The Northern Arizona University
throws program has a new home with a state-of-the-art practice and
competition facility that ranks among the best in the West coast.
It is located on the southwest corner of the NAU campus behind the
The facility has two 300-foot hammer and discus landing areas and two 80-foot shot put landing areas with two circles each for the hammer, discus and shot put with two UCS hammer-discus cages.
The facility was designed by Phoenix-based CMX Engineering to meet requirements and built by Valley Rain out of Phoenix as part of the new NAU Recreational Fields Project.
The ground and cage equipment was supplied by UCS (which also provided the ground equipment for the Skydome indoor track). The safety side net was built by West Coast Netting based in Kingman, Ariz.
The raw material for the facilities is from the Flagstaff area including the wood chips and cinder for the landing area, as well as the cement for the slabs and curbing. The facility was designed to be used not only for training but also to be able to host high level throws competitions and championships.