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Sports Turf to Renovate the University of West Georgia's Running Track and Field Events

Sports Turf Company, a specialty sports construction and surfacing company, is proud to announce it has been awarded the running track facility renovation at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga. The project includes installing a new surface for the existing running track and the addition of track and field events prior to the 2021-2022 season.

The renovation of the existing running track and field events for the Wolves will include: removal of the existing surface, installation of Rekortan M track surfacing, building a new shotput pad and landing area, new long jump/ triple jump runway and extending the hammer throw pad.  

The impermeable track surface, Rekortan M, is installed by first paving the basemat layer of the sandwich style system. The base layer consisting of SBR rubber granules bound in polyurethane was topped with a seal coat, fluid polyurethane topcoat and a broadcast of EPDM rubber granules. The two-component paved in place sandwich style track system can endure higher traffic, along with providing enhanced force reduction throughout its lifetime, making it a top surface for elite athletes.

“The University has always shown a great commitment to providing the best facilities for their athletes,” said Sports Turf Company President Todd Wiggins. “As a local Carroll County based company, we are excited to continue our longstanding relationship and to play our part in providing the university with top athletic facilities.”

Sports Turf Company currently has two Certified Track Builders (CTB) on staff as recognized by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). By having passed a rigorous comprehensive exam on running track construction and maintenance, Certified Track Builders have demonstrated the highest level of expertise of running tracks. 

 

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