New Track at Mardela High School
MARDELA SPRINGS, MD. – August 28, 2017:  - Mardela Middle and High School is now sporting a brand-new training facility for its track athletes to prepare for meets in the Bayside Conference,  thanks to Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver and the County Council’s unanimous consent this month to support Wicomico County Public Schools request of forward funding in the amount of $400,000 to complete the track project.
 
The new track is an 8-lane, 400-meter oval with a broken-back design (also known as a double-bend track) that allows for a wider infield.  That infield is a wide-format Bermuda multi-purpose competition field which will be home to Mardela's Boys and Girls soccer teams.
 
Mardela Middle and High School Athletic Director Kory Shiles says this is huge. “For a school that has only had a gravel or dirt track in years past, this is a major step in the right direction for our student-athletes”, said Shiles. “To have something like this to train on will take our kids to another level when it comes to competing against other schools. The new bermuda grass soccer field is just awesome,  and we’ve got to thank the Wicomico County Council for making this a priority here at Mardela.”
 
The total track project cost came in at $1.8 million dollars, which included Storm Water Management and Forest Conservation, which are regulatory requirements. The county council put in $1.2 million for the project, while Wicomico County Public Schools footed the remaining $600,000 for the new track at Mardela Middle and High School in Mardela Springs.