Saturday, May 04, 2013

Act of Faith Costs Track Team Win and Trip to Championship

Believe it or not, this happened in Texas.
COLUMBUS, Texas—An act of faith has cost an area track team a win and a chance to advance to the state championships.
This past weekend, the Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals had just won a boys relay race when a runner’s final gesture got them disqualified.
As he was crossing the finish line, Derrick Hayes pointed up to the sky. His father believes he was giving thanks in a gesture to God.
“It was a reaction,” father KC Hayes said. “I mean you’re brought up your whole life that God gives you good things, you’re blessed.”
Columbus ISD Superintendent Robert O’Connor said the team had won the race by seven yards. It was their fastest race of the year.
Though O’Connor cannot say why the student pointed, he says it was against the rules that govern high school sports. The rules state there can be no excessive act of celebration, which includes raising the hands.


Anonymous said...

Call the Superintendent and tell him who you feel !

Robert A O'connor
437 Harbert St
Columbus, TX 78934
(979) 733-8598

CISD Central Office
105 Cardinal Lane
Columbus, Texas 78934
fax: 979-732-5960

Columbus High School
103 Cardinal Lane
Columbus, Texas 78934
Fax: 979-732-8862Columbus High School
103 Cardinal Lane
Columbus, Texas 78934
Fax: 979-732-8862
979-732-2351 (Fieldhouse)
Athletic Department Secretary - Brenda Skutca

Tony Seel said...

Thank you, Anon.