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Outdoor Track & Field Kudos
May 20, 2008 - Erik Brown
With only the PIAA State Championship Meet remaining, the high school and junior high outdoor track and field season has basically concluded. So, I want to dedicate this post to extending a word of thanks and recognition to the many folks who make this wonderful sport happen in our region each year.
Without further adieu then, a grateful ATW thank you to…
All of the folks associated with the truly outstanding track & field program at the
The folks at
The NBCAA Invitational,
The Coaches – A high school track & field meet consists of 18 separate events (11 track events and 7 field events). It takes a tremendous amount of organizing, motivating, and teaching to prepare a group of high school students (or junior high students) to do their best at a track meet. Since many schools have just one coaching staff for both their boys’ and girls’ teams, the work is usually double. Before each meet the coaches must identify which athletes will compete in each event – not such an easy task when half the team wants to do the 100 meter dash and nobody wants to do the 3200 meter run.
And finally, the Student Athletes – Their enthusiastic participation and determination to achieve new personal bests make it all worthwhile.
Best wishes to the Dover Girls' 4 x 400 relay team at the PIAA State Championships this weekend. Run Fast Ladies!!