Thursday, December 15, 2011

SRC Arena

This is it! The new Indoor Track facility at OCC. Last night was the Inaugural Section III High School Indoor Track Meet. There were about 25 schools that took part in the evening events.

This is what the inside of the arena looks like. The track is on the bottom floor, the spectators watch from above. Which is a new and very interesting perspective. You can actually see all the way around the track. I think that's pretty smart. All of the field houses I've ever been to, you could only see from the ground level, and you could never actually see all the way around the entire track. (Can you spot Alex in the photo above?? Hint: He's not at the bottom of the photo. He's kind of in the middle, walking on the track towards the camera.)

I met up with Rich (Sheila's friend) at the meet, he had saved a spot at the start/finish line. Which turns out was a great place to be. (Except for when some mean guy yelled at me...) We had a great view! Alex ran in the DMR, the Distance Medley Relay. He was the 3rd leg of the relay and ran an 800m.

He held on to the big lead very nicely. Unfortunately, the 4th and final leg of the relay (the 1600m leg) couldn't quite hang on, so they didn't win. But it was a great first race and a great first meet of the season! I'm looking forward to many more great events at the SRC Arena.


Dale said...

Thanks for posting for Alex's fan club: Lookin' good, Alex!
Nice facility, too!

Beth said...

What a great Venue. Sort of beats the UMO field house.....
Alex is looking good. What a great stride.