UM Sports Complex gets its stripes
The University of Mindanao’s sports complex had its rubberized oval track laid with track and field markings by technicians certified by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), as part of the finishing touches before the opening set sometime this year.
The IAAF ensures that the oval track markings and its materials and measurements are up to par with standards set in the IAFF track and field facilities manual, which according to their website, “is intended for use by stadium planners and as an essential guide to IAAF member federations, national and municipal authorities, and all involved in the planning, constructing, and running of facilities for Track and Field athletics.”
After the track and field markings are laid down, the 400 meter rubberized oval track is completed along with the discus and hammer throw cage.
The University of Mindanao is greatly invested in its capacity to provide students and faculty with facilities that are up to par with international standards in its bid to go global.
Future additions to the sports complex are an Olympic size swimming pool with complete facilities, outdoor lawn tennis and volleyball courts, football field using natural grass ground, and ample space to hold competitions like javelin throw, long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, and shot putt events.