After the big high, there's always a letdown. I don't think I was the only one experiencing post-KU Relays fog. After so many fireworks, records, and crazy performances early in the season, we've been due for a quiet period.
For a 20-something that still loves high school sports, it was fitting that during this down period I would head back to my own small town for the Council Grove Invitational.
Working track meets is fun, especially when you have a microphone in your hand. Announcing is what I do for track meets (and a bunch of other stuff) in addition to my duties as a college student-athlete. Doing it for your alma mater as they beat down their 5 biggest rivals? A real treat.
The Thursday afternoon weather was perfect for track, and several athletes put on quite a show. Council Grove's Ethan Burton is a star, winning the 100, 200, and anchoring the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays. The first three were school records and 3A-leading marks at 10.71, 21.75, and 43.08. Before the 4x1 baton got to Burton, it went through Jace Goodman, Loup Charlier, and Ahmed Mansaray. Joining them in winning sprints for Council Grove was Kiele Tyner, winning the 100, 200, 400, and 4x100.