Had the opportunity to mange the timing and results for the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship a couple weeks back. There were tons of outstanding races, and races with closer finishes than the Men’s DMR, but none more exciting. Take a look…
Event 17 Men Distance Medley
Lantz: L 10:02.36 2011 SteepleWeb
Runnion, Williams, Springer, Strackeljahn
OVC: O 9:45.60 1976 East Tennessee
R. McBride, G. Davis, D. Ritchie, M. Brown
School Seed Finals Points
1 Eastern Illinois 'A' 10:26.11 10:03.01 10
1) 128 Calio, Joe FR 2) 170 Wiggan, Sean SR
3) 137 Dorsey, Ephraim SO 4) 124 Basting, Bryce SO
2 Eastern Kentucky 'A' 10:03.05 8
1) 218 Meddles, Wade JR 2) 203 Eason, Anthony SR
3) 221 Nijhuis, Thijs FR 4) 197 Bouchikhi, Soufiane SR
I’m lucky enough to work on a college campus and stay involved with the track & field team. I was an athlete for EIU from 2005-2010 – so even though I don’t compete anymore, I stay involved with the team by volunteering at the home meets. I manage the timing, results and scoreboard.
The team had their annual “Turkey Trials,” an inter-squad meet just before the Thanksgiving break. Its a pretty small meet, so it was just me and Coach Akers running the show. Its a good opportunity for the athletes to get a taste of competition after training for months, a good measuring stick for coaches, and a good chance for me to make sure the timing system is ready for indoor season.
Our first home meet is the annual EIU Early Bird, which is usually the 2nd Friday of December.