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KENT TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX

The Bernard and Linnie Key Track and Field Complex is one of the newest stadiums in the state. The stadium was completed in the fall of 2016 with the first race held in the spring of 2017.

The Key Track and Field Complex is a state-of-the-art design that features a nine-lane, 400-meter competition track with the ability to run sprints in either direction, depending on the wind. The complex includes discus and hammer throw cages, high jump zone and pole vaulting facilities, long jump pits, javelin throw and shot put event areas, and grandstand seating for 400.

The track is named in honor of Bernard and Linnie Key whose lineage includes several Grace graduates. Their family was eager to pay tribute to their legacy of faithful trust and dependence on God. Margaret Key, one of the four daughters of Bernard and Linnie in attendance Saturday, commented that they were committed to their seven children and "although not wealthy, my parents shared generously, trusting God to provide for their needs." The complex will serve as a reminder of the Key's valued principles: to know the Word of God and run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

The first track and field meet at the Bernard & Linnie Key Track and Field Complex is scheduled for April 29. On that day, Grace will host the Inaugural Lancer Invitational with teams from at least five other colleges and universities. "We are thrilled to begin hosting track and field meets at Grace for the first time in our 68 year history," said Chad Briscoe, athletic director at Grace College. "The complex will not only benefit track and field athletes, but indeed all Grace athletes will make use of the new facility. We are extremely grateful to the Key family for making this expansion of our athletic programs possible," he said.