Concord University Celebrating Completion Of Track Renovation Project

For Immediate Release: 
Aug 03 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.






ATHENS, W.Va. – The completion of the track renovation project at Concord University will be celebrated at a ribbon cutting and Business After Hours on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Callaghan Stadium on CU’s Athens campus.

Guests are invited to “sneak over to Concord University after work” and donning their sneakers, take the inaugural lap around the track.

The track replacement project began on May 9, 2016. Work has included removing the surface and milling down the asphalt underneath, putting down new asphalt and the creation of a new, high quality surface.

“The track is a vital part of training and conditioning for all the sports teams,” said Kevin Garrett, Director of Athletics. “Improving this facility will benefit all of our student-athletes.

“I would like to thank everyone involved who contributed to this project and we are extremely excited about how it will help advance our athletic programs,” he said.

“This is an exciting time for Concord!” said Alicia Besenyei, Vice President for Advancement. “We can’t thank all of our benefactors enough for their generous support of the project.  Without their funding, it simply would not be possible to have a new track.  We are incredibly appreciative.”

The entire track replacement project is being funded through donations. Benefactors of the project include: the Hugh I. Shott, Jr. Foundation, the Preservati Family Charitable Trust Foundation, the June Oblinger Shott Foundation, The Pace Family Foundation, and Donnie and Linda Holcomb

Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc., of Hunt Valley, Md. was the contractor for the project. Jim Christie with Larson Design Group located in Morgantown, W.Va. served as the architect.

The Business After Hours at the track on Aug. 9 is a joint activity of the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce. The chambers will be charging $5 and a business card for admission to the Business After Hours.

There is no charge to attend the track ribbon cutting. For additional information contact the Concord University Office of Advancement at or 304-384-6311.




Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.