I would like to make an editorial comment about the staff in Albany...These people put on a great meet. Field Events are Field Events and sometimes drag out, but man, they have never ran off the Track events as quickly as they did these past couple of days. My head my spinning trying to keep up. I can't say enough about Johnny Seabrooks,Gary Phillips, Harley Calhoun, Pam Hill and Ron Clanton amongst others. Their professionalism was impressive as well as the starters, backup starters, volunteers, backup timers, lane inspectors, student vols and maintenace and logistical staff. And of course, the PA announcing gives this meet a flavor like none other. Job well done to the Albany crew
- As this year's State Meet was our last (only child is a senior), we would like to say that we have come to love the tradition of having the State Championships at the same location with the same people each year. And - we are, dare I say, Northern transplants not known for our sentimental ways. We know there are many issues that you track & field purests out there want fixed, but nothing is ever perfect - and, bottom line, these meets are for the kids. Our daughter cried when she left Albany knowing it was her last time. Our family and her team have been very fortunate to have had the last 4 years to develop some traditions (eating at certain restaurants,etc.) and to see the same friendly faces - from the man who takes our money, to the man who takes the pictures at the podium. We would like to just thank all those folks who have given their time and have given us some great memories! With all the upheaval with classifications, change is inevitable and hopefully the powers that be can make decisions that will both give GA the best, most competitive State Meets possible, but also somehow still preserve the wonderful traditions of Albany and Jefferson that have developed over the years. And, thanks to the GATFXC/Milesplit folks for giving a crazy track parent a place to hang out for 4 years! Good luck to all the guys at Jefferson this week!