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Early Bird meet begins track season

PROCTORVILLE – The early bird catches the worm.

Saturday, March 30, 2002

PROCTORVILLE – The early bird catches the worm. The Early Bird Relays catches everyone off guard.

Everyone is in the Twilight Zone when it comes to the first track meet of the season as Fairland hosts its Early Bird Relays beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Dragons coach Layne Wireman said there is no way to determine a favorite coming into the meet.

"There’s nothing sent in, so we just line them up and run. It’s just a guess. Logan is always pretty good because they’re a Division I school. Chesapeake has some good people and Wheelersburg is always pretty good," Wireman said.

The co-ed meet has host Ironton, Coal Grove, Chesapeake, Rock Hill, South Point, Wheelersburg, Logan, Spring Valley (W.Va.) and host Fairland.

The same teams are entered in the girls meet along with Portsmouth and Huntington (W.Va.) High.

Also, the girls meet will have fewer events due to numbers.

Another event missing will be the discus. Wireman said there is no discus cage due to construction of the new high school.