Sunday, May 23, 2010

State Track and Field

I got a freelance gig from my future employer, the St. Joseph News Press, photographing the Missouri State Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City this weekend and next. I was kind of nervous, as sports are not my strong suit, but I think I held my own, especially considering I had never been to--let alone photographed--a track meet before. This weekend was Class 1 and 2 schools. Next weekend I'll be back for the class 3 and 4 schools and I hope to be able to catch more featurey, joy-of-victory/agony-of-defeat type stuff. This time around I was just happy to get some decent action shots of the right people. (No small thanks to Assistant Sports Editor, Ross Martin, for clueing me in.)

Lindsay Vollmer, Hamilton junior, clears 5 feet, 5 inches during Friday's class 2 high jump competition. Vollmer won the high jump with a winning height of 5 feet, 6 inches. This girl was a rock star. She won 4 individual gold medals in the same meet, becoming only the 14h girl in state history to do so.

Taylor Miles, Mound City sophomore, competes in the class 1 Triple Jump event on Saturday. Miles won the event and earned 3 other gold medals in group events.

Lindsay Vollmer, Hamilton junior, clears the last hurdle in the class 2 100-meter hurdle event on Saturday. Vollmer's winning time was 14.16 seconds.

Alexa Taff, St. Joseph Christian freshman, crosses the finish line in the class 1 100-meter dash on Saturday. Taff won the event in 12.57 seconds, earning 1 of 4 gold medals of the weekend.


August Kryger said...

You totally rocked it! Great job!

Todd said...

Great job. Thanks again for stringing for the News-Press. We look forward to you coming on board this summer.
Todd Weddle/St. Joseph News-Press