Some of the pictures have some unnatural distortion as I have blended photos
for the wide panoramic effect.
University of California, Santa Barbara
This photo is facing
east. That is the campus campinile (bell tower) in the center beyond the trees.
To the right is a row of eucalyptus trees that serves as a windbreak and provides
some shade, particularly for the stands. Those trees also make quite a mess
of the track and their roots undermined the subsurface, causing the track to
be redone in 2001. This is a dedicated track (no goalposts or soccer nets),
so the high jump is in the center of the field. The javelin throw runway extends
behind the hammer/discus cage. Pole vault is normally at the place the standards
are still located with horizontal jumps along the home stretch (right) and shot
put inside the turn near the pole vault pit storage shelter. The remnants of
the old 220y dirt straightaway still remain on the east end of the home stretch.
You can still see the marks for the old 220y hurdles on the curb.