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Friday, March 09, 2007

Running a track meet no easy task

Kudos to Byrd boys track coach Clint Walker.

Walker and his helpers did an outstanding job running off the Byrd Yellow Jacket Relays on Thursday at Lee Hedges Stadium.

The meet had about 20 boys and girls teams and running events in most events had more than one heat. Some had three.

It was the first meet Walker has been in charge of. He was all over the field, organizing competitors and making sure timekeepers were alert to the start of events.

Here's one suggestion, though. When I was there I didn't here any results announced. After a result sheet is taken to the press box and the scores are logged in, the first, second and third finishers and their times or distances should be announced immediately. These athletes deserve recognition in front of their peers and fans. There used to be a podium for this purpose at the stadium. If there still is, it wasn't being used when I was there.


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