Chalk-Up Another Win for Beynon – University of Virginia Selects Beynon

The Cavaliers to Compete and Train on the State-of-the-Art BSS 1000 Athletic Track

Hunt Valley, MD, August 02, 2011 --( The University of Virginia is joining the long list of NCAA track and field programs that have decided that only Beynon Sports Surfaces can provide the quality, workmanship, and compatibility necessary to meet the divergent needs of both speed and distance track and field athletes.

The University of Virginia will have their old Tartan surface, installed in the Spring of 2002, replaced with Beynon Sports Surfaces’ state-of-the-art BSS 1000 in the Fall of 2011. The BSS 1000 running track can be tuned to meet the precise Durometer required to meet and exceed the needs of your coaching staff, athletes and facility managers.

Beynon Sports Surfaces is renowned for designing and manufacturing track and field surfaces that can satisfy the conflicting needs of both speed and distance track and field athletes by providing surfaces hard enough to efficiently convert impact energy into kinetic energy, but, soft enough to reduce wear and fatigue on joints and muscles. The BSS 1000 athletic surface will provide the Cavalier athletes with the resilient response preferred by sprinters, as well as the maximum energy return preferred by distance runners.

About Beynon Sports Surfaces

Beynon Sports Surfaces 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 is 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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Shawn Taylor