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.