They were supposed to end their seasons at Shippensburg University today, competing on the track and in the field in front of thousands of fans from across the state.
Spring sports cancellations have given coaches extra time to reflect on their careers, but Dusty Lehr knew before the pandemic his time as the Delone Catholic track and field coach was up.
Kolt Byers spent his high school career looking for maximum elevation in track and field events. It seems only natural that he’d attend High Point University.
Dante Elliot refused to be denied.
In the company of one of his best friends, Dante Elliot has proven himself worthy of competing against the nation’s best track and field athletes participating in summer workouts.
No matter the length or competition of the hurdles race, Derek Herr never trailed in a postseason race heading into Saturday afternoon.
Some paced with agitation as they watched the high jump bar continue to rise. Others fidgeted with gadgets meant to relax their muscles or extend their flexibility. In a brightly colored bucket hat and shades, Kolt Byers sat upon a bench, legs spread comfortably and arms stretched out grippi…
The thrill of the hunt is what motivates a lot of younger track and field athletes to continue improving.
Travis Zimmerman reassured all those who followed him that he would be back and healthy for the District 3 Class 2A Track and Field Championships. It was the right thing to say after taking a leadership role in his senior season, but even he wasn’t sure how things would play out.