The field surface at the Danbury High School track and field facility has been completed. DHS Athletic Director Chip Salvestrini says the facility rivals those at some top universities. Danbury Superintendent of Construction Services Tom Hughes says the track was certified by the NCAA so it's a college-certified track. The specialized top-of-the-line turf field has filament shaped like a lightning bolt and cost $985,000. The eight-lane facility, which was completed in 2019, earned the title of “distinguished facility” by the American Sports Builders Association. The association will name an “Outdoor Track Facility of the Year,” among its other awards, in December. Fields tend to last about a decade. This is the school’s third field since 2001.