Brand-new track training facility opens at Bethel HS thanks to anonymous donor

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A new state-of-the-art facility built for Bethel High School athletes is all thanks to an anonymous donor.

Officials say the unnamed benefactor and Bethel track enthusiast approached the school about the project to build a 50,000-square-foot training facility over a year ago.

Along with specialized workout, physical training and team spaces, the new facility can host up to seven field events at the same time, along with a race on the raised 200-meter track.

Coaches say this indoor resource will make all of Bethel High's athletes weather-independent.

"So now we'll be doing a lot of things indoor in prep for outdoor," says coach Bob Fontaine. "So in addition to the indoor season, it extends our outdoor season. So I'm gonna tell the athletes, this facility doesn't make you better, but it provides the tools to get better. So it's removing obstacles and that's what we're looking for."

The new facility will officially be broken in Wednesday when Bethel hosts its first track meet there.

 

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