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Bulldog track competitors fight off winter blues


March 14, 2019

Colfax track team members celebrate after clearing layers of snow off the running surface of the track. The clearing job extended on two lanes around the back stretch of the track. Tuesday's snow storm erased much of the clearing effort. Photo courtesy Jason Cooper.

Colfax Track Coach Jason Cooper and his coaching crew this year find themselves surrounded by a lot of talent and also by a lot of snow. The team, which has had one outdoor practice so far this year, is chomping at the bit for Old Man Winter to retreat.

"We just want to get out there," Cooper commented.

The largest setback because of the snow this week was cancellation of the MacDougall Invitational, the giant meet which has brought track teams from all over the area to the Colfax track.

Colfax had signed up 32 teams with a total of 1,600 athletes on the guest list for the meet which had b...

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