The NCCAA Indoor Track Championship qualifiers made it to Indianapolis on Thursday and had the chance to explore the city before heading to the track. The team is excited and prepared to compete against some of the best in the country, but they also have the opportunity to learn some history and enjoy the experiences of traveling throughout the country. "Sports truly provide a wonderful opportunity to see different parts of our country and to learn a little history of the different areas where we travel. Indianapolis has a fairly concentrated downtown with the Soldiers and Sailors Monument as a central spot, so we knew we'd at least visit that" says Coach Hall.
The team also visited the NCAA Headquarters and Hall of Champions (pictured above). The Hall of Champions is an interactive museum with current and historical exhibits to showcase the NCAA, its member institutions, and sponsored sports. "I think it's a terrific experience for the student-athletes to experience what the NCAA has to offer and to learn a little trivia concerning the history of this organization in which we're members. The NCAA does a great job of providing for their member schools," praised Coach Hall.
The Lions will take to the track at Indiana Wesleyan University Friday and Saturday to compete for the National Christian College Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field Championships. Keep up to date on results at http://www.cfpitiming.com/liveresults/2016_Indoor/NCCAA_Champs_2016/
Team and Indianapolis Skyline
Team at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument