Spring meet canceled, so Comets pass the torch virtually

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JASON HAWK
EDITOR

Runners won’t be able to show their speed and stamina Saturday at the 65th Annual Comet Relays, so they’re “passing the torch” online.

The spring event, normally held at the Richard S. Cooley Track at Steele High School, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amherst track and field athletes are clearing that hurdle by hosting the 2020 Virtual Comet Relays instead.

Registered teams were challenged to create two-minute videos showcasing their school spirit. You can see the fun at www.CometRelays.com and vote for your favorite.

Amherst teens filmed themselves passing relay batons — OK, they pass cats, shoes, a chihuahua, toilet paper and more — in a wacky attempt to set a school record for wackiness.

Voting will be open through Friday, and the winner will receive a Comet Relays spirit trophy.