School district pursues track

The Holly Springs School District is asking the Marshall County Board of Supervisors for assistance with the construction of a running track at Sam Coopwood Park.

Mayor Kelvin Buck has suggested a certified track be built so Holly High athletes could practice there and also host meets. It would help grow the track program, he said.

Superintendent Irene Turnage, Adam Andrews and R.J. Wilson appeared before the board of supervisors seeking county assistance. Specifically, Turnage asked whether the existing track, covered in dirt and grass, that surrounds the football field could be taken up and a new track be built. The school district has used the track at Rust College and at Marshall Academy, but Wilson said the inconvenience had deterred student participation in the sport.

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