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.
HANAHAN -- 2011 was a good year for Hanahan’s Chris Brown.
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Fort Mill distance star Meredith Kilburn talks about why she chose to attend Wake Forest.
Fort Mill senior distance runner Meredith Kilburn shares her experience at New Balance Nationals in New York.
COLUMBIA -- If results are an accurate measure of performance, then Shekara Martin’s “work in progress” is close to completion -- at least for this track season.
Porter-Gaud captain Layne Mather talks about Saturday's SCISA Championships and leading up to his final meet as a Cyclone.
LEXINGTON -- Colby Coulter has said he wasn't planning to drift to far from home once he made his decision on a college, and this week he kept to those plans by signing a letter of intent to compete in track and cross country at Winthrop University.
LEXINGTON -- Lexington Wildcats Track Coach Matt Oberly has been trying different combinations this season in hopes of finding ones that will give his team the best chance to compete in the various relay distances. He may have found them at last week's Mellow Mushroom Relays in Wando.
COLUMBIA -- This Saturday's SCTCCCA Coaches Classic meet was cancelled during the evening due to severe weather in the area.
Lower Richland coach Michael Steward talks about what it means to be a new SCTCCCA hall of fame member.
scrunners.com will announce athletes of the week, presented by USATF-S.C., throughout the season. An anonymous panel helps in making the decisions.
Jim Ryun is speaking at the SCACA summer meetings, South Carolina Track and Cross Country Association president Eric Cummings told scrunners.com.
Spring Valley coach Rick Crumpler talks about being inducted into the SCTCCCA Hall of Fame.
Lexington boys run 7:55
Wilson Hall's Cori Stroebel talks about winning high jump at Coaches Classic.
Hillcrest's Wesley Edwards talks about winning high jump at Coaches Classic.
Beaufort's Maddie Aune talks about winning pole vault at SCTCCCA Coaches Classic.
Bishop England's Griffie Loy talks about winning the shot put at SCTCCCA Coaches Classic
Seneca's Majayla Holland talks about winning discus at SCTCCCA Coaches Classic.
SCTCCCA Coaches Classic 2012
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