Sacramento entrants, officials got creative in coping with heat

We neglected to bring a thermometer to the track at Sacramento nationals. But no doubt the temps reached triple digits several days, especially Saturday. Even without shade, provisions were made. Distance runners (including M50 racewalker Joseph Berendt) availed themselves of a lane 3 overhead spray in the 5K and 10K runs. Dr. Richard Watson of toasty Yuma shaded himself with a canopied chair with his cooler nearby. Organizers provided water stations on the track beginning the second day. See the gallery. Four or five more to come.

Officials were treated to popsicles at the high jump. (Photo by Chris Stone)

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July 30, 2010

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