With temperatures in the 70s, the Hastings College track and field team had an ideal afternoon hosting its first outdoor meet of the season.
Only two other teams — Doane and Nebraska Wesleyan — were able to compete, and no team scores were kept, but the meet still had tremendous purpose. It offered a chance for the athletes to transition from the indoor season and start setting a foundation for outdoor, according to head coach Kendrick Clay.
“Having a meet like this — whether it’s good or bad — is a good eye-opener,” he said. “It’s a chance to say ‘Hey, we’ve got work to do and things are going to move pretty quick. You’ve got a month until the conference meet.’ I think everybody’s assessment is the same, it’s a start. We’ve got to come out and get the competitive juices going and get refocused.”