So this past friday, and saturday, our school's track team competed in the State track meet in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. I'm friends with a ton of the kids on the team, but unfortunatley I couldn't go because I had two lacrosse playoff games. We had our shotputter take first, and a ton of other runners/ field athletes place in the top 5 so we gained a ton of points. The state championship came down to the final race, DC Everest was in 1st with 33 points, Kettle Moraine (my school) was in 2nd with 32 points, and Racine Park was in 3rd with 31.5 points. (The rest of the teams could not possibly win comming into the last race) It happened to be, that the top three teams before the final race, were seeded in the final race 1,2,3, just like the standings. To make a long story short, The runner from Racine Park dropped his baton while showboating during the last 200 meters in the 4x8 while he was in 1st place, some how he dropped the batton while holding up his index finger to make a "#1". Had he kept up his pace, he would have tooken 1st place, but dropped the baton and it rolled into another lane DQing him.
Imagine how that kid feels, he single handedly lost the state title for his track team because he was showboating, and our school won the D1 title because of his actions.