KIF track and field athletes are anxiously awaiting their first chance of competing on the newly rubberized surface at Vidinha Stadium.
And they’ll have to wait at least until next week to get an official meet under their belts, or shoes, for that matter.
KIF officials postponed the annual Mayor’s Invitational meet yesterday, which was set to begin today at 4 p.m.
The first qualifying meet, which was supposed to take place on March 10, is still up in the air, with all three athletic directors to decide when to reschedule.
The new rubberized surface is equipped to bear the elements, especially rain.
According to Waimea coach Dave Walker, the track should be able to drain out water within 20 minutes after the rain stops.
Instead, the concern, according to Menehune athletic director Jon Kobayashi, remains with the safety of the kids, who might not be able to make it home just in case the rainy conditions persist during the actual event.
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