After a great fall season of NFHS Network championship coverage, the past two weekends have continued that trend with coverage of the track and field championships. At the Open Indoor Track & Field Championships there were a plenty of noteworthy performances in what turned out to be thrilling, taught team competitions. Trying to pick out a few highlights from the coverage was a tremendous challenge, but here were a few prime examples of what the competition had to offer.
Much of the talk leading into the meet was the prospect of a memorable girls 1,600 race with several competitors having posted outstanding times during the season. Suffice to say, the race lived up to the hype.
Not to be outdone, the boys 3,200 featured record-breaking performances as two competitors dueled to the end, and both broke the existing meet record.
The battle for the girls team competition came down to the final event of the day, and was still in doubt until nearly the conclusion of the 4×400. That is until Wilbur Cross pulled away in the final three laps.
Finally, the boys meet was a day-long battle between Danbury and Ridgefield, a battle that was played out in this back-and-forth conclusion of the 4×800 relay.