New Athletic Complex Opens to Students
Weight room, turf field get their first use
Pumping iron at Christ School will never be the same.
The new Athletic Complex is ready for use which means not only a hall of fame that celebrates 118 years of Greenie sports, a synthetic turf practice field and expanded locker rooms and coaches offices, but a weight room that is bigger and better than its predecessor in many ways.
Coach Tommy Langford and his football players were the first to try out the weight room Monday. Among its features are 12 different workstations, customized with the Greenie logo and stocked with equipment. Along with six televisions to watch, there are plenty of mountain views outside the windows.
And that's just the upper floor.
Downstairs includes two more rooms, including one devoted to cardio exercise with 10 stationary bikes, three rowing machines, as well as a treadmill, and elliptical.
"(The new weight room) has definitely brought a lot of excitement and energy," Read Sunn '20 said. "Guys are able to space themselves out since we have a lot more room. And the new equipment is great."
Assistant Athletic Director and Strength Coach Duncan Parham said the goal is to be able to host as many as 48 students at once on the upper floor. Parham, along with a collection of students and faculty, assembled much of the equipment on Saturday.
"This is a great step for the school's athletic prowess," Parham said.
The Athletic Complex is the first indoor addition to Christ School's athletic facilities since Mebane Field House was built in 1989. A dedication for the Athletic Complex will be held during Alumni Weekend which is May 4-5.