Albion College's outdoor track was resurfaced in summer 2011 as part of a $1.1 million project that included an artificial turf surface for the football and men's lacrosse teams. Upgraded facilities for field events were included in the project as well.
In 1996, the oval was named after Elkin "Ike" Isaac, '48, a member of the Albion College faculty from 1952 to 1975 as well as a former athletic director and coach. Isaac served as head basketball coach from 1953-1959, head track coach from 1953-1962, and head cross country coach from 1962-1969.
Isaac led his teams to one MIAA basketball title, six consecutive league championships in track, and three cross country championships. Isaac was inducted into the Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.
The Elkin Isaac Track Drive was co-chaired by Cedric and June Luke Dempsey, both '54, with indispensable assistance from Thomas Schwaderer, '56.