Commack High School Boys Varsity Track - Throwers
If it’s blowing at 45 mph it must be a boys track meet. Went to yesterday’s Commack boys track meet with Walt Whitman to get the shot put and discus events I missed at the last meet.
Covering a track meet is like covering a three-ring circus only you have four rings going on at the same time - a race, throwing, high jump and pole vault. It’s nearly impossible to get all events at the same meet so you have to try to pick them up at another meet, if possible.
This is a small gallery; just shot put and discus. For both of these events you’ll need to set your cameras drive at the highest frame rate possible, or be very lucky. I’m shooting at 11 frames per second and there are a maximum of only two frames where the shot or discus is visible and, even then, sometimes the athlete’s face is not visible because they’ve spun around. Luckily, each thrower gets three throws so you have three chances to get the shot.
That’s it for this post. Next up - baseball.