as a training and warm-up facility during the 1984 Olympic Games
in Los Angeles, Cromwell Track & Field Stadium underwent a
complete refurbishing in fall of 1983. Not only was the track resurfaced,
but a new drainage system was also added. In the summer of 1991,
the track was resurfaced again. A new Rekortan surface, the same
one that was installed for the Olympic track and field competition
at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, has eight, 42-inch lanes.
The high jump area is larger than before and there are two new
sandpits for the horizontal jumps.
Cromwell Track & Field Stadium, which is named after legendary Trojan coach
Dean Cromwell, who led USC track teams to 12 NCAA Championships, had been renovated
in 1979, but all that remains from the first facelift is the equipment storeroom
and weightroom on the track's southwest perimeter.
Cromwell Track & Field Stadium was the site of the first USC-UCLA Dual Meet
held on the USC campus in 1995 and hosted the meet again last season.