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Oxford High Field, Track To Be Ready for the Spring

The more than $3 million project is moving along nicely, first selectman says.

 

It appears as if the Oxford High School track and field teams may finally have a home track meet this season.

That's because the $3.1 million high school field and track will likely be completed in time for the spring season.

"It is progressing nicely; the kids are very excited about it," First Selectman George Temple said.

He expects the field turf to be laid down on the football field by the end of February and the rubber track to be finished by the end of March. He expects the project to be completed by April.

In August, voters overwhelmingly supported spending money on the project by a 2-to-1 margin at a referendum. 

The project includes a synthetic turf field where OHS students could play football, soccer or possibly lacrosse and field hockey one day if the school gets the two latter sports. The field will be surrounded by an eight-lane track. The proposal includes bleachers, lights and a press box.

The Oxford track and field teams have been successful in the past despite the fact that they haven't had a track to call their own. They used to practice sprints on grass or in parking lots. This season should be different.

Roc February 06, 2013 at 01:10 PM
So ,does that mean the taxpayers in the town can use the track starting this summer?
rita blue February 06, 2013 at 01:20 PM
It's wonderful to have a new field for the town of Oxford! Nice Upgrade!!!...looks GREAT George. Thank you!!!
Dad February 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Please once the track is laid down stay off of it for at least 3 weeks. It takes that much time for the rubber to "cure" and if you gp on it before than you'll leave footprints and indentations. There will be no home meets for OHS this year since the schedule is already set but it is great that the kids will finally have a place to practice that is safe

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