North Carolina A&T's Irwin Belk Track has become one of the premier track and field facilities in the country for one of the best men’s and women’s outdoor track and field programs in the nation. It continues to capture acclaim from observers all over the world.
N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk Track has put North Carolina A&T State University in the forefront of the track world. Irwin Belk has played host to the NCAA Division I East Regional Preliminary Round four times (2006, 2009, 2010, 2013). Every Division I school east of the Mississippi River have competed at Irwin Belk. The Aggies also have played host to the National Scholastic Sports Foundation's annual national track and field event ever since 2006. The event draws more than 2,000 of the best high school athletes in the nation to A&T.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships has been hosted by N.C. A&T every year except two since 2006. The track has also played host to the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics, the AAU Track and Field Championships and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A Track and Field Championships.
The Mondo Super X Performance track features eight 48-inch lanes and wide turns. There are four jumping pits, two pole vault pits that can hold competitions in two different directions, two shot put pits and water barrier for the steeplechase event. The hammer and discus throwers compete just outside BB&T Stadium. The javelin competition can be conducted inside or outside the stadium.
At the successful 2006 NCAA East Track and Field Regional Championship, A&T became the first historically black college or university to host an NCAA Regional and earned rave reviews for its hospitality and professionalism.
North Carolina A&T athletes have even benefited from the facility. The Aggies have world-renowned recognition for their track and field programs since the track was constructed including four athletes earning a spot on the U.S. Track and Field national team. The men’s team has won three conference championships at Irwin Belk while the women have won two.