P.E.I. Hosting Canada’s Largest National Track & Field Meet on Beynon

Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track & Field Meet to be held at University of Prince Edward Island on Beynon Sports’ BSS 1000 surface.

Hunt Valley, MD, August 19, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The athletes started to arrive August 15th in preparation of the 2012 Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track & Field meet which are being held August 17th to 19th in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island at the University of P.E.I. on the state-of-the-art BSS 1000 manufactured by Beynon Sports and installed by Playteck enterprises.

Athletics Canada has confirmed that 817 athletes will be competing, making this largest national athletics competition in Canada. This will be the first time the “Legions” will have been held in P.E.I. and it will mark the 37th annual staging of the event.

Numerous Canadian athletes have gotten their start competing at the “Legions” - athletes such as Jared Connaughton, who ran in the men’s 4x100 at the London Olympics, and narrowly missed out on a bronze medal.

The track for UPEI’s Alumni Canada Games features an eight (8) lane Beynon Sports’ BSS 1000 surface in addition to long jump, triple jump, pole vault and javelin runways. The BSS 1000 is the optimal surface for training and competing. Its bio-engineered force reduction layer integrates very fine SBR rubber with environmentally-friendly polyurethane to create an impermeable shock absorbing cushion. The result is a track & field surface unmatched by any other in the industry.

“Witnessing future Olympians competing on the same revolutionary track and field surface that current Olympic champions train and compete daily on is not only a feather in the cap for Beynon and Playteck, but also, a great example of how communities across the world are recognizing the importance of the track and field surface when it comes to the safety and the development of these future stars,” said Matt Auffrey, Owner of Playteck Enterprises.

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