KIF track season to begin Friday

Rain is seemingly in control of the KIF track and field season which has been pushed back once again, thanks to the dark clouds.

According to Waimea High School athletic director, yesterday’s meet was postponed due to rain once again.

“The problem we have is that during the meet, if things get out of control with the weather, we don’t want our kids and parents to get stranded. We just want to look out for their safety,” Kobayashi said.

The first qualifying meet, which was scheduled to start on March 10, will be rescheduled tentatively on Tuesday, weather permitting.

The Mayor’s Invitational is scheduled to begin on Friday at 4 p.m., in a one-day-only meet. According to Kobayashi, the KIF put Friday and Saturday on the schedule because of the possible accommodations of off-island schools attending the competition.

However, no off-island schools have committed to compete in the meet.

Meanwhile, track and field isn’t the only high school sport to be affected by the wet conditions.

KIF golf, which should have begun on Saturday, March 11 at the Kaua’i Lagoons Mokihana Golf Course, is in the works to reschedule the postponed first match.

“We’re trying to find an open date and we have to work it out with the golf courses,” Kobayashi said.

Weather permitting, KIF golf is set to begin on Saturday at the Po’ipu Bay Golf Course (11:30 a.m.).


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