Completed in May of 2000, Goldsberry Track is a state-of-the-art running surface for the Ohio track and field teams.
It consists of a material called rekortan, which is a mix of rubber granules with a liquid fixative on top of asphalt.
The track surrounds Peggy Pruitt Field, an artificial turf field utilized by the Bobcat field hockey and lacrosse squads. The playing surface is made of Astroturf 2000 and has a layer of gravel for drainage and two levels of rubber granules with a gravel mix underneath. The turf came in five-yard-wide pieces with every line and decal already sewn in.
Ohio University sold bonds to raise capital for the project. The total cost of the facility was $2,385,000.
Goldsberry Track will host three events in the spring of 2005: the McDonald’s Invitational on April 2, the Ohio Open on April 30 and the Mid-American Conference Championships on May 12-14.