Prep track: Throwers fire up for Sweet Home as thunderstorm abates


March 29, 2023

Scott Swanson

Faith Johnson, left, hands off to Lydia Wright during the girls 4x100 Relay at Central Linn.

Sweet Home's track and field team got their season off to a thunderous start Wednesday, March 22, at a four-way meet at Central Linn with East Linn Christian Academy and Harrisburg.


The meet was delayed for 45 minutes while a fairly significant storm, featuring thunder and lightning and lots of precipitation, passed over the track.

"It was pretty cold and windy," Coach Nathan Whitfield said.

He said some of his athletes had warmed up and, after the 45-minute wait for the lightning to dissipate, some of that was gone, leading to some slow starts.

But others, he said, "came on...

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