“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” — Charles Dickens

Warm-ups began under a ceiling of blue skies, with heavy clouds on every horizon.  But as the meet commenced, winds increased and a cold drizzle fell.  Soon however, things cleared up, but by sundown a brisk and icy wind arrived. Yet, spirits were upbeat as more than one spectator remarked that, "At least it's not raining."  We are told that this venerable stadium, built in 1930, will undergo some changes soon, but information on that is scarce.

As for this big 12 school meet, there were a lot of placing points to be earned.  On the girls side, BCS came away with a convincing 1st place team finish, 121-89 over our Nisqually League's Charles Wright Academy.  For the boys, again our Vikings took top honors, but only by the narrowest of margins, edging out Seattle Christian 117 to 116.5.  Teams from both District III's 1A Nisqually League and District II's 1A Emerald City League competed.

Only four teams will be running, jumping, and throwing next Thursday at King's High School in Shoreline, but that competition between BCS, King's, Sultan, and Seattle Christian is expected to be intense.  See today's meet results at Athletic.net.