2017 Palmer Terror: The Creek Runs High

Jordan McCurdy leads the parade to the 800 meter finish line.

24 hours prior to the designated start time for this year's running of the Palmer Terror Invitational, there didn't appear to be hope for much of anything track and field taking place on Saturday. Horizontal snow was strafing all of Colorado Springs, and everyone who could stayed inside, mostly hunkered down at home.

But Friday afternoon brought partial clearing and Saturday morning broke bright and clear. The meet waited a few extra minutes for some ice in the shadow of the east-side stands to clear off the track, but most everything else felt like a typical track meet.

There have been a few changes at Garry Berry Stadium since the last time Colorado Track XC was there for meet coverage last spring. Most notably, the throws venues have moved to the south end of the venue. Gone, though, is any reasonable means of photographing the throws. And, the proximity of the discus venue to the south end of the track means an occasional discus goes skittering across the track. Hopefully, a quick--but thorough--fix to that situation is in the works.

Despite a large gathering of Colorado Springs schools on the front end of spring break, it was Cherry Creek's Bruins who ran away with both team titles. 


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