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Mike Long Track

Mike Long Track serves as the home of the Florida State track and field team for the 48th year with the start of the 2003 season. In its existence, the complex has grown and seen the Seminole track and field program rise to national prominence. The 2003 season will mark the unveiling of Mike Long Track’s brand new track, complete with a new surface, wider lanes, faster turns and a larger infield area for hosting field events.

The Mike Long Track complex is recognized as one of the best outdoor-facilities in the South. In addition to the 1,500-seat stadium, Florida State track and field athletes have the luxury of weight training in a 3,000 square foot strength and training facility adjacent to the track. It is used exclusively by Seminole track and field team members and opened in October of 1989. The facility also houses the FSU track and field coaches’ offices and offers the latest in personalized training with the use of video cameras and a 48-inch television that allows athletes to review their technique.

Named after Florida State’s first track and field head coach, the complex has attracted some of the top meets in the nation. Mike Long Track and the City of Tallahassee played host to the USA Track and Field National Junior Championships in 1988 and the AAU National Championships in 1991. Florida State and Mike Long Track also hosted the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in FSU’s first year in the league, 1992. The USA Track and Field National Junior Championships returned to Mike Long Track in the Summer of ’94. The British Olympic Team, who trained in Tallahassee for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, used the facility for all their track and field practices and workouts over the summer.

Mike Long Track has been the training facility for many national and world class athletes. As the Seminole track and field program continues to prosper, Mike Long Track will continue to host some of the top athletes, teams and meets in the sport.



Directions


FROM: Interstate 10

I-10 to Exit 31. Go West on HWY 90 to Monroe St. Make a left and go
South on Monroe St. to Jefferson St. Make a right (Becomes Pensacola St.)
and follow to Chieftan Way. Make a right onto Chieftan Way into campus.
The Bobby E. Leach Recreation Center will be the first building on your
right, followed by Tully Gymnasium and Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The
Soccer Field will be directly across from Tully Gymnasium on the left,
followed by Mike Long Track.

FROM: Airport

Go South on Capital Circle to Lake Bradford Rd. Make a left and take
Lake Bradford Rd. to Stadium Dr. Make a right onto Stadium Dr. and follow
to Pensacola St. Make a left onto Pensacola St., follow to Chieftan Way
and make a right. The Bobby E. Leach Recreation Center will be the first
building on your right, followed by Tully Gymnasium and Scott Speicher
Tennis Center. The Soccer Field will be directly across from Tully Gymnasium
on the left, followed by Mike Long Track.

FROM: HWY 90 West (Quincy)

Go East on HWY 90 (Tennessee St.) to Ocala St. Make a right and take
Ocala St. to Pensacola St. Make a left and go East on Pensacola St. to
Chieftan Way. Make a left onto Chieftan Way. The Bobby E. Leach Recreation
Center will be the first building on your right, followed by Tully Gymnasium
and Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The Soccer Field will be directly across
from Tully Gymnasium on the left, followed by Mike Long Track.

FROM: Route 319 (Thomasville Rd.)

Take Thomasville Rd. to Monroe St. Make a left and go South on Monroe
St. to Jefferson St. Make a right onto Jefferson St. (Becomes Pensacola
St.) and follow to Chieftan Way. Make a right onto Chieftan Way. The Bobby
E. Leach Recreation Center will be the first building on your right, followed
by Tully Gymnasium and Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The Soccer Field will
be directly across from Tully Gymnasium on the left, followed by Mike Long
Track.

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