682 Design and Management of the Collegiate Indoor Weight Throw Facility

Saturday, April 27, 2013: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Convention Center: 212AB
AAPAR/Council on Facilities and Equipment
Presider: Jeffrey Petersen, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Speakers: Lawrence W. Judge1; David M. Bellar2; and Ashley Thrasher1, (1)Ball State University, Muncie, IN, (2)University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
The enactment of Title IX required many universities to renovate their indoor track and field facilities to accommodate both menís and womenís participation. The indoor weight throw was one of the new events added to the NCAA program for women. This presentation will examine characteristics of track and field indoor weight throwing facilities at universities throughout the United States. Learn important principles for design and management of a new or renovated facility to maximize safety.