The Tolsma Indoor Track Center, located within Liberty’s Green Hall building, is a recent addition to the Flames’ track & field program. The facility, dedicated prior to the On Track Open meet on Jan. 28, 2006, is named for current Liberty head track & field/cross country coach Brant Tolsma. Tolsma is in his 22nd season at Liberty and has won 36 Big South Coach of the Year awards.
The facility features a flat 200-meter oval with a Mondo surface. The track includes four lanes around the curves and an eight-lane straightaway. Also located in the complex are a pair of long jump/triple jump runways, a pole vault runway, a high jump apron and a throwing circle. It also has seating for approximately 1,000 spectators.
One of only five collegiate indoor track facilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Tolsma Indoor Track Center gets ample use each winter. Liberty hosts numerous collegiate and high school meets annually, including the Virginia AA state meet.
A world record was set at one of the Tolsma Indoor Track Center’s first meets, the Liberty Last Chance on Feb. 18, 2006. Alisa Harvey ran the mile in 4:50.95 to set a world masters (age 40 and over) record.