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New Track At Crestline Named For John McDonough

Story By: Jeff Alan

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/8/2012

This past Friday, Crestline High School honored the man who was the driving force behind one of the best all-weather tracks in this area that sits behind Crestline High School and the new school that is under construction.  Mr.John McDonough who himself is a Crestline graduate and is in the CHS Athletic Hall-of-Fame, was honored at an assembly for putting in countless hours of his his own time and personal funds into the design and construction of the new all-weather track behind Crestline High School.  Although he rarely shows emotion, on this occasion it was tough for McDonough not to as a bronze plaque will sit just outside the facility with the name "John A. "Mack" McDonough Track".

Despite all the time and effort he put into the facility, Mr.McDonough also gave credit to the people from Crestline and other communities such as Galion, Col.Crawford and Ontario who helped make the track a reality.  The track features eight lanes, rubberized runways for long jump, pole vault and high jump.  The track also has new throwing areas for shot put and discus, grandstands, press box and an equipment building.  Plans are to eventually build a new football stadium in that area as well.  The current CHS football stadium sits on the south end of town, built in 1936.   

   
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