Horses, hats and races: One final day at Arlington International Racecourse
Arlington International Racecourse officials announced the track’s “permanent” closure on its last day of racing Sept. 25, 2021. Industry members say the closure is the end of a long, slow decline at the track, which used to employ more than 1,000 workers. Many of the workers are part time and seasonal, and others work full time for horse owners. While they normally transition to other tracks at the end of the season, many don’t know what they will do next spring if Arlington is closed after nearly a century of racing. Tribune photojournalist Chris Sweda documented what could possibly be the final race day ever at Arlington International Racecourse on Saturday.chicagotribune.com
Arlington International begins what likely is its last season amid regrets and anger over planned closing of iconic horse track. Future of site unclear.
Arlington Park opened what may be its last season Friday, after owner Churchill Downs said it was shutting down the iconic horse racing track because it wouldn't make as much money as casinos.chicagotribune.com
Ann Arbor student breaks US high school record for indoor mile run
ANN ARBOR, Mich – Only 12 high school athletes have broken the four-minute barrier for the indoor mile run record. But, on Sunday, Ann Arbor high school student Hobbs Kessler finished the run with 3:57.66 at the American Track League -- a new national prep record. A student at Skyline High School, Hobbs beat the previous record of 3:57.81 set by Drew Hunter in 2016, according to the USA Track & Field. Two years ago, he competed in the Youth World Climbing Championships in Europe’s Alps mountain range. “As soon as the gun goes off in a race, all that is going on in the world is the race.
SPOTLIGHT: Walled Lake Central student shows bravery and commitment to helping others
Olivia Kochevar, senior at Walled Lake Central High School was nominated for the 800m relay as well as the 800m runner in the Track and Field category of 4Frenzy Spring 2020. Giving BackOlivia has actively been giving back to her school, church, and community since she was young. She has spent hundreds of hours organizing food drives, clothing drives, and participating in benefits for students and staff members in need. Olivia Kochevar - 4 Frenzy Spotlight (WDIV)Act of BraveryEarlier in the school year, Olivia and a classmate were at school early when her classmate suddenly began suffering from a medical health emergency. With no adults near, Olivia immediately called for help and stayed with that student until help arrived.
Heres how 25 sports have been divided into high, moderate, low COVID-19 risk categories
DETROIT Will it be safe for children, high schoolers or anybody to play sports amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Experts have divided 25 popular sports into three categories: high, moderate and low risk. The National Federation of State High School Associations released their list, which is based on the amount of close, sustained contact, along with other factors. Oklahoma recently rejected a plan that would have required social distancing and allowed all high school sports to resume without restrictions. One idea being considered by many states would change the calendar to shift lower risk sports to fall and move higher risk ones to the spring.
8/28: Obama on ISIS: "We don't have a strategy yet"; Track announcer retires after calling four decades of races
8/28: Obama on ISIS: "We don't have a strategy yet"; Track announcer retires after calling four decades of races President Obama said a decision on air strikes in Syria is days if not weeks away. He questioned whether they would be effective against ISIS without the help of neighboring Middle Eastern countries; and, 63-year-old Tom Durkin has been calling races since 1974. He shares some of his most memorable moments at the track.cbsnews.com