Southeastern Invitational canceled for bad weather

Due to severe thunderstorm predictions, the Southeastern Invitational track and field meet was canceled. 

The meet would have been held Thursday and Friday of last week; however, since each competition is held outdoors, it would have been unsafe for all involved.

Despite the prediction, the city of Hammond was warm and sunny on Friday. Southeastern instead held an inter-squad competition.

An inter-squad meet is a practice meet where teammates in the same event compete against one another to see who would come out on top. Every year the Southeastern track and field team hosts an inter-squad meet before Christmas.

“Usually the team knows who the best competitors in each event are, but sometimes underclassmen can surprise you,” said former Southeastern track runner, Joseph LeGrange.

Had the Invitational not been canceled, Southeastern would have had the opportunity to show off the new, official scoreboard that was recently resurrected at the southeast end of the track. 

“The team is cool, lots of people are setting new personal records,” said sophomore distance runner, Stephen Cassingham. 

Although this meet was canceled, the Lions will have another opportunity to show their pride on their home track during the Outdoor Southland Conference Championship that will be held on May 8-10 at Southeastern.

Before that time, the Lions will travel to Houston, Texas for a meet at Rice University on April 25.