Weather Taking Toll On Weekend Schedule

Weather events are becoming part of track and field news again...

It could be that it's just beginning.

So far this weekend:

  • The Legend Prom Qualifier bit the dust early yesterday, getting as far as the 4x100s before calling it a day and a meet. Nothing from the 100s, 100/110H, nor long jump counted due to winds. I'm told that, given the conditions, canceling the meet wasn't much of a loss.
  • Earlier in the week, the Stutler Bowl Twilight shifted to Monday in an effort to dodge Friday's weather forecast. Monday should definitely be warmer, but the most current Monday forecasts show wind picking up in a significant way on Monday afternoon.
  • The La Junta Tiger Relays (both boys and girls versions) saw the weather event coming Thursday/Friday and shifted to Wednesday. 

Front Range meets still on the schedule for today include day one of the Fountain-Fort Carson Invitational and the Greeley Central Invitational. We'll see how those two hold out. If the worst of this system passed through last night, these meets just might get in, though under chilly conditions.

Western Slope meets at Stocker Stadium and Coal Ridge don't appear to be facing adverse weather conditions today.

Saturday's weather, while not exactly balmy up and down the Front Range, looks to be a little improved over Friday's weather. I'm guessing Saturday's meets happen, though the folks doing explosive events might not be entirely pleased with the conditions.

Looking ahead to next weekend, things aren't looking much--if any-better. And, this time around, the Western Slope might not be dodging the bullet, either.

Meaningful rainfall, turning to snow later in the week in some locations, is in the forecast for Tuesday through Saturday of next week. Your yard and the agricultural areas around the state need it. The track season not so much so.

If your school has prom this weekend or next, it just might turn out that you hit the scheduling jackpot...