On March 8th hundreds of athletes and spectators from colleges around the country headed to the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship.
This year it was a little closer to home. North Central College played host for the first time in the schools 151-year history.
The Al B. Carius track inside the Res/Rec Center was transformed into a national event, which brought in millions of dollars for the city between restaurants, stores and hotels.
For athletes, competing at their home school was something they appreciated when it came time to prepare.
“It takes away the nerves a little bit,” said Sophomore Liz Composto. “You’re not traveling. You’re not thinking while you’re getting there ‘What’s the facility going to be like?’ You know what it’s like. The fact that there’s going to be so many people here to cheer on myself and the other competitors here from the college is just fantastic.”
North Central was recently announced as the host school for the indoor championship again in 2017.
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