By Mark Heiman
COLUMBUS – About three weeks ago at this time (I’m writing this about 9 p.m.), Jamie Baker and I were driving back from the BVC meet.
I told Jamie, “I’m worried about the state track meet. The girls meet tonight was just not as impressive as in the past. I don’t think there will be any champions out of the BVC and not many placers.”
It’s starting to look like I’m a prophet and I’m not very happy about it.
There are just three chances for the BVC to place in the Division III state meet tomorrow, Arlington’s 800 relay team, Liberty-Benton’s Brynn Chaskel in the 3,200 and Pandora-Gilboa’s 1,600. That’s it. There isn’t anyone else still alive.
And Friday it wasn’t much better as all the BVC competitors failed to place in the field events.
It’s so much easier to write stories when local kids win or at least place, so I’m hoping the two individuals and relay do well.
But I’ll tell you, I’m left scratching my head, because I am so used to the BVC having a number of people placing in the girls meet.
Like they say, “There’s always next year.