Carnival Time


By: Brandon Uhl
Head Men’s Track & Field Coach

It’s that time of year again! Time for track and field teams from across Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio to come to Lexington and be a part of the Carnival meet that we co-host with VMI. As one of the host teams, there is a lot of preparation that goes into making a track and field meet a success.

All the preparation is worth it when you see all the athletes enjoying the music that is playing while they are performing. It’s also nice to see coaches taking the time to talk about their teams and catching up on the past months.

In the past, the weather has been an issue at least one of the days of the meet, but we may catch a break this year and have a nice couple days. Typically, the distance runners like it cooler and the sprinters, jumpers, and throwers like it hot.

Some of the events will be under the lights and when it comes to track and field meets under the lights, it’s a rarity. However, it’s what makes it such an exciting night. There’s something special about competing under the lights. In this case, it will be “Friday Night Lights” track and field style and I’m Coach Taylor (Uhl).

How nice it would be to get the crowd that comes with “Friday Night Lights”. This is our only home event of the year and we have a 50m toddler race and a youth mile for the community to take part in. These races are a big hit for the college athletes to see. It keeps it fun and lets them know where they came from.

Hopefully, if you read this blog today and it’s not too late and you’re not too far away, you will come to the track and see some talented athletes compete in the original athletics (track & field). Boogity, Boogity, Boogity, let’s go racin boys and girls!


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