Marlow wrote:lonewolf wrote:Oklahoma has a Meet of Champions the week after state meets. The top three finishers from each of 6 classes have distinctive uniforms. It is well attended, even by kids from the far corners of the state, and one of my favorite meets to work.
Florida had that ONE year (in the 90s) and it was a flop. Most of the kids wanted to pack it in. I've often wondered how other states can do it.
I dunno how we do it either.. Oklahoma has been doing it for ????? years..We just have a track meet and (nearly) everyone shows up.Last year in the LJ, I had 17 of 18 eligible girls and 16 of 18 eligible boys. The evening meet is held in OKC in the center of the state so no one is more than 400 miles from home.The meet is on Tuesday after State on Saturday... maybe the kids from the Panhandle and Idabel just don't go home.. the kids love it... there is good natured rivalry between the classes and winners come from every class school... welcome change for both athletes and officials from pressure of "more important" meets.. I even get to do a little coach coaching ... can hardly wait till next year.