Midwest Meet of Champions

June 6, 2013
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Next week the Midwest Meet of Champions will be run in Fort Wayne. This is an all-star track meet involving the top senior athletes from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Two years ago Chris Giesting was the top performer at this meet. The then BHS senior set the Indiana standard for the 400m dash. It was a fantastic time of :46.7 seconds. The top performers from these three states will put on quite a show, and in most years they will set some of the top standards run or performed in the United States for that year. Three years ago Ellie Tidman (Batesville high jumper) was named the top female athlete in Indiana for that meet. I coached the Indiana Women’s Team for two years. It is quite an experience since you are coaching only the top athletes from the state in that season. I remember that one year when the director of the meet forgot to order Indiana’s uniforms we had to go to K-Mart and buy 45 plain undershirts and 45 running shorts. Two of my coaches took a clothes marking pen and printed numbers on each shirt. We might not have looked very good, but we performed quite well never the less. In this meet you can finish last in an event and you may still have run or thrown or jumped the top mark of your career. In most years the pole vault for men starts at 13′ which in many schools is their school record. One year Indiana’s female discus thrower threw the discus over the awards platform. The organizers were left shaking their heads since they thought they had it far enough away that no one could possibly reach it. I will be in Fort Wayne next Saturday to watch the meet.

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