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College Track & Field Meet

High jumpHigh jumpLong Jump Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump Pole Vault Pole Vault Pole Vault Womens hurdlesWomens 400 metersMens sprint Women's mileMens hurdlesWomens relayWomen's Shot PutWomen's Shot Put
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.