Long-Awaited Restoration For Perry Hall High School's Historic Outdoor Track Announced


Perry Hall High School. (Credit: Van Fisher/ Patch)

PERRY HALL - After years of disrepair and lost competitions, Perry Hall High School's outdoor track will be restored, thanks to the combined efforts of Baltimore County Board of Education member Julie Henn and Councilman David Marks.

Named in honor of the late Jerry Martin, a physical education teacher, cross-country, and track coach, the track has been a symbol of Perry Hall High School's numerous county and state championships. Coach Martin's legacy is about to be given a new lease on life with the restoration of the track that once buzzed with the energy of competitive spirit.

In their announcement of the track restoration, Henn and Marks expressed their excitement and relief for the school's athletes and local community members who frequently use the track.

"We have incredible student-athletes and many active residents who use the track. This is great news for the community, and I appreciate Superintendent Yarbrough's support of the project," Henn said.

Councilman Marks has a personal history with the track, having been a member of the cross-country teams that ran on it under Coach Martin in 1988, 1989, and 1990. Reminiscing on his past experiences and the track's significance, Marks stated, "I am so proud that this long-neglected track that has been a part of Perry Hall's legacy of excellence will now be restored."

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This project marks a long-anticipated victory for both Henn and Marks, who have advocated tirelessly for the track's resurfacing in recent years. The dedication of the two leaders, coupled with the Perry Hall High School Alumni Association's active support, has paved the way for future athletic triumphs at the school.

Additional details about the restoration project are expected to be released in the coming days. For now, the Perry Hall High School sports program, students, and the wider community can celebrate the return of their beloved track.

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