Hunt Valley, MD, August 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Over the course of eight-days Turner Stadium and their state-of-the-art Beynon Sports track surface played host to the track and field portion of the AAU Junior Olympics. Turner Stadium not only houses Beynon’s IAAF certified BSS 1000 13mm track and field surface, but also includes a FieldTurf Revolution field, giving Turner Stadium two world class synthetic sports surfaces to train and compete on.
The inaugural AAU Junior Olympics were officially opened August 21, 1967, in downtown Washington, D.C., and hosted 523 athletes between two sports; swimming and track and field. Since the inception of the games, the number of sports and participants has evolved to huge numbers, with more than 20 sports and 16,000 participants.
This year alone there were over 700 different track teams and more than 4,000 athletes competing on Beynon’s BSS 1000 13mm track system at the AAU Junior Olympics. These remarkable athletes broke 47 records, some of which were set over 30 years ago.
“Witnessing the future of U.S. Track and Field breaking records, and having a great time competing on our Beynon track surface, is a beautiful sight to see,” said Bob Strano, Regional Sales Manager, Beynon Sports. “Not only can Beynon tracks be found in many of the world’s finest venues, propelling athletes to record breaking times, but Beynon is also making an impact at the grass roots level.”
The BSS 1000 13mm is an IAAF certified track system that allows athletes give their all at every practice and in every race. The innovative technology of the BSS 1000 includes a bio-engineered force reduction layer that integrates very fine SBR rubber with environmentally friendly polyurethane, to create an impermeable shock absorbing cushion that can help any level of athlete train hard and run fast times, while avoiding common track injuries such as SI mis-alignments.
About Beynon Sports
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. In 2009, Atlas Track, Inc. joined the Tarkett Sports family and merged with Beynon Sports in 2012, forming 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 Sports 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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