Pinnacle classic 2011

Port Orange, FL

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Ralph's Musings: Volusia-Flagler Freshman/Sophomore Meet Mar 24, 2011

Unintentional though it is, high school track is often a race within a race. The obvious, of course, is the event, be it the 200 or the 3200; the first won by superior strength and coordination between opposing muscle groups, the second by cardiovascular development. Underlying each is a race toward physical maturity, and while it might be genetically determined, in many places—Florida among them—it is a result of demographics. At what age did the athlete begin school; four, five, or six? And, after he did, was he ever advanced, or retained, a grade(s)?

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