Huntington University Embraces Greener Technology, Higher Quality and a Performance Track for Athletes and Students
Hellas Sports Construction chosen to improve Huntington University’s track and field facility with epiQ Tracks™ Z5000
HUNTINGTON, Indiana - Hellas Sports Construction is set to begin renovations this summer on Huntington University’s athletic and recreational track facility. The project is the next phase of the university’s capital campaign publically launched in 2010. The University will install a new outdoor running track which will improve the ability of the men’s and women’s track teams to train and will enhance recruiting opportunities. In addition, the new epiQ surface will be available to all students for fitness training.
Huntington University has been working hard to raise funds for all the improvements. “We’re thrilled to be able to move forward with another piece of the capital campaign projects. A new track facility is one of our biggest athletic facility needs, so we’re excited that it’s going to become a reality. It will be a tremendous benefit for training, competing and recruiting for our track and field programs as well as another fitness option for our entire student body,” said Lori Culler, Athletics Director.
Huntington University selected Hellas Sports Construction’s top product: EPIQ TRACKS Z5000, an IAAF approved and Olympic caliber product. “I am very excited and looking forward to the new track and field area being constructed. It will once again allow us to host large meets, but more importantly, it will provide a great training facility for our student-athletes. I am going to enjoy watching the construction by Hellas,” said Tom King, Track Coach for Huntington University.
EPIQ TRACKS recently launched a new and greener product line with proprietary formulas providing better performance characteristics. Notably, almost all polyurethane track formulas have been based on technology that dates back to the early 1960s. EPIQ TRACKS products now offer high performance components and a sustainable manufacturing process using extensively non-petroleum based materials. This makes EPIQ the most eco-friendly track surfacing system in fifty years.
“These are improvements that resonates with the Track and Field community,” said Bob Allison VP of Track operations at Hellas Sports Construction. “It is rewarding when our research and development efforts become reality by improving the final product for the athletes, we are pleased to be installing our very best product for Huntington University, it will be a first-class facility, “ Allison continued.
About Huntington University
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges.
About EPIQ TRACKS
It is faster - New and innovative technology provides a performance-enhanced track for improved speed and control. It is smarter - Renewable resources and green practices combined with superior manufacturing; installation and quality control deliver the most intelligent track system available.
It is stronger - The quality, durability and resiliency of EPIQ TRACKS are unmatchable.www.epiqtracks.com
About Hellas Sports Construction
Headquartered in Austin, TX, Hellas is one of the largest sport contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis installation and maintenance. Hellas controls all business processes to take its products directly to its customers, including marketing, sales, quality control and project management. For more information visit HellasConstruction.com.