Andersen Track Receives Extensive Reconstruction, Turf Field Added

Following Board approval in November 2012, Wesleyan began an extensive reconstruction of the 22-year-old Andersen Track behind the Freeman Athletic Center in March 2013.

Following Board approval in November 2012, Wesleyan began an extensive reconstruction of the 22-year-old Andersen Track behind the Freeman Athletic Center in March 2013.

Major strides have been made to meet the intended completion date of Sept. 3, 2013.

Major strides have been made to meet the intended completion date of Sept. 3, 2013.

The entire track surface and sub-surface will be replaced with an additional sprint chute included.  The long-jump/triple-jump areas will now be located outside the perimeter of the track.

The entire track surface and sub-surface will be replaced with an additional sprint chute included. The long-jump/triple-jump areas will now be located outside the perimeter of the track.

The interior of the track will be a new lighted synthetic turf field with primary use as an inclement-weather game and practice field, taking pressure off the grass practice fields and Jackson Field, the principal playing field for men's and women's soccer as well as men's lacrosse. (Photos by Eki Ramadhan '16)

The interior of the track will be a new lighted synthetic turf field with primary use as an inclement-weather game and practice field, taking pressure off the grass practice fields and Jackson Field, the principal playing field for men’s and women’s soccer as well as men’s lacrosse. (Photos by Eki Ramadhan ’16)

Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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