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4/5/2013 6:00:00 AM
Kingman High track meet called off

Rodney Haas
Miner Sports Reporter


KINGMAN - The Kingman High Track and Field Invitational scheduled for this week has been cancelled after a work order wasn't completed in time.

According to KHS track coach Rob York, he put several work requests in with the Kingman Unified School District, some dating back to the end of last year's track season, to move the scoring/timing system from its current location on the field to the enclosed pressbox.

According to the district's facilities and maintenance coordinator, Craig Schritter, he only received one such request and it was determined that it would be a summer project.

However, the one thing both sides agree on is that in order for the Kingman Invitational to grow as a state qualifier meet, there must be upgrades to the facilities.

"We want to build it as a state qualifying meet and there are a couple of upgrades that we need to do in order to make that true," said KHS Athletic Director John Venenga.

One major upgrade is moving the scoring/timing system to the press box, which according to York needs to be done because of the unpredictability of the weather. Because of that, York decided to cancel the meet a few weeks ago in order to give teams an opportunity to find another meet to attend.

"The biggest problem here is the weather," York said. "I just checked the weather for Saturday and it's supposed to be 80 degrees and 15 mph winds with a 10 percent chance of rain. If the track meet started at 9 a.m. and that's the weather report at 6 a.m., by 8:30 it could be 60 percent chance of rain with 30 mph winds."

It's an issue that popped up at last year's invitational when York had to chase down heat sheets in order to record the times into the scoring system. It's also an issue that plagued the Arizona Interscholastic Association's state track meet in Mesa - a thunderstorm caused race officials to chase down the sheets that were blown away while also trying to cover all the sensitive electronic equipment under a makeshift tent in the field.

"You can run a track meet when it's raining. But if all your equipment is downstairs, then you have to stop it and make sure it doesn't get wet," York said. "To run the meet efficiently, and if we want to make it a big meet, then it needs to be upstairs, especially with the weather up here."

But moving the timing/scoring system to the pressbox is not as simple as it sounds and involves cutting asphalt in order to lay wires underground.

The work is expected to be done over the summer and will be done at both Kingman High and Lee Williams High schools. The project will cost the district around $2,500.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Article comment by: What Ever

Are you serious?! "The weather could change by 8am" YEAH, no joke?! The weather could change anywhere. We live in KINGMAN get used to it, this is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I hope the athletes take this extra week to gain some extra practice time. I hope none of them were resting a college scholarship or something on trying to qualify at this meet. Arrogant people of k-hole.

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013
Article comment by: ARE YOU KINDING

You canceled a track meet because you didn't get your way, Get Real.



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