Jack OsborneHelp to revitalize the Jack Osborne Track Complex.

    The current track was built in 2008. After 15 years of enduring Nebraska weather, the Jack Osborne Track Complex needs a refresh. 

    Because of these upgrades, Hastings College will host the GPAC conference in April 2025 and will be able to host other high school and college track and field events that will bring visitors to the community.

    Planned upgrades include:

    • Resurfacing the 400-meter, 8-lane track with high-performance material
    • A new long jump runway and two landing pits
    • A new discus pad and net system
    • A new steeplechase
    • Adding concrete and bleachers to seat 500 people
    • More than 900 feet of accessible sidewalks 
    • An updated facility entrance
    • Black vinyl perimeter fence around the track itself
    In addition to the gifts below, a gift has been made in memory of Bobby Gottsch, Jr. 

    $1,103,670 raised

    of our $900,000 goal.

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    Contact Information

    Justin Osborne
    Campaign Co-Chair
    Tamisha Rose-Osgood '06
    Campaign Co-Chair
    Chelsea LeMar '07
    Executive Director, Hastings College Foundation
    Chris Clements
    Athletic Director
    Ryan Mahoney
    Head Coach - Track & Field

    Honoring the Late Hall of Fame Athlete Jack Osborne ‘63

    Jack OsborneThe Honorary Trustee, Hastings business owner, community supporter, record-breaking athlete and Hastings College legacy John C. “Jack” Osborne lived an active life. Even after retirement, he continued going daily to his office at the multi-generational family business, Industrial-Irrigation Services, where he was CEO. 

    When Osborne started his 12 years of service the Board of Trustees in 1992, he continued a family tradition that included his father, Charles Osborne ‘30, who served on the board from 1955 to 1982, and his grandfather, Thomas Osborne, a 1901 graduate and a trustee from 1910 to 1946. His brother, Dr. Tom W. Osborne ‘59, was a trustee from 2007 to 2010 and is currently an Honorary Trustee. His son, Justin C. Osborne, is currently a member of the board. 

    Additionally, Osborne's  great uncle, A.H. Jones, graduated from Hastings College in 1900, served as a trustee from 1911 to 1954, chaired the Board of Trustees for 32 years, and was the namesake for the College's football stadium and track facility which the Osborne Family Sports Complex replaced.

    Osborne lettered in football at HC, but his specialty was on the oval, as he was a record-setting track competitor. In his junior and senior years, Osborne placed in at least one event in every track meet he participated in. He won multiple events at Nebraska College Conference meets during his career and, in 1962, set the College’s broad jump record with a leap of 24 feet, 4 and 1/2 inches—a record that was held until 2005.

    He was inducted into the Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 and, for his long service to and support of the College, was inducted into the Pro Rege Society in 2007.