Grinnell College will host the division-three indoor track and field championships in 2012. The school won out over North Central College of Illinois. Grinnell track and cross country coach Will Freeman says it is great news for the college as well as the community.

Freeman says it gives them great exposure nationwide for the track program and the Grinnell community. Freeman says it was about a year-long effort to land the event. He says the chamber of commerce was involved along with the college as he says there’s an enormous amount of preparation.

The meet will be held in Grinnell’s new indoor facility, a facility he says is as good as any he has seen nationwide.

By John Martenson, KGRN, Grinnell