I guess all change even good ones have some negative casualties.
The major change that will draw mixed emotions in the track layout is the location of the steeplechase water pit. The water pit was previously outside of the track in the northeast corner â€“ now, it lies inside the track in the southwest corner in order to comply with international standard on track layout. It was always a fan highlight on Thursday night of the Penn Relays for those in attendance to gather by the water pit and cheer on the runners and â€œsqueegeeâ€ guys who mopped up the water on the track while those events were underway. This modification changes the finish line for the steeplechase so that it matches up with the other individual track events and allows for two complete 100m straightaways.