This week is very significant in the history of Track and Field. On May 6, 1954, British athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to break the 4-minute mark for the 1 mile race.
One of the most notable experiences during my time as a student at Eastern was being a student athlete on the Track and Cross-Country teams. I first began running track during my sophomore year at Foran High School in Milford. I was not very fast at the time, since running was a new experience for me. I had to continuously take my inhaler before practice because of my asthma, and had lots of trouble breathing and keeping up with everybody during workouts.
It has been many months now and we still continue to follow COVID-19 and all the challenges it has to offer. As of May 6, there have been updates around CT about the coronavirus cases. In Hartford County, the cases currently sit at 6,530, 513 cases in Tolland, 742 in Middlesex, 242 in Windham, 704 in New London, 1,085 in Litchfield, 8,410 in New Haven, and Fairfield County comes in at 12,455 with the most cases in the state.
While many communities around the globe are struggling to find ways for people to connect virtually during this pandemic, one nearby university seems to have succeeded. According to WFSB, Quinnipiac University has found a way for many of its students to connect through an online virtual 5K. Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, famously holds its annual 5k every year in April, as a way to bring students and participants of many ages together with an enjoyable outdoor event for the community.
As we continue to follow and monitor covid-19, many have noticed that it is causing all sports around the nation to continue to be delayed. Major sporting events have been cancelled or postponed due to covid-19. The most significant and well known sporting event that was set to take place this summer was the 2020 summer olympics, that was also set to take place in Tokyo. However, the International Olympic Committee and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have postponed the event to next year. It will now take place from July, 23 to August 8, 2021. The MLS top-tier football league here in the US has extended postponement of all matches until June 8.
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Over the past couple of weeks or so, the virus known as Coronavirus Disease 2019, the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has rapidly spread all over the United States and has reached the stage of a country-wide pandemic. Believed to have originated from an animal in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, the disease has since spread rapidly in the tightly populated cities and ports of the country.
The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic posed a dilemma for the 2020 Summer Olympics, forcing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the games until 2021. The major sporting competitions were scheduled to take place this year in Tokyo, Japan.
Covid-19 has struck thousands of US citizens locally and nationally. As of Monday, March 24th, Covid-19-19 has expanded and continued to work its way through our nation. This brings the total case number to 875 positive tested cases in the state of CT. There have been 19 deaths and 54 hospitalizations according to Governor Lamont.
The Indoor Track and Field Season has finally come to a close when Eastern participated in the New England Division III Championships meet. This meet took place over the course of two days. It started on Friday, February 28th, and continued into Saturday, February 29th. The Men’s team and Women’s team also participated in two separate locations, with the men performing at the Springfield College Field House, in Springfield, MA; and the Women competing at Middlebury College in Middlebury Vermont. Not everybody participated in this particular meet, only because the highest ranking individuals in each event were able to compete.