That's right. Olympics had nothing to do with it. I think it was an ego thing for Marietta City Schools system. MHS is the only Marietta City Schools-run high school in Cobb County. All the other high schools in the county are run by Cobb County Schools. So they went nuts with the new MHS. Plus Marietta is a very proud city -- right next to Atlanta but with its own identity. They couldn't give a crap about Atlanta. Also, there were no Olympic events in Cobb County because of the gay thing.
The track is not the only facility at MHS that is first class. All the other facilities are just as nice. The school itself is gorgeous, state-of-the-art. The whole complex topped $60 million.
Anyhow, is the coach at MHS a good one, Atlantan?