The LaVern Gibson Championships Cross Country Course has hosted 10 NCAA Division 1 championships and will host another yet again in 2014, but this time around they will see several improvements to the permanent cross country course. One feature will be 13,000 square yards of drainage tile, mainly at the starting line and main finish straight, but also along 10 other portions of the course.
Another big improvement to the course will involve a new 850 foot x 120 foot gravel parking lot. The lot will be located parallel to Tabertown Road and will have access points to both the main and team gates to make for a much smoother transition for fans and teams as they arrive into the course.
These changes will be the first major improvements to the course since bleacher seating was added to the main straightaway in 2010.