04/06/13 - 11:28pm
A new prep track and field season has dawned on the Kenai Peninsula, and sprinters, hurdlers, distance runners and throwers have all shaken off the rust and are springing into action.
In Alaska, it is almost a given that teams will be forced to use alternative methods of training because of the winter snowpack that never seems to go away. However, starting in 2008, there has been some relief.
The season receives a boost of life at the Big C Relays at The Dome in Anchorage. Last year, the meet featured 37 teams and over 1,100 athletes from around the state.