Big deal

One doesn?t realize just how big the Kansas Track & Field State Cham?pionships has become until he or she arrives around mid-day Saturday and looks for a parking spot relatively close to Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University. Trust us, you won?t find one. With more than 3,300 athletes from all six classifications competing, you only can imagine how many family members, friends and media converge on the site to observe them. Well, unless you?ve been there to see it, you probably can?t. It?s huge. Very huge.

Congratulations to all of the athletes in our circulation area who qualified to compete on this impressive stage, and to all the coaches who helped them achieve that accomplishment. Whether you earned a medal or didn?t, you are already winners for getting there. At the very least, you?ve made a memory that will last a lifetime.