Alabama Track & Field, Cross Country Facilities
Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium
When it came time to renovate the University of Alabama's Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium, which first opened in 1975, Crimson Tide head coach Dan Waters had one directive for everyone involved in the project and that was to create a world class facility that would be comparable to nation's best facilities. Mission accomplished.
The new nine-lane track has a state of the art Beynon BSS -2000 track surface, which allows for a faster and more durable surface for both competition and training. Read More
Harry Pritchett Running Park
For decades, the University of Alabama men's and women's cross country teams have utilized several different practice areas - including its competition course, the Harry Pritchett Running Park. Built in 1959, and formerly known as the University Golf Course, it was named the Harry Pritchett Golf Course in 1980 and was known as such until November of 2003, when the course was converted exclusively for cross country use. In addition to playing host to the annual Crimson Classic event, the Harry Pritchett Running Park has been the venue for the SEC Cross Country Championships as well as the NCAA South Regional Championships (most recently in 2011) and will do so again this November when the Regional meet comes to Tuscaloosa. Read More