Friday, April 25, 2014

New Olympic Grade Track...and Turf to Come!

New Olympic-grade track at Homer High School
Last week was Homer's week to shine hosting track meets Thursday (middle school), Friday and Saturday (high school). We brag that we have the best view in the state from our track, with the Kenai Mountain Range stretching out as one gazes over the field from the stands. If you ever get tired of watching the kids run, the vista can grab your attention.  I spend 3 days standing at the finish line of the track meets last week, fully occupied with helping run the race. But every so often I would look at the dramatic view with the clouds hovering over Grewingk Glacier and enjoy the sights.

Kenai's track with turf
Homer and Kenai both got new tracks at the same time 2 summers ago, but Kenai also got turf. This summer, with construction scheduled to start June 1, Homer will get turf added to their infield, extending their soccer and football seasons. Now if only they could get lights, they could have nighttime games as well. That would be a sweet perk!

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