Vermont hosted its first track & field meet in 15 years Tuesday as it opened the brand new Frank H. Livak Track and Field Facility.
Vermont hosted its first track & field meet in 15 years Tuesday as it opened the brand new Frank H. Livak Track and Field Facility.
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Daily Word: Vermont Opens New Track & Field Facility

Release: 04/19/2012

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Something happened on the University of Vermont campus this week that hadn't happened in 15 years.

The UVM track and field teams hosted an outdoor meet for the first time since the late 1990s on Monday and Tuesday as the Cats welcomed Middlebury for the inaugural track meet at the Frank H. Livak Track and Field Facility.

Prior to Tuesday's action, Vermont Director of Athletics Bob Corran and Frank Livak's son were on hand to dedicate the new facility and take in the beginning of a new era for UVM track and field.

Track and field head coach Matt Belfield knows what the facility means for the program.

"Things have been drastically enhanced here in the last few months," Belfield said during the pre-meet ceremony. "And not just because we can compete in a track meet today but their day to day experience is that much better."

The UVM teams split with visiting Middlebury with the Catamount women picking up the win. Overall, the Cats won 21 total events combined.

John Fantino of the Burlington Free Press was there to take in some of the unfamiliar sights and sounds and WCAX Channel 3 brings us a video recap of the day's events.

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