Weather wreaks havoc on track, soccer in Korea

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – For the second time in the last 13 months, a Korea track and field meet was truncated by heavy weather as rain, sleet and even snow accompanied by heavy wind forced five boys and four girls events to be curtailed on Saturday.

“It was scary,” said meet marshal Laura Corder, adding that winds blew so hard that computers were blowing off the managers’ tables and athletes were blown out of a hospitality tent on to the track.

Last April 14, similar conditions allowed only seven events to be held during at a meet at Humphreys. It’s not known if the events scheduled for Saturday would be made up.

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