Webster has reached a verbal agreement with St. John Vianney High School to allow the Gorloks to use the high school’s track and field facility.
Talks on a formal agreement are still in the process. The plan is, in exchange for the usage of the track, Vianney would be allowed to use the Webster University Center pool.
The agreement solves part of the problem voiced by the athletic department due to lack of space. Scott Kilgallon, athletic director at Webster University, noted the large increase in numbers of the track team under head coach, Dan Graber.
The team has increased up to almost 40 participants.
Vianney plans to resurface the turf to a new synthetic field, resurface the track and add improvements to the stadium area. Vianney President Mike Loyet said the improvements are part of the $7 million plan to improve academic programs around campus in a statement on the school website.
The statement said that the original track had reached the “end of its life” and needed to be replaced.
The renovation plans are thought to start in May and end in August for when the school year starts.
Keep up with The Journal for further information on the completed agreement with Vianney High School.