Abilene Christian - Track & Field

Abilene Christian Track & Field Camps

Facilities and Directions

Elmer Gray Stadium

Elmer Gray Stadium Address: 895 East Amble Blvd., Abilene, Texas (Google Map Directions)

Elmer Gray Stadium has been a large part of track and field history in the United States. It’s where world-record-holders Bobby Morrow, Earl Young, James Segrest, Bill Woodhouse and Billy Olson practiced and competed as members of legendary ACU track and field squads.

It’s where coaches Oliver Jackson, Bill McClure, Don Hood and Wes Kittley performed their magic day in and day out.

And it’s where celebrated U.S. athletes such as Wilma Rudolph, Michael Johnson and Antonio Pettigrew competed.  Future NFL standout Michael Carter set the stadium record in the shot put as a high school standout at Dallas Carter.  And future NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green, who still owns the Lone Star Conference record in the 100 meters at 10.08 (set in 1983), clocked at Elmer Gray.


The stadium is named for the late Elmer J. Gray, a graduate of Roscoe, Texas, High School and Abilene Christian.  The former Baytown businessman was the first Wildcat student-athlete to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials (1932), and he was a two-time finalist in the halfmile at the NCAA championships (1931-32).

Gray Stadium has hosted the 1960 U.S. Olympic Trials for women; NAIA men’s national meets in 1978, 1979 and 1980; NCAA Division II championships for men and women in 1993 and 2005; and USA Track and Field southwest region championships for youth in 1997. 

Teague Center

Teague Center Address: 163 Teague Center, Abilene, Texas (Google Map Directions)

The Teague Center was dedicated in February 1999 and houses the football offices, locker room, training room facilities, and a large room with three indoor tennis courts.

The football offices include head coach Chris Thomsen’s, as well those for his staff. The football locker room, refurbished before the 2006 season with new flooring and lockers, also is located inside the Teague Center.
The center is named for ACU chancellor emeritus and former president, Dr. William J. Teague, and his wife, Peggy.

The state-of-the-art facility can hold up to 1,000 people for banquets, and has been the host to luncheons featuring former UCLA head basketball coach John Wooden and the late former PGA legend Byron Nelson.



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Directions
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Abilene Christian University Address: 1949 ACU Drive, Abilene, TX 79699

Directions to ACU

 From DFW  - Take I-20 west to Abilene. Exit Highway 351. Go West on 351 (Ambler Ave.). Turn left onto Judge Ely Blvd. ACU is on your right.
 From Midland/Odessa - Take I-20 East to Abilene. Exit Pine Street. At the split take Treadaway. Turn left on E.N. 16th (also known as E.N. 13th). ACU is several blocks east on the left.
• From Austin - Take Highway 183 North to Brownwood, turn left at stoplight onto 84/67/377, passing through Brownwood and Bangs. At Santa Anna, continue on Highway 84 as the road curves. As you enter Abilene on Highway 84, the road becomes Treadaway Blvd. Go straight on Treadaway for several miles until you reach E.N. 13th (also known as E.N. 16th). Turn right. ACU is several blocks east on the left.

 From San Antonio - Take I-10 West to Junction. Take 83 North to Abilene. Coming into Abilene, on Highway 83/84, the road becomes Treadaway Blvd. Go straight on Treadaway for several miles until you reach E.N. 13th (also known as E.N. 16th). Turn right. ACU is several blocks east on the left.
 From Houston - Take Highway 6 to Hempstead. Take Highway 36 through Brenham, Temple, Gatesville and Comanche. Coming into Abilene on Highway 36, turn right onto Judge Ely Blvd. at the light. At the third traffic light on Judge Ely, ACU is on the left.

Directions From Airports

 DFW International - Take south airport exit to 183 west toward Fort Worth.  Travel on I-820 West for approximately 20 miles and then take the I-30W exit (exit 3A) toward Weatherford.  Just west of Fort Worth, I-30 and I-20 will merge, and you will then be on I-20 heading west toward Abilene. Once in  Abilene, take exit number 288 and stay on the access road until  you come to the stoplight at Ambler Ave./Hwy. 351.  Take a left and go back under I-20, and you will see the ACU campus straight ahead.
 Dallas Love Field - Start by going southeast on Cedar Springs Rd / Arrivals toward Parking.  Continue to follow Cedar Springs Rd.  Turn right onto W. Mockingbird Lane, and then right onto E. John W. Carpenter Freeway.  Merge onto 183 West via the ramp on the left. Travel on I-820 west for approximately 20 miles and then take the I-30W exit (exit 3A) toward Weatherford.  Just west of Fort Worth, I-30 and I-20 will merge, and you will then be on I-20 heading west toward Abilene.  Once in  Abilene, take exit number 288 and stay on the access road until  you come to the stoplight at Ambler Ave./Hwy. 351.  Take a left and go back under I-20, and you will see the ACU campus straight ahead.
 Abilene Regional Airport - Exit the airport and take a left onto Hwy. 36.   Go under Hwy. 83/84 all the way to Judge Ely Blvd.  Take a right on Judge Ely Blvd., heading north.  Go through the lights at East Hwy. 80, East North 10th. At East North 16th you will see the ACU Campus on your left. 
 Lubbock International Airport - Start out going East on Terminal and then turn left onto Airport exit.  Turn left onto I-27 South / US-87 South.  Merge onto I-27 South / US-87 South via the ramp on the left.  Take exit Number 1B toward TX 289 Loop East / US-84 (Post). Stay straight to go onto I-27 South / Avenue H / US-87 South.  Merge onto US-84 East via the ramp on the left for 113 miles.  Merge onto I-20 East toward Abilene.  Once in Abilene, take exit number 288.  Take the first right onto Judge Ely Blvd, heading south.  You will see the ACU campus on your right after you pass Ambler Avenue.
 Midland International Airport - Upon exiting the airport, turn right onto I-20 BL West / US-80 West.  Take the FM-1788 ramp toward I-20.  Stay right at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto FM 1788 North.  Turn left onto I-20 East for 161 miles. Once in Abilene, take exit number 288.  Take the first right onto Judge Ely Blvd, heading south.  You will see the ACU campus on your right after you pass Ambler Avenue.
 San Angelo Regional Airport-Mathis Field - Upon exiting the airport, turn right onto RM 584 for approximately 7 miles.  Turn left onto US-277 North / US-87 North.  Turn right onto West 6th Street.  Turn left onto ramp.  Turn right onto US-67 North / US-277 North and continue to follow US-67 North for approximately 37 miles.  Stay straight to go onto US-83 North for approximately 49 miles.  Once in Abilene, take the Hwy. 322 Loop East ramp and stay on the loop for approximately 5 miles.  Take the Business 20 / Hwy. 80 exit and go west into town.  Take a right at Judge Ely Blvd. and go through the light at East North 10th. At East North 16th you will see the ACU Campus on your left.