Snow forces cancellation of Wiscasset-Boothbay alumni track meet

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 4:45pm

What a difference a day makes. Thursday afternoon, April 11, was nearly perfect when the Wolverines met for track practice, the sun was shining and the temperature climbed to 52 degrees. Unfortunately, the snow earlier in the week left the infield a soggy mess forcing the cancellation of Friday’s, April 12, Wiscasset Middle High School-Boothbay Region Alumni Meet.

The meet to have been hosted by WMHS was to feature male and female track athletes past and present representing the two rival high schools.

One to two inches of melting snow remained on the field the day before the meet when Wolverine Coach Josiah Wichenbach and Nick Scott, coach of the Boothbay Region track team, agreed to cancel. The track was dry but the field conditions would have prevented the shot put, discus and javlin competition. More wet weather and colder temperatures were predicted for late Friday afternoon when the meet was scheduled to start. Last year’s inaugural alumni meet the Seahawks won was a big success drawing over 50 competitors.

Because the regular Mountain Valley Conference season starts the week of April 15, Winchenbach said there are no plans to reschedule the Alumni Meet. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to come up with an alternative date,” he said.

The Wolverine boys and girls track teams will be in Readfield next Thursday, April 18 for the Black Bear Invitational Meet hosted by Maranacook High School at 3:45 p.m.