Good Saturday morning! Resurfacing at Varsity Centre coming along nicely 😍Going to look great for the #NACAC Championships in less than a month! #TF6ix@Varsity_Blues @AthleticsCanada pic.twitter.com/tWOdKQ4Fij
— Jonathan Yue (@jonathanyue20) July 14, 2018
The University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium is getting a new track surfaced by Mondo. Mondo has been the leading track surface for the past 30 years, and the official track of eight Olympic games through 2004. The rubber-based top layer of the track provides unparalleled elasticity, which boosts runners performance by cutting the time required for spike penetration and retraction.
Varsity Stadium is the venue for the NACAC Track and Field in the 6ix Championships August 10-12th. The championship has invited the best from North America, Central America and the Caribbean to compete in Canada.
The University of Toronto Track Club has been displaced during the resurfacing of the track. University of Toronto coach Terry Radchenko said, “We’ve been watching with great anticipation over the last couple months. The whole team and staff are looking forward to getting back to Varsity Stadium and getting back on our home track. It’s tough to be without a home for the summer, but the team is looking forward to twilight meets and great training in our new facility for years to come.”
Radchenko added, “We’re also looking very forward to seeing the new track up close at NACAC championships where University of Toronto student Gabriela Stafford will be competing in the 1,500m.”