Hug High School Track gets much needed Makeover

Most of us remember the poor condition that the track was in at the end of the last school year; a combination of weathering, landscaping damage, and years of wear left the track in less than favorable condition. The track was not used for track and field competition for this reason. Luckily, for those of us who like to use the track, it is getting a much needed face lift.

The track is temporarily closed for construction. It was recently repaved, but some work still needs to be done before the track is painted and ready for use. For this reason, the track will be closed until further notice. This was done with concern for the students and faculty who could get injured while on the construction site.

They had three months to fix the track after track season ended, but they just started a few weeks ago. If they started when track season ended they would be done by now.”

— Riccardo Jacinto

This closure was necessary in the eyes of the contractors, but not so much for those of us who use it right now. Many groups of students have been displaced by this project. Physical Education classes can’t use the track as they normally would. The school’s athletic teams like soccer, football, and cross country have had to relocate practices. Coaches and athletes are equally frustrated with their relocation. Ricardo Jacinto, a track and cross country athlete, expressed his discontent saying, “they had three months to fix the track after track season ended, but they just started a few weeks ago. If they started when track season ended they would be done by now.  Although closing the track inconveniences us now, the wait will be well worth it once the track is returned to its former glory. Faculty members were told the track would reopen in early October.

 

Hug Track