The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has selected Indiana Wesleyan and the Wildcat Track & Field Complex in Marion, Indiana, to host the outdoor track & field national championships through the 2025 season with an option for the 2026 season.
Indiana Wesleyan has hosted four prior NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (2010-2013). All schools will reside on campus at Indiana Wesleyan, which will give athletes an Olympic Village feel as they compete for three days.
“In returning to Marion, Indiana for the Outdoor Track & Field Championships, we have secured a fantastic host that will put the student-athlete experience front and center,” said Austin Bennett, NAIA director of championships. “Through our conversations and application process, Indiana Wesleyan quickly moved to the top of our applicants for their attention to detail and their desire to put together a truly memorable experience.”
The 2023 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships will start May 24, 2023, and team champions will be crowned on May 26. The championships are a three-day event that encompass several individual track and field events.
“We are both honored and excited to host this national event at IWU over the next three years,” said Tod Dalberg, Indiana Wesleyan University vice president for external affairs. The University has a long history of partnering with local and county governments to bring events and conferences to the region. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this event will bring to the community over the next three years.”