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Track doesn't slow down

April 26, 2011 - Seth Staskey
While we've spent much of the spring lamenting the bad weather that's affected high school baseball and softball (and rightfully so), track and field just continues to race along.

Area thinclads are beginning a stretch of the season where times should begin dropping and eyes should begin to shift on the most important meets of the season. Track and field is a sport where the Ohio Valley has long excelled at the state level. No fewer than four area schools (Shadyside, St. Clairsville, St. John (twice)) own team titles on the oval. That's pretty impressive. While it doesn't appear any teams this season have the makings, we're certain several individuals will qualify for Columbus.

There have been some impressive marks put forth in areas this season. However, I believe, beginning this week, you'll see those times begin to drop drastically. Finally, temperatures are beginning to rise and stay there and while it's still predicted to rain most days, it's becoming more sporadic. With the improving weather, coaches can begin to lock in their lineups and give other teams a glimpse of what's in store starting next week when the annual Cal Giffin Track Classic begins on Monday.

Stick with The Times Leader for in-depth track and field coverage as well as the weekly OVAC Track and Field Leaders.


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