The end draws closer (but it’s not near)

Whew. One day of the Kansas State High School Activities Association state track and field championship meet is in the books–at least as far as my duties with Main Street Media are concerned.

The meet progressed well. I got most of the athletes I needed to get pictures of, and those I didn’t, I can’t cry over it. I am one person trying to cover over a dozen schools. Those who complain should try doing it once. They would say never again.

It was starting to warm up by time the session involving the 1A, 2A and 3A schools ended and the one for 4A, 5A and 6A began. The humidity is really high due to the constant rain, so that made it a bit uncomfortable, even though the temperatures were in the mid-70s (Fahrenheit, of course; 24-25 Celsius), about 10 degrees lower than they should be for the last three days of May.

I feel a bit guilty about not staying for the upper classifications, but I will have to put up with that next year, since the upper classes have the early session on Friday.

Tomorrow’s action begins at 8 a.m. Mallory McQueen of Plainville is going in the triple jump, and the Meitler brothers, L.T. and Kaden, compete for Smith Center in the pole vault. L.T. cleared 14 feet, 7 inches to win the regional title at Smith Center last Thursday. It won’t be until after 8 p.m. before I leave the WSU campus, thus concluding the 2014-15 high school sports season–at least for me.

Okay. Time to eat. Haven’t all day. I’ll post later this evening.

LSU baseball is in a rain delay at Baton Rouge. The Bayou Bengals are taking on Lehigh in the first game of the regional they are hosting. Action will not resume before 4 p.m.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on May 29, 2015, in KSHSAA, Track and Field and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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