When I was coaching track at Whitewater High School in the mid 1960’s, we always went to the Harrison Relays. It was a two-day event and drew as many as 30 of the greater Cincinnati track teams. The meet awards were divided into large school and small school divisions. The two marque teams were Middletown and Princeton.There were 2 premier athletes at that time, and they were both hurdlers. For Middletown it was a runner named Love, and for Princeton it was Fred Sagester. Fred taught school at Batesville and Milan and later was an administrator for Batesville Schools. In the 3 years Whitewater was at this meet, I doubt that the margin of victory was ever any more than half a step. Sagester, who went on to star at Cumberland College in Kentucky, did win all 3 times.We were fortunate at Whitewater to win the small school division each of those 3 years. One memorable year we not only had to survive the competition but also a tornado. Needless to say, the meet was not finished on that particular night. We had to go back for the 3rd day.
Sprint Series of Oklahoma adds two datesOKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Officials with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Series are proud to announce two additions to the inaugural 2016 schedule.The first schedule addition will see the tour make its second appearance of the season at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker on Saturday, Aug. 27. When the series last visited the ¼-mile, red-clay oval back on April 23 it was Jake Martens picking up the victory over a 19-car field.Also added will be a return trip to Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada on Saturday, Sept. 24. This event is tentatively slated to be the season-ending point race for the series, pending a Sept. 25 addition. The series last visited Oklahoma Sports Park on June 18, when Joe Wood Jr. picked up the victory.For more information concerning the Sprint Series of Oklahoma, call Jim Messmer at 405 417-2202.