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Chambers Hall Gymnasium Flooded, Floor Being Replaced

by Ashley Bradford

image1On Feb. 2 during the baseball team’s practice, a ball was hit into the sprinkler system, causing water to cover the hardwood gym floor. Regardless of the team’s best efforts to dry it with towels, the floor had to be torn up and is in the process of being replaced. No one was injured during the incident.

Thiel said that the floor is estimated to be repaired by April 1, well enough in ad-vance for graduation.

“This was the main priority when getting it repaired,” Thiel said.

The gym floor was built over an older floor made from a hard rubber substance. According to Al Theil, Director of Student Activities, the water soaked through the hardwood gym floor due to its quantity and speed of dispersal. Water was then trapped between the old gym floor and the newer one, causing the boards to warp.

The flooding caused an early end to the season for Pitt-Greensburg cheerleading, the dance team, and soccer intramurals.

The baseball team is using Seton Hill’s facilities on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The team will be using additional indoor facili-ties in Latrobe on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The basket-ball team has been holding games at Seton Hill as well.

“It’s a day-to-day pro-cess,” Megan Hans, a wom-en’s basketball assistant coach, said. “So far the girls have been practicing at 6 a.m. at various gyms and games have been at Seton Hill.”

Despite how difficult it is to schedule gym times elsewhere, Hans remains confident in her team.

“[These] girls can overcome this adversity and have the ability to win on any court,” Hans said.

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