The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Steve Salins

Three LRS tracksters compete at 2B State Championships


Last updated 5/30/2019 at 10:56am

Photo courtesy of John McCallum/Cheney Free Press

Freshman Sydney Kinch (above) vaulted her way to a second-place finish in the pole vault at the 2B State Championships on the Eastern Washington University campus on May 24.

Track isn't an easy sport. You're very alone-run, throw, jump-all by yourself. No offensive line to block for you, no open teammate to pass your shot to, no outfielder to back you up or catch your pole in the vault.

Alone-out in front of everyone in shorts and a light jersey. It isn't like football where you cover everything up-including your face-so no one is quite sure when you either do well or make a mistake.

And track is not much of a team sport; the only "team" in track is relay teams, but even there you're running all by yourself, and then you have to make sure that stick gets to the...

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