In what is proving to be a regular occurrence at all levels of competition for all Beynon Sports state-of-the-art surfaces, records continue to fall. The 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at McClimon Memorial Track joins a long list of Championships that have been contested on Beynon surfaces, and has added to the numerous records that have been set along the way.
“18 facility records, and nine (9) Big Ten Championship records were set during the weekend” said Ed Nuttycombe, Head Coach of Men’s Track and Field at University of Wisconsin. “Several of our Big Ten coaching colleagues provided us with positive commentary on the quality of the track surface and credited it as a reason for the overall outstanding performances witnessed throughout this year’s Championship.”
Wisconsin’s very own Mohammed Ahmed eclipsed the Big Ten Championship record for the 5,000 meters by more than six (6) seconds and helped propel the men’s team to their first championship since 2007, along the way coach Nuttycombe was honored as the Big Ten’s coach of the year for the 21st time in his career, and the first time since 2008.
The records achieved at McClimon Memorial Track would be impressive for any newly installed surface, however the fact Beynon Sports’ personnel renovated McClimon Memorial track back in 1992 and Beynon Sports resurfaced the track in 2004 is a testament to the longevity and elite physical properties of Beynon’s polyurethane formulations. Despite being close to two (2) decades old, the surface at McClimon Memorial track has continued to surpass industry expectations and will for many years to come. When asked what makes a Beynon track outperform industry standards, John Beynon’s response was as simple as it was profound:
“As the industry leaders, we’ve surrounded ourselves with the top minds in the business and continuously strive to achieve greatness, from research and development, to customer service, to offering a vast array of IAAF certified surfaces. Beynon Sports is the full-pour specialists in athletic surfacing, and have been revolutionizing the full-pour sports surfacing industry since the 70s. In short, we are continuously chasing perfection, while our competition is continuously chasing us.”
About Beynon Sports
Beynon Sports Surfaces (beynonsports.com) was founded by John T. Beynon with the vision of creating the highest performing synthetic surfaces designed for speed and competition, as well as daily training. Beynon’s premier track and field surfaces are found in the world’s most renowned athletic facilities, carrying some of the greatest champions to record-breaking times. In the spring of 2008, Beynon Sports Surfaces joined the Tarkett Sports family, combining the most recognized and prestigious name in the artificial turf market in FieldTurf with the celebrated Beynon Sports Surfaces’ branded track and field, fieldhouse, and gymnasium surfacing systems. The result is a global firm with unmatched financial strength and a dedication to innovation, customer service, and excellence. Through this partnership, clients receive unprecedented service, quality, and support as well as the financial backing to stand behind the products manufactured and installed.
Beynon Sportsis part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is the world-renowned FieldTurf brand of artificial turf along with an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment 'Environmental Intelligence' and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.
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