Central College Track
Facilities and Directions
Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium track
Central has some of the finest track and field/cross country facilities in the region:
Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium features a 400-meter, eight-lane outdoor track with a BSS 1000 polyurethane track. It features wide turns and dual runways for jumping events.
High-quality cages and rings for the throwing events are adjacent to the track. The facility has been the site of seven Iowa Conference meets.
Central’s cross country course, new in 2004, is designed to accommodate 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 and 8,000-meter races. It is also an ideal training surface for daily runs and racespecific workouts.
A Mondotrack six-lane, 200-meter indoor track was installed in H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse in 2009. It’s the same surface that will be used for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
From the north: Take exit 173, Kellogg/Sully off I-80. Drive south on T-14, following the signs to Pella. At Pella, T-14 turns into Main Street, continue south until you reach Independence Street. Turn right onto Independence Street. The athletic complex will be on the right side of the street just before the road curves south.
From the east: From Highway 102, drive until you reach the stop sign at Hazel Street. Turn left and follow the curve to the stoplight at Main Street, turn left and drive to Independence Street, then follow directions above.
From the southeast: From Highway 163 take exit 41, turn right and head north and drive to Oskaloosa Street. Turn left and follow the road to Independence Street. Turn left and follow directions above.
From the southwest: Take T-15 across the dam over Lake Red Rock. Turn left onto West 5th Street. The athletic complex will be straight ahead.
From the west: Take Highway 163 to exit 40, turn left. Turn right onto West 3rd Street. Drive to the four-way stop sign and turn right onto Independence Street. Follow directions above.