Capital Athletic Conference
Formed in 1989, the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) is a 10-member coalition of four-year, co-educational institutions that promotes intercollegiate athletic competition among schools located in close geographic proximity that have similar educational and athletic philosophies. The CAC strives to develop a harmony of good feeling and a spirit of competitive sportsmanship, fellowship, and uniformity of practice among member institutions. Conference members are required to operate their intercollegiate athletic programs under the highest ethical standards and to maintain a program consistent with the overall educational philosophy of the member institutions. Eight CAC member institutions sponsor the sports of men's and women's track & field - Christopher Newport, Frostburg State, Mary Washington, Penn State Harrisburg, Salisbury, Southern Virginia, Wesley, and York.
The Freeman Center is home to Christopher Newport University's volleyball, men's and women's basketball and indoor track and field programs. Opened in 2000, the Freeman Center can seat up to 2,500 fans for basketball and volleyball contests and plays hosts to thousands of collegiate and high school track and field athletes annually. It has served as the host site of the Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship since 2014.