Before the start of the annual City Relays at Bobby Hicks Pool, there was a moment of silence in honor of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. The Newsome color guard presented the flag, and all coaches and competitors joined hands around the pool in a sign of unity.
Unfortunately, they all went home hours before anyone expected, as the relays were called due to inclement weather for the first time in at least 30 years.
“I’ve been here 10 years, and [Plant coach] Gill Gonzalez has been here for 20, and we’ve never seen a cancellation of this event,” Newsome girls coach Chau Clark said.
Because the meet was called with so few events completed, no winners were named. One award was handed out, though—the Hillsborough team won the second annual spirit award.