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Wake Forest Set to Resurface the Track at Kentner Stadium


In the continued effort to provide a World Class Student-Athlete Experience and bring Value to the Wake Forest Community, a new track surface will be installed by Beynon inside Kentner Stadium on Wake Forest’s Reynolda Campus.

With Wake Forest University and Kentner Stadium set to be the host site for the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships from May 15-17, 2025 and fresh off hosting the second annual Wake Forest Invitational, Wake Forest is set to resurface the track and surrounding turf areas.

"We are looking forward to having the track resurfaced by Beynon at Kentner Stadium," Assistant Director of Landscaping and Athletic Field Maintenance Chris Williams said. "The quality of work and customer service provided by this vendor has been excellent, and I am excited to have them bring their industry-leading product for our track and field athletes and University community."

"We are really excited to have the track resurfaced," said director of track & field / cross country John Hayes. "We want to thank the administration, donors and facilities personnel for making this project a reality. Without their support, we would not have been able to upgrade our facility to better serve our student-athletes and community. I am looking forward to our young men and women training on it and hosting future events inside Kentner Stadium, including the 2025 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships!"

"This upgrade follows the turf renovation a year ago for our field hockey program as both surfaces had been well used and have reached the end of their service lives," director of athletics John Currie said. "This upfit will not only be utilized daily by our track & field student-athletes, but our entire community as this track serves as an exercise option for all those in our community. We are grateful to Deacon Club members and fans who help ensure that we have the ability to regularly refresh a most critical element of both student-athlete experience and safety. Led by Vice President Facilities, Real Estate & Planning Chris Kiwus, our University facilities staff do an incredible job of providing and maintaining state-of-the-art competition surfaces which quite literally are the foundation on which our student-athletes compete and train toWin Championships."

Wake Forest University is re-energizing the track surface at Kentner Stadium with Beynon Sports' BSS 2000 RE system. The polyurethane application will help restore the appearance, texture, and performance of the running track, without having to remove and discard the existing aged surface. Trusted at over 300 venues, from coast to coast, the BSS 2000 RE system is an industry-leading solution.

Wake Forest Track & Field Overview

  • Thomas Kitchell won the 2024 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championship for men's shot put in Boston.
  • Kitchell garnered first-team All-American honors with a fifth-place finish at the 2024 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships and holds the longest indoor shot put throw in Wake Forest history with a 19.73m throw.
  • Robbie Grace set a new program best in the outdoor women's long jump with a 6.38m jump at the 2024 Beach Invitational hosted by Long Beach State
  • Leia Braunagel broke her own program record twice during the 2024 outdoor campaign with a 57.85m throw at the Stanford Invitational. The following weekend, Braunagel broke her own record again and set a meet and facility record at the Vertklasse Meet with a 58.44m throw.
  • After leading the Wake Forest men's cross country team to its first ACC Championship since 1994 and its highest NCAA Championship finish since 1989, director of track & field and cross country John Hayes was named ACC Coach of the Year.
  • The Wake Forest track & field/cross country squads had a memorable 2022-23 campaign, highlighted by the program's fifth ACC championships and first since the fall of 1994.
  • Wake Forest hosted the 2023 Wake Forest Invitational for the first track meet on the Reynolda Campus since 2018, as the Demon Deacons were joined by 23 programs at Kentner Stadium.
  • To wrap up the 2023 season 17 Deacs attended the NCAA East Prelims before Tewalt and Facioni competed in the NCAA finals of the 5,000m. Tewalt earned All-American status with a fourth palace national finish.

About Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is known for its distinctive combination of world-class academics, unrivaled campus experience, intimate learning environment and Power 5 athletics in a top-growing metro market. A Charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Demon Deacons have won 56 conference titles and are one of only seven ACC schools to win 10 or more national championships, along with Notre Dame, North Carolina, Virginia, Duke, Syracuse and Florida State. Additionally, Wake Forest anchors the Winston-Salem and Triad market, which includes 1.3M residents and was ranked as ESPN's seventh-best market from a viewership perspective.

Wake Forest's comprehensive excellence includes its highly regarded school of medicine, business school, law school and an innovative department of engineering. Additionally, Wake Forest has campuses across Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Washington, DC – providing many academic offerings to students from across the nation and around the world.

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About Beynon Sports

Beynon Sports is a world leader in track and field surfacing with over 7500 installations. The Beynon name is not just a brand; it's a symbol of trust, excellence, and a commitment to the communities and athletes it serves. Beynon surfaces are found in North America's most prestigious track and field facilities, reputed collegiate campuses, high schools, and city parks.