Does anyone know who the other school was? Even in the original photo, I can’t make out the text. Maybe the image is familiar?
In the picture, you can see that someone left a set of blocks out in lane 5. It was always fun to try to set blocks in the loose gravel surface of our track. I still have my high school Nikes, with the 1/2″ spikes we needed to get any traction at all:
Spaulding still has that same track. It was built in 1964 and has never really been upgraded. The school can’t host official track meets any more, because of the size and condition of the track.
A new track is Phase Two of a set of planned athletic field enhancements. Last year, the track finally got lights (well, the football field got lights, but runners get to use them too) in Phase One.