Beginning today, the University’s newly renovated track facilities at Lannigan Field are once again open for public use. And they have a great new feature: a perimeter loop made of FieldTurf, a soft surface comprised of synthetic fibers, cryogenic rubber and silica sand.
“It will be used by every event group for a variety of purposes, including running, bounding and drills,” said Bryan Fetzer, U.Va.’s director of cross country/track and field. “To my knowledge, Virginia is the only program in the country that has a soft surface workout loop such as this.”
The loop is 573 yards long. Doing the math, that’s 3.07 laps per mile.
Public use of Lannigan Field is restricted to certain hours to allow for use by the Cavalier track program. For details, read the Athletic Department’s release.
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