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Old Sat Jun 11, 2011, 07:28am
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Exclamation Lightning Stops State Record Attempt

Anyone been involved in anything like this before?

From the article; "Sports officials have to choose between safety and upsetting people," he said. "Many times, competitive outdoor events are on a collision course with safety. There also is a liability issue. If little Tommy or little Susie got hurt because officials had ignored the warnings, their parents would have a different set of feelings."

Rivals High - Runner, on verge of record, stopped with one lap left
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Old Sat Jun 11, 2011, 10:10am
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Not when somebody was on the verge of a major record like that.

I was on the track for a conference championship meet this spring where the referee pulled the girls 3200 off the track after 5 of the 8 laps. They re-ran it (from the beginning) after the weather delay and the other events were completed. I felt sorry for those girls.

That was a miserable day. We had three lightning delays that lasted for over 3.5 hours total. Because tournaments were the next week, they didn't want to come back at a later date. So, we sat there, and sat there, and sat there. Miserable.
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Old Fri Jul 29, 2011, 04:34pm
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First of all, you do exactly what your state policy says to do.

Second of all, I doubt you can have enough insurance to save you from losing your house should some one on the track area was injured.

This was a no brainer decision.
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