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ASBA Honors Distinguished Running Track Facilities for 2011

Date: 
12/06/2011 - 14:37

asba.pngThe ASBA, founded in 1965, is a non-profit association focused on professionalizing the process of developing, designing and building sports facilities. Their Technical Meetings, which I have attended since 1991, are one of my favorite convention and trade shows each and every year. These folks build the sports sanctuaries across the country.

Our publication, American Track & Field, will not accept advertising from non ASBA members, and we recommend all coaches, facility managers and athletic directors check out the asba site as well as check with the ASBA when looking to develop a new sports facility! Saving a few bucks when the facility is sub standard is not smart business.

Press release below:

Ellicott City, MD - The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence.

Awards are presented in various categories: Tennis Courts, Running Tracks, Sports Fields and Indoor Multi-Purpose Facilities. Within each category there are divisions; for example, the Tennis Court category recognizes facilities in Indoor, Residential and Outdoor divisions; additional honors were given in the 'Green' competition, for award-winning athletic facilities that used the most eco-friendly design, construction and operating techniques.

Presentation of award plaques was made at the Technical Meeting, recently held in Palm Desert, California. Projects are scored individually based on considerations such as layout and design, site work, drainage, base construction, surface, amenities, innovation and overall impression. Winning entries are those whose cumulative scores meet or exceed the standard. This year saw an unprecedented number of entries in the competition.

Winning projects are as follows. Note: For a full listing of award-winning projects in all categories, use the contact information above, or go to the website, www.sportsbuilders.org.

OUTDOOR RUNNING TRACK FACILITIES
Barnstable High School
Barnstable, Massachusetts
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)

Bishop Gorman High School
Las Vegas, Nevada
New Construction: Renner Sports Surfaces (Denver, Colorado)

Brandon High School Outdoor Track Facility
Ortonville, Michigan
New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)

Detroit Lakes High School
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa)

Elkins High School
Fort Bend, Texas
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa)

Harvard University - McCurdy Running Track
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)

Ken Hall Stadium at High Tower High School
Fort Bend, Texas
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa)

Leopard Stadium - Outdoor Track
Gainesville, Texas
New Construction: Texas Sport Builders (Burleson, Texas)

North Reading High School
North Reading, Massachusetts
New Construction: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)

Sisseton High School
Sisseton, South Dakota
New Construction: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa)

Spire Institute-The GaREAT Sports Complex Running Track
Geneva, Ohio
New Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces (Hunt Valley, Maryland)

Swenson Field Athletic Complex, Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Gale Associates, Inc. (Weymouth, Massachusetts)

Tecumseh High School Outdoor Track Facility
Tecumseh, Michigan
New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)

Winnacunnet Regional High School
Hampton, New Hampshire
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis (Pocassett, Massachusetts)

INDOOR TRACK FACILITY
Indoor Running Track at SPIRE Institute
Geneva, Ohio
New Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland)

Within each category, one facility was chosen from among all winning entries to represent the best of athletic facility construction. The winners were as follows:

TRACK FACILITIES OF THE YEAR:
OUTDOOR:
Spire Institute - The GaREAT Sports Complex Running Track
Geneva, Ohio
New Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces (Hunt Valley, Maryland)

INDOOR:
Indoor Running Track at SPIRE Institute
Geneva, Ohio
New Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland)