North Polk High School in Alleman did something Tuesday it hadn't done since 1979. It hosted a track meet.
The school just built a new high school and stadium. For decades the Comets practiced on a cinder track that the coach describes as, "terrible.”
“We won’t have any more of the rashes or the burns from falling in the cinder and we don’t actually have to rake it and pull the weeds out. It’s just a beautiful facility and we’re very blessed to have it,” coach Bill Capaldo said.
It’s quite the upgrade for a school that's had solid track teams, despite no solid track. Actual lanes to practice on will help.