The new cage, funded by the City of Grande Prairie as a sport legacy from the Alberta Summer Games, allows local track & field athletes to safely throw both discuses and hammers in training and competition.
Jumpstart Athletics from Edmonton provided the equipment, design services, installation advice. Locally, the Turcon Construction Group and Design Works Engineering and Inspection both donated contracting and measurement services. In addition, sub-contractors Arkos and LED Services completed the site work, concrete, and welding.
The new facility was christened with an informal hammer competition, Hammer Slam #1 on Wednesday. Levi Grose, a member of the Zone 8 Alberta Summer Games Track Team, placed first with a throw of 20.54m, a “scant” 50+ metres off of the Canadian Record.
Results are posted below: