No Complaints

first_imgI often complain about how schools run track meets.  Some don’t have enough workers, some have little supervision, and others are disorganized.  I don’t think I will ever complain again after attending my granddaughter’s city track meet in St. Paul, Minnesota.  It was a junior high city championship.Audrey runs hurdles, and it was the first event scheduled at 10 a.m.  The announcer gave first call and the girls warmed up.  No second call came.  The next call stated “we cannot start the meet until we get 30 volunteers from the audience.”  Finally, at 11 a.m. the hurdles were run.  They then did the 50-meter dash. (There were multiple heats of this for both boys & girls.) Instead of announcing the next event it was stated that the timing system failed and all hurdles would have to be run again!  This would not have been that bad had there only been 2 or 3 heats, but there were 10 heats for both boys and girls.  Since her 2 events were over, we left.We have no idea if they finished the meet that Saturday or if they had to continue it later.  What a mess!last_img

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