Beynon Sports and Oregon State University Turn Dreams Into Reality

Hunt Valley, MD, August 16, 2012 --( After five long years of planning and fundraising Oregon State University is finally in the home stretch and are steps away from being able to train and compete on their brand new Beynon Sports BSS 2000. In a day and age when everything is prefabricated and collecting dust waiting for a buyer, OSU opted to go with Beynon Sports. OSU wanted a hand crafted track surface that was made specifically for them and their needs, after evaluating all their options Beynon Sports was the only company that stood out from the pack.

"The reason we’re five years later is we decided instead of going for a less expensive process, we were going to shoot for the moon." - OSU coach Kelly Sullivan "That’s what we’ve done. We’ve gone with the best surface in the world and gone with the funds we’ve been able to raise" Yost, A (2012, July 15th). Track Dreams are a Reality. Corvallis Gazette Times. p. B3

The hand crafted track surface in question is the BSS 2000, the same surface that Oregon University has on Hayward Field. The BSS 2000 is grounded by a bio-engineered force reduction layer of butyl rubber and full depth color polyurethane, and provides the resilient response and maximum energy return needed for athletes to shatter records. To date the BSS 2000 athletic surface at Oregon University has hosted the U.S. Olympic Trials, U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Nationals and NCAA Division I Championships. Oregon State University has already secured the 2014 Pac-12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships and will be looking for many other high profile competitions to host.

"We can’t wait to see the records at OSU start to fall as their great athletes start to train and compete on their brand new BSS 2000." - Gary Logsdon, VP of Northwest Sales, Beynon Sports "Now when OSU athletes try to surpass their American greats like Tyson Gay, Allyson Felix or Ashton Eaton they will be able to do it on the best surface in the world."

The Pac-12 will see eight of the 12 teams in the conference competing on various outdoor Beynon surfaces in 2013. In 2012 alone, Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Washington all elected to go with Beynon Sports as their track surface of choice. Beynon Sports currently has more than 100 NCAA Division I schools competing and training daily on their state-of-art surfaces.

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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Shawn Taylor