Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Pointy poles

"Competitors warm up for the boy's javelin 3A-5A trials during the BYU Invitational at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex, Saturday, May 1, 2010."

Utah weather is enough to drive one loco.

The other day, granted it's May, was frigid. I woke up early for an assignment in Provo.

As I walked out the door I realized it was cold - really cold - it was also raining and snowing.

After spending and hour shooting a soccer clinic then attempting to thaw, I walked up the block for the BYU Invitational.

Still dressed for the weather, I thought it would make for some nice pictures.

But after 25 minutes of soaking in the rain, the heavens opened up. Nothing but clear skies and sunshine, not to mention, about a 20 degree temperature rise.

So here I was in multiple layers including rain coat and pants. I was boiling hot.

However, I couldn't walk back. Would have been too much walking - walk back to the office, back to BYU, back to the office. I would have wasted a lot of time.

I simply shed some layers and stuffed them under a high-jump pad and went back to work.

Had fun, but there was nothing much going on during this second day of the meet.

None of my favorite events, including: hurdles, steeple chase, long jump, or pole vault, were happening.

Alas, I liked this frame of javelin practice.


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