Southland: Abilene & ACU Challenge for Tracktown Honors

ACU T&F’s Rosen Daniel (photo / ACU Athletics for ASN)

It’s hard to argue that Eugene, Oregon merits the moniker of Tracktown, USA given its place as the home of the University of Oregon track program and its storied Hayward Field.

Still, with the ascent of Abilene Christian University (ACU) to full NCAA Division I status in the next academic year, a case could be made for its West Texas hometown challenging the leader on the Left Coast. In a recent article for the American Sports Network, I wrote of some of the merits of Abilene and its own considerable history in the sport. – TF