At the end of February I shot a two-day track & field meet in Sterling IL for the Great West Conference. That is a bit of a misnomer, as there are teams in this conference from Washington State, Utah, Texas, Chicago, and New Jersey. I have shot professional and college sports on occasion–it is certainly not a specialty–but there is nothing better than learning on the job. The low level of the indoor lighting presented a considerable challenge and I envied those sports photographers who have the luxury of shooting outdoors. In spite of this challenge, I was able to capture numerous images that illustrated “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” Later this month I progress to a basketball championship at Chicago State University, and, with luck, the next stop will be London and the Olympics.