Associate Project Manager Chris Davenport said the building's new track and facilities will "look beautiful" after their completion at the end of the semester.

Million-Dollar Barton Hall Construction Disrupts Student Activities, Athletics

Barton Hall will be closed for the remainder of the fall semester as a team renovates the building’s floors and equipment, according to Associate Project Manager Chris Davenport. A project team is improving the building’s track floor and athletic equipment, as well as the foundation of the Navy ROTC blockhouse. Davenport said the renovations — which began June 20 and will finish by 2017 — will cost a total of $3.6 million. The project’s main goal is to fix Barton’s floor, according to Davenport. “The wood flooring underneath the track was deteriorating and causing soft spots, which made it unsafe for recreational use and unsafe for collegiate competition,” he said.

Cornell women's track and field team will travel to Princeton to face the other seven Ivy League schools this weekend.

Following Second Place Finish at Indoor Championship, Women’s Track and Field Prepares to Knock off Harvard

The Cornell women’s track and field team is looking to one up its second place finish Indoor season as the team travels to Princeton, N.J. to compete in the Ivy League Outdoor Championships. The team will be entering the competition as one of the top squads in the Ivy League competing in the weekend-long event. The Red boasts some of the fastest times and furthest throws and jumps in the conference. In order to be sitting at the top when the dust has settled, the women will need all the pieces to come together.