|Homer High School's new Olympic-quality track|
Yesterday we got word that both the Homer High Track Invitational and Soldotna's Middle School track meet were cancelled due to the tracks still being under snow. I love track meets and even though I was scheduled to be a race official for 2 full days, I was totally jazzed about it. I so wanted it to happen.
At this time last year Homer High's track was condemned and was in horrible shape, with potholes, ruts, cracks and loose gravel on it. Due to the energy and persistence of the high school running coach, money came through from the state, borough and city (not positive about that last one...) and last summer we got a new Olympic-quality track. It is the official size and material, so technically, it could be used for qualifying events. We were hoping to get it in Mariner Blue, but are just happy to have it.
|The best view at a track in the state!|
It is only 2 weeks till boroughs track meet, then regionals the next week and state the week after. If Homer's track team hadn't gone to the Big C Relays in the dome in Anchorage a couple weeks ago, they would have had no meets yet, and probably only one meet before boroughs if next week's meet doesn't get cancelled (at the location of the middle school meet this week that got cancelled). But from what we've heard, we're not the only ones with this problem as Anchorage has been getting lots of snow lately, and the soccer teams at Homer High have been practicing in the gym since their fields are still under snow also. And in talking to relatives in Michigan recently, it sounds like it has been snowy there as well.
The good thing is that Homer is hosting boroughs in 2 weeks, so we'll still get to run a meet on our new track this year....weather permitting!!