Gordon Indoor Track

Gordon Indoor Track photo.

The Home of Harvard Track & Field

Facility Information:

  • 6-lane banked oval track
  • Adjacent 80-yd sprint lane
  • Two long jump & triple jump pits
  • Pole vault runway
  • Multiple high jump aprons
  • Men's and Women's Restrooms

The subject of numerous television programs and magazine articles, the Albert H. Gordon Track contains a six-lane banked oval with an adjacent 80-yard sprint straight. Inside the track are two long and triple jump pits, a pole vault runway and multiple high jump aprons. Adjacent to the oval are two throwing circles and a weight lifting cage. Special devices allow hammer, discus, and javelin practice indoors.

The track itself, designed on the principles of biomechanics, is unusually fit for both training and competition. The springy "tuned" surface has not only reduced injury, but has accounted for many world-class performances. In the 1987 IC4A championships, for example, two collegiate and eight meet records were established. In that meet alone, 35 competitors qualified for the NCAA championships.

Considered one of the best facilities in the region, Gordon track is the host of numerous meets each season, and in recent years has been the site of both the Heptagonal Championships as well as the ECAC and IC4A Championships.