Why the SWR High School
track needs to be resurfaced?
The high school was built in 1973
along with the track.
Since the initial construction of the
track, it has only been resurfaced
This resurfacing was done about 20
Research shows that tracks need to
be resurfaced every 8 to 10 years.
Home to varsity AND middle school
What’s s the problem with our track?
The SWR HS track has many problems including:
* Uneven surfaces
-poorly patched areas of the track provide an uneven
running surface which can result in injuries such as
torn ligaments and muscles in the ankles and knees.
* Ruts and a crack that spans the entire length of the track
-There is a rut that goes all the way around the track in
the first lane (1 st lane is the most used lane)
* Faded lines that are essential to the meets that we host.
-faded lines include: lane numbers, starting lines,
. finish lines, hurdle markers, lane dividers, and the
. relay handoff area.
-faded lines make it hard for officials to officiate the
. meets and cause confusion for runners.
Cracks In the track and faded lines
These pictures show an important starting line and a
relay hand off area. There have been a number of
incidences in which teams have been disqualified for
failing to see these lines.
Due to the poor quality of maintenance done to our track through the years, there are many sections of track
like this one that have a higher elevation than the surrounding track, causing a tripping hazard.
Some of the cracks
on the track have
been ignored and
are thought to be
fixed by being
spray painted over.
What does it mean to Resurface
When resurfacing a track the first
step is to rip up the old of layer of
After the old layer is removed, they
put down a new layer of
Once the new material is put down.
The final step is to spray on the lines
Safety Hazards for Students, Staff,
and Community Members
Trip and Fall Hazard resulting in lawsuits.
Track Meets with other school districts
could result in injuries.
Community programs hosts a summer
track program for young children, with the
track in such poor condition, it is easy for
young children to get hurt.
Successful Varsity Track Teams
- 9 consecutive league titles
- 7 division titles
- 7 County titles
- 1 State Champion team
- One second place finish at
the state meet
- Most wins of any team in any
sport in Suffolk
- National individual title
- 5 league titles (cross county)
- 4 county champs (cross
- 7 League titles (winter track)
- 3 County titles (winter track)
- 5 league titles (spring track)
- 4 county titles (spring track)
over 600 wins since the
program started in 1982
Reflects the image of our school. The track is
seen at many community events, such as:
football games, lacrosse games, graduation, track
Before each track meet, the track is inspected by
the officials. It has become harder for our track
to pass inspection every meet. Soon our track
will not pass inspection and all meets will have to
be held at other schools, costing our district