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ccrunner609 02-24-17 11:21 AM

$40 million facility at Wittenburg?
 
I heard that Wittenburg university in Springfield is building a $40 million dollar facility that will have a 300 meter indoor track.

If true that is sweet since SW Ohio literally has no indoor track but cedarville.

Rohbino 02-24-17 11:53 AM

You heard correctly. Funding isn't totally lined up yet, though.

More here.

xcrunner19 02-24-17 11:56 AM

Why would they build a 300 meter track? Every other Division 3 school in the state has a 200 meter track.

Rohbino 02-24-17 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by xcrunner19 (Post 6709484)
Why would they build a 300 meter track? Every other Division 3 school in the state has a 200 meter track.

Why build a 200 meter track if you can build a 300 meter track?

ccrunner609 02-24-17 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by xcrunner19 (Post 6709484)
Why would they build a 300 meter track? Every other Division 3 school in the state has a 200 meter track.

likely going around a large indoor football field

delta 02-24-17 02:29 PM

There will be no seating though.

lane4 02-24-17 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ccrunner609 (Post 6709600)
likely going around a large indoor football field


Football, soccer, you name it. Definitely alot more bang for the buck a university gets out of a 300m indoor track than a 200 oval.

I'd love to see them show some interest in hosting the OATCCC indoor championships. Would be great to perhaps have it alternate years between the NE site(whether thats Akron or Spire), and Wittenberg down here in the SW.

Regardless, great news.

CoventryTrackXCguy 02-24-17 05:13 PM

Plus 200m tracks suck. I remember one time racing a 2 mile on one. 16 laps. Felt like I was on a hampster wheel. I dont even know If I did in fact even run 16 laps. Lost count after the 8th lap.

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PCTigerTrackCoach 02-24-17 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by CoventryTrackXCguy (Post 6709720)
Plus 200m tracks suck. I remember one time racing a 2 mile on one. 16 laps. Felt like I was on a hampster wheel. I dont even know If I did in fact even run 16 laps. Lost count after the 8th lap.

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This made me literally laugh out loud.... My 2mile experience came in the form.of a PT test in the Army but it was brutal so I have felt your pain

tmk 02-24-17 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by CoventryTrackXCguy (Post 6709720)
Plus 200m tracks suck. I remember one time racing a 2 mile on one. 16 laps. Felt like I was on a hampster wheel. I dont even know If I did in fact even run 16 laps. Lost count after the 8th lap.

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You would have LOVED Denison's old 133 meter track, then...

ccrunner4815 02-24-17 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CoventryTrackXCguy (Post 6709720)
Plus 200m tracks suck. I remember one time racing a 2 mile on one. 16 laps. Felt like I was on a hampster wheel. I dont even know If I did in fact even run 16 laps. Lost count after the 8th lap.

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I would prefer the 200 meter for even splits on the distance races. Keep it simple stupid! 😀

CC Track Fan 02-24-17 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by CoventryTrackXCguy (Post 6709720)
Plus 200m tracks suck. I remember one time racing a 2 mile on one. 16 laps. Felt like I was on a hampster wheel. I dont even know If I did in fact even run 16 laps. Lost count after the 8th lap.

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Try running the 5k indoors as I did in college. :Ohno: I have also helped time the 5k with 20 plus kids talk about a challenge to keep up with how many laps each kid as run. Enough to make your head spin and hurt.

galesxc 02-24-17 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by tmk (Post 6709812)
You would have LOVED Denison's old 133 meter track, then...

26 laps on the inside of a hockey rink at Hobart Arena... the cardboard facing on the drywall laid on the ice would "pill" and the little balls of paper would accumulate in the corners like ball bearings.

mathking 02-24-17 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by tmk (Post 6709812)
You would have LOVED Denison's old 133 meter track, then...

This brings back the memories. I ran high school and college meets on that track. Always leaning in the outside lanes. Feeling like Matt White was going to lap me in the 1500 when I was in high school. Or that Scott Shorney would in the 400 in college.

ccrunner609 02-24-17 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by galesxc (Post 6709964)
26 laps on the inside of a hockey rink at Hobart Arena... the cardboard facing on the drywall laid on the ice would "pill" and the little balls of paper would accumulate in the corners like ball bearings.

That a long time ago

tmk 02-24-17 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by mathking (Post 6709987)
This brings back the memories. I ran high school and college meets on that track. Always leaning in the outside lanes. Feeling like Matt White was going to lap me in the 1500 when I was in high school. Or that Scott Shorney would in the 400 in college.

Or when people tried to push you into the pole vault pit that inevitably seemed to be sticking out into lane 1 on their track...

tmk 02-24-17 11:58 PM

Just so I'm not hijacking ccrunner609's thread, the link to Wittenberg's facility plan:

http://www9.wittenberg.edu/hwa/indoor.html

CoventryTrackXCguy 02-25-17 03:12 AM

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Originally Posted by tmk (Post 6709812)
You would have LOVED Denison's old 133 meter track, then...

And that would be the place where I decide you know what, the 2 mile doesnt need to happen, screw it, Im just running the 800. Which is funny, cause I never ran the 800 in outdoor track. If my high school had a swim team, I mightve just said screw indoor track, im swimming. I bet you my numbers would be terrific.

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said_aouita 02-25-17 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by xcrunner19 (Post 6709484)
Why would they build a 300 meter track? Every other Division 3 school in the state has a 200 meter track.

Almost like you answered your own question!

Finishtiming 02-27-17 03:50 PM

This is football driven. That is why the 300. They are trying to modify plans now to have seating on top of some lowered classrooms. Similar to what grand valley state has.

JOSP 02-28-17 01:02 PM

Hey, the facility they've been promising recruits since 2006 is finally in the works, yay!

Jim Lahey 02-28-17 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by delta (Post 6709639)
There will be no seating though.

$40 million and no seating? :laugh: Nice.

panott 02-28-17 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by JOSP (Post 6712606)
Hey, the facility they've been promising recruits since 2006 is finally in the works, yay!

That facility was promised way before 2006. Try going back another30 years.

LoveCrossCountry 03-29-17 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Lahey (Post 6712632)
$40 million and no seating? :laugh: Nice.

Nice facility I'm sure for Wittenberg, but there's no way they could host a big spectator meet like the OATCCC indoor meet with no seating. Oh well.

lane4 03-29-17 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by LoveCrossCountry (Post 6739353)
Nice facility I'm sure for Wittenberg, but there's no way they could host a big spectator meet like the OATCCC indoor meet with no seating.


Remember they are still in the fundraising/planning stage. I suspect by the time they actually start construction seating of some reasonable sort will be included.

Finishtiming 03-29-17 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by lane4 (Post 6739632)
Remember they are still in the fundraising/planning stage. I suspect by the time they actually start construction seating of some reasonable sort will be included.

They broke ground last week. Completion is projected for december 2018

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/ne...4dT9NDM7YTj5N/

lane4 03-30-17 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Finishtiming (Post 6739661)
They broke ground last week. Completion is projected for december 2018.


Good. The sooner the better.

And I stand by my prediction that there will be some sort of seating as part of the finished product.

KentuckyKlondikeBars 03-31-17 08:14 AM

Southern Ohio finally spending some chedda. About time


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