by Marshal Magazine Staff
Students, staff, faculty, and community members gathered outside Friday afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of Rockwell’s latest addition – a brand new track.
“It’s cool that we’re getting a track,” said Rockwell junior Aimree Swift. “It was neat to be a part of this. Good job, Rockwell.”
The Rockwell track team has been holding track & field practices in the back parking lot since its opening in 2008.
“Having a track at Rockwell is really exciting,” said Rockwell sophomore and track team member Diana Figueroa. “Not only is it going to help our running improve, but it will make it so we don’t have to fight the buses and cars about who gets the parking lot after school.”
Today’s groundbreaking began with a few words from Principal Darren Beck and RCHS board member Tiffany Southern. Athletic Director RaNell Goldthorpe then took her seat in the tractor to dig the first hole, followed by board member Tiffany Southern. Track team members, teachers, staff, seniors, and administrators then took turns completing a celebratory shoveling while posing for a photo.
“It was exciting to witness an expansion of Rockwell,” said Rockwell teacher Jake Hampton. “I think the track will be a great addition to the school, and it’s an honor to see it happen from the beginning.”
The track is set to begin construction soon and will be ready to use beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
See the gallery below for photos of the event, courtesy Diana Figueroa.