June 11, 2014
Sophomore hopes for more to come
by Keith Stewart
Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond discus competitor Colton Yeakley says he isn’t the most patient when it comes to waiting on his turn to throw.
“I’m not a good waiter,” said Yeakley. “Usually when we throw prelims and then finals, a half hour later, that wait in between kills me.”
So when scattered thunderstorms made their way to Charleston early on Thursday afternoon, causing one lightning delay after another, Yeakley wasn’t sure how he or anyone would react.
“They got done with flight one and two, then we got out there to warm up and there was a lightning delay. So we had to go back to the camp,” he explained. “We waited for about an hour and a half till three, and they said they were letting everyone back in. So we got back in there to do our 20 minute warmups and we’re about done with our warmups, and they put us in another lightning delay. Then we sat for three, three and a half hours before they finally let us in around six.”