Tearing up the track can be a good thing if one is describing a fast runner.
Tearing up the track at Marshalltown High School will be a good thing for the future athletes who use the facility. The resurfacing of the track will happen soon and has been overdue according to school officials.
"It has a measurable wear," District Architect Dave Schulze said. "It's time to repair that."
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The resurfacing of the Marshalltown High School track is set to take place in July. It has been cracking and pieces have come off in recent years.
The track was last replaced in 1990, and these tracks usually have a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years, so it is overdue for replacement. MHS Athletic Director Tim Bell previously told the Times-Republican pieces are starting to come off the track and several cracks are evident.
The contractor will be Midwest Tennis and Track of Denison, which was awarded the bid of $129,063 to redo the polyurethane track. Aside from the resurfacing, the new track will also allow for a longer straightaway to accommodate the shuttle hurdle relay.
The contracted completion date is Aug. 3. The project had to wait until the Relay for Life concluded last weekend to get underway.
Schulze said now that the holiday is over, work is expected to begin in earnest.