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In Defense Of Floyd
by Ray Wells
I would just like to point out that now there are complaints that Floyd is running the jumps too fast. 10 months ago everyone wanted to banish him for running the jumps too slow among other things. I think Coach P said it best, stop getting blood pressure up by worrying about things that are out of your control. The Looking at the results non of the girls or guy jumped extremely well on either pit. In my humble opinion the best athletes year in and out rise to the occasion and perform when it matters most. Looking over the girls results from saturday in the long jump, the top 4 San Diego finishers are the same girls that will be battling for state births in May.
If anyone wants an explanation as to why track and field in San Diego is dying , look no further than than this message board. We have more people sitting at their desk complaining about meets management and volunteer judges, rather than offering a helping hand. I was having a conversation with a coach Saturday at Mt. Carmel, and we started pointing out the age of some of our officials and track gurus in San Diego. Most of them are in their retirement years and go out meet after meet, year after year for the love of the sport. But we as the younger guard are not nearly as strong, there are a few and I mean a few that really get it. I'm speaking to the coaches 45 and under. We gotta step up, and be willing to learn from the older generation that seems willing to pass down knowledge. Volunteers like Floyd are waiting to pass the torch, but instead we all sit back and bitch. I respect Floyd for going out to do a job that no one else wants to do. I believe he shows up to work the jumps because there is a job that needs doing and he rolls up his sleeves and goes to work.
Like I said this is my opinion and anyone has the right to disagree. But I know what my eyes are telling me, once some of the old dog retire, there is gonna be more complaining, because things are going to get worse if there isn't some change in attitudes.
Posted on Mar 26, 2012, 7:27 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206