head coach Stevie Keller was competing for NDSU. The surface will enter it’s 21st season this spring and has remained in premier shape. The 3,500-seat grandstand allows for an electric environment that has seen the men’s and women’s track and field team win 19 Summit League outdoor championships.
“I was a student here when it was built 20 years ago so it’s great to see the surface last as long as it has, that’s saying something in this part of the country. It’s served its purpose and I’m looking forward to see if we can improve it down the road.”- Stevie Keller, Women’s Track Head Coach
Number of Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the women’s team.
Opened – 1997
Teams – Track & field
Capacity – 3,500
Cost – $2.3 million
- The throwing competition takes place in a separate area, behind the softball field. This is unlike the indoor track, where the throwing events happen on the infield.
- With the infield saved for the soccer team, the jumping events take place right next to the track.
- Nine-lane Pro-Turf surface that covers 400 meters.
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