EA, Northview race the cold

Published 6:03 am Wednesday, March 23, 2005

By Staff
Tim Cottrell
During yet another cold-shortened track meet, the Northview Chiefs and Escambia Academy Cougars managed to grind out a good finish.
This past Thursday, EA and Edgewood Academy traveled to Molino to compete with the Chief track &field team. Very little was finished in the meet, according to Northview coach Mark Heaton.
"We pretty much only got our field events done," Heaton said. "We got a few of our track events done but it got so cold we decided to go home."
EA track coach Bert Rice agreed with Heaton.
"It was so cold," Rice said, laughing. "The conditions were as difficult as any I've seen."
A cold rain fell during most of the meet.
Stats were not immediately available following the event, but several EA runners competed well in the event.
Kaylie Castleberry won the triple jump and the high jump; Matt Ash won the mile run; and Andrea Nall won the girl's mile run and the long jump.
Winners from Northview were not immediately available.
Rice felt the meet went well, even if it was shortened due to weather.
"It was a good meet," Rice said. "I felt the kids did very well considering the conditions. I was very proud of them. There just came a point where we started worrying about someone getting seriously hurt. We just decided it was time to go home."
Northview is in the middle of Spring Break this week, but will resume action Tuesday when they host Monroe County High School and Edgewood Academy in a meet in Molino.
Escambia Academy will host a meet this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in Canoe. Following that, the Cougars will observe Spring Break beginning Friday and will not resume play until April 5, when they travel to Jay for the Jay Quarterback Club Meet; at which Northview will also be in attendance.

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