Zaepfel Stadium has 50 years of state prominence as track venue



YAKIMA, Wash. -- In its 50-year history as a track and field complex, Yakima's Zaepfel Stadium has hosted nine boys and girls state championships, more national-caliber athletes than you might imagine, a bunch of all-time state records and more than one eventual world-record holder.

Recently in the news for its need of an upgrade to the structures, infield and track surface, Zaepfel Stadium has been home to dozens of remarkable performances and stories - how many venues can say it lost a state championship meet because of a volcano eruption? - and the list is long whether it's sprinting, running, throwing or jumping. . . .