|It’s been a long time since i have covered the OHSAA State
Track and Field competition in Columbus. My first event was Lakota’s Jacob Smith in the 100m hurdles at
9:35am, seen above. Once i checked in and picked up my credential and "heat sheet" i was off
to work. Thanks to the help of Assistant Sports Editor Kevin Gordon, he had my day all mapped out for
me. All of the events that i had to photograph were spread out throughout the day, which made work much
easier. I was amazed how smoothly the track event is run. My first event started at 9:35am on the dot
and my last event ended at 6:05pm on the dot. SEE MORE
|Elmwood’s Katie Reiser during the 200m dash.|
|Seeing that everyone is dressed in
almost identical clothing, many athletes look to add some personal touches to stand out from the
|Eastwood’s Jake Rogers crosses the finish line in the 4×100.|
|Once the athletes have
competed and placed they are directed to the awards podium, where they are photographed.
|After being on the winner’s podium athletes proudly display their medals.|
|With time to kill in between races it is always fun looking for visually interesting
|This is inside the photo break/work room. This year they offered pretzels, water,
and pop. Earlier i had to purchase a three dollar hot dog and four dollar diet coke.
|Eastwood’s Jason Faykosh before the 4×400 relay.|
|It’s fun watching the kids as they
line-up before their races, trying to stay loose and keep their nerves under control.
|Volunteers play a big part keeping this track event running on time. Seen here they make sure
a runner makes it off the track safely before collapsing.