Track battles weather

    Despite being a spring sport, high school track and field has been thwarted by winter weather.
    The two Holyoke meets scheduled for March 29 and April 7 had to be called off due to cold, wet conditions. One meet was canceled completely, and the other was tentatively rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24.
    “The spring weather has been really tough on us,” said coach Corey Koberstein, noting that any time a meet is canceled, it shortens the season and limits the number of chances the athletes have to better their times/distances and qualify for state.
    In their second meet of the year, Holyoke High School track and field competed at the Bill Kalb Invitational in Yuma Monday, April 9.
    “The wind was a factor,” said Koberstein, “but the kids battled through it.”
    He said some of the races were not eligible for competitors to qualify for state because of the wind; however, Holyoke tracksters still got some good experience at a large meet with 26 teams competing.

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