Men's & Women's Track & Field
Lannigan Field became home to the Virginia Track and Field teams in 1971. For six decades before that, the Virginia track team used Lambeth field as its home facility. It was not until the efforts of two former track students, Ed Hardy and Vincent Derr, that work on a new track was started. They formed a committee, headed by Bernard Chamberlain, Robert Gooch and Pete Delaney, to find funds for the facility. Their endeavor was bolstered by a contribution from the Department of Athletics.
A number of high-level meets have been held at the facility, including the ACC Outdoor Championship and the state high school meet.
In March 2011, it was announced that Amy Griffin, a 1998 UVa graduate and volleyball player for the Cavaliers, pledged $5 million for the construction of a new track and field facility, which started in June 2011. In addition to replacing the existing track, plans for the new facility include seating for 1,500 fans, lights, a scoreboard and team locker rooms.
The new Lannigan Field made its debut at the UVA Team Swashbuckle on March 24, 2012 and hosted the 2012 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Lannigan field hosts the annual Virginia Challenge, which has become one of the best track and field meets during the outdoor season.
The new track surface from Beynon Sports Surfaces has eight 48" lanes and a 36.8m radius that provides a ideal training environment, while allowing for fast competition. In addition, all field events are within the oval and include two long jump lanes with 179' runways, two high jump pits, two pole vault boxes, two shot put circles, a javelin runway and a discus/hammer throw cage.
The high jump and pole vault pits from UCS feature vinyl material equivalent to 37oz, three densities of foam, VTX 1000 Velcro stystem, Angulax 3000 Design, and a standard 2" top pad delivers safety and durability.
Lannigan Field has the ability to change the direction of the events to maximize performance and the best wind. Also, lights have been installed for the first time at Lannigan Field to allow for increased availability for both meets and practice.
For athletes and spectators alike, Lannigan Field provides an ideal environment for a team as successful as the Cavaliers.
Lannigan Track - Copeley Road
Google Driving Directions
From the East/West: Take I-64 to exit 118B (Culpeper-Charlottesville). Take second exit (sign will say University of Virginia Information Center and Business 250 East) and bear right onto Ivy Rd. At second stop light, turn left onto Copeley Rd. Lannigan Field is on the left. Parking is in the University Hall parking lot on the right.
From the North: Take Route 29 south into Charlottesville (Emmet St.). Turn right at Massie Rd. Go the next stop light and turn left onto Copeley Rd. Lannigan Field is on the right. Parking is in the University Hall parking lot on the left.
From the South: Take Route 29 to Business Route 250 East (sign will say University of Virginia Information Center) and bear right onto Ivy Rd. At second stop light, turn left on to Copeley Rd. Lannigan Field is on the left. Parking is in the University Hall parking lot on the right.
Men's and Women's Cross Country
Panorama Farms is a privately owned farm of 850 acres located off Earlysville Road, approximately six miles from the Grounds of the University of Virginia. The property has nine miles of cut grass trails and 30 miles of wooded mountain bike trails. There are two different 5K courses, as well as a 6K, an 8K and a 10K course each with a common starting line and finish line. The courses are laid out entirely on rolling grass fields that are maintained year-round. The courses are exceptionally spectator friendly.
The home of the Virginia cross country teams, Panorama Farms was the site of the 2006 and 2007 ACC Cross Country Championships and the 2013 and 2015 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships. Panorama Farms will also be the site of the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in 2016 and 2017.
Women's 5k: Elaina Balouris (William & Mary, 2013)
Women's 6k: Liv Westphal (Boston College, 2014)
Men's 8k: Martin Hehlr (Syracuse, 23:15.2, 2014)
Panorama Farms - Panorama Road, Earlysville
Google Driving Directions
From the West: Take I-64 to exit 118B (Rt. 29 North). Proceed north on Rt. 29 / Rt. 250 Bypass several miles. Take exit for Rt. 29 North towards Washington and proceed on 29N for .25 mile. Turn left at Hydraulic Rd., and proceed West for 1.7 miles. Turn left on Earlysville Rd. and proceed for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Panorama Rd. and proceed for .75 mile. Panorama Rd. will then turn into the driveway for Panorama Farms. Continue along the driveway and follow signs for parking.
From the East: Take I-64 to exit 124 (Rt. 250) north towards Charlottesville. Proceed 4.2 miles on Rt. 250. Turn right on Hydraulic Rd. and proceed for 2.1 miles. Turn left on Earlysville Rd. and proceed for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Panorama Rd. and proceed for .75 mile. Panorama Rd. will then turn into the driveway for Panorama Farms. Continue along the driveway and follow signs for parking.
From the South: Follow Rt. 29 North into Charlottesville. At the junction of Rt. 29 & I-64, Rt. 29 becomes Rt. 29 / Rt. 250 bypass. Proceed on the bypass for several miles and follow the exit for Rt. 29 North towards Washington. Proceed on 29N for .25 mile. Turn left at Hydraulic Rd., and proceed West for 1.7 miles. Turn left on Earlysville Rd. and proceed for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Panorama Rd. and proceed for .75 mile. Panorama Rd. will then turn into the driveway for Panorama Farms. Continue along the driveway and follow signs for parking.
From the North: Follow Rt. 29 South towards Charlottesville. Approximately 10 miles north of Charlottesville, look for signs to the airport. Follow signs for Earlysville and the airport and turn right on Airport Rd. Proceed approximately 1 mile on Airport Rd. until stop sign. Turn Left onto Dickerson Rd. and proceed approximately 1 mile to Earlysville Rd. Turn left on Earlysville Rd. towards Charlottesville and proceed 1.5 miles to Panorama Rd. Turn right on Panorama Rd. and proceed for .75 mile. Panorama Rd. will then turn into the driveway for Panorama Farms. Continue along the driveway and follow signs for parking.
The Cage provides a European style indoor training complex with a synthetic rubber surface featuring four 50m straightaway sprint lanes, high jump pit and apron, pole vault pit and runway, horizontal jumps runway and pit, and a gymnastics/med ball/strength training area. The facility also has a unique indoor throwing cage that can be used to throw full discus, hammer and javelin, providing the opportunity for year round long throws practice. Two shot put rings also are available for increased training opportunities.
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