After Delay, Track Is Lined

After drainage issues delayed the completion of the new track over the summer for several months, the surface was repaired and lined over the weekend of Nov. 8-9.

“Striping and minor touch-up work will be done on the track,” Athletic Director and Football Coach Mark Farriba said.

The Gazebo first reported  in September on problems with the track, which was resurfaced over the summer.  The new surface featured potholes and uneven surfaces, and tended to pool water.  At the time, school officials declined to comment, citing ongoing negotiations with the company contracted to resurface the track.

Head of School Dr. Robert E. Veto said that most of the problems with the resurfacing stemmed from drainage issues, and not the new surface itself.

“One of the main issues with the track problems seemed to be drainage issues near the scoreboard,” Veto said.

But Stratford runners will have to wait to take the completed surface for a test run.  Farriba sent out an e-mail to Stratford coaches on Nov. 6 asking them to stay off the track.

“Patching, trimming, and striping process started today,” Farriba said.  “Please stay off the track and help communicate this to others until we give notice.”