The Kentucky Derby is this weekend, people are more willing to speak up about mental illness, and the Huskers gain transfers in two sports.
Many many years ago, when I was in high school, I could run. Fast. As a freshman, I was already a veteran at varsity track and had won medals at the state track meet during the past two years. That season, our regional track meet was held in miserable weather conditions and even though I won the 800 meter event, my time wasn’t fast enough to put me into the ‘fast’ heat at the state track meet (the top eight qualifiers). There were no finals in the 800. You ran in your heat and you stood on the one time you posted.
I will never forget that race.
I took off and never looked back. I even remember the guy who monitored the curves saying to me “slow down, you have a big lead”.