Before the Homecoming Football game on October 12th, there was an official ribbon cutting to commemorate the grand opening of the newly completed track. The event featured a speech by Principal Kyle Pruitt, with many Morro Bay High School track athletes from previous years standing around the stage to represent the team. Pruitt thanked the school board, the superintendent, the community and the board of trustees for their contribution to Measure D that made the construction of the new track possible. Both the school board and notable community members were present on the stage.
ASB president and varsity track runner Anelise Dempsey also spoke on behalf of her team about how grateful MBHS track athletes are to be able to compete on the new track stating “As a runner on cross country and track and field, I can see the positive impact this track has made on our school and athletics program.”
Varsity track coach Chuck Ogle said that the new track with all its new facilities may draw in new recruits for the 2018 track and field season, and that there was a lot of excitement. He also stated, “I think we have the best track facility in this part of California. The new facility is very impressive- we have all brand new field equipment, jumping equipment, and storage for everything.”
Coach Greg Wilson, who coaches the jumpers (pole vaulters, long jump, and high jump) also said that with the new equipment, MBHS will most likely have more qualifiers for the state meet in track, especially with the jumpers.