Weathering The Wind At The Warren Mitchell Invitational

Lone Star's Alivia Weathers won three events at the the 57th Warren Mitchell Invitational

Alivia Weathers trailed by nearly a full stride four hurdles into the girl's 100 hurdles. 

While giving chase has to be one of the more stressful ways to race the hurdles, Weathers was calm and collected, despite the gap of which she trailed Symantha Linnebur.

What's that saying? 

"It's not how you start - it's how you finish."

Yeah, that sounds about what happened here...

Weathers pumped her arms and eyed the red track, counting her steps between hurdles. Within two more hurdles she casually cruised by Linnebur, and onwards towards the finish line without a shadow.

The Lone Star junior dipped at the line to stop the clock at 17.11 - a season-best, and new No. 1 mark in 1A, despite running into a considerable head-wind. 

Weathers shined through the conditions, and the competition, to come away with three victories Saturday.

The Lone Star junior added the pole vault meet record to her big day, winning the event with a 9-1 clearance, and the 300H, running 51.51. 

All the while brooding clouds went from gray to blue above the track at the 57th edition of the Warren Mitchell Invitational in Limon Saturday. The wind raged throughout much of the afternoon session, providing an additional challenger on and off the track. While the wind made competition difficult, it didn't deter anyone from red-lining. 


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