Is it me or do fast times always come from this track? VCB,SANYA,BIANCA KNIGHT,SCOTT,DUNCAN,ETC. Anyone know any info on this track surface or turn tightness. Do they have an open cieling etc? What gives?
It is a fast track with very high banking. Thus, in the 200 the runners, especially from 5 and 6, run downhill. When still a young collegiate, the 400h runner Clement set a iWR of 44.8 or so on this track. A lot of good collegiate distance races were run there as well, but partly because it offered the best competition on fast track.
Arkansas re-surfaced the track and infield a couple of years ago and beefed up the elevated runways but I don't think they changed the configuration or banking of the track, which produced fast times before the update. I cannot see how the banking is different from dozens of 200 meter tracks around the country. e