Between now and Sept. 22, more than a dozen USATF events are set for USATF associations in North and South Carolina. Given the flooding and other damage expected from Hurricane Florence, I wouldn’t count on any of them takng place. Races include a bunch of 5Ks and associated fun runs in Mebane, Cary, Raleigh, Pittsboro and Charlotte — site of 2006 outdoor masters nationals.
More important than any road race are the lives of our athletes, so I hope as many as possible have cleared out and aren’t caught in the growing power outage (156,000 customers at 9 p.m. Thursday Pacific Time).
We’re especially concerned for the families and homes of Carolina athletes such as Malaga M35 gold-medal sprinter Rondrick Parker, a high school track coach in Jasper County, South Carolina. He won the 100 in 10.85 and took silver in the 200 (22.19).
Other Carolina friends:
The energy at the Furman University track on June 9 was electrifying! The SC Open & Masters Track Classic was a success thanks to the Greenville Track Club, USA Track & Field South Carolina, volunteers and participants! View the Pace photos on our FB page: https://t.co/BIRYLUhGcb pic.twitter.com/4hsYqOE2zc
— Pace Magazine & Shop (@Pace_Mag_Shop) June 16, 2018
With my wife after the South Carolina Masters Track Championship by Greenville Track Club. She stayed with me for hours on a hot day, armed with a beach chair and umbrella. #goofyreligion pic.twitter.com/o1X9UMwX3d
— Rick Pack (@rick_pack2) June 12, 2018
Having fun with my wife after the combo @usatf SE Masters / North Carolina championship track meet. #goofyreligion @JoseGonz321 @jonhider @raelyard @pavsaund @pryelluw @pryelluw @ReidNEvans pic.twitter.com/PGQPlHlBa6
— Rick Pack (@rick_pack2) January 22, 2018
If you’re in the Florence zone, please let us know you’re safe.
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