WHYTE TRACK AND FIELD CENTER
In September of 2012 Oregon State University opened the Whyte Track and Field Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony represented another milestone to the rebirth of the Beavers' track and field program.
The program, under the direction of head coach Kelly Sullivan, continues to grow with women's track and cross country expanding since being officially reintroduced in September of 2004. In addition to the women's teams, several of OSU's football student-athletes give the Beavers representation on the men's side.
Phase I of the project includes an International Association of Athletics Federation certified Olympic-caliber polyurethane surface, a FieldTurf infield, a nine-lane track, high jump aprons, long jump, triple jump runways, pole vault and javelin runways, shot put throw sectors and dual discus rings.
Phase 2 of the $7.5 million project includes the installation of grandstands, a press box, scoreboard, a hammer throw area and other amenities. Phase 3 of the campaign establishes a $5 million endowment to support a men's team.
Oregon State has a rich track and field tradition that includes numerous national, international and Olympic competitors, including gold medalist Dick Fosbury.