The marking of the start lines show the official measurement. The cascading
relay zones and multiple start lines show the compromises necessary to
run an official high school meet on a track that is the wrong distance.
There are many other imperial length tracks, but all I know of date back
at least to the 1980's, this track was first made all-weather in 2001.
They should have known better. Why is the finish line offset 5m? Another
On the backstrecth sprint straight, they added the 8th lane. I have
to assume its absense around the rest of the track was budgetary--there
is no space limitation on either end of the track (though they did keep
the original stands. Were they so cheap in this construction that they
didn't put in a new appropriate curb first? Sprints are marked to run
in reverse to a random finish line about 30m before the turn.