WEST JEFFERSON — Repairs to the track at Ashe County High School have been completed and the track is now open to anyone that wants to walk or run on the new surface.
This is the first time in school history that the track has undergone a complete resurfacing.
“It’s been striped once before, but this is the first time the track has been repaired and resurfaced. It’s needed it for a while but now turned out to be an ideal time for this,” said ACHS Athletic Director, Marc Payne, in a previous interview with the Jefferson Post.
According to Payne, the big swing in temperatures that Ashe County experiences between the winter and summer months makes it tough on the surfaces to hold up. However the school has worked hard to do what it can to protect the surface, like putting down mats that keep football players’ cleats from tearing at the rubber surface and working to make sure the track’s inner layers wear evenly with the rest of the surface.
Carolina Courtworks was chosen to complete the projects. The company pressure washed the surface and repaired its cracks in addition to resurfacing the track. The track was striped this weekend, completing the entire project.
The repairs also came at an important time because ACHS will be hosting the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference championship meet next spring.
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.