Since my running days at Furman, I have been fascinated by running on the oval of an indoor track. The short fast races, the quick tight turns, the sound of the starter’s pistol echoing off the walls and ceiling, and the opportunity to compete during the winter months was an exciting time in my life. When I started coaching, I wanted my athletes to have the same experiences, so I would take many of them off to Knoxville or Clemson or Johnson City or anywhere close where other high school athletes would compete against us. The idea of new, indoor school records, traveling to new cities in a different venue, and much better performances in May brought many athletes out for track and field that may never have come out before. But rules in South Carolina were either changed or more strictly enforced and the opportunities to do these meets started slipping away.
Winner from Druid Hills High School-GA
HANAHAN -- 2011 was a good year for Hanahan’s Chris Brown.
Kendell Williams (Ga.) talks about running a U.S. no. 1 and goals for the season.
The Heat TC, Kennesaw, Ga - Williams, Burr, Griffin, Lewis2012 Clemson HS Invitational - 55 Meter Hurdle Final
CLEMSON -- Hanahan senior Chris Brown and Liberty's Hanan Balawi each brought home two titles at the second annual Clemson Youth & Masters Invitational Saturday.
Link to results from earlier live results inside this article. Hanahan senior Chris Brown, who broke the triple jump state record (51 feet, 2.5 inches - oldest state record), is entered in tomorrow's triple jump. Brown is seeded first in the event. The performance list is posted inside this article.
COLUMBIA - The 2012 South Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association meeting is this morning at the South Carolina High School League office.
Clemson Youth Invitational meet director Jimmy Stephens talks about hosting a high school indoor meet at Clemson for the second consecutive season.